Shark Summit 2014:A Roundtable Discussion and Workshop on the on the Conservation and Management of Sharks is seeking for event organizers, a social media correspondent, and a blogger. It will be held on August 14-15, 2014 in the Cebu Provincial Social Hall.
Volunteering opportunity for shark enthusiasts based in Cebu Philippines.
Thai ‘ghost ships’ that enslave and even kill workers are linked to global prawn supply chain, Guardian investigation discovers
Please. Rethink your shrimp.
Beyond the massive environmental impacts of trawling for shrimp/ prawns, and clearing mangroves to farm them, you can add slave labour to the mix. This is not ‘news’ per se, but The Guardian does a helluva job outlining it.
We forget sometimes, I think, that as consumers we have the power.
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I keep telling people about how little the ocean has been explored and how the ocean is getting worse like acidity and stuff and people think I'm overreacting, but what do you think about global warming and reduced biodiversity in ocean and all that
I don’t think you’re over-reacting at all, there are dire issues facing our oceans, and it can be very overwhelming. However, not everyone is interested or cares. I think there is a drastic disconnect between the majority of our peers and how their life and well-being are connected to the health of the ocean.
Some good advice I received once, is to figure out if you really care about changing the minds of certain individuals. There’s a balance between raising awareness and wasting your energy on people who just aren’t going to get it. Try not to get overwhelmed, and keep moving forward where you can make a difference, if you want to :)
I'm going to school for marine vertebrate biology, and I haven't had much experience with the ocean. I fell in love with fish and their behavior through the aquarium hobby, and that's why I decided to go into the marine field, specifically marine behavior. But I feel somewhat lost among the other marine undergrads here at school. I feel like I'm not as knowledgeable about the ocean. I thought that subscribing to some ocean magazines would help me learn more up to date info. Any recommendations?
The internet! There is SO much information online. You can subscribe to websites and blogs with an RSS reader, follow marine scientists on Twitter, or ocean awareness orgs on Facebook. I’m not going to give you a list, part of what will improve your knowledge is finding your own way through all that info and finding out what you’re interested in!
Hi! My name is Madison and I found your blog from clicking on one of your images on google images! I must say, I absolutely love your blog! I am currently studying marine science right now in college, and I plan on doing conservation when i graduate as well! :)
Excellent! We need more skilled, professional conservationists in this world! Best of luck!
Besides the requirements listed on the FAQs page for Zoox, are there any other requirements? For example, does a potential applicant need to be a resident of the UK? Or have any formal training in a specific area (besides the 50 logged dives)?
Hi - the experience programmes are open to anyone wanting to gain more experience in Conservation - so you don’t necessarily need a related degree or lots of experience (it’s there to give you that), but they are based in SE Asia so you’ll need the funds to get out there. I would suggest getting in touch through more formal channels, drop us an email through email@example.com
I grew up in Belize, which has the second largest barrier reef in the world. My childhood was spent at St George's Caye off the coast of the mainland. I remember around 9 years old being stung by a peculiar looking cnidaria. It's hood was oval shaped, translucent/transparent, and it was harder than your average jellyfish. The base had a blue "cloud" and then blue tentacles at the bottom. It was fairly small - about the size of my thumb. I've always wondered what species/type it was. Help? :)
I asked my friend in Belize and we suggest it might be a Portuguese Man’o’war? Have a google :)
You know the one. When the waiter comes to the table to give the specials, I’m the one who needs to know where the snapper’s from, how the swordfish was caught, and whether the salmon is farm-raised. My brother generally starts apologizing for me as soon as I open my mouth to…