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Well-written article about the shark safety nets in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The program is similar to the Shark Control Program in Australia. Link in our bio! 🇿🇦 #Repost @the_sharkman // ** New Article** Whether you are for or against shark nets, it is important to understand what comes with and without them.. . . Want to learn more & find ways you can become an #oceanconservationist ? Visit freedivewithsharks.com > conservation. Want to become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador? Tell us why at teamoneocean@gmail.com. Tag #oneoceanglobal to be featured! Post/repost by: @namsundri
Happy International Sawfish Day! A cousin to sharks, sawfishes are a sea-riously endangered #elasmobranch family due to habitat loss from coastal development and fishing pressure. No surprise, their long, narrow rostrum gets tangled in fishing nets and makes them bycatch. Their conservation was a hot topic at the @SharksInternational2018 conference, which included the launch of the #IUCN Shark Specialist Group's Regional Conservation Strategy for Sawfishes. @teamsharkwater Rob Stewart's last filming dives were to capture the Sawfish on camera for "Sharkwater: Extinction." 💙🦈 #Repost @noaafisheries // Join us as we celebrate the second annual International Sawfish Day! In honor of International Sawfish Day, events are taking place all over the world. Sawfishes are among the most imperiled marine fish in the world as all 5 sawfish species are considered endangered. The smalltooth sawfish is found in the U.S., historically ranging from Texas to North Carolina. Now they are only found off the Florida coast. Their decline is attributed to habitat loss and mortality associated with commercial and recreational fisheries. Raising awareness about these endangered fish is vital to their survival. #intlsawfishday Learn more about smalltooth sawfish here: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/smalltooth-sawfish Photo Credit: Dean Grubbs #esa #endangeredspecies #sawfish #intlsawfishday . . . Want to learn more & find ways you can become an #oceanconservationist ? Visit freedivewithsharks.com > conservation. Want to become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador? Tell us why at teamoneocean@gmail.com. Tag #oneoceanglobal to be featured! Post/repost by: @namsundri
Incredible work from One Ocean Global Ambassador @zoemuellerofficial who is the founder of Florida's @plasticfreemountdora. Her work is an amazing example of the impact we all can have in our communities. What a role model! From Zoé: 🌱 "My name is Zoé and I’m a 13 year old Girl Scout. I live in Mount Dora, Florida and have taken initiative to try to reduce the amount of plastic bags my town uses. I started this campaign over a year ago with a petition, although it didn’t take long for me to find out that I couldn’t ban plastic bags. There is a law by the state of Florida that prohibits retailers, local government, or local government agencies from banning or taxing single use plastic bags. I had to come up with another solution. I came up with the idea of a voluntary plastic bag reduction program. I designed the logo (second photo above). This logo has been put inside all of the windows of shops that do not provide plastic bags to their customers in Downtown Mount Dora. This way tourists and locals alike can see where the most friendly places are to shop. My program “Plastic Free Mount Dora” was approved by city council on July 17, 2018. Later I was invited to different news channels to talk about my program, like the above photo of me speaking on Fox 35 News." . . . Want to learn more & find ways you can become an #oceanconservationist ? Visit freedivewithsharks.com > conservation. Want to become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador? Tell us why at teamoneocean@gmail.com. Tag #oneoceanglobal to be featured! Post/repost by: @namsundri
We did it! Message above from my @scrippsmasmbc @scripps_ocean classmate, Lori Mendez. Thank you to all who spoke up and shared the petition, and to the incredible organizations who spearheaded this local movement: @surfrider @5gyres @sd_coastkeeper @businessforgoodsd. Our voices collectively can make a difference, how will you use yours? 🌎🌱🌊#plasticfree #sandiego #plasticpollution #singleuseplastic #policy #legislation #marineconservation #action #protectwhatyoulove #california . . . Want to learn more & find ways you can become an #oceanconservationist ? Visit freedivewithsharks.com > conservation. Want to become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador? Tell us why at teamoneocean@gmail.com. Tag #oneoceanglobal to be featured! Post/repost by: @namsundri
Global Ambassador @camiwight sharing some great insight to the issues we face with plastic in our oceans!! Great work spreading awareness @camiwight #oneoceanglobalambassador #repost ————————————— this is the state in which most plastics exist in the marine environment not biodegrading, simply breaking up into tiny lil confetti bits ready to be ingested by fish, sucked up by filter feeders, scooped up by a hungry shorebird, etc. notice the disproportionate colors: way more blues/greens than yellows/oranges/whites. necropsies of some shorebird species have shown an apparent preference for white and yellow plastic bits. perhaps, blues and greens camouflage into the pelagic landscape. #foodforthought : every plastic item you have used in your lifetime still exists somewhere and will likely outlive you by a couple hundred years in little bits just like these . . . Want to learn more & find ways you can become an #oceanconservationist ? Visit freedivewithsharks.com > conservation. Want to become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador? Tell us why at teamoneocean@gmail.com. Tag #oneoceanglobal to be featured! Post/repost by: @saltybluegypsy
Last month an incredible number of people spoke out against the drum lines in Whitsundays, Great Barrier Reef. Although those specific lines were removed, the Queensland Government continues to stand by their archaic Shark Control Programme installed at 85 of the states most “popular” beaches... ————————————— Continue speaking up for the countless marine life that are unnecessarily caught in the #sharknets off Queensland’s coast. The “Shark Control Programme” continues... providing a false sense of security for beach users and indiscriminately killing innocent wildlife. @hsiaustralia and AMCS @marineconservation.au have a joint campaign asking the Queensland Govt to use non-lethal control methods #stopsharkculling and remove the #drumlines and #sharknets . Sign the petition #speakupforsharks through the link in their bio. . . Want to learn more & find ways you can become an #oceanconservationist ? Visit freedivewithsharks.com > conservation. Want to become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador? Tell us why at teamoneocean@gmail.com. Tag #oneoceanglobal to be featured! Post/repost by: @saltybluegypsy
#Repost @apexharmony // The Western Australian Government are planning to trial S.M.A.R.T (Shark Management Alert Real Time) drumlines in January 2019 (in Gracetown for at least 12 months) which will attract, hook and relocate sharks. However, there is no evidence that using SDLs to relocate sharks increases safety overall, and there is concern that attracting sharks with baits will increase risk to ocean users. Most Australians do NOT support the use of lethal shark risk mitigation strategies, and SDLs are potentially lethal. Sharks are critical for the health of our oceans, and if WA sharks perish due to SDLs, this puts their numbers and our environment at further risk. Head to our facebook page for petition details. Link on our profile. #OpApexHarmony #RemoveTheDrumlines #SeaShepherd @seashepherd. . . Want to learn more & find ways you can become an #oceanconservationist ? Visit freedivewithsharks.com > conservation. Want to become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador? Tell us why at teamoneocean@gmail.com. Tag #oneoceanglobal to be featured! Post/repost by: @namsundri
Petition link in our bio! Call to action for anyone in #SanDiego ! From my former @scripps_ocean @scrippsmasmbc classmate, Lori Mendez: . . "On Monday, October 15th, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. the San Diego City Council is scheduled to meet at the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building, to vote on The Single Use Plastic Reduction Ordinance. There will be a Press Conference in the City Hall corridor preceding the council meeting at 1pm. We are #2 on the agenda, so our item should be heard at around 2:15 p.m.! . . This ordinance bans expanded polystyrene foam, commonly referred to as Styrofoam, and reduces other single-use plastics within the City of San Diego. . . Please take action to ensure that the ordinance passes: . • Attend the Press Conference at 1pm and the City Council meeting at 2pm. (This item is 2nd on the agenda!) . • Sign and share the Fight The Foam petition (link in our bio). The petition will be sent to the Mayor and San Diego City Council members to show that you support the proposed ordinance. . • Call or email your district’s city councilmember’s office. Voice your support as a constituent (https://www.sandiego.gov/citycouncil). . . Go to www.fightthefoam.org for more information." . . . Want to learn more & find ways you can become an #oceanconservationist ? Visit freedivewithsharks.com > conservation. Want to become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador? Tell us why at teamoneocean@gmail.com. Tag #oneoceanglobal to be featured! Post/repost by: @namsundri
