Category: Conservation

shark finning
Conservation News

Bill to Ban U.S. Shark Fin Trade Passes House

Oceana calls on Senate leadership to pass bipartisan legislation to ban the U.S. shark fin trade.

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solitary corals
Conservation Marine Species

Introduction to Solitary Corals of the Indo-Pacific

Most corals are colonial animals with hundreds to thousands of tiny polyps, but solitary corals of the Indo-Pacific are a single-polyp species that lives freely on the ocean floor.

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Shark Feeding Dives
Conservation Resources Training

The PADI AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty

If you’re interested in sharks, the PADI AWARE Shark Conservation specialty course might be a good fit.

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meandering corals
Conservation Marine Species

Introduction to Meandering Corals of the Indo-Pacific

Meandering corals are often called brain corals because they form round colonies resembling brains. Learn how to tell them apart with our guide here.

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New stuff
Paralenz Vaquita

New Paralenz Vaquita Turns Regular Divers into Citizen Scientists

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Pantanal

Diving Bonito and the Pantanal

Diving the Pantanal in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul offers visitors the chance to see not only anacondas, but also a wild array of marine life.
by Chris Vyvyan-Robinson
southern channel islands kelp forest

Diving the Southern Channel Islands Kelp Forests

Excerpt: The southern Channel Islands kelp forests in California are a playground for divers. Here’s what you need to know to dip under the waves.
by Rebecca Strauss
help the ocean

Five Places Where You Can Help the Ocean While Traveling

If you’re an ocean lover and environmentalist, here are five places where you can help the ocean while traveling.
by Torben Lonne