I’ve sure never seen one of these! That’s one of the coolest things about scuba diving. On land, you don’t just run out into the forest and become surrounded by thousands of species of animals. If they are there, they’re not so visible and rarely as abundant. But, in the water, there’s the chance of […]
Read Article I read that 22 tons of dead fish have so far been removed from that harbor, with who knows how many more. Amazing how these things occur.
I just got back from the PADI Annual Forum. It was very interesting and I won a hat. One thing that came up is the issue of shark finning, the hideous practice of cutting the fins off of sharks in huge numbers and tossing them back into the ocean to die. Shark numbers have been […]
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news//2011/02/110211-two-brothers-whaling-ship-pollard-science-nantucket-noaa/ I can’t imagine how many shipwrecks there must be throughout the world, but certain ones excite me a lot. Queen Anne’s Revenge, The Nuestra Señora de Atocha, The Hunley among others come to mind as wrecks I am particularly fascinated with. I remember reading a book about the Mel Fisher’s search for the Atocha long […]
I have no idea who these people are but they are swimming with manta rays right off the Royal Kona Resort, which is one of the options I’m working on for the fall. If this doesn’t motivate you to go, I don’t know what will!
http://www.citrusdaily.com/crystal-river/crystal-river-naturalist-reported-lost-sea/2009/01/24/1885.html Joe Strykowski is a name that’s been glued to the back of my mind since the 1970’s. At the time I first heard of him I was maybe 10 or 12 years old and wanted nothing in life more than to earn SCUBA certification. I know Joe Strykowski only from the first book about […]
http://www.prlog.org/10565379-first-seahorse-photographs-taken-underwater-in-california-published-rare-marine-life.html This is kind of old news, but I had no idea seahorses are alive and well in California! Awesome!! Here’s another article… http://greenoc.freedomblogging.com/2010/03/09/seahorse-off-california-a-photo-first/20853/