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Diving with Endangered Hawksbill Turtle in Bonaire

01baDiver with Turtle 375 Diving with Endangered Hawksbill Turtle in BonaireGood morning friends, don’t you just love sea turtles? They’re one of the most universally loved of all the earth’s ocean creatures but they are in danger of literally being loved to death. At just 10% of their numbers a century ago, the Hawksbill sea turtles of the Solomon Islands especially could really use your help. How you ask?? MORE: MOREMore:

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What to Consider Before Giving a Marine Aquarium for Christmas

christmas present 300x169 What to Consider Before Giving a Marine Aquarium for ChristmasA saltwater aquarium could be a fantastic gift or an unwanted burden.We marine aquarium keepers get so much pleasure from our avocation that we want to invite others into the hobby to share in the enjoyment and hopefully develop a similar passion for the underwater realm. It’s only natural, then, to contemplate giving an aquarium to a non-hobbyist family member or friend as a Christmas gift. However, while our underlying intentions may be pure and a saltwater aquarium might seem like a very thoughtful present, there are several significant factors to weigh before venturing down this potentially perilous road. They include: The recipient’s age and maturity Oftentimes, children are the intended recipient of such a gift because we want to awaken an interest in the hobby while they’re still young. But as every parent knows, kids tend to be extremely fickle in their interests, short of attention span, and lacking in follow-through. Even older children and teens can lack the maturity to be trusted with ongoing aquarium care. That means much, if not all, of the responsibility for maintaining the aquarium will likely fall squarely on the parents’ shoulders—a reality they may not appreciate. The recipient’s lifestyle There’s no getting around the fact that marine aquariums require regular hands-on care and maintenance—even if many of the chores are automated More: What to Consider Before Giving a Marine Aquarium for ChristmasMore:

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