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WOW Tour Presents – Cozumel Mexico 2017

Only THREE spots remain. Space is limited. If you know anyone that may be interested, please share   This year, the 15th year of traveling to Mexico, I have arranged an array of activities. Diving is the primary activity this trip. You arrive Cozumel December 16, 2017. You will be shuttled from the Cozumel Airport to arrive the condo no earlier than 3pm where you will begin to meet other guests as they arrive. That afternoon, evening, as a group is you choose, you may head to the local store to pickup any food supplies you require to make your week comfortable. That evening, the group may decide to go out to eat or remain at the condo. You are free to do what you desire. The next morning we are off to the marina … Read entire article »

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Revolution – A must see. Rent or Buy your copy now

Yekra Player Yekra is a revolutionary new distribution network for feature films. Revolution Revolution is a feature documentary about opening your eyes, changing the world and fighting for something. A true life adventure following director Rob Stewart in the follow up to his hit Sharkwater, Revolution is an epic adventure into the evolution of life on earth and the revolution to save us.Discovering that there’s more in jeopardy than sharks, Stewart uncovers a grave secret threatening our own survival as a species, and embarks on a life-threatening adventure through 4 years and 15 countries into the greatest battle ever waged. Bringing you some of the most incredible wildlife spectacles ever recorded, audiences are brought face to face with sharks and cuddly lemurs, into the microscopic world of the pygmy seahorse, and on the hunt … Read entire article »

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Hammerhead now under U.S. Federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.

    The federal government today listed four key populations of scalloped hammerhead sharks under the Endangered Species Act. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, for the first time in history, gave a shark species federal protections under the Endangered Species Act. The scalloped hammerhead shark is considered globally endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The species is targeted primarily for its fins but is also killed as “by-catch” in fisheries targeting other species. NOAA Fisheries listed scalloped hammerhead sharks inhabiting the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Pacific Ocean as “endangered.” The agency listed scalloped hammerhead sharks living in the Central and Southwest Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific as the less-serious status of “threatened.” The federal agency declined to list scalloped hammerhead sharks that inhabit the Northwest Atlantic or Central Pacific. “This … Read entire article »

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Narcosis, the Great White is found

Narcosis, the Great White is found

This past weekend, Divetalking received texts containing two photographs of a diver, Tom Booker holding the Great White Narcosis. Narcosis was found in the Ginnie Springs. She is the cousin of Deco, the Great White that once lived in Ginnie Springs and has since migrated to and last seen in the Virgina area. Narcosis was last reported as being sited in January 2013.. 11 months later she is discovered once again. A third great White is located … Read entire article »

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REEF Webinars / Fishinars

REEF Webinars / Fishinars

Some call them webinars. We call ’em Fishinars! Fishie fun in the comfort of your own home. Great for first-timers or those wanting a review. These short, free webinars will teach you the finer points of identifying fish and invertebrates underwater. We use common names, not scientific names, and focus on how to ID each critter. Fishinars help divers learn how to become citizen scientists and help monitor marine life on their recreational dives. Data gathered goes into … Read entire article »

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Hong Kong Taking Steps to protect Sharks and Blue Fin Tuna

Hong Kong Taking Steps to protect Sharks and Blue Fin Tuna

[singlepic id=973 w=320 h=240 float=none] The Govt has taken steps to reduce consumption of shark fin soup  and other goods which promote the harvesting of species such as Shark and Tuna. [singlepic id=939 w=220 h=140 float=none] [singlepic id=917 w=220 h=140 float=none] Through the sustainability-conscious food consumption guidelines, “commitment to the promotion of green living and sustainability, the Government pledges to adopt sustainability-conscious food consumption during official entertainment functions, which includes no consumption of shark fins.” Also stated “The Government … Read entire article »

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Seized shark fins dumped in Pacific ceremony

Seized shark fins dumped in Pacific ceremony

The Marshall Islands symbolically disposed of confiscated shark fins at sea Tuesday in a ceremony witnessed by regional leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). [singlepic id=973 w=320 h=240 float=right]   The gesture underscored the progress made towards protecting the marine predators since the Marshalls declared a two million square kilometre (770,000 square mile) shark sanctuary in 2011, Angelo Villagomez from the US-based Pew Charitable Trusts said. Villagomez said some commercial tuna fishermen still illegally cut the fins from … Read entire article »

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Turn Shark Week into Shark Weak

Turn Shark Week into Shark Weak

Please help us. Every day that passes, I wonder if I will be next. I am afraid. I am scared, I am alone. Can we live together, on this one world? Before it is too late, please help me.. Please save my life. … Read entire article »

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