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This Saturday, June 20, marks the 11th annual International Surfing Day. Every year, cities around the world partake in celebrations of this beloved, surfing holiday. People from across the globe, in more than 30 countries host barbeques, competitions, film screenings and other surf related activities.

The special thing behind International Surfing Day is not only found in celebrating the lifestyle and sport of surfing but the celebration of our oceans. International Surfing Day highlights ways to give back to our oceans, waves and beaches by organizing habitat restoration, beach and ocean cleanups and other activities that promote coastal preservation.

There are events taking place all over the world this weekend. So, no matter where you may be,

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Tips for Trolling for Fish in South Florida

Fishing in the form of trolling is a great and effective technique to catch a variety of pelagic predators that are fast and able to hunt down moving prey, most particularly in South Florida such as wahoo, dolphin, tuna and billfish.

The rationality of trolling is simple, however, some small to mid-size boaters still do not understand the concept of the technique of trolling and then may get wrapped up in a frustrating experience. As for professional sportfish yachts, which are equipped with long outriggers and look at trolling as an art with lure shapes and tracing positions for particular locations based on weather settings. They have outriggers with release clips that allow crews to create multi-bait

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Upcoming Fishing Tournament taking place at Bahia Mar Beach Resort & Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is hosting The 3rd Annual Bulls for Brooke on June 13, 2015.

This fishing tournament has been set up to help Brooke Thabit of Boca Raton, Florida who was paralyzed almost three years ago when she broke her neck by diving off a dock. The proceeds will help pay for the physical therapy and medical necessities.

The fishing tournament will be giving out prizes for the top three boats, the top angler, top female angler and junior angler for who can reel in the heaviest dolphin, 30 pounds or more! This is definently worthwhile fishing tournament as first prize is $10,000!

Register online at: Bulls for Brooke or at 5:00 p.m. on June 12th before

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As one of South Florida’s most natural thrills, it is always amazing to most that some 3,000 enormous sea turtles still lumber onto South Florida’s beaches at night to lay their eggs.  
Every summer, March through October, our pristine beaches are decorated with neon colored tape and signs to show where these ancient creatures have buried their nest.

Under the pale light the moon shines onto the beaches, turtle nesting season is such an awe-inspiring scene to watch. As the sea turtles wade their way up to the beach to dig holes in the sand and lay their eggs to then disappear back into the deep blue.
Up and down the beautiful Atlantic Coast, you can witness this amazing spectacle yourself as many environmental groups and parks organize the summer nighttime…
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World Oceans Day, held every June 8th, is the United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. The ocean is the heart of our planet, no matter where you live the ocean connects people across the Earth. People from all over the blue planet organize celebrations and support actions to protect our ocean.

This year’s theme is Healthy Oceans and Healthy Planet. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year all while producing oxygen and is home to an incredible array of wildlife and some provide us with medicines and so much more! Ensuring the health of our ocean in our community and future generations as it’s imperative to take responsibilities to care for the ocean as it cares for us!

Many South Florida locals are holding

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4 Mile Race & 1 Mile Kid’s Run

South Florida is portraying beaming sunrays and a nice ocean breeze that sprays mists when waves crash, makes a morning run a quite enjoyable one in Juno Beach, Florida.
Along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean and A1A, Loggerhead Marinelife Center will be holding its 4th Annual ‘Run 4 the Sea’ event led on Saturday, June 20th, 2015. This 4 mile race for adults and a one mile run for the kids will be directly benefitting the mission of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. “The mission: to promote conservation of Florida's coastal ecosystems with a special focused on threatened and endangered sea turtles.”

In participating in this wonderful local event, whether you choose to walk or run the four miles, you will automatically become a…
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At The Hobe Sound Nature Center in Hobe Sound, Florida, the non-profit association is devoted to ecological attentiveness and educating others.  The center offers plenty of workshops, camps and turtle walks all including tons of educational opportunities to benefit from.

A highly successful program during the months of summer held since 1973 is the environmental camp for students’ ages 6 to 12. The programs excellent standing has drawn students from over three counties and even youngsters visiting relatives in the area. The program consists of field trips, arts and crafts, interpretive programs, hands-on experiences and other activities enable the participants to enjoy their summer while learning about Florida's wildlife and what they can do to protect

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Across the world, anglers come together and enjoy a little competition and fishing is no exception. Fishing tournaments in South Florida have brought out the very best in people and a great way to raise money for charity events. Anglers come together from all over the State of Florida to benefit from some very worthwhile causes.

Now it is time for the 2015 Lighthouse Ladies KDW Fishing Tournament which starts on June 6th, 2015. This tournament is presented by Mercedes Benz of Palm Beach and is proud to support the Lighthouse for the Blind of the Palm Beaches. This organization has support of many sponsors and an all-around great effort from the volunteers. A whopping 100% of net proceeds from the fishing tournament will benefit the charity.  “Our mission…
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May is here and bringing in the heat along with warmer water temperatures!

Offshore- The big bite happening offshore this week in South Florida is definitely kingfish, averaging in at 30-50 pounds. In the range of 100-200 ft. of water, the best bait to use if you are trying to target these silver kings are live goggle eyes or sardines. However, if you prefer trolling the offshore waters, break out your downriggers and run a split tail mullet or artificial ribbonfish to attract the fish’s attention.
Dolphin and Wahoo are in a little deeper of 200-350 ft. of water and anglers may have to work a little harder to find these fish at these depths and some reports say dolphin are in much deeper as 800-1200 ft.  Mix up your bait spread a bit with natural and…
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The Wild Dolphin Project, the longest subaquatic dolphin study in the world is not only celebrating its 30th anniversary but is also being highlighted in the May issue of National Geographic magazine, which is out on newsstands now!

Based out of the beautiful location of Jupiter, Florida, The Wild Dolphin Project has recorded many research discoveries and techniques during the past 30 years. Vital detections have been completed in the communications, the intellect and social behaviors of dolphin pods.

Founder and Research Director of the Wild Dolphin Project, Denise Herzing, Ph.D. and her staff, students and volunteers have been working hard for their long term studies on a specific pod of free-ranging Atlantic spotted dolphins. The extensive work

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