Issue 29: September 2017

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1. Letter from the Editor. When did we become a disposable society and to what end? 

 

2. 7 SUSTAINABLE LIFE HACKS: Back-to-school and a greener year for your family. These are some life hack tips and products we love that when you combine all their impacts, make a huge difference in a school year. 

 

3. Freediving in Dominica. I think the question every freediver gets asked at least once is “what do you think when you are down there?” The first answer is…

 

 

4. Silent Killers – Underwater Dance by Christine Ren. What if I told you that a single abandoned fishing net could last for up to 400 years in the ocean… 

 

5. Free Your Kitchen of Plastic. Eliminating plastic may be impossible. Reducing plastic? That’s not quite so hard…

 

 

 

6. FEATURE DESTINATION: Bacalar Chico Dive Camp. ...you were surrounded by nature and animals, whether that was the crabs that scurried around the beach…

 

7. FEATURE DESTINATION: Belize Basics. With a long Caribbean coast, Belize is a culturally diverse country with one foot in Latin America and the other in the Caribbean.

 

8. FEATURE DESTINATION: 12 Reasons to book your Belize vacation. …seeing the Belize Barrier Reef…

 

9. 1 Topic, 5 Facts: Importance of Fieldwork. This regular feature will help acquaint you with our blue planet.

 

10. Wildscreen Exchange: September Edition. Brown fur seal diving down from the surface.

 

11. Loggerhead Marinelife Center research biologists document record-breaking sea turtle nesting season. …biologists have documented 6,039 green sea turtle nests along… 

 

 green turtle freediving hawaii12. Under the Waves with Karim Iliya: September 2017. Freediver Marina Daian swims with a Hawaiian green sea turtle. 

 

13. The future is solar electric. …alternatives like solar electric propelled vessels could have the biggest growth potential in the near future…

 

14. Join the Ocean Conservancy to let your voice be heard on defending the Endangered Species Act. For 45 years, the Endangered Species Act has provided vital protections for ocean and terrestrial animals alike. From manatees to bald eagles…

 

15. Bahamian Students Look for Disease in the Trees. …an environmental monitoring program to study diseases in Bahamian mangrove trees.

 

 

16. Watch out!  There are Manatees About! The Effects of Ecotourism, Recreational Boating, and Fishing on the Conservation of the Florida Manatee

 

 

4ocean sevenseasmedia sevenseas17. Going Above and Below the Surface with 4Ocean. The trash collected by 4Ocean is sorted in their 8,000-square foot cleanup warehouse and then taken to waste processing centers.

 

18. The Lamu County Spatial Plan. Will it safeguard Kenya’s coastal biodiversity and tourism hotspot?

 

 

19. Connect with the Global Marine CommunityIn 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.

 

20. White Conch of Chank Shells in Naga Tribal Cultures. …very important as a symbol of tribal  and cultural identity. They are used by women in jewelry and usually reserved for men who have achieved some important victory in the war…

 

21. Cleaner but could do better.  While the global shipping industry looks to clean up its act, more should be done…

 

22. MagdakineDesigns Swimwear. Besides striving to produce ecologically sustainable swimwear products unlike any others on the market, MagdakineDesigns is also dedicated to ethically manufactured fashion…

 

 

Peruvian pelicans (Pelecanus thagus), La Serena, Chile © Carl Gustaf Lundin23. World gears up to boost ocean protection as global congress opens in Chile. Protecting the ocean from growing threats so that it can continue to feed communities around the world is the focus of IMPAC4.

 

24. Interested in advertising, contributing an article, or becoming a donor? 29 Issues, readership in 174 countries, nearly 15,000 subscribers, 20,000 monthly visitors…and growing.

 

 


ECO-TRAVEL DEALS

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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. Isla Mar Research Expeditions – Field Courses in Puerto RicoA 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.

 

 

 

 

pete oxford, vacation, tours, ecotourism, sustainable travel, lion travel africa8. Pete Oxford Expeditions. We offer unique, small group expeditions for travelers and photographers to remote and pristine destinations and cultures around the world.