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Project Manta – The Manta Rays of Eastern Australia

Our celebration of the Manta season continues this week with an introductory blog about Project Manta, who we hope to work with to promote the research and conservation of Manta Rays in Australia. Established in 2007, Project Manta is a multidisciplinary study of manta rays that aims to provide much needed biological and ecological information on the species in eastern …

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Ocean Film Festival Australia

The Ocean Film Festival is touring the country for the first time this March – we hope you can make it to one of the screenings! The inaugural Ocean Film Festival is designed to mesmerise and enthrall, showcasing more than  two hours of stunning footage taken above and below the water’s surface. The films document the beauty and power of …

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Divers Increase Pressure for Shark and Ray Trade Protections Under CITES

Our friends over at Project Aware recently teamed up with, dive business owners and dive supporters united as the voice of the dive community in Bangkok, Thailand at the sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CITES CoP16). On 1 March, before the meeting opened, we made our message loud and clear – healthy shark and ray …

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Animal Planet Documentary – Mermaid Found

Watch the documentary Mermaids have been a popular subject of art and literature for centuries. The legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, China, and India. On May 27, 2012, Discovery’s Animal Planet aired “Mermaids: The Body Found”, …

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Ocean Ramsay Rides Great White Shark – Good or Bad?

Last week, we posted a picture to our wall of lover of the sea, Ocean Ramsay, riding on the fin of a Great White Shark. It seemed to receive mixed responses. From ‘good on her’, to ‘that’s just dangerous’, and especially ‘how disrespectful to the animal’. What are your thoughts on this? Is riding on the fin of a Great …

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Sea Shepherd Declared ‘Pirates’ Under US Court Ruling

A US court has declared the conservation group Sea Shepherd to be “pirates” and ordered it to stop its aggressive actions against Japanese whalers. The ruling was issued on Wednesday by chief judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th US circuit court of appeals. In his 18-page-opinion, he wrote: “You don’t need a peg leg or an eye patch. When you ram …

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Shark Had Diver’s Head in It’s Jaws!

  Jenny Oliver was diving in Fiordland, New Zealand, when she was bitten on the head by a shark. Ms Oliver only escaped the clutches of the Seven-Gill Shark after her dive partner repeatedly punched the shark in the nose. As a masters student in Marine Biology at Victoria University, Ms Oliver was part of a dive team assisting in …

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September is Project AWARE’s Debris Month of Action

September is Project AWARE’s Debris Month of Action – a month-long rally when scuba divers around the world will make a stand against the ocean’s silent killer – marine debris. We would love your help to spread the word in your community. During September’s Debris Month of Action, we’re calling for scuba divers and ocean advocates everywhere to: Conduct Dive …

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Ron Taylor – An Icon

Way back when in 1952 the ocean sparked the interest of Mr Ron Josiah Taylor, and thank god it did, because this man would eventually give rise to a new type of ocean, and shark, conservation. After the Great White Shark attack on Rodney Fox in 1963, Ron – originally a champion spearfisho, worked together with Rodney to seek revenge …

Fathers Day Sale Starts Now!

Adreno’s Fathers Day Sale starts 18th August – 2nd September. Check online or in store for some great deals!