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Seahorses take centre stage at ADEX 2016

(Blue Ocean Network - May 15, 2016) -- Singapore -- More than 57,000 ocean enthusiasts crammed the exhibit aisles at Suntec Singapore April 15–17, for ADEX 2016.  Attendance has more than doubled in 5 years time at the Asia Dive Expo; In this past year (2015 to 2016), attendance increased 41% pointing to a growing youth-driven Asian market that is focused on all things ocean.

n Honor of the Captain's Birthday, It's Time To Bring On Your Inner Cousteau

(Blue Ocean Network.com - June 11, 2016) -- Today is the 106th birthday of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Born June 11, 1910, Jacques-Yves Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation and was a member of the Académie Française. Cousteau died at the age of 87 on June 25, 1997.

10 Things You Can Do To Save the Ocean

(BlueOceanNetwork.com - June 8, 2016) -- The ocean is the heart and the lungs of our beautiful blue planet. No matter where you live, you are connected to the sea. The ocean in trouble, and that means so are we. But there are things each of us can do, and together we still have a window of opportunity to turn the tide for the better.

The Wavestar Vision for an Ocean Energy Park is Closer to Reality

(Blue Ocean Network - June 1, 2016) -- A revolutionary technology has been created to meet the planet's energy needs.  The Wavestar Energy project features a power station that converts the kinetic energy of the ocean into electricity.

Located in Denmark, the WaveStar machine taps into the energy of ocean waves with kinetic energy harvesters called "Floats" which move up and down with the rise and fall of the sea.

Sustainable 6-Packs for Ocean Huggers.

(Blue Ocean Network.com - May 18, 2016) -- The harmful effects of plastic, both on our oceans and lakes, is no secret. That’s why Saltwater Brewery, a craft brewer based in Florida, came up with an ingenious alternative to the plastic six-pack rings known to get ingested by wildlife or caught around their necks.

Stopping Ocean Pollution, One Laundry Load at a Time.

(Blue Ocean Network.com - May 2, 2016) -- Each time you wash clothes made with synthetic materials—think polyester, rayon, nylon, and the like—as many as 1,900 tiny microfibers break off, flow through your washing machine drain, and continue on to waterways. Once in the water, they’re ingested by all forms of marine life, threatening both their health and yours.

Ocean Bottle brings attention to our Daily Household Plastic Waste

(Blue Ocean Network.com - May 26, 2016) -- Right now there are about 46,000 pieces of trash floating around in every square mile of the ocean, which is why Belgian company Ecover is now making their cleaning product packaging from plastic fished out of the sea. Taking plastic right out of the ocean, the company then processes it into detergent and dish soap containers. They are calling their new product the "Ocean Bottle" in an effort to bring attention to the problem of plastic pollution in our precious waterways.

Our Individual Choices Can Make or Break Global Coral Bleaching Event

(Blue Ocean Network.com - May 4, 2016) -- Like it or not, climate change is in our face. Unpredictable weather patterns, extreme weather events, and longer, hotter summers are being felt in most areas of the globe. And that includes coral reefs that are now in the midst of a third global coral bleaching event that started in 2015.

Temperature stress is one of the main culprits behind coral bleaching, and as both climate change in general and El Niño events drive sea-surface temperatures ever higher, our corals are facing their biggest challenges ever.

Green Fins + Green Bubbles = Greener Choices for Dive Travelers

(Blue Ocean Network.com - May 14, 2016) - You've heard the saying, "It makes no sense to reinvent the wheel."  Two eco-diving groups we learned about at #BlueOceanSummit 2015 have taken this saying to heart with a new collaboration. 

At first blush, you would think Green Fins and Green Bubbles are stepping on each others' toes - as two sustainable business initiatives that are going after the same market segment.

But then you'd be wrong.

Scuba 6 Eco Diving Panama Awarded the Blue Certified Eco-Label

(Blue Ocean Network.com - Feb 29, 2016) -- BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA  — Scuba 6 Eco Diving has announced it has been awarded the Blue Certified eco-label. Scuba 6 joined the Blue Certified program in July 2015 because it wanted a proven step-by-step system to achieve more efficient business practices, increase cost savings, and attract more clients who care about the ocean.

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