VIDEO of sleeping sperm whales
A FINtastic thank you to Langley Diving, BC, Canada, for completing their second indoor pool Finathon. Les Newman, PADI Course Director and Finathon team of 12 just raised $1,200 by swimming to help end finning. “I love sharks. I’ve been in the water with them on every continent from Great Whites in Cape Town, to Thailand, the Caribbean, the Red Sea, Australia, the South Pacific, Florida and California! I would rather dive with sharks than people,” says Les.
In the Bahamas, you’ll find a Caribbean reef shark for every 100 yards of underwater habitat. And when feedings occur, sharks appear in droves, swimming increasingly tighter circles around the divers gathered in an arc on the sand.
The first underwater film, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, was shot in Nassau in 1915. Ever since, Holllywood producers have been returning to the Bahamas again and again for the same reason divers do — the spectacular visibility, incredible diversity and easy access.
More than 10 percent of Florida's manatees died this past year. Here's how you can help.
The clock’s ticking for vanishing shark species. Project AWARE is looking for 100 Finathon™ champions to join the race to protect them. If you’re FINatical about sharks, join the Finathon today and fundraise for their protection. How many people can you get swimming to end finning? What is the Finathon™? Like a walkathon, fun run or marathon – the Finathon is a great way to bring the community together, raise awareness and challenge funds to support this unique cause. You can help Project AWARE:
An octopus manages to squeeze its body Houdini-style through a small hole in the side of a boat. You have got to see this!
Ellen Cuylaerts and her family experience the enchantment of these gentle giants
Five commercially valuable shark species, manta rays and freshwater sawfish listed
Heartwarming story. A fishing-line entangled dolphin in Hawaii "asks" a diver for help—and gets it.
We’re just weeks away from CITES: March 2013! Project AWARE is working hard to get support from CITES authorities and governments worldwide to vote YES to protect shark and ray species on the brink.