When the #UglyJourneyofTrash assists in the spread of non-native species - #NewReport by NOAA Marine Debris

Marine Debris as a Potential Pathway for Invasive Species | Project AWARE

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We love the new "Bitter about Litter" #SharkArt series from our friend Oh, Dakuwaqa! Learn more about the #UglyJourneyofTrash: [ Bit.ly Link ] #SharkHumor
#GivingTuesday - This is what your generosity helps achieve: 25,000 divers + 1500 surveys + 50 countries = over 500,000 pieces of trash removed and reported since #DiveAgainstDebris launched in 2011

#Evidence4Impact

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BREAKING NEWS: Turkish Minister has replied to our joint letter and proposes to add the Giant Devil Ray on list of prohibited species - #OceanOptimism

Endangered Devil Ray Landings in Turkey Denounced | Project AWARE

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Welcome to our new 100% AWARE partners - thank you for supporting ocean protection with every certification! Rocket Frog Divers Duttons divers Dive Funatics Lahaina Divers Maui SCUBALINO Tauchen & Reisen GmbH Scubatude Peter's Dive Resort Living The Dream Divers San Diego Scuba Center

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YOU can positively impact the future of shark & ray tourism! Follow best practices from our #SharkRayTourismGuide developed w/ WWF & Manta Trust #ResponsibleSharkRayTourism [ Bit.ly Link ]
Happy #InternationalDayOfHappiness - Do more of what makes you happy! #Diving #DiveAgainstDebris #OceanProtection - Be an agent of positive change for the ocean:
5 steps to fight against marine debris: [ Bit.ly Link ] #DiveAgainstDebris #CitizenScience #Evidence4Impact
Happy #StPatricksDay☘! No blue, no green - Make every day a green day for ocean protection! #DiveAgainstDebris year-round to protect our blue planet from the onslaught of marine debris: [ Bit.ly Link ]
This is what a #DebrisActivist looks like! Learn more about Kate Wilkins, who conducted #DiveAgainstDebris surveys every day through the month of February, in our latest #CommunitySpotlight.

Community Spotlight | Project AWARE

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Together with our shark conservation partners, we call for answers and action after 30 Endangered Giant Devil Rays were landed in #Turkey. Read our joint #PressRelease: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Endangered Devil Ray Landings in Turkey Denounced | Project AWARE

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Devastating #MobulidMonday news: 30 Endangered Giant Devil Rays landed in #Turkey despite protection commitments. These magnificent creatures were listed under CITES Appendix II in 2016 but the implementation of the new trade controls is taking effect this April. Our shark conservation partners are investigating. #Divers4SharksNRays #CITES4Sharks

İzmir'de büyük sürpriz! 30 tane aynı anda yakalandı

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It’s up to us – divers & tourism operators – to take action to protect sharks & rays. Learn how w/our #SharkRayTourismGuide! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Scary #FlatSharkFriday Fact: More than 1/2 of the rays & sharks native to the Mediteranean sea at risk of extinction [ Bit.ly Link ]

More than Half of the Sharks, Rays and Chimaeras Native to the Mediterranean Sea are at Risk of Extinction | Project AWARE

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Kevin King's advice for those who want to get involved in ocean conservation: "Just do it." Learn what motivated this scuba instructor to take action in our latest #CommunitySpotlight.

Community Spotlight | Project AWARE

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What if the rope had not been there in the first place? Remove, record and report marine debris found underwater through our citizen science programme #DiveAgainstDebris before it hurts marine creatures:

Brave divers swim up to a shark tangled p in rope and cut it free

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It's official! Spots are open now for Project AWARE's #Finathon team in the TCS New York City Marathon. Contact us today to reserve your spot!

Fundraise for the Ocean with the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon | Project AWARE

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This #IWD2017, we remember the work and legacy of a pioneer in marine #conservation and #sharkscience: [ Bit.ly Link ] #WednesdayWisdom #quote
This International Women's Day, March 8, we take our hats off to all the women who take action in their local communities to support a clean, healthy and vibrant ocean #IWD2017 #DiveAgainstDebris #AdoptADiveSite #PositiveChange
Immerse yourself in the wonders of the ocean without getting your feet wet as the Ocean Film Festival World Tour hits cinemas across Australia during March and April. In some locations, 1$ from every ticket sold is donated to Project AWARE: [ Bit.ly Link ] - Photos courtesy of the Ocean Film Festival Australia