Sound on 🔊#Repost @teamsharkwater // The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service estimated in 2004 that 12 million #sharks , skates and rays were caught in U.S. waters alone by recreational fishermen. While the majority of these may be released, the mortality rates can be extremely high for certain species. Where is the sport in that? . . .Want to learn more & find ways you can become an #oceanconservationist ? Visit freedivewithsharks.com > conservation. Want to become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador? Tell us why at teamoneocean@gmail.com. Tag #oneoceanglobal to be featured! Post/repost by: @namsundri (original caption edited to account for statistical variation in post-release mortality rates among shark species per peer-reviewed primary scientific literature)
Awesome message about the harmful pollution due to the garment industry from our seaster @carriebythesea #repost // #TheTrueCost 👕 Did you know one of the top polluters in the world is the clothing industry? 🌍The documentary film, The True Cost, touches on everything from “fast fashion” and the deplorable conditions of factory workers, to exorbitant soil and waterway contamination, rampant fertilizer use, GMO crops and the Monsanto monopoly on seeds. 🌏Expanding further on the harmful impacts leather has on workers and the environment discussed in the film, I consciously choose synthetic for some items instead, not just because of the abhorrent cruelty involved in the “growing” of materials from animals, but the many environmental issues caused by growing their feed, land clearing, water consumption, water pollution, waste production, emissions, and more that materials grown from animals cost the environment well before the toxic chemicals used and waste produced thereafter in the processing of those materials. Buying only a few synthetic items, such as shoes, that will last a while or a lifetime causes less potential harm and far less definite harm to animals, human workers and the environment by comparison. 🌎You can help by purchasing less and choosing consciously. Support fair-trade and refuse fast fashion brands. Opt for second-hand, organic or sustainable-alternative materials from plants, such as tencel and bamboo. Steam clean or gently hand wash any synthetic wears you already have to prevent microfibers from entering waterways and ultimately the ocean. #BeTheChange ✌🏻️❤️🌎💙🌊💚🌱🖤✊🏻 This morning’s beach cleanup in ripped bikini bottoms someone was going to throw away, but I repaired (horribly, but you can’t tell, can you? 😘 Boom. 💥), and old sweatshirt supporting the beautiful humans at the International Rhino Foundation. ❤️🦏 No filter, but brightened. #peace #love #wearyourethics #fairtrade #vegangirl #environmentalnerd #refusesingleuse #protectwhatyoulove #beachcleanup #plasticpollution #ghostnets #planetorplastic #blueplanet #earthfirst #antipoaching #seashepherd #fortheoceans #marineconservation #oceanconservation
OCTOBER BEACH CLEANUP INFORMATION ☀️ Oahu friends, join us TWO WEEKS from today (Saturday, October 13th) for our monthly beach cleanup event! **Important note: We moved the cleanup times to 9:00-12:00 for cooler weather and easier scheduling in the day. Thank you to the volunteers who gave us that feedback! // More details on this cleanup to follow :) Come help us remove marine debris and spend a lovely morning at the beach! We hope to see you there! 💙 Hosted by @OneOceanDiving /@OneOceanConservation , @Keiko_Conservation & @WaterInspired. // Mahalo to our sponsors for the continuous support! @allgoodbrand @4ocean @7seasrope @knektusa @oakley @oneoceandesigns @clarklittleclothing @shells4sharks @stillsane @naturezwayofficial @watersoulfoundation @thessalonikecollection and others!. . . Want to learn more & find ways you can become an #oceanconservationist ? Visit freedivewithsharks.com > conservation. Want to become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador? Tell us why at teamoneocean@gmail.com. Tag #oneoceanglobal to be featured! Post/repost by: @namsundri
