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Roatan goes bagless....

As an effort to decrease the amount of garbage on the island and to protect the reef, the Roatan Municipal and Roatan Marine Park are working together to eleminate plastic bags on Roatan. 70 more words

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Sea life ‘facing major shock’

24 AUG 2012

Life in the world’s oceans faces far greater change and risk of large-scale extinctions than at any previous time in human history, a team of the world’s leading marine scientists has warned. 809 more words

Environmental

Tiny cilia help corals exchange Oxygen and nutrients with the environment

In a new study made available last week via PNAS, MIT scientists (and list of multi-national, multi-disciplinary) collaborators have uncovered that corals can actually manipulate flow near their bodies and are not left to depend solely on the whims of ambient flow. 496 more words

Science

Virgin Islands Officials Attend Coral Reef Task Force Meeting

Governor John deJongh Jr. and Jean-Pierre Oriol, acting commissioner of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, recently attended the 32nd Meeting of the United States Coral Reef Task Force in Maui, Hawaii, which brought together representatives of 10 federal agencies, seven U.S. 289 more words

Environment

The Whitsunday Islands

By August we were nearing the end of our six months in Sydney; we’d worked a lot, saved up some money, enjoyed the city life, and were both itching to travel again. 315 more words

Travelling

Coral Reef Survey

Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) was recently contacted by WHALE Environmental Services LLC and asked if we were interested in a collaboration, as this Oahu-based company was planning to undertake a pilot project to survey the West Maui coral reefs. 287 more words

Research

Sustainable tourism gains traction

“Shifting mainstream tourism on to a sustainable footing is no easy task. One major hurdle is the lack of consumer demand. Those that express an interest over the carbon footprint of their beach towels or the provenance of their seafood dinner are a “fairly small part of the market” according to Salli Felton, chief executive at The Travel Foundation, an industry-funded charity.” 1,091 more words

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