Category: sea

💛Pikachu 🖤

📍: 🇵🇱

📣: Thecacera pacifica

Happy World Octopus Day! 

Blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.)

Malapascua, Philippines 

P.S. It’s Octopuses not octopi. 

The continuing demise of Australia's threatened species #marineexplorer

The continuing demise of Australia’s threatened species #marineexplorer by John Turnbull

Via Flickr:

Whilst Australia has a process for listing threatened species, there is no longer a requirement for threatened species to have a recovery plan, nor is the government required to act on plans if they do exist. Even when a plan is written, we don’t monitor whether it is implemented. www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/20/no-clue-envir…

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!

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. 

Impacts of Tourism: Philippines Special Part II:

Thanks to Ocean Wavelengths for having me on the podcast to talk about my work with Green Fins and the small steps we can take that can have big positive impacts for coral reefs when we’re diving or snorkeling! Only 12 minutes and who knows, you might learn something new!