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Sea Turtle With Plastic Bag In Mouth Saved By Diver (Photo credit: Melissa Hart)

Sea Turtle With Plastic Bag In Mouth Saved By Diver

There's no doubt about it, plastic pollution is a scourge of every ocean. Among the denizens of the sea that are affected are turtles,...
Multiple Screenings Of The 'Chasing Coral' Documentary Are Taking Place This Week

Multiple Screenings Of The ‘Chasing Coral’ Documentary Are Taking Place This Month

"Chasing Coral," a new documentary that chronicles the bleaching of coral reefs, is being screened this month at a bunch of locations around the...
Student Entries Being Accepted For Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge

Student Entries Being Accepted For Marine Plastics Innovation Challenge

If you're a university student with a cool idea of how to rid the oceans of plastic, you should check out the Marine Plastics...
Huge Protest Dive Supporting Shark Conservation Planned For October 22nd (Photo Credit: Mike Fuller)

Huge Protest Dive Supporting Shark Conservation Planned For October 22nd

The Silence of the Sharks project is planning a protest dive this coming October off the coast of Israel that organizers hope could break...
Of Shark and Man Artwork

Shark Docu-Film ‘Of Shark And Man’ Now Available To Buy Or Rent

Shark documentary Of Shark And Man is now available to buy and rent internationally after securing a distributing deal.  The film, 7 years in...
Biologist Sonia Rowley Receives Prestigious Award For ‘Twilight Zone Reef’ Research (Photo credit: Sonia Rowley)

Biologist Sonia Rowley Receives Prestigious Award For ‘Twilight Zone Reef’ Research

Marine biologist Sonia Rowley, a research fellow at the University of Hawai?i at M?noa, has been awarded the prestigious Sir David Attenborough Award for...
DEMA: U.S. Shark Fin Sales Ban Bill Now Has 126 Sponsors

DEMA: U.S. Shark Fin Sales Ban Legislation Now Has 126 Sponsors

Legislation to ban shark fin sales in the United States is gaining steam, according to the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association.While shark finning is...
PADI, Mission Blue Join Up To Spur Support for Hope Spots

PADI, Mission Blue Join Up To Spur Support For ‘Hope Spots’

Ever dived a place in the ocean that is recognized by scientists as one that is vital to the sea’s health?Well, PADI and "Her...
Kickstarter Campaign Underway For 'Wayan and the Turtle King' book

Kickstarter Campaign Underway For ‘Wayan And The Turtle King’ Book

There’s a new crowdfunding campaign underway for a bilingual book on the ocean and its connection to Indonesia.Yvette Bezuidenhout has written “Wayan And The Turtle...
‘Planet Earth II’ Premieres On BBC America on January 28th

Planet Earth II Snags Two BAFTA Awards

The BBC's Planet Earth II nature documentary recently won a pair of British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards.The show won BAFTAs for...
Underwaterphotography.com Photo Contest Winner Tony Cherbas' "Honu Generations Young Old" photo of a pair of young and old sea turtles.

Happy World Turtle Day!

If you have an affinity for sea turtles, May 23rd -- World Turtle Day -- quite likely could be a special occasion for you.The purpose...
U.K. Company To Build World’s First Modular Artificial Reef

U.K. Company To Build Modular Artificial Reef To Protect Crayfish

A small company in the U.K. wants to help protect that country's indigenous white-clawed freshwater crayfish population from extinction.ARC Marine is constructing a custom-built reef structure...
Underwater video transects completed by GUE technical divers allow scientists to study the health of deep sea ecosystems. (Photo credit: JP Bresser)

Nonprofit Diving Group Supporting Underwater Conservation In Fiji

A nonprofit dive group called Global Underwater Explorers this month is conducting a survey of coral reefs off the coast of Fiji.The project, called...
NOAA Diver Sets Up Camera For Underwater VR Tour (Photo credit: Photo: Maya Walton/NOAA)

NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries Introduce ‘Virtual Dive Gallery’

If diving the USA's myriad underwater marine sanctuaries is on your bucket list but you have a spouse or partner who isn't into scuba...
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