Articles by: Howard
With over a decade of experience in both the diving and design worlds, Howard's passion is to capture, share and help protect the beauty of the underwater world with powerful and emotive imagery. However, despite being a PADI Instructor, with in excess of 1000 solo photography and videography dives to his name, he doesn't make the best dive buddy!

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Fishing in marine protected areas in NSW

An open letter to Barry O’Farrell, NSW Premier, and Katrina Hodgkinson, Primary Industries Minister for NSW We have been diving for over a decade in Australia and there is nothing quite like it. To slowly slip beneath the surface of our amazing blue planet and witness, first hand, the labyrinth of sea creatures in their complex ecosystems is pure privilege. To not [...]

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Ten facts about sea turtles

A favourite amongst  scuba divers around the world, sea turtles have been on Earth for more than 100 million years. But having survived the extinction of the dinosaurs, 65 million years ago, they now face many modern, man-made pressures. So, how much do you know about these ancient sea creatures? 1. Turtle species and distribution There are seven living species [...]

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Historic day for shark and manta ray protection

Five commercially valuable shark species, manta rays & freshwater sawfish gain increased protection Bangkok, 14 March 2013. CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) plenary today accepted Committee recommendations to list five species of highly traded sharks, the oceanic whitetip, porbeagle and three species of hammerheads (great, smooth & scalloped hammerhead) under the CITES Appendix II. Both types of manta [...]

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Extinction is not an option

In a matter of days, officials from countries around the world will have an historic opportunity to protect a record number of sharks and rays – including oceanic whitetip sharks, hammerhead sharks and manta rays – from the unsustainable international trade that threatens their survival. International trade in wild plants and animals is worth billions of dollars a year and [...]

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Jewel in the crown of Australian Marine Parks

The Coral Sea, which is a global biodiversity hotpot for pelagic species has today been protected in the world’s largest marine park, adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef.  The Coral Sea Marine Reserve is truly the jewel in the crown of a new system of marine parks around Australia that recognise the value of our oceans as the common heritage [...]

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Shark Attacks – The Shark’s Perspective

Are you scared of sharks? An unreasonable fear of sharks has been planted into our consciousness by Hollywood hype, the media and “shark attack” reporting. Of all the animals on our planet, arguably, it is sharks more than any that seem to elicit strong, negative emotional effects on individuals. The truth is that sharks are misunderstood. Sharks are not our [...]

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Project AWARE’s Big Shark Shout Out

DiveBuzz is a a big supporter of Project AWARE, and an even bigger supporter of shark conservation issues and helping to increase awareness of their current plight. This April, Project AWARE Foundation and global movement of divers are pulling out all the stops for sharks during the Big Shark Shout Out – a shark month of action aimed at protecting [...]

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