The ocean has it's own special eco system and it's up to us to learn to use it wisely and learn to preserve it so it is available not only for us, but future generations as well. If this is the way you feel, then you are not alone. It is becoming increasingly popular to go on vacation to learn how to become a better world wide citizen and learn to protect our oceans. Not only will you find studies being done to develop more eco-friendly fisheries, but you will also discover conservation areas, where the pristine eco systems are assisting in climate studies and other coasts are offering amazing information about the ocean's currents and temperature as it pertains to shipping costs.
You can learn how Australia's government and certain companies within the country are working to eliminate threats such as incidental capture of marine wildlife and reduce the effects of fisheries in the ocean. Find out what is being done to help prevent ecosystem "burnout" while still maintaining healthy, productive fisheries in this region. If you think that this isn't interesting, then you have got to see for yourself the advances which are taking place. Some of the most eco-friendly fisheries are being developed here and leading businesses from all over the world are taking notice - and notes. Not only will you learn about the developments in this industry, but as a private citizen, you can discover what types of fish and seafood have a lower impact on the environment and are healthier for you to consume.
If it's ocean observation you're after, then you should know that conservation areas are some of the most pristine environments available for you to feast your eyes on, so if you love to snorkel and scuba dive, this is where you should be. In particular the coral sea is of great interest and, while you won't require a permit to snorkel or scuba dive, it's important to make sure you choose a charter that does have a permit, or your trip will likely be cut short. There is no fee for charters to obtain a permit, but starting September 1, 2009, permits are required. Australia's government is working very hard to not only conserve these areas, but also to observe the effects of the ocean environment on our envrionment on land and studies are being done every day pertaining to the eco system in the water and how it affects issues such as climate.
You might also find it interesting to know that studies are being done around Australia's coast to determine the most cost effective shipping routes. Ocean currents, depth and temperature can affect how much fuel a shipping route might use and how much time it takes to get the products to port. These studies are helping to revolutionize shipping as we know it and many companies are tading notice of these studies as the results can help to improve many bottom lines for companies world wide. How does this affect you? Since much of Australia's industry has to do with import and export, it could affect the cost of the goods you use every day, so cheaper shipping means cheaper goods for you and your family.
No matter if you are in an industry who is affected by the oceans and coastlines of Australia or you are a private citizen who just wants to be more aware of the ecosystems and fisheries of these valuable waters, there is always something new to be learned from visiting Australia's coasts.
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