Author

Thomas Gronfeldt

Writer

Thomas started diving during college and has since been diving over most of the world: Australia, Indonesia, Iceland, France, and many other places. He is a NAUI instructor and a commercial diver, and participates in environmental and archeological diving projects around the world.

Stories by Thomas
Niue
In the Water News

New Marine Parks Protect Enormous Part of Pacific

The nations of Niue and Chile combine to create vast marine protected areas in the Pacific

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Sea Turtle Conservation
Conservation In the Water Marine Species

Sea Turtle Conservation Efforts Paying Off

In a rare bit of positive conservation news, sea turtle conservation efforts seem to be paying off.

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fish mistake scent of plastic for food
Conservation In the Water

Fish Mistake Scent of Plastic for Food

Researchers have found that fish often mistake the scent of plastic for food, which means ingestion of this deadly material may not always be accidental. 

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In the Water News

Illegal Chinese Fishermen Get Jail Time in Ecuador

In mid-August, a patrol boat in Galapagos National Park discovered an illegal Chinese fishing boat with over 300 tons of shark fins. The fishermen have been sentenced to prison.

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New stuff
Paralenz

What Makes Paralenz the Best Underwater Action Camera for Divers?

The Paralenz Dive Camera was one of 2017’s biggest innovations in underwater videography. What makes it so special?
by Press Release
Green Sea Turtles

Climate Change May Be Turning 99 Percent of Baby Green Sea Turtles into Females

A warmer external temperature means 99 percent of baby green sea turtles are turning into females, endangering the worldwide population
by Rebecca Strauss
Baby Turtle

A Baby Turtle Who Lost His Way

A baby turtle gets turned around on a busy road in Grand Cayman, but never fear: A Good Samaritan is there to shepherd him to the beach and on his way.
by Guest Author
Lake Lucerne

Dive Site: Lake Lucerne

Lovely Lake Lucerne is in the central part of Switzerland, surrounded by mountains. What’s it like as a dive site?
by Trevor Sanford