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Sept 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day

12 Sep

International Talk Like a Pirate DayInternational Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, U.S.A., who proclaimed September 19th each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.

For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with “Hello,” but with “Ahoy, matey!” The holiday, and its observance, springs from a romanticized view of the Golden Age of Piracy. It has become a holiday for members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Now that’s a holiday a diver can get behind!

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Today is your last chance to help protect our Coral Sea!

10 Sep

Today is the last day for public submissions on the proposed Coral Sea Marine Reserve.  After nearly five years, we’re almost there! Say YES to protecting our Coral Sea!

Say YES to the world’s largest marine park, including almost half a million square kilometers set aside as highly protected.

Australia’s Coral Sea is the jewel in the crown of the Australian government’s proposed national system of marine parks. It’s a vast, healthy, unspoilt ocean ecosystem, home to large ocean giants such as whales, sea turtles, sharks, tuna and marlin.

It’s our last chance today to make sure the government locks in the protection of the region’s unique coral reefs and iconic marine life.

Please spread the word: #marine parks are our future. Our #CoralSea is a marine icon that deserves protection. Take action now: