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Man-made reefs reduce damage of divers on natural coral reefs

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A FISH SWIMS along Tamar, an artificial reef created by Ben-Gurion University, in Eilat.. (photo credit:KEREN LEVY) Artificial reefs reduce the damage of divers on natural coral reefs, according to a new Ben-Gurion University of the Negev study just published in the Journal of Environmental Management. Visitors and divers are known to have an economic interest in protecting the coral on the one hand, but also as intruders who harm them unintentionally. The study, led by Dr. Yaniv Belachsan of the department of hotel management and tourism at BGU’s Eilat campus, together with student Megan Rousseau of South Africa and marine biologist Prof. Nadav Shashar, examined the extent of diving in Eilat and the behavior of divers in natural and artificial sites. They found that about a third of Eilat diving is done on artificial reefs and one of the ships that was installed as a diving site is one...
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Endangered orcas are losing their unborn babies because they’re starving, study finds

A unique group of killer whales is miscarrying at an astronomical rate, and it’s because humans have wiped out most of their food supply.   A recent study in the journal PLOS ONE found that as high as 69 percent of Southern Resident killer whale pregnancies end in failure. These famous whales, which frequent the Salish Sea off Seattle and Vancouver, rely on Chinook salmon for the lion’s share of their diet. Once abundant, Chinook are now rare and the whales are going hungry. The study is the first to demonstrate a clear link between orca miscarriage and poor nutrition brought on by the scarcity of their main prey. Scientists at the University of Washington collected orca feces between 2008 and 2014 to measure hormones that regulate hunger, stress and reproduction. DNA profiling let them track the stages of pregnancy for individual orcas, and figure out when a female became pregnant and at what...
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Sustainable Tourism - Dive Curacao - REAL TALK

Today on a special edition of Real Talk, Grant and Alyssa sit down with Bryan Horne from Dive Curacao to discuss sustainable/responsible tourism initatives from the CHATA - Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association, Dive Task Force (Coral Restoration, Dive Site Clean-ups, Adopting Dive Sites, Recycling, etc...) plus highlighting some amazing dive sites, Canadian flights, etc. ►Where to follow TCN Network: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mytcntv Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mytcntv Twitter: https://twitter.com/mytcntv ►Where to follow Grant Browning: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gbrowning101 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Grant.Carib101 Twitter: https://twitter.com/Grant_Browning Website: http://www.grantbrowning.com LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/grant-brow... ►Where to follow Alyssa Mahadeo: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alyssamahadeo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/misscanadaal... Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lysssaaaa LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/alyssamahadeo ►Where to follow Dive Curaçao: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/divecuracao Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scubadivecur... Twitter: https://twitter.com/scubacuracao Website: https://www.divecuracao.info Thank you for watching this video—Please Share and leave a comment ► Subscribe to Our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS56... Original link

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Rising temperatures are cooking baby sea turtles in their nests

Baby sea turtles face a famous gauntlet. The little reptiles are vulnerable to predators, poachers, fishing gear and plastics. And now with climate change, there’s one more hurdle on that list: unusually hot sand. Scorching sand heats up turtle nests, which are buried in pits on beaches. Those elevated temperatures can cook developing embryos. “In some places the nests are getting so hot that there’s no survival,” says marine biologist Kristin Mazzarella of Mote Marine Lab in Sarasota, Florida. “The eggs don't hatch.”   In the short term, most turtle species can cope with a little extra warmth. But in the long game, overheating nests could be a serious burn for these ancient ocean reptiles. Turtles in trouble Lately beaches have been getting hotter, thanks to man-made climate change. Warming is projected to continue into the next century, heating up beaches around the world. Sea turtles will keep nesting along...
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Meet the Electric Flame Scallop, the Clam That Shoots Lightning Bolts

T here’s only one sea animal you want at the disco. It’s the electric flame scallop, also known as the disco clam, and it’s more fun than any of us could ever hope to be. For years, the creature was putting on light displays for everyone who bothered to look. Disco Clams Light Up the Ocean Floor Disco clams get their name from the rippling light show on their mirrored lips, visible even in the dim blue depths. UC Berkeley graduate student, Lindsey Dougherty, has been studying the clams for four years.   Water You Waiting For? Sign up for Azula’s newsletter to bring the latest ocean news and crazy-cute animal videos straight to your inbox. And everyone believed that it was some kind of electric phenomenon that made the clam give off the shock that it did. Disco GIF – Find & Share on GIPHY Discover & Share this...
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Social Media Group Spawns Ocean Conservation Album

Nineteen-year-old Maiah Wynne is taking the world by tidal wave. Nineteen-year-old Maiah Wynne – an award-winning singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress based in Portland, OR, is one of the 15 Sirens featured on the collaborative album. A prolific songwriter (100 songs), she writes songs about anything from politics to feminism to heartbreak. Her music has been featured in over nine different films, and her charm and musicianship has led to packed audiences.across the northwest.SOCIALLY SPARKED NEWS: Why did you get involved with the Songs for the Sea project?Maiah: The biggest and overarching reason was the idea that we were making something that would impact the world. We definitely aren’t the dedicated scientists who are doing the research out in the freezing cold, because those people are the true heroes of this story. But, we are the people standing behind those activists and scientists saying, ‘what you are doing is amazing, we...
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We live underwater (Biorock Coral Reef Restoration)

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World travellers, divers and filmmakers of The Jetlagged are setting out to give threatened coral ecosystems a new chance: They build an artificial reef on a Indonesian island paradise with heavily damaged corals. The Biorock structure will be equipped with a special feature: Electricity. This has proven to give corals super powers - enhancing growth and health with astonishing success. 6 months later, The Jetlagged come back to check out the progress on their reef… Awards: Innovation Award - 2016 San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival Best Direction - 2015 Silently 3 (Short Underwater Movie Festival) Best Theme - Kolkotta International Wildlife & Environment Film Festival Prize of the Main Advertising Partner Effectivity POWERED BY PUBLICS - 2016 Ekotopfilm – Envirofilm Official Selection: Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, New York / USA, 2015 19th International Underwater Film Festival, Belgrade / Serbia, 2015 Our world underwater, Lone Star State & Chicago /...
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