Alert Diver - Divers Alert Network
In most countries, fishing regulations limit the minimum size of individual fish that can be caught to allow fish to achieve maturation so their populations can be replenished. This type of regulation assumes that larger fish are not relatively more valuable to population replenishment than smaller fish. Fish biologists, however, have occasionally found that in some species larger females reproduce disproportionately more eggs than smaller ones.
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The presence of Crown of Thorns starfish in Mauritius is an increasing problem for the coral reefs. It has become clear that it is spreading in the Indian Ocean region. This giant 12-legged starfish species is currently proliferating in Mauritian waters. Known as "The crown of thorns" (Acanthaster planci), presence has been reported all around Mauritius around Rodrigues.
All Hands on Deck: Protecting Biodiversity in Palau - Mission Blue
On a single dive day in Palau, lucky divers can witness an impressive range of ocean wildlife like manta rays, sea turtles, humphead parrotfish, humphead wrasse, dugong and saltwater crocodiles to list a few. And then, of course, there are myriad colorful fish, small and large, flickering across the technicolor canvases that are the coral [...]Read More...
The Film - Mission Blue
We’re excited to announce that the Mission Blue Film won the 2015 News & Documentary Emmy® Award for Outstanding Editing – Documentary and Long Form! “It’s her natural charisma and infectious enthusiasm that are most compelling onscreen. As one of the first and foremost American women oceanographers, she became a standard-bearer among female field-research scientists, [...]Read More...
South Africans Unite Around Hope Spots - Mission Blue
While 12 percent of the land on Earth is protected, less than 3% of the ocean has meaningful protection from fishing, pollution and resource extraction. Dr. Sylvia Earle, founder of global initiative Mission Blue, visited South Africa last month in a whirlwind tour of that ravishing marine environment to help generate community support for more [...]Read More...