While you may not be able to see it; life below the water is changing – in horrible ways. On a daily basis, an incredible amount of trash makes its way into the ocean, of which PLASTIC is the biggest culprit.
Plastic is toxic and takes hundreds of years to biodegrade into tiny even more poisonous pieces of microplastics. It is arguably one of the most harmful waste product that is ending up in our oceans and ultimately into the animals that live in it.
This gentle giant goes by the name of Blue, and he is a male Humpback whale.
You can find Humpback whales roaming all over the world. In the winter, they tend to be found in warm southern waters and in the summer, the whales migrate up the coast to the cold nutrient rich waters of the north. In Canada, Humpbacks can be found off the coast of British Columbia, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in June, July and August.
This is what scuba divers do in their free time: “Blue” the snow whale is making waves in northern Ontario encouraging people to think twice about their use of plastic. We even made the CTV news, stay tuned! #plasticfree #conservation #wwf #projectaware @paditv #scuba #diving #girlsthatscuba #saveourseas #ocean #scubadivingmag
Even though the closest ocean to North Bay is more than 900 kilometers away, Blue is making a splash in our city because he needs your help.
Blue dreams of a healthier and cleaner ocean, where he doesn’t need to worry about his underwater friends dying as a result of plastic. To do this, he needs everyone to pitch in.
Living way up in northern Ontario, it’s easy to be disconnected from ocean-related problems, but the sea of change starts with you;
Let’s give the whales something to sing about this year. Let’s lend the ocean a helping fin and reduce our use of plastic!
See the CTV Northern Ontario’s Media Coverage on the snow whale:
If you’re a scuba diver that wants to learn more about sustainability and diving, check out our: How to be an Eco-Friendly Scuba Diver post.
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SHOOT 6″ Underwater Dome Port for GoPro Hero 6/Hero 5/Hero(2018) Black Camera Diving Lens Hood Housing Photography with Waterproof Case Accessories
AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod and Bag with adjustable-height legs and rubber feet
Bare Sports 5mm men’s wetsuit made with elastek full-stretch nylon-2 and neoprene celliant liner infrared technology.
GoPro HERO6 Black Camera
Ikelite Canon EOS 100D Rebel SL1 underwater camera housing in white
13-inch inflatable dive buoy with a 12 by 11-inch scuba diving flag surface marker
Bare 7mm thick elastek dry suit hood
Black Mares Cruise Roller Tauchen bag, perfect for scuba diving and traveling
DUI heavy duty dry suit gloves with yellow liners available in sizes: S, M, L, XL
Ikelite aluminum digital camera tray with dual handles
Black Mares Dragon Scuba Diving BCD
Capture amazingly smooth shake-free video with the GoPro Karma Grip
GoPro dual battery charger conveniently charges two HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, or HERO camera batteries simultaneously
Compact underwater scuba diving hand reel with a 150ft of white line on the spool
Mini blue scuba diving tank key ring with brass pick tool and o-rings
Capture amazingly smooth GoPro footage in the air with the GoPro Karma Drone
The Hydra 5000 WSRU is an all in one photo and dive light with wide, spot, red, and UV modes
Black scuba diving turtle fins
3PC curved armband glow in the dark slate.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
Dry glove lock system that accommodates all hand sizes
Suunto Vyper Novo wrist scuba diving computer with USB
Ikelite photography strobe DS161 with NiMH rechargeable battery pack
Compact scuba diving finger spool with 150ft of white line and a 4-inch brass double-ended clip
Bare drysuit drawstring scuba gear bag the perfect alternative for transporting a dry suit to-and-from the dive site
Canon Macro Lens EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM – non Image Stabilised
If you’re not quite ready for the expense of big lights, this little video light goes perfectly with any GoPro setup
Ikelite TTL dual flash sync cord attaches two strobe’s to the underwater camera housing.
Suunto SK-8 wrist compass with bungee straps, faster stabilization, and enhanced readability
Bare drysuit trek boots designed for rocky shore entries, boat decks, and boat ladders
Bare 5mm evoke women’s full suit designed by Bare’s all-female design team. The suit has technically, innovative celliant infrared technology which increase circulation, body warmth and performance.
Ikelite underwater macro lens casing is comprised of an acetyl body with glass front and can hold lenses of 4.37 diameter x 3 inches (111 x 76 mm)
Diving lens filter kit for GoPro HERO 5/6 which enhances colors for underwater video and photography conditions
Scuba diving 4ft neon yellow surface marker signal tube with “Diver Below” print
Rechargeable Ikelite NiMH battery pack compatible with Ikelite’s DS125, DS160, and DS161 strobes.
Bare SB System Mens Full Under-layer
Ikelite compact ball arm for quick release handle
Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS HSM FLD Large Aperture Standard Zoom Lens for Canon Digital DSLR Camera + 32GB Memory Card + Photo4Less Cleaning Cloth.
Flexible Lightweight Portable Tripod for Projector DSLR Cameras and Go Pro