News articles in Marine Life

Honest Talk about Marine Conservation - Day 3 at the Blue Ocean Business Summit

(Dive Travel Business - Tuesday June 3, 2014) -- Day 3 of the Blue Ocean Business Summit kicks off on Wednesday June 4, 2014. This free online industry event calls all stakeholders to the table to discuss the future of the dive industry and the need to bring the ocean into their businesses as a full partner.

The first day, entitled Big Ocean, Big Picture gave participants a powerful grounding on the new way of doing business that will help business owners and travelers ride the waves of change occurring in our industry and world.

World's Most Extraordinary Fashion Shoot: Emmy-Award Winning Cinematographer Sha

(Dive Travel Business - Sunday June 1, 2014) -- Emmy Award winning cinematographer, photographer, scuba diver, and marine conservationist, Shawn Heinrichs will be speaking at the Blue Ocean Business Summit on Friday June 6, 2014.

An independent filmmaker and founder of Blue Sphere Media, a production company specializing in underwater, adventure and conservation films, Heinrichs has acquired considerable first-hand knowledge of the oceans most important marine areas.

Green Globe Dive Resort Protects Endangered Species

(Dive Travel Business - May 5, 2014) -- "Nassau grouper are beautiful, they have personalities and they can be like friendly puppy dogs," said Peter Hillenbrand, Owner of the Southern Cross Club in the Cayman Islands.

"Unfortunately, these puppy dogs are easy to catch and taste very good."  Peter Hillenbrand pretty much sums up what has happened to the iconic Nassau grouper in the Caribbean. Overfishing has depleted traditional spawning sites to the point where most are dormant or extinct.

Marine Biologist educates locals in Anti-Fishbombing Campaign at World-Class Div

(Dive Travel Business - April 25, 2014) Its reputation as a world-class diving spot has gotten tourists flocking to Mabul Island in Sabah,Malaysia. The rich marine biodiversity is an underwater experience to savour, and this is made possible by the people who work tirelessly to spread marine awareness and monitor unlawful activities to help preserve this paradise.

Indonesia establishes World's Largest Manta Sanctuary

(Dive Travel Business - April 21, 2014) -- Last month, Indonesia’s Minister of Fisheries announced that his country’s territorial waters will become the largest refuge for manta rays in the world, with an area of about 2.3 million square miles. Indonesia’s two species of mantas (reef and giant mantas) which are listed as 'threatened' on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's red list of endangered species now have full protection in the newly established sanctuary.

New Poster, PSA Promotes Manatee Awareness

(Dive Travel Business - April 17, 2014) -- DEMA has released a new manatee poster to compliment the manatee public service announcement video and audio which includes a voiceover from Jimmy Buffett.  The PSA and poster are aimed at boosting awareness for how to safely interact with manatees while in and on the water. The 30 second PSA and complimentary poster are available online now for DEMA Members to share with their local and online diving communities.

10 Marine Species You May Not Know Exist in the Gulf of Mexico

(Dive Travel Business - April 15, 2014) --The Gulf of Mexico is home to more than 15,420 species—from the coastal estuaries to the deep sea floor, the biodiversity of the Gulf is astonishing. To highlight this diversity we thought that it would be fun to introduce you to some of the not-so-common, and less recognizable species that reside in our big backyard. Here are our top 10…

1. Killer Whale (Orcinus orca)

Diving the “Sea of Seven Colors” - San Andres, Columbia

(Dive Travel Business - April 3, 2014) -- One of Colombia’s best-kept secrets is a small island that is just a two-hour flight from Bogota — the island of San Andres. Part of a trio of islands with Providencia and Santa Catalina, San Andres was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2000 in honor of its extensive coral reef. Fifty-seven coral species, 12 mangrove species, three marine plant species and four types of sea turtles are residents here.

Palau to become 100% Marine Sanctuary

(Dive Travel Business - April 1, 2014) -- The president of the tiny nation of Palau in the Pacific Ocean has declared that the entirety of the exclusive economic zone that surrounds it will become a marine protected area: Tommy Remengesau Jr announced at a UN meeting on Healthy Oceans and Seas that all commercial fishing will be banned in the region to combat overexploitation of the world's fish populations.

Hilton Worldwide Shark Fin Free at all 645 F&B Outlets.

(Dive Travel Business - March 31, 2014) -- Tomorrow Hilton Worldwide today will cease serving shark fin and stop accepting new orders for shark fin dishes. The ban covers all restaurants and F&B facilities operated by its 96 owned and managed properties across Asia Pacific.

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