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New shark finning video from Oceana - please watch and share.
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For the nearly 1 million Americans a year who survive a heart attack but are left with a failing heart, a recent research breakthrough that successfully demonstrates the ability to convert scar-forming cardiac c...ells into beating heart muscle provides hope for their future. Thanks in part to funding from The Roddenberry Foundation, research and tests conducted at the Roddenberry Center for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine at Gladstone showed the ability to transform non-beating cells that normally form scar tissue into beating heart-muscle cells, creating stronger-than-ever hearts.
This breakthrough finding may result in a much-needed alternative to heart transplants, for which donors are extremely limited.
The global impact of this research is remarkable so make sure you share this with your friends!
While I see the point of this - the reality is the 'warm and fuzzies' bring attention to the plight of the oceans - once we have your attention, we will keep showing the facts of unsustainable practices to keep your attention and get you to spread the word and educate the world
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At the end of the day, it's not in the best interest of Congressmen to enact ANY real changes. WHY? Because these giant corps essentially run the place! We need REAL change, starting with the political, in order to effect REAL change that will preserve the planet! PLEASE SHARE - WE MUST educate in order to make a difference!
---------- Post added April 20th, 2012 at 08:15 AM ----------
Whole Foods making some sustainable decisions despite angering New England fishermen. The point of this is that the message to the fishermen... needs to be - "get sustainable or we're not going to buy your catch!" The more consumers demand sustainability, the more fishermen will adjust and the better the health of the oceans. - Please share
---------- Post added April 23rd, 2012 at 08:33 AM ----------
What did you do on Earth Day? - I went diving
---------- Post added April 23rd, 2012 at 08:35 AM ----------
Why do I keep beating the drum about plastics? Because plastic is choking our oceans, and therefore our planet, to death! Please read and share - this is a critical problem that we need to resolve before it becomes too late!
This is truly aggravating. In today's world where too many creatures are killed for no real reason, places like this are perpetuating a trade in animals that has no place in today's society.... - DM Jim
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How can YOU help the Roddenberry Dive Team?
1. Join! It's free! Link above!!
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3. Encourage others to join and like our page!
4. Contact us and help coordinate an RDT event in YOUR area!
Last edited by jridg; April 30th, 2012 at 11:15 AM.
Please contact your State Senators (if you are in CA) and let them know you support making the leatherback sea turtle the CA state reptile! This will raise awareness of the plight of these magnificent creatures. Please share
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Check out the U.S. Navy's green initiatives. Not only is it good for the planet - it's good for the budget long term! - Please share - DM Jim
Students on Guam win the first Saving the Ocean Photo Contest. I have said this before and will continue to say it whenever something like this comes up. Education of future generations is the way forward. This is how we will save the planet. The worry is will it be in time? - Please share
---------- Post added May 2nd, 2012 at 08:23 AM ----------
ONLY 22 "Likes" away from 1000! Please SHARE! - When we reach 1000 likes the RDT will hold a RANDOM drawing of all our fans and the lucky winner will receive an AWESOME item from ROD! Please spread the word! MUST BE AN RDT MEMBER to WIN! The link to join is below - membership is FREE - Please share!
The Roddenberry Dive Team in partnership with the NAUI Green Diver Initiative, TUSA, Body Glove, Alaska Airlines, the Sheraton Waikiki hotel, the Oahu Visitors Bureau and Pearl Harbor Divers present the Trashy Diver Contest! We are challenging all ocean enthusiasts, scuba divers, beach combers and water lovers alike to collect trash from any aquatic environment, above or below the water, and photograph the results! You could win one of our great monthly prizes as well as a chance to win a Dream Getaway for two!
Congratulations to our two April winners!
Most Amount of Trash photo submitted by Nathaniel K. from Louisiana, USA
Most Unique Piece of Trash photo submitted by Charles C. from North Carolina, USA
The school children on Fiji made this video - please watch - please share! This finger puppet show is well worth watching - educating our future generations to reverse the immense damage we have done is critical! PLEASE SHARE
---------- Post added May 7th, 2012 at 12:01 PM ----------
18 "Likes" away from 1000! Remember, at like 1000, we will hold a random drawing of all those who like us and give away an awesome prize! Please share - spread the news! MUST BE AN RDT MEMBER to win! Joining is FREE! Just follow the link and join the RDT! - please share
---------- Post added May 8th, 2012 at 09:00 AM ----------
"The incident left conservationists and villagers frustrated, and underscores one of the biggest challenges in protecting the ocean: Setting aside swaths of the sea from fishing only works when there’s adequate enforcement."
Please read and share -
---------- Post added May 8th, 2012 at 09:10 AM ----------
“In the end, only the increase in greenhouse gas concentration showed a physically plausible link with the observed sea-ice retreat. We expect a decreasing sea-ice cover for increasing greenhouse gas concentration, which is exactly what is observed,” Notz explains. The physical link between greenhouse gas concentration and sea ice is quite straightforward, he adds: “Greenhouse gases increase the downwelling thermal radiation. This radiation, in turn, is the major player in the heat budget of Arctic sea ice.”
This rule needs to be implemented across all fisheries - TEDs (Turtle Exclusion Devices) for trawlers help to reduce turtle mortality. Many fisheries are voluntarily utilizing them - some are not - they need to be mandatory. - please share!
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