Since most of the carbon emission as well as over 80% of ocean pollution is land based, there are several strategies that those concerned with sustainable tourism can implement to mitigate these concerns.
The twelve Blue Community strategies were developed in collaboration with Walt Disney World utilizing approaches that not only move tourism to sustainability, but are also proven to be cost effective.
Tortuga Turista Update 5Last Updated on 2016-08-22 10:43:07The third week of Tour de Turtles is complete. Tortuga Turista swam 111 miles (179 KM) this past week, 76 miles less than the week before and has dropped to 4t place. Apparently she is enjoying the Florida coastal tourism areas that attract millions each year.
To bad that her satellite transmitter only sends data and that she can't receive messages. If she could we might let her know that she is at Panama City Beach way to early for Spring Break and needs to get going on the race.
Go Tortuga Turista!
Tortuga Turista is currently visiting the Florida coastal waters near Pensacola Beach. Yesterday she was heading west toward New Orleans, LA but today has reversed course.
Reversing direction might not be a bad decision for as Tortuga Turista swims in this part of the Gulf of Mexico she faces the hazard of those commercial fishing operations that do not... More »
Tortuga Turista Update 4Last Updated on 2016-08-21 20:17:07The second week of Tour de Turtles is complete. Tortuga Turista swam 187 miles (302 KM) this past week, 56 miles less than the week before. She has dropped to 3rd place, 62 miles behind Esperanza. Tortuga is 77 miles ahead of 4th place and there is a long way to go and plenty of time left in the race. Go Tortuga Turista!
Tortuga Turista is currently visiting the Florida coastal waters west of Panama City Beach, in the Florida panhandle. Tortuga Turista has now traveled from Panama City, Panama to Panama City Beach, Florida
As Tortuga Turista enters the coastal waters of Florida, the closer she gets to shore, the greater the chance of Boat Strikes increases.
Boat Strikes are a cause that Tour de Turtle racer Kreacher is racing for.
Boat strikes are widely acknowledged as a significant threat to fresh and salt water turtles and other marine animals.... More »
Tortuga Turista Update 3Last Updated on 2016-08-08 16:21:33The first week of Tour de Turtles is complete. Tortuga Turista swam 243 miles (391 KM) this past week and has now moved up from 10th to 2nd place in the race. Tortuga Turista trails the leader Lady Aurelia by 41 miles. Go Tortuga Turista!
Tortuga Turista is currently cruising in the Gulf of Mexico directly south of Mobile, Alabama or Pensacola, Florida and directly west of Tampa Bay.
One of the hazards Tortuga Tourista may encounter in the Gulf particularly if she gets closer to Mobile, AL or Pensacola, FL are the plastics that are polluting the ocean.
When many people think of the challenge of plastics in the ocean, they think of the The Great Pacific Garbage Patch where plastics are swirling around in an area twice the size the state of Texas.
Plastic pollution is not limited to the oceans, they are also found in the Gulf of Mexico as noted in the paper by Graduate... More »
Tortuga Turista Update #2Last Updated on 2016-08-01 10:22:52The Race is On!
After completing 52 days of training Tortuga Turista is has joined 13 other sea turtles in the Tour de Turtles race.
Last week Tortuga Turista traveled 298 miles (480 KM) up the Yucatan Peninsula with a brief stop near the tourist resort of Cancun, Mexico before cruising out to sea. Tortuga just passed by Western Cuba and is currently heading north in the Gulf of Mexico.
This past weekend I attended the Kick-off of Tour de Turtles with the launch of Bailey and Destiny on Saturday.
In partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) and Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Team, researchers released two loggerhead sea turtles from Disney’s Vero Beach Resort as part of the ninth annual Tour de Turtles migration marathon.
Scientists will track Destiny and Bailey – named after characters in Disney’s animated film Finding Dory – and... More »
Capitalizing Climate Change ChallengesLast Updated on 2016-05-02 03:05:39
John Tomlinson IDS6237-EC1: Capitalizing Climate Change Challenges... April 28, 2016
It is true, perception IS everything! Thus, in continuing along a similar logic, the framing of questions and/or statements is then of a critical importance, as it helps to direct the interpretation and —consequently, the general perception—of what ever the respective question and/or statement may be; of special note here is, the power of words cannot be understated. To further clarify, the specific framing of a question and/or statement serves as a guide of sorts for the reader, helping to direct their interpretation through the strategic utilization of known words with common preconceptions, with the objective of advancing the specific advocacy of the question/statement source [who are typically unconcerned with the rationale of such... More »
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