From @oneoceanglobal ambassador @kennaaloha #Repost // Speaking up for those without a voice ❤️ The #SouthernResidentOrcas are starving to death, primarily because their primary source of food, the chinook salmon, are also at the risk of extinction. If @GovInslee of Washington State breached the 4 Snake River dams, both the chinook salmon AND the orcas would actually have a chance against EXTINCTION. The salmon could repopulate back to a sustainable number and the orcas could finally have enough food to survive and reproduce! ⠀ ⠀ PLEASE send Governor Inslee your letters! ✉️ 1 Handwritten letter = 2,000 votes! So writing to @GovInslee is extremely valuable! Please ask him to “Breach the Snake River dams in 2018 for both the chinook salmon and the southern resident orcas in the Salish Sea!” You can also call and send E-messages. Be a voice for the voiceless 🙌🏽⠀ ⠀ These animals play such an important role in the ocean. We’ve already messed with the planet’s natural balance enough! It’s time we actually become CARETAKERS of the planet instead! Again, we are all connected! 💙🌎⠀ ⠀ For more details on the southern resident orca situation, check out @pnwprotectors who has all the information you need, both on this crisis as well as the Governor’s contact info! You can also check out my previous post on this problem that I shared just a few posts back to learn more 🙏🏽 Save the Southern Residents! Breach the Dams!. . . Want to learn more & find ways you can become an #oceanconservationist ? Visit freedivewithsharks.com > conservation. Want to become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador? Tell us why at teamoneocean@gmail.com. Tag #oneoceanglobal to be featured! Post/repost by: @namsundri
Our voices are louder together 🙏🏼🦈🙏🏼 follow the link in our bio and sign the petition to end the shark cull in @queensland // #speakupforsharks #savesharks #repost @saltybluecharni ————————————— Six sharks have been baited and killed in the last week following two incidents on the East Coast of Australia. In response, the @queensland Government and Fisheries Queensland set three baited drum lines in the harbour at Sawmill Bay, inside the #GreatBarrierReef Marine Park. Scientific research has proven shark culling to be indiscriminate and ineffective in reducing the risk of adverse interactions as target species, such as tiger sharks, are highly migratory and likely to move on from a fished area within a few hours following an incident (Holland, K., Wetherbee, B., et al. Marine Biology (1999)) making the identification of a responsible individual of an attack near impossible. ——————————————————— #protectwhatyoulove // Follow the link in my bio to sign the petition sending an email to Fisheries Minister #MarkFurner and Queensland Premier #AnnastaciaPalaszczuk @annastaciamp urging them to cease drum-lines in the Great Barrier Reef and use alternative shark mitigation techniques to avoid adverse human interactions occurring again. Post by: @saltybluecharni Photo by: @mermaid_kayleigh of #tigershark Nikki.
At least three tiger sharks have been killed in the last week with response to shark attacks in the Whitsundays, Australia. We feel deeply for the families involved and also for our oceans sharks as we know with scientific evidence that culling will not resolve the issue at hand. Please read more about shark behaviour and mitigation protocols for adverse interactions via @oceanramsey @oneoceandiving and continue to educate other #speakupforsharks // ———————————————— #Repost from New Zealand Shark Scientist 🥝🦈 @thelifeofrileynz @thelifeofrileyNZ // “Australia you need to pull your head in when it comes to sharks. It is not okay to go out and kill innocent wild animals after a shark attack/s. These events are yes, of course, so tragic and traumatic, not only for those directly involved but also the peripheral communities. But wtf, you cannot justify catching and killing random sharks the following days. The image above is a screen grab from @juansharks with underwater cameraman and film maker Mike Bhana, in back, and myself and @oceanramsey doing our bit, to stand up for innocent sharks being killed in such a way last time, during the WA shark cull. The public stood up against it also, so did the scientists, as much as the local ones could, while being politically gagged due to funding. Even the mother of one of the victims in WA stood up and said this isn't what her son would have wanted. We swam this baby tiger left for dead,back to life, to make sufficient noise to get our point across. My question is, what are you doing to make yours heard? If you are an Aussie, you need to stand the F up. If you are a famous Aussie, you more than anyone need to use your voice. If you're not an Aussie, then tell an Aussie to stand the F up. Shit don't happen by itself. Clearly this is wrong. Stand up for wrong. I am NOT saying we should not acknowledge the tragedy of attacks. I sympethise hugely for the family and victims. What I say above is because I know that science has proven, that random killing of sharks doesn't work. We need to encourage actual risk mitigating policy. // continued below...
It's so inspiring to see how far across the globe marine conservation work is being done! Awesome work from One Ocean Global Ambassador @didemkara.life // #worldcleanupday #worldcleanupday2018 with lovely @alavyahotel staff in Alaçatı, #Turkey . @oneoceanglobal . 💙💙💙. . Bugünün sahil menüsü;:. . Öğlen. . 😳az paslı ve yanmış. 😳mümkünse kuma yarı gömülmüş. 😳5-8cm arası büyüklükte,25-30 adet çivi. . Ara öğün. 😩havlunuza yakın bol miktar izmarit. Dünya temizlik gününde ,@cesmebld öncülüğünde, #Alaçatı 'yi koruma konusunda duyarlılığı ile çevre temizliğinde 15.haftayi geride bırakan @alavyahotel çalışanlarına katılarak çevreyi ve kumsali #deliklikoy 'da temizledigimiz için mutluyuz ama sonuçlar üzüyor. Sonuçta bu sahiller hepimizin. Eğlenmek hakkımız ama çivi, metal alkol kapağı , cam kırığı, yanmış mangal kömurleri 😕 ne sahiller ne de çocuklarımız bunları haketmiyor değil mi😕 . #misgibitürkiye #welavyaalaçatı #worldcleaningday #nike @nike #didemkara @sebnemcapa #birliktemümkün . . . . Want to learn more & find ways you can become an #oceanconservationist ? Visit freedivewithsharks.com > conservation. Want to become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador? Tell us why at teamoneocean@gmail.com. Tag #oneoceanglobal to be featured! Post/repost by: @namsundri
How real change can happen #GetOutThere . #Repost @sharkgirlmadison // We spread a lot of good information via social media but the people who are scared of sharks and who fish sharks do not follow us on Instagram. The most effective thing you can do is have a conversation with someone on the street. Someone who is fishing or about to go surfing. It does more than I ever can here. Never underestimate the power of a conversation. It’s not about the following you have, it’s about the person you are. 📸 @perrinjames . . . Want to learn more & find ways you can become an #oceanconservationist ? Visit freedivewithsharks.com > conservation. Want to become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador? Tell us why at teamoneocean@gmail.com. Tag #oneoceanglobal to be featured! Post/repost by: @namsundri
Plastic pollution is a major environmental issue, and we are only beginning to understand how it impacts the marine environment. There is growing level of global awareness regarding how destructive our collective consumption of single use plastics truly is, as plastic never goes away but breaks into smaller pieces that are present in every marine environment (Sebille et al. 2015). Plastic is also known to absorb toxins and pollutants that promote endocrine-disrupting effects on fish (Rochman et al. 2014). A recent publication in association with @marinemegafaua (Elitza et al. 2018) took a deeper look at this issue and how it could impact charismatic filter feeding megafauna like whale sharks, manta/mobulid rays, and baleen whales. They identified 3 high priority areas with high microplastic:plankton ratios with a high probability of #microplastic ingestion- the #GulfOfMexico , the #BayOfBengal downstream of the #GangesRiver , and the #CoralTriangle which is located in close proximity to the world’s largest emitters of plastic pollution. Ingestion could result in blocking the digestive tract and inadequate nutrient absorption, bio accumulation of toxins that could disrupt biological process including reproduction, and even transfer of these toxins to their young with impacts for generations to come. Long term monitoring is needed to determine long term impacts and safeguard these iconic species as well as the other life forms that could be impacted throughout the large habitat range they inhabit. You can help by reducing your consumption of single use plastics, voting for policies that help reduce plastic from entering the ocean, and supporting corporate responsibility to advocate for extended producer responsibility in countries where the infrastructure for waste management and recycling does not exist. Photo by @wakeupand.dive via @marinemegafauna #PlasticIsTheRealKiller #PlasticPollution #NoExcuseForSingleUse #microplastics #plankton #whalesharks #mantarays #baleenwhales #filterfeeders #SaveTheOcean // ————————————— #repost via @oneoceanresearch with super epic awesome informative write up by @blakethompsonphoto
Individual actions make a difference, especially when we make them together. Whether you are struggling with your single-use plastic addiction, having a hard time breaking up with your love of seafood, or unsure of how to start tackling all these environmental issues - every choice you make, big or small, to consciously better our planet IS WORTH IT. The community to save our oceans continues to grow 👊🏼 feeling inspired by OneOcean Ambassador @molliemathiesen speaking up for sharks !! Mahalo to all our Global Ambassadors for all that you do 🙏🌏💙 ——————————— #Repost @molliemathiesen // @oceanramsey & I just want to live underwater🧜🏼‍♀️ ——————————— Every time i mention doing what i love to someone new, majority of them say “are you crazy?” the answer is yes... crazy in love with the ocean & these beautiful creatures living in it. i feel more at peace underwater than i do anywhere else but it’s also heartbreaking because i only get reminded that their population is decreasing so fast. over 100 million sharks are killed every year, that’s about 3-5 sharks being killed per second. so why should we care? well because sharks are what keep the oceans ecosystem healthy, eating off the sick, wounded, disease carrying fish. they stop this spread helping the ocean give off around 80% of the oxygen we breathe. so think about your view on these creatures, our ocean, & your life. #savesharks savesharks #notyourfinsnotyoursoup #saveouroceans pc: @juansharks #juansharks ———————————- Want to learn more & find ways you can become an #oceanconservationist ? Visit freedivewithsharks.com > conservation. Want to become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador? Tell us why at teamoneocean@gmail.com. Tag #oneoceanglobal to be featured! Post/repost by: @saltybluegypsy
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