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Marine Conservation

Marine conservation is one of the most important topics of conversation for scuba divers. After all, if we don't protect our oceans, there's no point diving...
Grey whales in the northwestern Pacific are shrinking

Grey whales in the northwestern Pacific are shrinking

ByStuart ButlerJun 19, 2024
A new study reveals that grey whales are rapidly shrinking and scientists fear this could have a significant impact on whale health.
still from video showing freediver removing entanglement from sperm whale

Whale asks divers to free it from plastic entanglement

ByStuart ButlerJun 13, 2024
A video has emerged showing a sperm whale entangled in rubbish swimming up to a group of divers and asking them for help.
Shark fishing bans double reef shark numbers – study

Shark fishing bans double reef shark numbers – study

ByDIVE StaffMay 25, 2024
Shark populations double in Marine Protected Areas with no take shark fishing bans, according to a new study
PADI AWARE surpasses $500k in ocean-saving community grants

PADI AWARE surpasses $500k in ocean-saving community grants

ByDIVE StaffMay 22, 2024
PADI AWARE Foundation announces the latest recipients of its Mission Hub Community Grant Programme, now topping $500,000 over 3 years
Marine Conservation Society’s open letter to political leaders

Marine Conservation Society’s open letter to political leaders

Help drive change in UK political commitment to the oceans by signing the Marine Conservation Society's petition
Marine conservationists among prestigious Whitley Award winners

Marine conservationists among prestigious Whitley Award winners

Papua New Guinea marine biologist Naomi Longa and Cameroon manatee expert, Aristide Kamla, declared prestigious Whitley Award winners
steve backshall

Steve Backshall to headline For the Love of Sharks

ByDIVE StaffMay 1, 2024
Join a host of speakers including TV wildlife presenter Steve Backshall for an evening celebrating shark conservation in London this November
Dominican Republic commits to conserving 30 per cent of its ocean

Dominican Republic commits to conserving 30 per cent of its ocean

ByStuart ButlerApr 24, 2024
The Domincan Republic will be joining only a handful of other countries to have committed to conserving 30 per cent of its ocean water.
Caskets filled with coral settlement substrates hanging in the pools

SECORE International’s Caribbean-wide coral restoration success

SECORE International‘s coral seeding programme is hailed a great success, with its reef restoration initiative present in nine Caribbean nations
Mystery illness killing smalltooth sawfish

Mystery illness killing smalltooth sawfish

ByStuart ButlerApr 6, 2024
Scientists are worried about a mystery illness killing critically endangered smalltooth sawfish in the Florida Keys.
using the mcs good fish guide

MCS recommendations for more sustainable seafood shopping

The Marine Conservation Society recommends swapping some fish for more sustainable options, based on the latest Good Fish Guide updates
UK government to be taken to court for allowing overfishing

UK government to be taken to court for allowing overfishing

ByStuart ButlerApr 1, 2024
The UK government is being taken to court for repeatedly setting catch limits for fishing that exceed scientific advice
Citizen Science Month: How you can help save our seas

Citizen Science Month: How you can help save our seas

The Marine Conservation Society shares ideas for how to get involved with National Citizen Science Month this April
Indonesian activists face jail after exposing damage to marine park

Indonesian activists face jail after exposing damage to marine park

ByStuart ButlerMar 28, 2024
Indonesian environmental activists face jail after exposing the damage illegal shrimp farms are causing to Karimunjawa Marine National Park
bbc presenter hannah stitfall

Oceans: Life Under Water podcast – E01: The Water Planet

A new 12-part podcast in association with Greenpeace UK is exploring life below the waves, with BBC presenter, Hannah Stitfall
mcs volunteer picking up a plastic bottle from a UK beach

MCS ‘State of Our Beaches’ report highlights need to cut plastic pollution

ByDIVE StaffMar 20, 2024
The Marine Conservation Society's annual State of our Beaches report, highlights the urgent need to reduce single-use plastic
a manta ray swimming past the camera in seychelles

Major study reveals size of Seychelles manta ray population

ByDIVE StaffMar 14, 2024
A major new study Seychelles has highlighted the importance of D’Arros Island and St. François Atoll for Seychelles' reef mantas
Reef-World wins Drops In The Ocean environmental fund

Reef-World wins Drops In The Ocean environmental fund

The Reef-World Foundation makes a splash with a monumental £335,000 win in Ocean Outdoor's Drops In The Ocean environmental fund
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