TheOceanRoamer's tribulations

Ocean stories, from above and below the waterline.

"...The Go Blue Initiative is not just about mindless protection, writing laws and never ending complaints about governmental and non-governmental agencies. 

The Go Blue initiative is about LEARNING - DISCOVERING - PROTECTING TOGETHER, not just in words but in deeds." - THEOCEANROAMER 2017

May
23

Is this the end of Reefs, is conservation doomed?

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As a marine professional since the late 80's I have been privileged to work in remote locations with amazing aquatic flora and fauna... but lately my heart weeps every time I go into the water.

Diving in remote locations of the Red Sea or now more recently in the Caribbean where it all started for me, I discover underwater deserts where there once was thriving eco systems. Each time I do my best to understand the reasons behind it, and why o why conservation efforts fail.

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May
18

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One thing I have understood from all these years at Sea, and seeing my workplace the underwater habitat and red sea eco-systems disappearing before my eyes in just mere decades is that everything is going faster and faster, we cannot deny the facts anymore.To quote my most revered colleague aquanaut Dr.Sylvia Earle: "No Blue - No Green", and I would add vice-versa. Yin/Yang ladies and gentlemen, parents and kids.We need to seek balance! I strongly believe in two things which our logo expresses: YIN/YANG - NO BLUE/NO GREEN We need to find a balance between usage of natural resources and human development.  In our current society we cannot expect conservation without income, as ressources are dwindling to an ever increasing crescendo; the need for tourism supported projects supporting the environment is needed. We are non-profit movement designed at reviewing each and every beach location, and actively restore the shallow area's of The...
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