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A collection of stories by H.Hemmerechts - aka THEOCEANROAMER

J.Y. Cousteau - Famous Quotes

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"The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in it's net of wonder forever." Never before and since (with exception of BBC2's - Blue Planet's Sir David Attenborough ) has one man been so influential as the late Commandant Cousteau in taking us onto his exploration voyages around the Sea's and Oceans of the world. He has shown the intricate secrets of the Oceans to millions, if not billions and still does till today. But he has also showed us 'humanity' and it's behavior on the environment, sometimes even in first person. I got to know about Cousteau's world through the works of 'Didi' Frederic Dumas - Le Monde du Silence. At age 10 I moved to the North Sea and from then on the Sea and I became inseparable; due to this passion the man had instilled in me. Many continents and Oceans later (I am now 47) I...
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Mission Ocean : Saving Water on Board

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by Mission Océan 22 Mar 17:08 PDT Laura using the spray bottle to clean stainless steel © Mission Océan Today is World Water Day, and so it only seems fitting that we’ve been thinking about our fresh water consumption on board Contigo. Drinking water on board boats is always a big problem : how best to produce it and store it, where to position the water tanks, how much we should be drinking at sea… All cruisers will know the importance of being economical with water when showering, doing dishes or washing clothes. We’ve come up with a few ideas, and been inspired by other cruisers, to reduce our consumption. On board Contigo, we use less than 300L per week for two people, including showers, dishes, clothes, drinking water, and general boat cleanliness and maintenance. Our plastic-free drinking bottles - photo © Mission Océan We make our own drinking water on...
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Is this the end of Reefs, is conservation doomed?

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As a marine professional since the late 80's I have been privileged to work in remote locations with amazing aquatic flora and fauna... but lately my heart weeps every time I go into the water. Diving in remote locations of the Red Sea or now more recently in the Caribbean where it all started for me, I discover underwater deserts where there once was thriving eco systems. Each time I do my best to understand the reasons behind it, and why o why conservation efforts fail. And regardless of where I am the reasons are always the same, NGO's charged with protection have turned into the business of protection, and a political tip toe. Politicians keep up the appearances but bow to the quick and easy fix which will further their careers and fill their pockets... From Egypt to Curacao with no exceptions. Tourism locations who are actually depending and reaping...
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Looking for sponsors

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I'm looking for a #scubagear #sponsor for various projects we are starting here in #Curacao. Since end of 2017 I have been looking at various ways to be of benefit to the Island of Curacao. Since a few weeks the plans to move forward with both the OC3AN CLUB and the GOBLU3 Initiative have been instigated.
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15 March 2017
I can just see Cousteau the father of diving turning in the grave. After the disastrous management of the Calypso by the late captain's last wife, now the last bastion of Cousteau's legacy Aqualung ha...
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14 May 2017
Aerial View of the Kodiak Queen with the Kracken. Image Owen Buggy. What if… … a WWII warship could mobilize a global network of researchers, philanthropists and artists to solve marine health problem...
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05 May 2017
A killer whale found dead on the West Coast of Scotland had the highest level of a class of banned chemicals in her blubber of any animal ever reported in the UK. The killer whale, known as Lulu, was ...
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