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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 | SDRadmin
Source: by Eric Simons – Baynature.org
Terry Gosliner, a curator at the California Academy of Sciences, looks through nudibranchs to see the world.
Terry Gosliner found his first new species of sea slug as a teenager in a tidepool at Duxbury Reef in Marin, and then just never stopped. For the last five decades he has discovered sea slugs and sea slugs and more sea slugs, to the point it was recently announced he has discovered his one-thousandth species — or something nearing one-third of the known species of sea slug on the planet. Read more
August 18, 2017 | SDRadmin
Source EarthTouch News Network By Sarah Keartes
Thanks to the work of wildlife officials in India, a baby whale shark that found itself entangled in a gillnet is swimming free. These spotted neonates are rarely seen, which makes the successful rescue all the more exciting. Read more
March 29, 2017 | SDRadmin
by Gretchen M. Ashton, CFT, SFT, SFN, SSC, NBFE
Szilvia Gogh, founder of Miss-Scuba™, has partnered with Gretchen M. Ashton of ScubaFit®, Isabelle “Izzy” Tihanyi and her partner and twin sister Caroline “Coco” of Surf Diva®, the annual PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017, and Ocean Adventures Dive Company to create a celebration of the female spirit and finding excitement in life. Read more
March 7, 2017 | SDRadmin
Be fashionable while you save the ocean — adidas and Parley for the Oceans team up to create swimwear from plastic fishing nets.
Adidas Swimwear made with Recycled Ocean Plastics
Now Adidas and Parley have unveiled a swimwear collection made of Econyl a fibre with the same characteristics of traditional nylon and polyester, but produced from recovered plastic fishing nets. Read more
February 28, 2017 | SDRadmin
Best Dive Practices
It is really important that you teach your customers about the importance of the marine environment as well as ensure that together you are taking all necessary precautions to not negatively impact it. The tips below are easily supported by using the icons poster which can be downloaded and used in your briefings. Read more
February 21, 2017 | SDRadmin
Guidance for Tourists – Scuba Divers
The following is information you must know before diving. By following these simple instructions you are helping to preserve the marine environment for future generations
February 20, 2017 | SDRadmin
Citizen Scientist trips: Hammerhead tagging Project
Revillagigedo Islands, December 2016
Author and photographer: Chrisrtian Vizl
I met Dora Sandoval, owner of the Rocio Del Mar Liveaboard Dive Boat, a few years ago. A popular dive magazine sent me to write an article and take pictures about her boat that she proudly operates in some of Mexico´s most magical waters. I found myself very impressed by the quality of service Dora and her crew work diligently to deliver to her divers on every trip. I remember she mentioned to me about her latest adventure which was redesigning another liveaboard, “Quino El Guardian”. The Quino was to be a vessel specifically built not only for scuba diving but also for scientific research and education. I became very interested in her idea especially during these times when our oceans face grave danger due to the devastation we humans are imposing around the world.
January 25, 2017 | SDRadmin