Part 1: The Gentle Giants. The IUCN Red list of threatened species indicates that approximately 447 marine species are currently listed as endangered, of which 188 are in critical condition. Taking a look at the 12 most endangered marine mammals, we discuss the causes of their depletion and their current major threats.0 5
The Blue Temple Project, established only a year ago, is a Voluntourism organization that aims to support the Perhentian reefs' recovery through research and tourism awareness.0 3
Since the mid-1970's Australia has led the way in protecting its Great Barrier Reef. By protecting the world's largest reef ecosystem Australia is influencing the rest of the world's policies and perspectives on reef and marine conservation.0 2
Every year, between June and September, hundreds of whale sharks can be found in the deep waters northeast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.4 5
Part 2: Blubber & fur. The IUCN Red list of threatened species indicates that approximately 447 marine species are currently listed as endangered of which 188 are in critical condition. Taking a look at the 12 most endangered marine mammals, we discuss the causes of their depletion and their current major threats.0 2
In this post of the Ocean Threats Series, we will see how Shark finning- an unsustainable fishing practice - is affecting our ocean predators, and consequently, the oceans and ourselves.0 4
Scuba Diving can actually save the underwater world!
The whole joy behind scuba diving is to encounter diverse marine life, and without them, diving isn’t half as exciting. So when an underwater environment is destroyed, sea animals perish, and scuba divers have nothing to dive for.
Scuba diving actually generates more revenue than required to maintain and protect the marine life in those environments. Therefore, scuba diving is an incentive to allow these sea creatures to prosper, and to protect their habitats. It’s unfortunate that we actually need an incentive to allow marine life to live and prosper in their own habitats, but at this point, we should leverage any incentive can make a difference.
One of The Sub2o’s purposes is to spread awareness of the issues that our marine life and oceans are currently suffering from. Scuba divers generally know of the marine life and water issues that the underwater world is dealing with. They know that by choosing to turn a blind eye to these issues, that they would cost them their whole hobby of diving, their passion. Lots of divers are passionate about certain sea animals, and have portrayed this passion in how strongly they support them and actively they try to protect and ensure their survival.
We invite all scuba divers to spread the message with us, that scuba divers can actually preserve and save marine life!
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