The world's oceans face a mounting crisis of abuse and overuse--but you can help! Just by taking small, common-sense steps that reduce your impact, you join a growing movement of ocean awareness that's good for the ocean....and good for you.
This week's tip: Look, but don't touch, when SCUBA diving. Diving immerses you in the ocean ecosystem, where your actions can directly effect wildlife. To reduce your impact, never touch any corals, even sturdy ones, as their protective “slime” is degraded when you do. Interfering with eels, crabs, and even sea turtles can be dangerous for you and the stresses you cause can be dangerous to the animals! For an unforgettable SCUBA expedition assisting with permitted sea turtle and shark research, dive with Todd Steiner and Randall Arauz this November in the Cocos Islands, Costa Rica! Click here to learn more.
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Thanks for helping!
Sincerely, Chris Pincetich, Ph.D. Outreach & Education Manager Turtle Island Restoration Network
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