Mantagirl Back from Borneo – Check this out!

Hello Adventurer! Visiting for the first time? Check out what it’s all about. You’re also invited to sign up for the most exciting newsletter on the planet. Welcome! Mantagirl has returned from Borneo changed. “Asia has me in its grips”. I fell in love with the country above and below the ocean. Above the water, […]

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GREETINGS FROM BORNEO

Carin’s in Borneo right now with National Geographic and Emmy award winning filmmakers and this is what she had to say, “The only thing is that we have sea snake issues! they come up into the rooms sometimes and last night during a full moon and very high tide we had THREE in the bar […]

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And WHALES Oh My!

On multiple occasions, we got the entire group around one of these graceful giants. Here, our divers descend along a 40 footer! AWESOME! And then, we got the surprise of the trip …. baring unforeseen stuff that happens in nature, we expected to see whale sharks because we were there during the perfect time of […]

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Galapagos – Whale Sharks and Hammers and Whales OH MY!

So how AWESOME was Galapagos? Just check out this little video clip. In our fourth adventure to the Ecuadorean Andes and Galapagos Islands, we found massive schools of hammerhead sharks, numerous 30’+ whale sharks, hordes of fishes – many of them endemic to the Galapagos, great weather, islands so enchanting that Darwin was inspired to […]

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Scientists Urge Sweeping International Protections for Atlantic Sharks

Washington, DC – 10/28/2008 – A group of shark experts today recommended a ban on catching eight species of Atlantic, open ocean (“pelagic”) sharks, and strictly limiting the catch of another two, to prevent possible population crashes. Currently, there are no international limits on shark catch. The recommendations, released in a report entitled Management Recommendations […]

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New Sustainable Sushi Guidelines from Seafood Watch

I LOVE to eat sushi – just about everything and have for a long time. That’s why I was stoked when I saw that Seafood Watch just published guidelines for sustainable sushi eating. Remember, that the key is SUSTAINABILITY. I may not eat something today precisely because I would like to be able to eat […]

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Adventure in Galapagos – Check out our latest trip!

Swimming with the BIG senior – a 35+ foot whale shark. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? How good is this?

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Discovery Of New Fish Species on Deep Reefs

Infographic (BBC)

Pacific dives recover novel fish The bright blue damselfish is finally in the hands of science Enlarge Image Marine biologists being filmed for a BBC TV series have confirmed an astonishing 13 new fish species on a single expedition in the Pacific Ocean. The researchers have a further 15 animals they think may also be […]

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Ocean’s Dead Zones Expanding

WASHINGTON – Like a chronic disease spreading through the body, “dead zones” with too little oxygen for life are expanding in the world’s oceans. “We have to realize that hypoxia is not a local problem,” said Robert J. Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. “It is a global problem and it has severe […]

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Lionfish Invade the Caribbean

Ridlon’s Note: Where a cause can be determined, the introduction of exotic or non native species has been responsible for the extinction of more species in the last two centuries than even habitat loss. Looking at this, the lionfish pose a significant threat to Caribbean ecosystems. I don’t believe the removal of this species would […]

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