#ourchoicesmatter: draw a deep breath through your nose, fill your lungs and hold it there a moment. now slowly exhale through your mouth. perhaps you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that rainforests are responsible for producing 28 percent of the oxygen you’ve just inhaled, but what if i told you that 70 percent came from the plants in our oceans, the same plants that will absorb 30 percent of the carbon dioxide that escaped your chest? consider that and then the warning from @leadauriol founder of not for profit @oceanic.global, as she says, “our oceans are in a dire state and conditions are only getting worse. we have approximately six to sixteen years until the damage humanity has done will become irreversible.” link in bio | #theawakeningisnow
Tiger groupers mycteroperca tigris are found across the western atlantic, from florida south through the caribbean and brazil. like other member of the family epinephelidae these large reef fish are ambush predators, spending time hiding within coral and rocky reefs awaiting unsuspecting prey.
between the months of january and april each year, to the east of vieques island (puerto rico) hundreds of tiger groupers will gather after each full moon to spawn. these spawning aggregations are crucial to the survival of these grouper populations, but also put these species at risk from fishing efforts since so many animals are gathered together in one place.
there is currently not enough data available to accurately determine the population size of tiger groupers in the atlantic, and so they are listed as a species of least concern by the iucn red list. however it is known that overfishing and habitat loss pose threats to the survival of tiger groupers. .
photo: albert kok/wikimedia commons (cc by-sa 3.0)
Todays dream like state brought to you by the legendary @craigparryphotography via @oceana
my dream state of paradise. the distortion and perfection that brings me back to this image time and time again. ever since taking up the art of photography i had this piece in my imagination, combining two worlds in one image with an abstract feature. inspire by the incredible abstract works from salvador dali. #salvadordali#artivism#ourchoicesmatter
Presenting you the ibiza island friendly star. for island friendly businesses.
how to get one?
contact us if your business is doing at least 3 of the following listed options below. we will then schedule a date to come and interview you for our blog and promote your business as an "island friendly" business. —�—�—�—�- • recycle plastic, glass and carton • recycle food waste for composting
• choose suppliers who take back packaging for reuse
• use eco straws
• use water filter systems to avoid buying bottled water.
• install dual flush or high-efficiency toilets
• use environmentally friendly cleaning products and detergents
• use paper cups, wooden spoons, bio cutlery and take-away trays (vegware or other)
• buy locally grown products: • cut back on food packaging, serving food that produces minimal packaging waste and/or comes in recycled content packaging. #recycle#reuse#ourchoicesmatter#beaware
Meet the penguins of the northern hemisphere: auks! the species shown here is a razorbill, the closest living relative to the now-extinct great auk. penguins and auks are a perfect example of a phenomenon known as ‘convergent evolution’ where 2 geographically separate species evolve very similar characteristics to solve a problem. penguins and auks are geographically separated by the warm waters of the equator (where they could not survive), and the problem that they both adapted to was life in cold marine environments at the poles. both animal groups have evolved to become excellent swimmers with a streamlined body and a layer of f*t to keep warm. this in turn makes flight a bit tougher, where penguins have lost the ability to fly altogether, and auk’s must use a lot of energy to get into the air. .
photo: ray hennessy/unsplash
Need a gift idea for someone who surfs, scuba dives, fishes, or just plain loves the ocean? get them their very own personalized piece of the sea this holiday season! link in bio...
photo: eddie kopp unsplash