Project Manaia

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    Dolphins in Croatia

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    Research on molluscs in Croatia

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    Documenting whale sighting off Capetown

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    Bycatch in the indian Ocean

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Our unknown Oceans...

... Have been fascinating us ever since we got the first glimpse underneath their surface. And yet we are still at the beginning of exploring this realm. More than 60% of our planet is covered in more than one Kilometer of water and there might be more than 10 Million species calling these waters their home. In fact, scientists believe only a fraction of all the marine life has been discovered so far.
Our Oceans provide us not only with food and jobs, they are also producing the very Oxigen we depend on to survive. In return we don't treat our Oceans all that well, which becomes obvious looking at the state of them:
  • 80% of fish stocks have been fished already
  • For several species (some sharks, tuna, swordfish etc. ) this number reaches up to 90%
  • Turtles, dolphins, sharks and seabirds often times become victims of by-catch
  • Up to 40% of the catch every day is estimated to be by catch.
  • 20% of the coral reeds worldwide are already destroyed, 25% are at immediate risk and another 25% are at risk on long term

Let's make a change, get out there and appreciate the ocean for what it is rather than trying to work out how to exploit it even more - it is a precious habitat and our source of oxygen. Make a move to protect these Oceans!

Marine Conservation

The first leg of Project Manaia will be to take people out on the water and spread the fascination for this amazing environment. Take students, divers and interested people on long cruises and under water, to show them what is really going on beneath that glassy surface. The vessel for this purpose is yet to be found but will be outfitted with a number of features that make it possible to sail it on a minimal footprint - even on long voyages!
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For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.
Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Sustainable Boating

Boating and sailing in particular are getting more and more popular. And even though the feel of sailing is a very clean one - there are quite a few polluting factors to it. Part of this project is to spread the knowledge on how to make your (sail)boat as environmental friendly as possible and influence the water around you as little as you can.
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There is several ways of supporting the cause, from donating equipment or time to help all the way to helping out financially. Every help is appreciated! More information can be found here.