Application Tip Tuesday - International Student Tips!
We love our international students and have had folks from #Mexico , #Kiribati , #UK , #SouthKorea , #Switzerland , #Chile , #France and many more in our program. If you’re an international student who:
1) is not a native English speaker, and
2) did not study full-time for one full year at a university where English was the language of instruction in a country where English is a dominant language we need you to take an English proficiency test!
You can take the TOEFL (minimum score: 85), IELTS (minimum score: 7), or PTE academic (minimum score: 65). See link in bio for more details! Are any of you prospective students international? How’s the application going? 🙌🏼
📸 Steven Gnam (tow boat surveys, Hawaii)
I like yoghurt but I hate plastic and milk 😂 Very specific problem I have here but @raglancoconutyoghurt are my SAVIOURS!!! ♥️
♻️ The best ever coconut yoghurt in the world ➕ comes in a reusable jar ✔️✔️ yes pls 💦
Do you have a budding marine biologist in your household?
Give the gift of knowledge. "The Secret Life of Whales" written by Micheline Jenner outlines several encounters with cetaceans experienced by whale researchers Curt and Micheline Jenner over the last 30 years.
Although humpback whales and pygmy blue whales are their main research focus, across the pages you will learn about dolphins preparing octopus for consumption, the mourning of the dead by cetaceans, the rich nutrient contribution of "whale falls" and the interesting behaviour of sperm whales. "The Secret Life of Whales" is available in independent bookstores across Australia and online.
You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, how about Giving Tuesday? The countdown is on for Giving Tuesday 2018, which is just one week away! This global day of giving is fueled by the power of social media and collaboration, and represents the start of the charitable season. Please keep REEF in mind as you think about year-end giving. We depend on ocean enthusiasts like you to support our conservation work. Our successes and impacts are tied directly to you, our members! Thank you for your support.
Photo by Daryl Duda
Shame on Australia’s @acurrentaffair9 for their fear mongering piece on “Plague Proportions” of shark attacks in Australia. It not only lacked actual facts, but was completely absent of responsible journalism.
So here’s a few things they decided to recklessly forgo for a single side of the story... Sharks are a part of a group called Elasmobranchii, meaning they can sense electrical currents off of living organisms through an elasmobranch electroreceptor (also called Ampullae of Lorenzini). So when they sense an engine, they want to check it out because of the electric pulses. That means interviewing a jet skier that was saying the “shark was looking at him” while he was on his MOTORIZED VEHICLE IN THE SHARKS NATURAL HABITAT is, with lack of a better word, dumb. The shark - much like that girl in the bar - was not checking you out, Brian. Nobody wants you that bad, not even the shark. We are not what the sharks want to eat, they are not attracted to human blood.
Also, studies have shown that shark numbers are declining, they are down 90% in the last 20 years. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has 99 shark species red listed as critical or endangered, including the Great White Shark and the Scalloped Hammerhead. Sharks are essential to our oceans ecosystem, particularly reef ecosystems (looking at you Great Barrier Reef). Humans are killing an estimated 100 Million each year, calling for a cull is not how to solve problems. There is a serious lack of evidence that a shark culling would even decrease attack numbers, all it does is kill off more sea creatures. Next time, interview people who are actually educated on this subject and can give you fact based evidence. Fear is not how you protect people, education is. Now, let’s stop killing things because we don’t understand them, and therefore fear them. Shall we? That goes for people and animals alike.
PS, a majority of these things I learned on my tour with @oneoceandiving, the research I did to find out more on my own took less than an hour to do… and I wasn’t getting paid for it. Imagine what this “news” station could have produced with their time and budget?
Listen in to HACK on Triple J today at 5:30pm Queensland time or online at 4:30pm. Host, Stephen Stockwell joined the crew on Friday to learn more about the Queensland government's shark control program and what Apex Harmony is doing.
Hear some of the interview with Apex Harmony's coordinator, Jonathan Clark.
Photo - Rebecca Griffiths/Sea Shepherd
Yesterday was a great day for us as we monitored the FAD (fishing aggregate device) at Petite Rivière de Nippes. This FAD is less than three miles from our marine conservation center. At the FAD we saw a juvenile oceanic white tip shark and a sailfish both going after young tuna fish, which inhabit our waters in large schools at this time of year. These little tuna are a tasty treat for a number of marine species, including our resident pantropical spotted dolphins, which we also encountered near the FAD yesterday and also following those same young tuna fish!
“The rolling hills of Batanes almost mimic the hostile waters that surround it, as if the rough Pacific waters froze over and casted itself in earth and rock.”
Read the full feature for #free in “The Rolling Hills”, SeventyOne Magazine Issue 8. Grab your copy at seventyonemag.com.
