Category: conservation

Top investment banks provide billions to expand fossil fuel industry:

The world’s largest investment banks have provided more than $700bn of financing for the fossil fuel companies most aggressively expanding in new coal, oil and gas projects since the Paris climate change agreement, figures show.

Is your bank on this list? Will you show consumer demand and switch? Will you write/tweet/tell your bank your opinion? 

Please stop what you are doing and look at these baby Lionfish! 

Remember:-

Lionfish in Atlantic = invasive = problem.

Lionfish in Pacific = native = not a problem.

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📷s by Steven Kovacs

Original article

Please stop what you are doing and look at these baby Lionfish! 

Remember:-

Lionfish in Atlantic = invasive = problem.

Lionfish in Pacific = native = not a problem.

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📷s by Steven Kovacs

Original article

Careers and Employment – Marine Conservation Philippines:

🚨JOB ALERT 🚨

Hi Tumblr fam,

My friends over at Marine Conservation Philippines are hiring a Junior Science Officer! Great opportunity for early-career scientists and/or conservation practitioners.

Dust off your CV and put your best fin forwards!

Careers and Employment – Marine Conservation Philippines:

🚨JOB ALERT 🚨

Hi Tumblr fam,

My friends over at Marine Conservation Philippines are hiring a Junior Science Officer! Great opportunity for early-career scientists and/or conservation practitioners.

Dust off your CV and put your best fin forwards!

❌ DO NOT FEED THE FISH 🐠

The final infographic from the Green Fins International Year of the Reef 2018 campaign is my favourite. 🐠 The first time I experienced fish feeding was at 16, snorkeling in Malaysia.
.
The guide didn’t ask, I just felt the rain of bread 🍞
all around me. Hundreds of reef fish swimming frantically around me,
little nibbles, slimy swim-bys, I hated it but didn’t question it.
Surely the guide knew best?
.
Fish feeding is now banned in
the marine park I was snorkeling in, but not all places are as strict.
We as tourists can demand better, we can ask people kindly to stop, we
can explain why, we can spread the word.

❌ DO NOT FEED THE FISH 🐠

The final infographic from the Green Fins International Year of the Reef 2018 campaign is my favourite. 🐠 The first time I experienced fish feeding was at 16, snorkeling in Malaysia.
.
The guide didn’t ask, I just felt the rain of bread 🍞
all around me. Hundreds of reef fish swimming frantically around me,
little nibbles, slimy swim-bys, I hated it but didn’t question it.
Surely the guide knew best?
.
Fish feeding is now banned in
the marine park I was snorkeling in, but not all places are as strict.
We as tourists can demand better, we can ask people kindly to stop, we
can explain why, we can spread the word.

Palau, In Western Pacific, Is First Nation To Ban ‘Reef-Toxic’ Sunscreens:

Great news from Palau 🇵🇼

Sunscreens with chemicals toxic to reefs are banned nationally, with fines of $1000 for retailers who provide them.

Two chemicals at the top of the no-go list are oxybenzone and
octinoxate. Oxybenzone can be lethal to coral, damages DNA in adults,
and causes developmental deformaties in coral larvae.

Worried about sunburn? Plan ahead, stay out of the midday sun cover up,
search for reef-safe sunscreens – small efforts have a huge benefit for
our reefs. 

Palau, In Western Pacific, Is First Nation To Ban ‘Reef-Toxic’ Sunscreens:

Great news from Palau 🇵🇼

Sunscreens with chemicals toxic to reefs are banned nationally, with fines of $1000 for retailers who provide them.

Two chemicals at the top of the no-go list are oxybenzone and
octinoxate. Oxybenzone can be lethal to coral, damages DNA in adults,
and causes developmental deformaties in coral larvae.

Worried about sunburn? Plan ahead, stay out of the midday sun cover up,
search for reef-safe sunscreens – small efforts have a huge benefit for
our reefs. 

First known omnivorous shark species identified:

I don’t think we’ll ever know the true depth of the ocean’s mysteries!