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Eat sustainably!

Here is a quick guide to eating sustainably, from Sam, our friendly fellow fish-lover!

  1. Download the guide relevant to your area! Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia etc.
  2. Take it with you in your purse!
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask! Ask what species its from, and where and how it was caught - then use the guide to inform your decision.
  4. Look for the Marine Stewardship Council logo - The blue ‘fish tick’ logo is a sure sign that the fish has been caught from a sustainable source.
  5. Ask for seafood caught using more traditional fishing methods! Pole and line, handline, gillnets and pots/traps have a lower environmental impact than more industrial methods such as trawling and dredging.

Dangerous or endangered?

mad-as-a-marine-biologist:

SHARKS

Did anyone in the States watch this on CBS Miami last night? 

Apart from the annoying question at the start “Are sharks dangerous, or endangered?” What, they can’t be both? The documentary looks at a group of researchers studying the aggregations of Lemon sharks (amongst others) in Jupiter, Florida.

The guy in the red t-shirt is my friend Dan Geary, we volunteered together for the Thresher Shark Research and Conservation project in Philippines (see aforementioned red t-shirt). 

He now does some work for the Bimini Biological Field Station (which you can intern at to get experience).

Dan straddling a Hammerhead. 

Dan says that as a volunteer, he helped with everything from cleaning to wrangling sharks to data collection/data input.

It looks like a rough process, but the data collection is essential to Shark Conservation. DNA analysis allows the monitoring of shark populations and paves the way for efficient protection measures.

So if you fancy a night on the seas, experiencing the brute strength of an apex predator, and then poking it with needles, rulers etc then check out BBFS!


This photo from Nat Geo is sure to become another classic.

mothernaturenetwork:

Shark-eat-shark photo catches rare marine moment
Though not unusual for a shark to snack on another shark, it’s not typical behavior — and it’s certainly not common for humans to catch the action firsthand. The eater in this party was a tasselled wobbegong shark more than 4 feet long; the wobbegong’s prey was a 3.2-foot-long brown-banded bamboo shark

aren’t these dolphins just the cutest!

zewildside:

Good news, everyone! 

The Irrawaddy River Dolphin is a freshwater dolphin species. Prior to January 2012, it was thought that there were less than 100 left in the world, living in freshwater rivers and lagoons in southeast Asia. But about a month ago, 6,000 more of these dolphins were found around Bangladesh. Hope for the future!!

Source- Wildlife Conservation Society

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