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Christmas Tree Worm – We wish You a Happy Holiday Season

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For those who celebrate Christmas, tree decorating comes once a year, but in the world’s tropical seas, ’tis always the season! Christmas tree worms (Spirobranchus giganteus) are a type of polychaete a group of segmented worms that contains over 13,000 Species  And just like their cousins the sea Mice   and feather dusters unassuming invertebrates put on quite the eye -catching display.
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December 11, 2017 |

NEWS RELEASE from The NAI’A

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Bula NAI’A friends:

A couple of days ago we announced to our passengers that we are inviting a new NAI’A family to take the company’s helm. We’ve since been inundated with kind messages wishing us well and remembering good times aboard NAI’A. So much so that it makes us wish we could run the boat forever, but as we wrote in our message, it really is time to step aside to allow new owners to put their energy and enthusiasm into NAI’A while we spend more time with our families. Read more

December 1, 2017 |

Lost Egyptian City Artifacts Unearthed After 1,200 Years Under Sea

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What Scientists Just Found Deep In The Ocean Is Seriously Unbelievable. I’m Still In Shock!

It is a city shrouded in myth, swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years. But now archeologists are unearthing the mysteries of Heracleion, uncovering amazingly well-preserved artifacts that tell the story of a vibrant classical-era port. Read more

November 10, 2017 |

Bali volcano latest update: Volcano warning downgraded as Mount Agung activity calms

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Updated: Nov 2, 2017

THE ALERT status of Bali’s highest volcano Mount Agung has been lowered after more than a month of intense seismic activity, though experts have warned that an eruption could still occur at any time.

Mount Agung’s alert status was downgraded from level four to level three on Sunday, after seismic activity underneath the volcano showed signs of abating. Read more

November 9, 2017 |

Psychedelic Frogfish

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The psychedelic frogfish is aptly named after its lurid colours and striped pattern.

The weird and wonderful psychedelic frogfish (Histiophryne psychedelica) was first described in 2009. With vivid stripes of bluish-green, white and yellowish-orange, this strange-looking fish is a type of anglerfish. However, unlike most anglerfish, and indeed its own family of frogfish, the psychedelic frogfish is unusual in not having a lure growing from its forehead. Read more

November 9, 2017 |

Octopus Genetics Just Got A Whole Lot Weirder

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By: Jessica Kittel

In case you weren’t aware, coleoid cephalopods (octopus, squids, and cuttlefish) are pretty cool. Exhibit A: giant squids can grow to be up to 43 feet long and were likely the inspiration for various well-known sea monster tales. Exhibit B: cuttlefish are known to put on amazing camouflaging color change performances. Exhibit C: the octopus. The amazingly intelligent mollusk that is the Harry Houdinis of the underwater world. After all that how could they possibly get cooler?  Thanks to some crazy newly released research involving RNA editing. Read more

November 8, 2017 |

Divers find a camera 40 feet under sea, but when they learn the story behind the photos, they’re stunned

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Source: www.theepochtimes.com

Beau Doherty and Tella Osler are marine biology students who often explore the ocean floor, studying starfish and other fascinating aquatic life. But on one adventure, they came across something that clearly did not belong. It was covered in algae and rusted like an antique, but they looked closer—and realized it was a digital camera. Read more

October 26, 2017 |

Solitude has landed… in Lembeh, North Sulawesi – Indonesia!

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NEWS RELEASE

I am pleased to announced our company’s acquisition of Kasawari Lembeh Resort to be rebranded as Solitude Lembeh Resort as of 13 November 2017. This property, the first of Solitude in Resorts, to be added to the Solitude portfolio boasts 5100m2 of waterfront land located in Lembeh, Bitung – the muck-diving “capital” of the world. Read more

October 16, 2017 |
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