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Belize to Nearly Triple Its Marine Protected Areas

Belize, a country home to the famed Blue Hole and the Belize Barrier Reef, which has become the world’s largest coral reef system, has just taken a bold move to protect its marine resources.

According to a press release from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Belize government has approved a plan to significantly expand fishery replenishment marine areas that are designated as “no-take zones” from 4.5 percent to 11.6 percent of its total waters. Read more

April 25, 2019 |

5 Things You Can Do Today to Help Save Our Oceans

This Earth Day make a commitment to be a champion of our oceans. 

Our oceans cover 71% of our Earth and contain over 99% of the living space on our planet—but they are in trouble. Facing increasing threats from climate change, overfishing, and pollution, we need to take action to protect our oceans before it is too late.

Here are five things you can do today to help save our oceans:  Read more

April 24, 2019 |

Wandering whale sharks travel 10,000 miles

Whale sharks are known to be nomadic ocean wanderers. But the extent of their travels had not been recorded until a recent study involving the Guy Harvey Research Institute.

Two male whale sharks, named Milo and Lucho by researchers, were tagged in Mexico and tracked over eight months as they completed journeys totalling more than 10,000 miles across the Atlantic before returning to the same spot. Read more

April 23, 2019 |

Wakatobi Goes Solar

Wakatobi’s ongoing initiatives help create a clean, local power source.

Wakatobi Resort is fortunate to be located in the sunniest part of Indonesia. Our guests certainly appreciate the abundance of sunshine, both when they are on the beach and when they see it filtering down through the clear waters to light up the coral reefs. And now, there’s another reason to love the sun while you are at Wakatobi because it will be providing much of the electrical power needed to maintain resort operations. Read more

April 22, 2019 |

Weedy Sea Dragon

Weedy sea dragons is a marine fish related to the seahorse, are some of the best-camouflaged creatures on the planet. It can blend in very well to the surroundings. Weedy sea dragons are named for the weed-like growth on their bodies. This camouflage hides them as they move among the seaweed beds where they live. Read more

April 17, 2019 |

PADI and GoPro Announce Evolution Video Contest to Bring Underwater Experiences to the Surface

Rancho Santa Margarita, California, USA – 16 April 2019 – For decades, PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) has encouraged divers to explore the underwater world and share their experiences with others to inspire appreciation and lifelong love for the ocean. The world’s largest scuba diver training organization has joined forces with GoPro to present the three-part Evolution video contest series, inviting explorers, creatives and divers alike to share their perspectives and experiences. Whether it’s capturing a shot of a sunken ship in the local quarry, an unforgettable turtle encounter or a freedive over a vivid reef, participants can enter for the opportunity to win valuable prizes by showcasing premier video and editing skills. Read more

April 16, 2019 |

11 Frozen Cocktails to Make at Home

Summer is best enjoyed with a drink in hand. But when the temperatures hit the ceiling, only icy cocktails will quench your thirst. Luckily, we’ve gathered the best frozen drink recipes so you’ll be ready whenever the mercury rises. Ladies and gentlemen, start your blenders! Read more

April 12, 2019 |

The Sparkling Watermelon Punch Cocktail

Some people look at a watermelon and all they see is … watermelon. But summer’s superstar fruit has the potential to be so much more. This fun seasonal recipe turns the juicy orbs into a boozy punch for two, adding vodka, fresh mint and sparkling wine for a drink that looks as good as it tastes. Now that’s something we can raise our rinds to! Read more

April 12, 2019 |
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