Category: Marine Species

billfish
Conservation Marine Species

Marine Species: Billfish

It’s rare to see a billfish on a dive, although you can snorkel with them seasonally off the Yucatan Peninsula. Here are some quick facts about billfish.

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ornate ghost pipefish
Marine Species

Marine Species: Ghost Pipefish

Within the pipefish family, ghost pipefish are something special, and always a treat to see on a dive. Here we’ll look at four well-known species.

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Marine Species

Marine Species: Glaucus Atlanticus

The stunning glaucus Atlanticus, commonly called the blue dragon or blue sea slug is one of the most stunning nudibranchs in the ocean. What makes it special?

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Whale-Shark Ultrasound
Conservation Marine Species

First Ever Whale-Shark Ultrasound

Researchers in the Galapagos have successfully completed ultrasounds on free-swimming whale sharks and taken blood samples from adult whale sharks for the first time ever in the wild.

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New stuff
single use plastic

Canada Bans Cetaceans in Captivity — and Single-Use Plastic

Good news coming out of Canada: the country has passed legislation to ban breeding or keeping cetaceans in captivity — and all single-use plastics by 2021
by Rebecca Strauss
Tobruk

Diving the ex-HMAS Tobruk in Queensland

Just when you thought scuba diving in Queensland couldn’t get any better, you've got to add the enormous ex-HMAS Tobruk to your bucket list.
by Guest Author
Rebreather Diving

The ABCs of Technical Diving: Q through T

Here’s the next in our series on the ABCs of technical diving, starting with Q for questions and ending with T for turn pressure.
by Yvonne Press
F.W. Abrams

Preserving America’s Underwater Battlefield: F.W. Abrams

This year, Scuba Diver Life and NOAA are partnering to profile 12 different ships in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This month we visit the F.W. Abrams.
by Guest Author