The largest Marine Reserve in the world

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Pitcairn Islands are situated in the South Pacific and belong to the UK. The protected zone cover 834,000 square kilometers, that is to say, bigger than the states of California. Fishing in this marine reserve is prohibited except for traditional fishing by the local population. How did this happen? The site is composed of four remote islands which are Pitcairn, … Read More

An Underwater Museum in Cancun

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You’re a contemporary art lover ? This museum is for you !   Who created this underwater museum? The biggest underwater contemporary art museum in the world opened in 2009. It’s situated off the coast of Isla Mujeres and Cancun in Mexico. This ambitious project was found in the most part by Jason deCaires Taylor, a famous English sculptor. He has created … Read More

Phuket Best Snorkeling

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You have The choice. You can choose from different spots around the world. But why not famous Phi Phi Islands or the protected National Park of the Similan Islands. You can choose from a depth of 3 to 40 metres. You can choose to meet people or to be on your own with your own private boat. You can choose Phuket … Read More

Adopt a whale

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        Play a part – Adopt a whale Many animals face the threat of extinction today and whales are one of them. Whales are at the top of the food chain and have an important role in the overall health of the marine environment. Unfortunately their large size and mythical aura does not protect them; seven out … Read More

Oarfish discovered by tourists near Mexico.

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On the sea of Cortès tourists have made a funny encounter; they filmed the legendary oarfish or fish tape. These fishes were filmed only a few times, in fact he lives in the ocean depths (1000m). That is why this video is an unusual document. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahi37qeGrO0 The Oarfish The oarfish gets its name from the Latin Word “regalis” meaning royal. … Read More

Underwater target shooting

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Underwater target shooting is a sport which was created in France 20 years ago. The underwater hunters have developed it in order to practice. At the beginning the shooting take place vertically (from the surface to the ground). Nowadays the sport has 4 disciplines. Four Disciplines –          Marksmanship: the man dives for 10 minutes to complete 10 shots in apnea … Read More

Artificial reefs

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To deal with the deterioration of the marine wildlife, artificial reefs were put in place to ensure a sustainable habitat in this ecosystem. Developed an artificial reef is being submerged, it is mostly composed of a mixture of sand, concrete and pieces of shells (which will form limestone) structure. They are mostly immersed in places where there is only sand. … Read More

Fishing techniques: the reefs are in danger

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Indeed overfishing is deteriorating marine fauna and coral reefs. Over 20% of coral reefs have been destroyed.  Not only has the global warming deteriorated the ecosystem but also mass tourism and especially certain fishing techniques. Non-ecological fishing techniques –          Bottom trawling is a very destructive fishing technique. Boats sink their weighted at the bottom of the water and then shoot … Read More

Coral reefs

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Coral reefs are ecological niches. They are among the richest ecosystems on the planet. There are an exceptional diversity because of the large number of fish, and its corals. There are two main types of corals, soft and hard. The hard one forms the basis of coral. They secrete limestone which forms a hard rock for the development of others … Read More