A Canadian man has been killed during a rescue operation after he cut an endangered whale free from tangled fishing lines. Joe Howlett succeeded in rescuing the whale, only to be struck by it moments later as it flipped into the water. Read more
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Yesterday, Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris climate agreement. Donald Trump — not all Americans. In fact, the majority of the U.S. wanted to remain in the accord. Politics aside, while nobody yet knows the true impact of this potentially fateful decision, scientists have already modeled a variety of detrimental repercussions from preventing a global temperature increase of 2 degrees. In some areas of the world, the effects of climate change are real and evident. Consider our ocean reef systems. Read more
ROATAN, July 5, 2017 – Event founders Michel Labrecque and Julie Ouimet of N2Pix and Jesus Alberto Reyes, COO and Commercial Director of Turquoise Bay Dive & Beach Resort, are excited to announce the winners of the of the 2017 edition of the Turquoise Bay International Underwater Film Festival. Read more
Qatar Airways has been named the best airline in the world for 2017 by the leading consumer-aviation website Skytrax. The Doha, Qatar-based airline was presented with the award on Tuesday at a ceremony during the 2017 Paris Air Show. Read more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the wonder of sharks by issuing the Sharks Forever stamps featuring five species that inhabit American waters — the mako, thresher, great white, hammerhead and whale sharks. Please share the news on social media using the hashtag #SharksStamps. Read more
In celebration of the magnificent diving experiences the Solomon Islands has to offer the international dive community, the 2nd Annual Solomon Dive Fest 2017 will take place in the country’s Western Province from October 2-7 2017. Read more
‘Natural’ rubber, limestone and corn are some of the sources for more sustainable surfing wetsuits – but are brands missing a fundamental flaw?
For two decades, Byron Bay-based surfer Dave “Rasta” Rastovich has been living the dream. A little house near the beach, growing his own fruit and veg, and – of course – out riding the waves whenever the fancy takes him. Read more
On June 1, the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord, a voluntary agreement outlining potentially significant criteria for participation and compliance with the 2015 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Read more
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Manta Sandy is a well-known cleaning station in the Dampier Strait region. Known for its regular sightings of mantas during the season, it has become a ‘must see’ dive site for all operators, and a location suitable for scientists and film-makers to observe these stunning creatures. Read more