Blue water: keep it clear and clean | Photo: Surfrider/

Surfrider Foundation's Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) announced that 18% of the annual water tests measured high bacterial levels, above the national water quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

In 2012, the Blue Water Task Force collected 2,740 water samples to be analyzed by 23 water testing labs of the Surfrider Foundation network.

Of all water tests, 70% indicated low bacteria levels, 12% indicated medium bacteria levels and 18% measured high bacterial levels above the national water quality standards set by the EPA to protect public health in recreational waters.

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Hands Across The Sand: surfers against offshore drilling

World surfers are invited to join hands against expanded offshore drilling, on beaches and in global cities, on the 18th May, at 12pm, in corresponding time zones.

The second annual Hands Across The Sand is calling for clean energy solutions and a sustainable planet. The movement consists of people of all walks of life and crosses all borders and political affiliations.

The goal is to protect coastal economies, oceans, marine wildlife and fisheries from the threats of expanded offshore drilling and the accidents associated with this.

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Brazilian Atlantis: the underwater continent

A Brazilian and Japanese research submarine has discovered evidence of an underwater continent, 900 miles off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

Is it the Atlantis, the legendary island mentioned by Plato, back in 360 BC? The question might be answered by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and the Geology Service of Brazil (CPRM), in the next months.

Several rock structures and clear evidences of granite at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean have been unveiled and may confirm the thesis of a former continent that existed before the Americas, Africa, Europe.

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