An ocean etiquette video from the NOAA Fisheries and Coral Reef Conservation Program was released recently.
The video is intended to help educate visitors to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on how to be good stewards of the marine environment. Included is an explanation of why visitors should avoid collecting corals and marine life as souvenirs.
The six-minute Caribbean Marine Etiquette video and corresponding 30-second public service announcement are available in English and Spanish and educate viewers on the impacts of throwing litter on the beach, kicking or standing on live corals, anchoring boats on corals and seagrass, and collecting corals and other animals as souvenirs.
The video will air in hotels, dive shops and on television throughout the U.S. Caribbean to promote responsible tourism.
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source: NOAA FishNews