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The Humpback Whales of Tonga

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By Brook Peterson

Traveling to Tonga as a dive destination was never at the top of my list.  But then a friend invited me to cruise aboard the Nai’a, Tonga’s seasonal liveaboard, to photograph humpback whales.  All excursions were to be done on snorkel as scuba diving in open water is not safe.  I didn’t hesitate for a moment, knowing that the opportunity to get in the water with humpbacks is very rare. Read more

September 18, 2018 |

Jawfish

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Let’s Jaw about Jawfish

What do we humans do with our jaws? Bite, chew, talk and… that’s about it. Pitiful, right? Aside from a few visits to the dentist and the odd plastic surgeon, we have a lamentable lack of imagination when it comes to finding exciting projects for the lower portion of our faces. Read more

August 27, 2018 |

New Pygmy Seahorse Discovered

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This Pygmy seahorse is tiny—the size of a grain of rice. Researchers recently discovered that the colorful animal is a distinct species. Its name is Hippocampus japapigu, Latin for “Japan pig” seahorse, as some believe it resembles a baby pig. Read more

August 22, 2018 |

Adding The Glow

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Source: Wakatobi Dive Resort

Combining fluorescent and luminance light sources adds a new dimension to underwater imaging.

At Wakatobi Resort, diving doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. In fact, many underwater photographers find nighttime to be prime time for creating unique images. Among the primary attractions of night diving are the colors. At first, this statement may seem counter intuitive, as the reef is cloaked in darkness. Sunlight may reveal the broader vistas of the reef, but as any underwater photographer can tell you, it does not render the full spectrum of colors, as red, orange and yellow wavelengths are lost even at relatively shallow depths. Read more

August 13, 2018 |

Lions Mane Jellyfish

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The world’s largest jellyfish has tentacles that are 120 feet long.   The stunning—and stinging—lion’s mane jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) ranks among earth’s most beautiful creatures. Let’s tip our scuba masks to this amazing invertebrate. Read more

July 14, 2018 |
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