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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
March 13, 2017 | SDRStaff
Earth’s largest animal, the blue whale can eat some 4 to 8 tons of krill per day.
Source: WWF, National Geographic
ABOUT THE BLUE WHALE
Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These magnificent marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet long and upwards of 200 tons. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant.
The blue whale’s heart is the size of a small car and its beat can be detected two miles away. But that’s nothing compared to their calls. Blue whales are the loudest animals on earth and their calls are louder than a jet engine: reaching 188 decibels, while a jet’s engine hit ‘just’ 140 decibels. Read more
March 1, 2017 | SDRadmin
Source: Jason G. Goldman – hakaimagazine.com
One of the most frequently asked questions about whales is why they breach. A study of humpback whales migrating past Australia offers the most definitive answers yet.
After hundreds of hours of observations, we now know it’s true: breaching humpback whales are yelling. Read more
February 27, 2017 | SDRadmin
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