Monthly Archives: July 2011

1000 Kids Pledge to Save Sharks in Hong Kong

July 9, 2011 The 1000 Kids, One Message! project brought together shark loving kids and a distinguished list of ocean heroes at the Cyberport in Hong Kong for a special pledge – “I am the future! I won’t eat shark fins!” It’s hoped that the children’s message from the hot zone of the shark fin trade will echo loud and clear through national and international media, as nation after nation bans the brutal and unsustainable practice of shark finning.  The underlying premise of the project is clear – children are the future. The Ocean Geographic Society is calling on kids around the world to step up as the next generation of young ambassadors for sharks.  Kids attending this event have been officially named Shark Ambassadors.…
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Oceans of Inspiration – Sylvia at Momentum 2011

Photo – Kip Evans Sustainable Seas: The Vision, The Reality On May 12th, Sylvia addressed a crowd of more than 500 at Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis as the final speaker in the Institute on the Environment’s groundbreaking Momentum 2011 event series. To say that her talk was inspirational would be an understatement. With lyrical words and stunning underwater images,  Sylvia took us on an expedition from the deepest ocean to our neighboring planets, bringing into sharp focus what the  future may hold. She conveyed not only her passion for what she calls “the blue heart of the planet,” but also her conviction that we must – and can – still rescue it from the overfishing, climate change and other onslaughts it faces today.…
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Expert Panel Reveals Declining State of the Ocean

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Delegates to a special United Nations panel convened to discuss progress as well as gaps in marine scientific research, emerging challenges and links between science and policy making in light of the very serious threats facing the ocean. Also included were presentations on deep-sea research and international ocean governance; assessment of progress in marine pollution control and challenges; and future management of the oceans and seas, including coral reefs. That evening, The High Seas Alliance hosted a reception for the dedicated ocean policy makers. Later in week-long conference, IPSO (International Programme on the State of the Ocean) scientists released their long awaited report in which they revealed that the world ocean is in a shocking state of decline, and that the world’s ocean is in a much worse state than previously suspected.…
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Film : Sylvia Earle & “Mission Blue” at Chilmark Community Center

By Brooks RobardsThe Martha’s Vineyard TimesJune 29, 2011 It’s hard to convey adequately the importance of Sylvia Earle’s upcoming appearance at the Chilmark Community Center on Wednesday, July 6. One of the world’s foremost oceanographers, Dr. Earle will join the audience in watching scenes from “Mission Blue,” Menemsha summer resident Bob Nixon’s documentary-in-progress, and comment on them. Dr. Earle and her Mission Blue initiative to rescue the world’s oceans make up the subject of the film, which is now in the editing stage. With principal photography just finished, Mr. Nixon expects to complete and release “Mission Blue” this winter. The director will join Dr. Earle at this Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (MVFF) event. The story of Dr. Earle’s Mission Blue initiative is one of optimism and determination in the face of the dying state of the world’s oceans.…
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