SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Magazine: October Issue

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Sevenseas media october table of contents

Portrait of Giacomo Abrusci, Executive Director or SEVENSEAS Media1. Letter from the Editor. Vacation in the wake of a hurricane and put your money where your heart is. 

…think about it. If you are planning a vacation in the next 12 months, consider going someplace that can benefit from that money. 


Manu Bustelo for SEVENSEAS Media2. The Underwater Cosmos of Manu Bustelo.

Manu Bustelo’s diving has taken him from Thailand to the Red Sea to the Great Barrier Reef. His current home base of Andorra offers him the opportunity for diving in high altitude lakes.


areal shot of coastline discussing paris agreements and future of coral3. Paris Agreement only chance for coral reef survival.

Limiting global warming to below 2°C in line with the Paris Agreement provides the only chance for the survival of coral reefs…


mangroves and example of blue carbon4. Blue carbon climate mitigation largely ignored.

mangroves, saltmarshes and seagrasses – often referred to as coastal ‘blue carbon ecosystems’ are often overlooked in national climate change policies…


fish under the sea in egypt5. Egypt Underwater – a photo series. 

Once you get below the waves you are in store for an eruption of color and biodiversity sure to impress the most seasoned divers.


6. Feature Destination: Spirit bears bring international tourists to remote B.C. 

This majestically coloured white animal – that used to be, wrongly, thought of as a rare albino – is a sacred animal to the First Nations people.


picture of a habor seal in kelp in the great bear sea7. Feature Destination: Exploring the Great Bear Sea: New, Free Curriculum Resources.

Green Fire Productions, a non-profit organization, specializes in producing documentaries on sustainability and conservation of natural resources. The Great Bear Sea is part of the Ocean Frontiers film series on ocean stewardship in North America.


colorful corals in british columbia8. Feature Destination: Scuba Diving the Northern tip of Vancouver Island with MaPP.

Scuba divers come from all over the world to dive the wall at Browning Pass and other remarkable sites near Port Hardy.



First Nations and BC complete marine plans9. Feature Destination: New century, new approach to marine planning in B.C. 

For the first time in British Columbia’s history, First Nations have been equal partners with the provincial government in developing marine use plans…



Man in British Columbia looking at a wild bear10. Feature Destination: Coastal Stewardship Network: Collaborative Monitoring and Protection of First Nations’ Lands and Waters. 

First Nations in British Columbia have effectively managed the rich resources of their territories for millennia. But the balance…


breaching whale in British Columbia11. Feature Destination: Gitga’at Guardians: Using Science to Safeguard their Territory. 

The remote, island-dotted coastal waters of the Gitga’at Nation are ideal whale habitat, including endangered species such as Orca and Fin Whales…


Project aware poster of marine litter12. Mobile App Transforms Smartphone into Tool for Ocean Protection

A smartphone app from the environmental organization Project AWARE® will enable scuba divers around the world to record levels of marine debris now causing increasing problems for wildlife and ocean habitats.


beach scene in palau13. For Palauans, a healthy ocean means a healthy business! 

In the waters of Palau, you can easily spot many different species of sharks, Napoleon wrasse, infinite expanses of coral reefs, manta rays, the list can go on and on. A paradise for divers and snorkelers!


14. 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.


florida beach scene15. Florida’s Largest Ocean Conservation Awards Event.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Ninth Annual Go Blue Awards recognize ocean conservationheroes from around the globe



fish at restored coral reef at biri resort16. Biri Initiative, a story on coral restoration.

Their mission is to rejuvenate damaged reefs and create alternative forms of employment to fishing. This is Richard Ewen and David Parker’s story…


girls picking up trash at ocean conservancy cleanup17. Washingtonians Volunteer in International Coastal Cleanup.

Volunteers Joined Hundreds of Thousands Worldwide during Ocean Conservancy’s 32nd International Coastal Cleanup…


brazil skyline18. Brazilian Government signs up to UN Clean Seas campaign. 

A significant boost for global efforts to protect marine life and human health


sea turtle on the beach 19. Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge Acceleration Prize Winners Announced. 

Paso Pacifico started with an idea for an artificial sea turtle egg that contains covert tracking devices to reveal illegal trafficking routes. They now have a functional and scalable prototype


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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 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 Expedition

Panex 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. 



Spirit Bear Cover Image By Douglas Neasloss