NEW: Issue 28 – August 2017


TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Letter from the Editor. …we are going to take a deeper look into what we need to do to inspire and train the next generation of ocean and environmental leaders…

 

 2. California Marine Science Educators Visit Cuba. A group of marine science educators from California visited Cuba early May to begin information exchange and collaboration with Cuban marine scientists and educators.

 

3. Green Coconut Run explores the Pacific. …we began in the lagoon-enclosed Gambier Islands, a remote corner of French Polynesia; next…

 

4. 1 Topic, 5 Facts: Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). This regular feature will help acquaint you with our blue planet. 

5. If you value SEVENSEAS Media as a resource and as the free PR arm for everyone in marine conservation and sustainable tourism, we need your support! Learn more about how to get involved and ensure we remain a valuable resource…

 

6. FEATURE DESTINATION: The Long Tail of the People. Witness wild animals in their magnificent display and be amazed by the beautiful life the underwater world has to offer…

 

7. FEATURE DESTINATION: Swimming with Oslob Whale Sharks. There is a lot of controversy about swimming with the whale sharks in Oslob. Many divers refuse…

 

8.  FEATURE DESTINATION: Moalboal Community and Beach Clean Up. Volunteers were made up of ninety-five students from grade five, along with twelve teachers and fifteen members of Savedra staff…

 

9. FEATURE DESTINATION: The Large Marine Vertebrates Research Institute Philippines (LAMAVE). …the largest independent non-stock non-government organization dedicated to the conservation of marine megafauna and the marine environment in the Philippines….

 

10. FEATURE DESTINATION: Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences  advancing hope for reefs in the Philippines. Researchers return from the Philippines with new species discoveries and deeper insights into threatened coral reef ecosystems.

 

11. Shark Tagging Expedition to Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park Hailed a Success. Researchers from TMO and LAMAVE have successfully tagged nine grey reef sharks and one tiger shark with acoustic…

 

12. Katie Pumphrey Paints Her Path On The Open Water. …Pumphrey taps into her experiences in the water to paint and says that all her work is movement related. She paints hoping that a viewer will stand there a little longer to experience…

 

13. New Zealand from Top to Bottom. An epic 4-month road trip through one of the most diverse countries on earth…

 

14. Under the Waves with Karim Iliya: August 2017. A massive iceberg floats in a fjord off the coast of Eastern Greenland.

 

15. A true collaboration of art and science. Hello Ocean conducts first expedition exploring pressing ocean conservation topics of the Mesoamerican Reef. 

 

16. Wildscreen Exchange: August Edition. Wildscreen Exchange is a unique global hub for conservation communications. It provides… 

 

17. Fishing Nets, Bridal Veils, and Seedling Covers : The Un-Intended, but Intended Use of Mosquito Nets Aiding Ugandan Households. Imagine yourself standing in front of a beautiful lake; let’s envision Lake Victoria within Sub-Saharan Africa to simply name one…

 

18. Protect your business with Green Fins. …your business directly depends on a healthy and diverse marine environment, which means that if you want to keep your business running…

  

19. OceanGate and the Cape Eleuthera Institute to Launch a Year-Long Manned Submersible Expedition in the Bahamas to Assess Sharks and Sea Life Hidden Deep in the Ocean. …the deep sea survey in October will be conducted as a series of one-day and three-day missions.

 

20. Study on sea turtle health. A scientific study on how contaminants such as mercury and natural toxins from red tide algal blooms affect sea turtles’ health. 

 

21. Shells as Religions and Spiritual Objects in Hinduism and Buddhism. Sea shells evolved more than 500 million years ago and have amazed humans since the beginning of our time…

22. New fish species in New Caledonia. The new fish, Polyipnus laruei, is named after yachters Pierre and William…

23. Dominique Robertson Underwater Photography. Dolores a 3 year old female pacific octopus happily chilling in her tank with a mason jar full of goodies tucked tightly under 2 of her tentacles…

 

24. What in the world is this sea creature?! A friend in Papua New Guinea was posting these photos with the hopes…

 

25. Connect with the Global Marine Community. In a nutshell, the Global Marine Community is a free interactive resource that gives you access to a weekly email detailing a round-up of events and opportunities in ocean conservation.

 

26. New Zealand Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as LT&C Exemples – Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve.  …tourism can help support and sustain conservation, particularly in areas where local authorities are under resourced and financed.

 

27. Surasak Nuibut, Mountain Climber, Adventurer & Travel Photographer: Vang Vieng, Laos. The town has grown substantially due to the influx of travelers attracted by the opportunities for adventure tourism in a limestone karst landscape.

 

28. Northwest Straits Initiative Shares New Animated Short Film. Puget Sound is a living jewel that encompasses thousands of shoreline miles in Washington state and…

 

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1. Oceanic Society Expeditions. See this “Senegal: African Manatee and Turtle Conservation” trip plus many others in the new 2017-2018 Expeditions Catalogue. 

 

2. Ever dream of swimming with humpback whales? Now you can. If you are interested in swimming with or photographing humpback whales Karim guides people in small trips in Tonga…

 

3. Introducing Isla Mar Research Expeditions – Field Courses in Puerto Rico. A field course coordination company in Puerto Rico that specializes in organizing and hosting island ecology (marine/terrestrial) themed courses.

 

4. Pangaea Ocean Sailing ExpeditionPanex is opening up sailing expeditions for guest crew. This is an unique opportunity to go sailing, cross an ocean, and be a part of something bigger.

 

5. Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Imagine roaming some of the world’s most beautiful ecosystems. Gorgeous vistas, affordable travel and amazing memories; immersing yourself in the sounds of nature.

6. SEE Turtles. …protect endangered turtles throughout Latin America and the world by supporting community-based conservation efforts through ecotourism, education, and Billion Baby Turtles.

7. Bodhi Surf & Yoga Camp. …a surf and yoga camp located in Bahia Ballena, Osa, Costa Rica.


Cover photo by Didier Baertschiger. Philippines – Bohol – Chocolate Hills.