We think we’re pretty familiar with hurricanes – strong winds, storm surge, flooding rains, ominous satellite images from space, and radar loops when they get near land. But what goes on at and below the ocean’s surface when a hurricane passes overhead? Quite a lot, actually! Read more
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It went to Alabama. Yes, Alabama! Scottsboro, Alabama, to be exact.
Most of the airlines based in the US sell “mishandled” bags to one company located in this little town in Alabama. The Unclaimed Baggage Center buys luggage from airlines with the contents site unseen. Clothing makes up about 60 percent of the millions of items that pass through the store annually. Cameras, electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, glasses, books and luggage help keep the constantly rotating shelves fully stocked. Read more
To Aid Show Exhibitors and Buyers Impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
**Funds Available to Assist DEMA Member Exhibitors and Buyers of DEMA Show 2017 **
The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA) announced on August 31, 2017 that the DEMA Board of Directors has approved the activation of the Disaster Assistance Program to assist DEMA-Member Show Exhibitors and Buyers impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Read more
A Canadian man has been killed during a rescue operation after he cut an endangered whale free from tangled fishing lines. Joe Howlett succeeded in rescuing the whale, only to be struck by it moments later as it flipped into the water. Read more
Yesterday, Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement. Donald Trump — not all Americans. In fact, the majority of the U.S. wanted to remain in the accord. Politics aside, while nobody yet knows the true impact of this potentially fateful decision, scientists have already modeled a variety of detrimental repercussions from preventing a global temperature increase of 2 degrees. In some areas of the world, the effects of climate change are real and evident. Consider our ocean reef systems. Read more
ROATAN, July 5, 2017 – Event founders Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet of N2Pix and Jesus Alberto Reyes, COO and Commercial Director of Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort, are excited to announce the winners of the of the 2017 edition of the Turquoise Bay International Underwater Film Festival. Read more
Qatar Airways has been named the best airline in the world for 2017 by the leading consumer-aviation website Skytrax. The Doha, Qatar-based airline was presented with the award on Tuesday at a ceremony during the 2017 Paris Air Show. Read more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the wonder of sharks by issuing the Sharks Forever stamps featuring five species that inhabit American waters — the mako, thresher, great white, hammerhead and whale sharks. Please share the news on social media using the hashtag #SharksStamps. Read more
In celebration of the magnificent diving experiences the Solomon Islands has to offer the international dive community, the 2nd Annual Solomon Dive Fest 2017 will take place in the country’s Western Province from October 2-7 2017. Read more