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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 |

Can you be too old to buy dive travel insurance?

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 |

Meet the Scientist Who Has Discovered More Than 1,000 Species of Sea Slug


Source: by Eric Simons –

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 |

The Incredible Story Beneath Jacques Cousteau’s Famous Red Hat

Source: By Laurie Wilson, Blue Ocean Network

A red hat, a hard hat and Winchester Cathedral: How did Jacques Cousteau’s famous red hat become an icon?

Calypso Captain, SCUBA diver, filmmaker, conservationist, scientist, innovator and author, Jacques Yves Cousteau was born on June 11, 1910 in Saint-Andre-de Cubzac France.  Known as “Jyc” (rhymes with “chic” and pronounced with the soft J in ‘Jacques’), Cousteau was not only an iconic explorer – but a fashion icon. Read more

July 26, 2017 |

Tips for taking great underwater photos from the Pros

Source: by Fred Garth for CNN

Seems like everyone’s a halfway decent photographer these days thanks to better gear, flashy phones and clever digital filters. When it comes to underwater photography, though, few people have what it takes. Perfect sub-aquatic images involve a new level of skills, like framing a shot while maintaining buoyancy and not getting eaten by predators. So where to start?

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June 7, 2017 |
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