Environment

World Oceans Day 2015: Project AWARE explains the Ugly Journey of our Trash

World Oceans Day 2015: Project AWARE explains the Ugly Journey of our Trash

8 June, 2015 at 2:13 am Comments are Disabled

How does our trash make its way from land to sea? Project AWARE’s new animated infographic explains the ugly journey, and shines light on the dangers our litter poses to marine ecosystems and wildlife along the way. While the marine debris issue may at first appear daunting, there is hope! […]

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Why the Wolf Eel is the “Shrek” of the Sea

Why the Wolf Eel is the “Shrek” of the Sea

18 May, 2015 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a giant, gnarly-looking creature who was strong, like The Hulk, and unattractive, like your aunt’s Christmas sweater. Many were afraid of him and assumed he was mean. Wait. Why are we talking about the animated film character Shrek […]

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8 Facts About the Pom-Pom Crab

8 Facts About the Pom-Pom Crab

14 May, 2015 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

The Lybia crab is a species of small crab in the family Xanthidae. It is also referred to as Hawaiian boxer crab, pom-pom crab, cheerleader crab, mosaic boxer crab among many other nicknames. The crabs are known for their signature move of always carrying a small living sea anemone around in each of its […]

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What is an Eco-Dive Resort?

What is an Eco-Dive Resort?

29 April, 2015 at 6:38 pm Comments are Disabled

Did becoming a scuba diver change the way you view the environment? It’s heartbreaking to hear the news about the effects of climate change, unsustainable fishing, and how pollution hurts our oceans. Well, there’s good news. You can pledge to be an eco-tourist and choose to stay at an eco dive […]

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Use Your Scuba Skills to Help Conservation 

Use Your Scuba Skills to Help Conservation 

22 April, 2015 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

Coral reefs are important, and they are in danger Coral reefs are home to about 25 percent of all known marine species and are used by countless other species at some point in their life cycle. Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse and productive communities, often referred to […]

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Celebrate Earth Day with Project AWARE

Celebrate Earth Day with Project AWARE

8 April, 2015 at 1:10 am Comments are Disabled

April 22 marks the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event celebrated worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Under this year’s global theme, “It’s Our Turn to Lead,” throughout the month of April, Project AWARE is shining a light on how scuba divers like you are taking action and leading the fight against the growing marine debris problem.

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