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Ocean Quest Arctic Clear HD Dive Mask

(Blue Ocean Network - September 21, 2011) -- Ocean Quest is taking steps to improve the over all experience for divers by introducing the Arctic Clear HD Dive Mask. Ocean Quest is now using a new lens called the Arctic Clear HD lens. The glass used in this process is of optical quality and far more pure than standard tempered glass.

Global Travel Alert Issued by U.S. State Dept.

(Blue Ocean Network - Sept 3, 2011) -- With the approaching 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., the U.S. government not surprisingly is alerting the public to the potential for another attack timed around the anniversary. On Sept. 2, the U.S. Department of State issued a travel alert informing U.S. citizens traveling or residing abroad of the continued threat posed by al-Qaeda and its affiliates.

ReefId helps identify our oceans inhabitants.

(Blue Ocean Network - Sept 1, 2011) -- A unique resource is being built to help curious ocean adventurers identify the inhabitants they encounter.  Everyone from the advanced SCUBA diver and underwater photographer to the occasional snorkeler is helping build the largest user friendly online database of our ocean's inhabitants to date.  By utilizing the power of the public, everyone from the professional ocean adventurer to the casual aquatic vacationer can quickly and easily identify a chance encounter with one of our world's ocean inhabitants.

Survey Finds More Travelers Planning Fall Trips

(Blue Ocean Network - August 21, 2011) -- An overwhelming number of travelers are planning major trips this fall thanks to seasonal deals and fewer crowds at major destinations. According to the Travel Beat Survey by Ruf Strategic Solutions on behalf of  Travel Guard North America, a whopping 96 percent of consumers polled plan to travel on leisure trips this fall.

Airport Security in the Decade Since 9/11

(Blue Ocean Network - Sept 8, 2011)  --  On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a new TSA video is being played for airline passengers waiting to go through security checkpoints at many U.S. airports. The video appeals to the traveling public's cooperation and patience in response to the continuing threat of terrorists bringing aboard explosives to blow up airliners. 

Trinidad invokes State of Emergency in response to Cocaine War

(Blue Ocean Network - Sept 6, 2011) -- In an effort to combat drug-related violence, Trinidad has extended its sate of emergency (SOE) and curfew for three more months. A nightly 8-hour curfew was first imposed on Aug 21, 2011 in direct response to a wave of violent crime linked to drug trafficking that included the murder of 11 people over a 48-hour period. Government security forces had already been fighting the illegal drug trade, that culminated in a multi- million-dollar bust at the island's international airport in last month. 

World Oceans Day

(Blue Ocean Network - June 8, 2011) -- Today is World Oceans Day - a time to celebrate our earth's most beautiful blue resource, and to take a moment to consider how we are taking care of it. World Oceans Day, which had been unofficially celebrated every June 8 since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The day was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2008. Since then it has been coordinated internationally by Read more

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