Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day, and here at Two Fish Divers we decided to do have TRIPLE WHAMMY EARTH-DAY ACTIVITES! This meant collecting rubbish from the beaches and the sea around all three of our resorts across Indonesia at the same time, our small contribution to inspiring awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment.
BUNAKENOn Earth-Day we planned a clean up of the Crown of Thorns-Starfish at one dive site in Bunaken. The COTs feed on hard coral and their polyps and an adult sea star can destroy about 6 square meters of living reef per year.
More than 200 protesters took their call for the Western Australian State Government to abandon its shark catch-and-kill policy to the Premier’s door yesterday, demonstrating outside his West Perth office.
Why all the fuss? In an open letter to an online newspaper, one of the organisers of the recent demonstration at Perth’s Cottesloe beach, explains.
Not sure if you have been aware, but Western Australia government have announced that they want to cull their sharks by installing baited hooks off Perth’s popular beaches in response to seven fatal shark attacks in three years.
Shark fishermen will patrol WA waters and kill any tiger, bull or great white shark bigger than three metres spotted in the designated zones, while any sharks hooked on the drum lines will be killed and disposed of offshore.
Another reason that we like Shark Savers is that they are also involved in protecting Manta Rays, something that is an important part of the environment in Two Fish Divers Lembongan where we have almost-permanent sightings of these fantastic creatures.