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Since the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 first emerged in Wuhan, China at the end of last year, many of us have started to learn a new language of pandemics. Phrases like “distance learning” and “flattening the curve” have quickly entered our daily conversations.
One area where the terminology around COVID-19 can be confusing is in the different measures being adopted to contain its spread. These terms and exactly how they are used can vary from place to place and they are also evolving, but here we explain some of the most common ones. Read more
March 26, 2020 | SDRadmin
THE ‘OLD GENTLEMAN’ OF RAAHE – the oldest surviving diving suit in the world.
The best-known item in Raahe Museum is “the Old Gentleman“, a diving suit from the early 18th century. This rarity was donated to the museum by Captain Leufstadius in 1860s. Read more
March 28, 2019 | SDRadmin
Coral reefs are the most diverse of all marine ecosystems. They teem with life, with perhaps one-quarter of all ocean species depending on reefs for food and shelter.
This is a remarkable statistic when you consider that reefs cover just a tiny fraction (less than one percent) of the earth’s surface and less than two percent of the ocean bottom. Because they are so diverse, coral reefs are often called the rainforests of the sea. Read more
March 7, 2019 | SDRadmin
And Here Are Some Of Our Favorites
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
December 27, 2018 | SDRadmin
Looking for the perfect gift for the diver or ocean lover in your life? Or how about treating your self. Check out Scuba Diving Resource’s GIFT GUIDE for expert advice, reviews, and recommendations
Practical or luxe, quirky or classic, these Unique gifts will send just the right message to the people you are oh-so grateful for this year. Or maybe you deserve to buy yourself one of these great items. Read more
November 19, 2018 | SDRadmin
The shortfin mako shark, one of the fastest shark species, can move upwards of 60 miles per hour through the water. The shark’s ability to dart so quickly has much to do with their strange, toothlike skin. A new discovery unraveling the mysteries of shark skin could have implications for the speed and efficiency of more than just sharks—it could also change how we build planes, drones and wind turbines. Read more
March 23, 2018 | SDRadmin
Source: Cater News Agency
The whale pushed biologist Nan Hauser with his head and his mouth, tucked her under its pectoral fin – even lifted the biologist out of the water on one occasion.
This is the heart-stopping moment a giant 50,000-pound humpback whale protected an unsuspecting snorkeler from a STiger Shark by pushing her through the water. Read more
January 10, 2018 | SDRadmin
By Bonnie McKenna
I have never thought of myself as old, despite my chronological age telling me so. I am in good physical shape, I have been diving since I was 14-years old, I work-out 5-6 days a week, don’t take medications, travel internationally and have a sunny, bright outlook on life. The idea of being old was rudely brought to my attention when I attempted to purchase travel insurance. Read more
January 8, 2018 | SDRadmin