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Whalewatch Volunteers Needed

The Cabrillo Whalewatch program is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to act as naturalists on whale watching trips and provides whale lectures at schools. Beginning Tuesday, October 6, 2009, Whalewatch training classes will be given in the John M. Olguin Auditorium at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Classes will be held every Tuesday from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. through the end of March. Upon successful completion of training, volunteers will be officially certified Whalewatchers to share information about gray whales and other marine life. Beginning December 26th, the […]

Five New K-9 Teams Join Fish and Game Patrol

Five police service dogs and their warden handlers have graduated from the Department of Fish and Games (DFG) K-9 Academy this summer. The DFG now has twenty K-9 teams deployed in counties throughout the state to help stop poaching and other criminal activities that harm California’s diverse habitats, species, and resources. “From finding expended ammunition casings to abalone, fish, deer and suspects, these K-9 teams have added a new dimension to our efforts to enforce the law and protect our state’s natural resources,” said DFG […]

PADI Enriched Air Diver Course Now Available Online

The most popular PADI Specialty course–Enriched Air Diver–is now available online. This latest offering in the highly respected menu of PADI eLearning® course options allows divers to complete the knowledge development portion of the course on their own time and at their own pace. The PADI Enriched Air Diver Course Online incorporates changes to the recently revised PADI Enriched Air Diver program, including a dive-computer only option which simplifies the learning process. The PADI Enriched Air Diver Course Online follows the same format used in […]

Volunteer Docents Needed at Cabrillo Aquarium

Applications are now being accepted for the following volunteer opportunity at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is seeking volunteers to educate school children about our local ocean environment via docent-led school tours of their exhibit hall, aquarium, and outdoor classroom. Following 10 weeks of training, docents will choose one morning per week to provide tours during the school year. A desire to learn about the ocean, and an interest in children are the primary qualifications. Prior knowledge about the ocean is not required. The […]

Cancun Whale Shark

Just offshore from Cancun, Mexico, a new protected biosphere named Reserva de la Biosfera Tiburón Ballena (Whale Shark Biosphere Reserve) has been named. It is located in front of the north coast region of Quintana Roo and covers a surface area of 145,988 acres. The marine surface of this Protected Area guarantees the protection of the region that contains waters rich with organic material. This concentration of nutrients allow for the exceptional presence of species such as mussels, crustaceans, birds and marine mammals, and above […]

Guy Harvey Jewelry

Guy Harvey is well known for his artwork and his conservation efforts. His art adorns everything from Fine Wine, T-Shirts, mugs, and license plates to giant wall murals, not to mention his famous framed paintings and tiles. His underwater photography/cinematography images have been published via many media forms including a 13 episode TV series entitled “Portraits from the Deep” and PBS documentaries. Through a lifetime of interaction with nature and the oceans, Dr. Guy Harvey is able to capture a variety of marine wildlife in […]

Two San Diego Lobster Poachers Sentenced to Jail Time

Two individuals recently arrested for lobster poaching in the San Diego area have been sentenced to jail time. The arrests, though unrelated, both involved repeat offenders —one of whom gained international media attention in 2007 for attempting to hide six poached lobsters in his pants. Binh Q. Chau was sentenced to 90 days in jail after a Department of Fish and Game (DFG) warden found him fishing for lobsters with a handline March 18 at the La Jolla Marine Preserve, where it is unlawful to […]

PADI and The Underwater Channel Announce Partnership

PADI and The Underwater Channel, which is powered by Babelgum, have announced a new partnership that will bring scuba diving and ocean conservation video content to a global audience on Babelgum, an established destination for high quality environmental programming and major independent film releases, powers the Underwater Channel. “The Underwater Channel partnership with PADI provides us with an exceptional ally in our efforts to inspire and fascinate people with the wonders of the world’s oceans,” said Nicholas Claxton, founder and managing director of The […]

Poachers Threaten Monterey’s Endangered Black Abalone

California game wardens recently made two new arrests in a series of black abalone poaching cases in Monterey County. The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) arrested Jerry Jones, 37, of Monterey, and Terry Callahan, 47, of Seaside on May 13 after being found in possession of 51 black abalone from Point Lobos State Park. Commercial fishing for black abalone was banned in 1993. According to Fish and Game Code Section 5521.5(b), possession of 12 or more abalone is suitable evidence that the individual in […]

Fishing Licenses Now Available Online

California sport fishing licenses are now available for purchase online, the Department of Fish and Game (DFG). “The online purchasing option will make it more convenient for our customers to enjoy California’s diverse recreational fishing opportunities,” said John McCamman, Chief Deputy Director. “Anyone who has access to the Internet and a printer can get a license 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and be on their way to fish minutes after logging on.” All resident and non-resident licenses, both annual and short-term, and […]

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