Saving the Reefs
Start with Your Own Fish Tank at Home
buy live saltwater fish caught in the wild for your aquarium. The fishing
methods, such as cyaniding and dynamiting, for the live fish trade are
horribly degrading to the marine environment.
* Hundreds of thousands of young and rare tropical reef fish die every
year in aquariums in the US alone. If you must keep a salt water tank,
buy only Marine Aquarium Council certified fish to ensure your fish are
sustainably caught or reared in captivity.
* Never return aquarium fish into the ocean or other body of water.
This practice has introduced non-native species to many areas disrupting the
balance of the marine ecosystem often causing widespread destruction.
Photo by Kerrie Best
* Learn to scuba dive if you want to experience the underwater realm.
Diving is safer now than riding a bicycle. And, if you really like what you
see when you're diving you can keep it forever! How? Take a digital camera
or even a video camera with you!
* If you learn to dive, learn to dive responsibly. Don’t touch the
reefs or marine life, and don’t take souvenirs. Leave only bubbles.