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The Pygmy Seahorse or Bargibant’s Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) is first species of pygmy seahorse that have been identified. Named after a scientist scuba diver who discovered the species in 1969 while collecting specimens for the Noumea Aquarium in New Caledonia. Read more
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a flying mobula ray soaring high off the Mexican shore.
Every May, when the wind is calm, a strange popping sound resonates across the southern beaches of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico. It sounds as though someone is cooking popcorn on an industrial scale. But the source of this sound is far more spectacular. Read more
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
Dan Orr: [email protected]
Preparation for scuba diving begins long before you arrive at the dive site. Besides the skills it takes to enjoy the dive, it is important to be in good health and be prepared to meet the physical demands of scuba diving. In reviewing the DAN accident data, almost 1/3 of the diving fatalities were attributed to cardiac incidents with approximately half of these being from the 40-59 age group. What is really disturbing is that 60% of those fatalities had signs and symptoms that they or others around them recognized as cardiac-related before or during the dive but they continued to dive anyway!
The Peacock Mantis shrimp packs a punch!!
Did you know that the MANTIS SHRIMP has claws with such an incredibly fast and powerful strike, that some are able to break aquarium glass with one swing? It’s a fact!
The secret to a loyal customer base is no secret at all: Great customer service will bring them back every time.
Here’s what you need to know:
Whether it’s a bored demeanor, a dismissive look or just plain rude behavior, sloppy customer service spells disaster faster than just about any other business transgression. People complain about bad customer service with the same level of vitriol usually reserved for taxes and presidential elections.
“A Life That Touches Others Goes On Forever”
Stuart was not only an accomplished Photographer, but also an Artist. What set him apart was his ability to capture “life” in his images. Not only underwater but above. His photos made you feel if you were there, part of the scene.
Unfortunately Stuart passed way too early and will be missed by so many who were fortunate to have him in our lives. Stuart zest for life and the many ways he touched so many, will always be with us. Stuart will always be a comfort and inspiration in our lives.
Stuart Westmorland was recognized as one of the leading marine photographers in the United States. His marine mammal and natural history images appear in a variety of books, magazines, posters, calendars, brochures and aquarium displays. Magazine covers number over 200 and include: Time, Islands, Caribbean Travel & Life, Endless Vacation, Harrowsmith, Aqua, Wine Spectator, E The Environmental Magazine, Spa, Canadian Airlines, America West, & Alaska Airlines plus nearly every scuba diving magazine.