World Ocean Summit 2018

This week Mexico hosts the World Ocean Summit (Cumbre Mundial del Océano). Hashtag #OceanSummit The summit takes place March7-9 in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. Background The Economist Group has been the host of the World Summit of the Ocean. The purpose is to accelerate the transition towards the sustainable use of the ocean. Key …

International Year of the Reef 2018

Poster At the 31st General Meeting (November 2016 in Paris, France), the International Coral Reef Initiative declared 2018 as the third International Year of the Reef. The ICRI International Year of the Reef 2018 is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about the value and importance of coral reefs and threats to their sustainability, and …

Ocean

Photo In a sense, there is only one ocean covering 72% of the planet. One planet, one ocean. That said five oceanic divisions are usually reckoned: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and Southern; the last two listed are sometimes consolidated into the first three. What’s most important to note is that more than 95% of the …

Turtles

Photo: Snorkeling Dives Turtles are reptiles of the order Testudines characterized by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield. Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle Planeta.com Kemp’s Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii) Wildlife

Wild Ocean

As part of our series focusing on biodiversity and wildlife, Planeta.com spotlights issues and questions of importance relevant to marine wildlife and the wild ocean. In a sense, there is only one ocean covering 72% of the planet. One planet, one ocean. That said five oceanic divisions are usually reckoned: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and …

Chile Hosts International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4

Chile will host the 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress, IMPAC4, which will be held in La Serena – Coquimbo September 4-8, 2017. Hashtag: #IMPAC4 The organizers are launching the official IMPAC4 Chile website that will provide the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) community, the basic information about the congress. The transdisciplinary nature of topics related to …

Easter Island’s New Protected Marine Area

Photo: MMAChile News from Chile’s environmental ministry: In a historic vote, Rapa Nui approved the creation of 700,000 km2 protected marine area in Easter Island. The announcement was made during the innaugural day of the International Marine Protected Areas Congress #IMPAC4. Due to their isolation and little connection with other islands, Easter Island’s coral ecosystems have …

World Oceans Day

June 8 is World Oceans Day. Hashtags: #WorldOceansDay, #DíaMundialdelosOceanos Translating: World Oceans Day Spanish: Día Mundial de los Océanos French: Journée mondiale des océans German: Welttag der Ozeane About the Day World Oceans Day is celebrated every June 8. It has been celebrated unofficially since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for …

Whales

Experts say that whale-watching has become a billion-dollar business. The migration of the largest animals on the planet is a sight to behold. For travelers, seeing the same species, perhaps even the same animal, is quite a different experience depending on where you go. Happy whale-watching! Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/whales Embedded Tweets What is ambergris? Discover what …