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Malibu resident Georgienne Bradley runs a lean nonprofit out of Malibu, but that hasn’t stopped her from blazing an international trail of impact. And while those she has helped aren’t quite able to thank her, she’s quite certain that her work will have a long-lasting impact for many years to come.
At first glance, scuba diving may seem a surprising therapy for people with severe cognitive and physical disorders. But as Jim Elliott, founder of the non-profit Diveheart knows, diving can be a potent treatment. Participants find they not only experience freedom from the obstacles they face on land, but also relief from chronic pain, increased mobility, and most importantly, a boost in self-esteem. Read more
I met Polo during a dive trip aboard the Quino El Guardian in the Northern Sea of Cortez. He was introduced as a fisherman from an organization called COBI. Polo used to be a fisherman in the Sea of Cortez. They said that Polo was going to be joining us on our dives. Read more
Two Minutes on Oceans with Jim Toomey: Green Fins for a Blue Planet
The “Two Minutes on Oceans with Jim Toomey” video series uses animation and humor to explain complex scientific issues in simple terms to the general public. The series was produced as a partnership between nationally syndicated cartoonist, Jim Toomey, and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
President Obama declared the first fully protected area in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, designating 4,913 square miles off the New England coastline as a new marine national monument. Read more
and Releases Captive Whale Sharks.
Source: Thecoraltriangle.com by Paul Hilton
Indonesian authorities just raided a major supplier of illegal marine megafauna in the remote Indonesian province of Maluku, discovering two illegally captured whale sharks which they released back into the wild. But there may be many more such cases in the Coral Triangle, as ocean theme parks in China and parts of Southeast Asia increase and seek out unique species to attract visitors. Award winning photojournalist Paul Hilton reports… Read more
Drones aren’t just for the military, Amazon and your dorky photographer friend. They’ve also become valuable tools for marine biologists, like the ones who captured this footage of endangered southern right whales off the coast of Australia. Read more
Meeting in the Galápagos, the presidents of Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Colombia announce historic protections to safeguard sea turtles, sharks, and a variety of other creatures off their coasts.