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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 | SDRadmin
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 | SDRadmin
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.
January 25, 2017 | SDRadmin
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!
January 22, 2017 | SDRStaff
Story and Photographs by Tony Wu
Witness to a phenomenon few have ever seen before, I slipped beneath the ocean’s surface to find myself submerged alongside hundreds, maybe thousands, of sperm whales — one of the largest and most magnificent cetaceans of the sea — engaged in a dramatic frenzy of physical contact and biosonar communication. Read more
January 17, 2017 | SDRadmin