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News In the Water

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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Fourth Element
News Conservation In the Water

Fourth Element Makes Swimwear Recycled from the Sea

Fourth Element introduces OceanPositive 2017 swimwear collection, made from recycled ghost fishing nets.

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Ocean Cleanup Array
News Conservation In the Water

Ocean Cleanup Array Still in Testing Phase

Inventor Boyan Slat made a splash when he introduced his Ocean Cleanup Array. Plans to launch a test unit were pushed from 2016 to the end of this year off the American west coast.

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Danish submarine
News In the Water

Journalist Missing When Danish Submarine Sinks

A journalist is missing as one of the world’s few privately-owned submarines sinks in Denmark

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New stuff

More Than 2,000 Sharks Die in San Francisco Bay

Scientists are trying to explain a massive die-off of leopard sharks, Pacific angel sharks, and brown smooth-hound sharks in the San Francisco Bay.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
Spanish Dancer

Marine Species: Spanish Dancer

On a night dive in the tropical Pacific, you see what appears to be an animated vermillion dinner napkin convulsing wildly. Congratulations, you’ve spotted a Spanish dancer.
by Guest Author Christina Koukkos
Scuba Diving

Top Five Things Movies Get Wrong About Scuba Diving

Hollywood has long been fascinated with scuba diving, but rarely nails the portrayal of our sport. Here are the top five things movies get wrong about scuba diving.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
Trimix Diving

Introduction to Trimix Diving

In the third installment of our series on technical diving, we’re moving away from beginner-level courses and into the world of trimix diving.       
by Guest Author Yvonne Press