Don’t forget to follow us @SeventyOnePH for more stories.
Our Black Friday sale is now on! Hop online to find great discounts and lots of great Christmas gift ideas. All pieces come with free gift wrapping and via free express post ( for orders over $50). Happy shopping! ✨
Great news! The Ocean Cleanup, which is set to remove half of all plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within just 5 years, has now started collecting trash. Sysem 001 has been deployed for 4 days, and even though there’s a problem that causes some plastic to drift back out of it this is a big step forward! Let’s hope they can fix the problem soon and succeed on their mission to stop plastic from harming our oceans! 👍🏼🌊 #theoceancleanup#stopplasticpollution
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Did you know that the green moray #eel is actually brown?! The yellow color of the mucus combined with the brown color of the skin gives it this green look!
Allthough moray eels are fish, they lack scales. The yellow mucus, is their protection. It even contains some toxins!
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Since 1988, more than half the world's coral reefs have been lost due to human activity.
Yet there are still people who insist that nothing is wrong despite clear proof from some of the world's biggest brains.
Little by little, the Coral Restoration Foundation is bringing coral reefs back from the brink of extinction.
Anything you can do, helps us to do everything we can do!
So this #GivingTuesday , November 27th, help us create a #ClimateOfChange by heading to www.coralrestoration.org/donate and make a positive difference for our coral reefs! Thanks to an anonymous donor, all donations to Coral Restoration Foundation on Giving Tuesday will be matched up to $10,000, meaning every dollar goes twice as far!
I seldom come across a blue-rayed limpet (Patella pellucida) this HUMUNGOUS!! hence why my thumb is in for comparison!! They are stunning marine snails (Gastropods) with electric blue dashed lines down the centre, common on the west coast of Scotland but always mesmerising sight to see..
They rely on both the kelp frond (in summer) and the stipe (in winter) it’s their preferred food source and to grow this big, this fella needs to eat and remain on this kelp for some time! . 🌱🏴🐌💙🌱
MPs are meeting with Marine Biopolymers tomorrow to discuss licensing mechanical seaweed harvesting throughout the west coast of Scotland. Have your say - contact your local MSP, it’s not too late www.writetothem.com .
Scottish kelp forests are underwater rainforests, this keystone habitat is home and food for a huge diversity and richness of species, that reside on them, within them and under them. They are nursery grounds, providing food and protection for juvenile fish. Below the thick canopy the seabed flourishes with life. They offer protection to the coastlines from erosion and store carbon. They are valuable hunting ground for marine mammals such as otters and seals. Degrading kelp brought ashore by winter storms sustains coastal birds who feed on the buzz of insects living within it. Loss of a primary food source can have a detrimental impact that can be seen all through the food chain.
MPs are meeting with Marine Biopolymers tomorrow to discuss licensing mechanical seaweed harvesting throughout the west coast of Scotland. Algal harvesting is positive for the local economy but it should be sustainable, low impact and conducted well. Whilst we can not see what the long-term effects this loss of habitat will have on the many species which rely on it, it may have a impact throughout the food chain. .
Have your say - contact your local MSP, it’s not too late www.writetothem.com .
Rare footage of Migaloo, the famous albino humpback whale 🐋
First spotted in 1991, he’s been seen more than 50 times since, including a few times around the Great Barrier Reef this summer 🇦🇺
(English Below) Todos quieren…sardinas! La semana pasada el Programa de Monitoreo de Aves Acuáticas vieron varios barcos sardineros y después cientos de delfines y al menos 500 bobos cafés reunidos en un “comedero” alrededor de lo que pensamos era un gran banco de sardinas. Los bobos cafés están totalmente adaptados para clavarse desde lo alto para penetrar el agua, a manera de lanzas, para conseguir sus presas…Espectacular! Video por Asociada en Conservación Abril Heredia.
Everybody wants…sardines! Last week the Waterbird Monitoring Program spotted several sardine fishing boats, hundreds of dolphins and at least 500 Brown Boobies gathered on a “feeding frenzy” around what we thought to be a school of sardines. Brown Boobie are totally adapted to plunge from heights, like spears, into the water to catch the fish... Spectacular! Video by Conservation Fellow Abril Heredia.
Thank you @thesandstraw for my “ocean pack” of reusable straws 💕 everyone should have these!! I love supporting brands who strive to make a difference for our environment. They donate 10% of their profits to different marine wildlife charities 💙 this is such an easy way to cut out unnecessary amounts of plastic, and help marine wildlife organizations! The ocean pack that I have donates to the Ocean Conservancy! Use code “dreamin” for 10% off any of their products! 🐳