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Candy-striped hermit crab discovered in Caribbean

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Underwater photographer stumbled upon the tiny creature previously unknown to scientists

Source: Brandie Weikle, CBC News

An underwater photographer has stumbled upon a new species of hermit crab with legs and pincers striped like candy canes.

Ellen Muller captured photos and video of the tiny creature at dive sites in the National Marine Park off the southern Caribbean island of Bonaire. Just a few millimetres wide, the animal is the subject of a new report in the journal ZooKeys. Read more

February 24, 2017 |

The 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year

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Source: Underwater of the Year, Alan Taylor – The Atlantic

Organizers of the Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest have just announced their winning photos for 2017. The winner Gabriel Barathieu beat entrants from 67 different countries with his portrait of an octopus in the lagoon of the island of Mayotte. Prizes and commendations were also handed out in a number of categories, including Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behavior, Up & Coming, and, in British waters, Wide Angle, Compact, and Macro shots. UPY has been kind enough to share some of this year’s honorees with us below. Captions written by the photographers. Read more

February 23, 2017 |

Cuddly Shark

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Shark Swims Up To Diver For a Cuddle Every Time She Sees Him!

To visit his friend, Rick Anderson has to strap on a tank, put a regulator into his mouth and dive into the ocean off the coast of Nobbys Beach in New South Wales, Australia.

Anderson’s friend is a 6-foot female Port Jackson shark. She doesn’t have a name, but Anderson recognizes her by her markings. Read more

February 15, 2017 |

MEET LESLEY ROCHAT, The Shark Warrior

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Lesley, also known as the Shark Warrior because of her passionate efforts in shark conservation, was once a professional actress, TV presenter, model and financial advisor. Because of her love for the ocean and growing concern about its plight, she packed up her highly successful corporate position to found AfriOceans Conservation Alliance, a non-profit organization based in Cape Town, South Africa. Read more

February 14, 2017 |

Blue Ocean Productions

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Are you using video to build your brand?  What’s your story?  Who do you want to reach?

Blue Ocean Productions can help you produce short films and commercials for your website, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, presentations and for TV.

Contact Jim Knowlton at Blue Ocean Productions for a free consultation to discuss your project. Read more

February 6, 2017 |

Fish ‘n Fins received the prestigious “2017 Tauchen Award”

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Fish ‘n Fins Dive Shop received the prestigious “2017 Tauchen Award” at the biggest Water Sport Exhibition in the world “DAS BOOT” that was held in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Fish ‘n Fins home to Palau’s leading dive and tour center. Established in 1972,They are the true pioneer dive operation in Palau. Fish ‘n Fins was founded by one of Palau’s first underwater explorers, Francis Toribiong. Fish ‘n Fins Dive center along with the Ocean Hunter fleet of liveaboards is owned and run by Navot & Tova Bornovski. Read more

February 6, 2017 |

Diving with a Purpose

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Citizen Scientist trips: Hammerhead tagging Project

Revillagigedo Islands, December 2016

Author and photographer: Chrisrtian Vizl

I met Dora Sandoval, owner of the Rocio Del Mar Liveaboard Dive Boat, a few years ago. A popular dive magazine sent me to write an article and take pictures about her boat that she proudly operates in some of Mexico´s most magical waters. I found myself very impressed by the quality of service Dora and her crew work diligently to deliver to her divers on every trip. I remember she mentioned to me about her latest adventure which was redesigning another liveaboard, Quino El Guardian. The Quino was to be a vessel specifically built not only for scuba diving but also for scientific research and education. I became very interested in her idea especially during these times when our oceans face grave danger due to the devastation we humans are imposing around the world.
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January 25, 2017 |

Dive Galapagos – 2nd Edition 2016

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Dive Galapagos 2nd Edition is now available from iBooks (iTunes), Kindle (Amazon) and Google Play. It is the definitive guide to diving and visiting the Galapagos. This interactive eBook includes detailed information on 46 of the most popular dive sites and dozens of land tours, marine life, above-water activities, travel, accommodations, shopping, sight-seeing, history and much more. Read more

January 25, 2017 |
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