Researchers at the California Academy of Sciences and their international collaborators have discovered 229 new species of plants and animals this year. The list of animal discoveries includes a new frog, a new snake, and a new seahorse, as well as two tardigrades, three sharks, four eels, seven spiders, 19 fishes (including a neon-colored one), 28 ants, 34 sea slugs, and a whopping 120 wasps. On the plant side, there are seven new flowering plants, one liverwort, and one moss. Read more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Michel Cousteau have teamed up to bring you Wonders of the Sea, an inspiring 85 minute underwater documentary. Wonders of the Sea follows famed filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and his children Celine and Fabien on a voyage of unknown, underwater discovery. Read more
PELAGIC & REEF DIVERSITY OF THE ARCHIPIELAGO DE REVILLAGIGEDO
ABOARD QUINO EL GUARDIAN
Dr. Carlos Sanchez
Socorro Islands – Pelagic & Reef Diversity
$3300 per person, quad occupancy
Join the amazing crew of the Quino El Guardian and Dr. Carlos Sanchez-Ortiz (UABCS) on one of the most inspiring dive adventures of your lifetime! Read more
Hammerhead sharks, with their unique, wide-eyed appearance, are among the most iconic species in the Galapagos. But as the sharks become increasingly endangered, scientists are searching for ways to help their population rebound. Read more
Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau’s ocean sustainability, finds a new University of British Columbia study that suggests other small island nations might also consider adopting this strategy. Read more
Roll Out the Unwelcome Mat for these Underwater Residents
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Every year, the U.S. has “National Invasive Species Awareness Week“. Why do they take an entire week to talk about plant and animal species that take up residency in non-native habitats? Not all immigrants stir up trouble, but those defined as invasive marine species can put ecosystems, economies and human health at risk. Read more
My daughter Alexandra loves to shot Lion Fish for both conservation measures and the fact they taste fantastic. Several weeks ago she shot several of these fish. One in fact was just ½” shy of the state record in FL.!! Read more
Bright blue, older than dinosaurs and weighing as much as an average-sized man, coelacanths are the most endangered fish in South Africa and among the rarest in the world. Read more
Subway Watersports, the on-site dive operation at Turquoise Bay Dive Resort on Roatan, Honduras, recently donated a 27-ft boat to the Roatan Marine Park to assist in that organization’s efforts to protect the vital Roatan marine environment. The boat, named the “Isabelle Sirenna”, was immediately put to use by Marine Park Officials who now regularly patrol the Northeastern sector of the island near where Turquoise Bay is located. Read more