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Ostracods – Living Stars of Inner Space

By Chim Carlson

On my recent trip to Roatan, I and my fellow dive travelers,  veterans of countless night dives, were treated to a magical and fascinating first time experience. I only wish photos or videos could be taken to show you what truly amazed us.

Two  biologists on the trip,  Jim Morin, a retired professor from Cornell University and and Gretchen Gerrish, a professor at University of Wisconsin at La Crosse  introduced us to this amazing  creature and magical experience.
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March 2, 2016 |

Getting it right


Debunking the biggest misconceptions of diving in the United States

by Jennifer Idol

As I completed my quest to become the first woman to dive all 50 states, I heard innumerable opinions on the places I was diving. Even I undertook the journey with a few of my own preconceptions. Most often questioned, “Can you even dive all 50 states?”  YES.  This seemingly obvious question reveals the biggest of misconceptions, that if you can actually dive all 50 states, it must be uninteresting, ugly, and difficult. Diving in the United States is full of adventure, wilderness, and beautiful landscapes. Read more

February 12, 2016 |

5 Nations Announce Massive Marine Reserves


Brian Clark Howard – National Geographic

By the close of a two-day conference in Washington on the world’s oceans, five nations had pledged to extend marine protections to cover more than a million square miles.

The United States, Palau, the Cook Islands, and the Bahamas unveiled their plans on Tuesday, following Kiribati‘s announcement Monday that commercial fishing would end in the vast marine reserves in its Pacific Ocean territory by the end of the year.

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February 8, 2016 |
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