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Fish Tacos and Hypocrisy

Sometimes I just need to stand up on my soapbox. Today is one of those days. I know that here at The Adventure Couple we write about adventure and fun and living life and all but today I’m not writing about that. I’m writing about fish tacos….and hypocrisy. And I just may piss you off. […]

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Why Manta Rays Rock or….What’s Your Favorite Marine Critter?

What is your favorite marine critter and why? For Mantagirl, it’s….well…manta rays of course!!! Why? I’ll explain, but first there seems to be a lot of confusion over different species of rays. Let me try to clear that up. The three rays you are most likely to see snorkeling or diving in tropical oceans are […]

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Misool Eco Resort- Bringing Green to the Wild Blue Yonder

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Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Bringing Green to the Wild Blue Yonder, Part I- Realizing the Dream On the fringes of the world, out beyond the beyond, Misool Eco Resort, proves that humanity can live in harmony with nature.  Andrew and Marit Miner’s dream of creating a dive resort with a miniscule footprint on […]

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Stay Safe by Staying Educated on Poisonous Marine Life

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Complacency is Easy When we travel and dive all over the world without incident, we tend towards complacency.  After awhile we don’t think emergencies are going to happen.  I learned yesterday how important it is to stay sharp and educated.  Because “sharp” is what I found. After 7500 scuba dives and 24 years as a […]

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Whale Poop – Something of Interest for Your Wednesday

Whale Poop Pumps Up Ocean Health Fortunately I have no photo to go with this post!  This comes to me today through Science daily.  Quite interesting…. ScienceDaily (Oct. 11, 2010) — Whale feces — should you be forced to consider such matters — probably conjures images of, well, whale-scale hunks of crud, heavy lumps that […]

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Defiance in Japan, first dolphin kill at Taiji

I don’t normally repost information but I felt this was very important for all to know. Mantagirl Posted By: EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE INC To: Members in “The Cove” – Save Japan Dolphins Defiance In Japan — first dolphin kill at Taiji Message from RIC O’BARRY It’s with a heavy heart that I write today’s post. […]

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Email Action Alerts for Ocean Conservation

Ocean Conservation for BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Email Action Alerts for Ocean Conservation Like a lot of us, I’ve been watching dramatic footage of the disaster in the Gulf – oil soaked beaches, dead wildlife and oil slicks spread across hundreds of square miles of ocean.  At times like this, it’s really easy to get overwhelmed because this is an unprecedented ecological […]

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What Makes People Give

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The Tipping Point for Ocean of Hope Foundation   In my last post, I provided an overview of our charitable non profit Ocean of Hope Foundation, why we began it, and how we are creating ocean stewards around the world.  But there was a tipping point which actually made us realize that NOW was the […]

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Ocean of Hope Foundation

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What is Ocean of Hope Foundation?   In January 2009 Ridlon and I created Ocean of Hope Foundation.  The foundation exists for the purpose of furthering the cause of ocean conservation. Our path is a grass roots operation which initially supplies schools in ocean shore villages the needed infrastructure for basic education and then encompasses […]

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The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Ocean catastrophe or not?

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill – Ocean catastrophe or not? As the broken BP oil well continues to spew and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has started to invade Louisiana salt marshes and land on beaches, more and more focus and resources are being sent landward.  But being an Ocean guy, I have […]

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