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

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Source: by Eric Simons – Baynature.org

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 |

Women’s Water Sports Weekend and Dive Day in La Jolla, California

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by Gretchen M. Ashton, CFT, SFT, SFN, SSC, NBFE

Szilvia Gogh, founder of Miss-Scuba™, has partnered with Gretchen M. Ashton of ScubaFit®, Isabelle “Izzy” Tihanyi and her partner and twin sister Caroline “Coco” of Surf Diva®, the annual PADI Women’s Dive Day 2017, and Ocean Adventures Dive Company to create a celebration of the female spirit and finding excitement in life. Read more

March 7, 2017 |

In the Swim with Plastics Recovered from the Sea

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Source: BlueOcean.net

Be fashionable while you save the ocean — adidas and Parley for the Oceans team up to create swimwear from plastic fishing nets.

Adidas Swimwear made with Recycled Ocean Plastics

Now Adidas and Parley have unveiled a swimwear collection made of Econyl a fibre with the same characteristics of traditional nylon and polyester, but produced from recovered plastic fishing nets. Read more

February 28, 2017 |

Guidance for Dive Guides and Instructors

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Best Dive Practices

Source: Greenfins

It is really important that you teach your customers about the importance of the marine environment as well as ensure that together you are taking all necessary precautions to not negatively impact it. The tips below are easily supported by using the icons poster which can be downloaded and used in your briefings. Read more

February 21, 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 |
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