South China Sea on the Brink of Disaster

South China Sea on the Brink of Disaster

The South China Sea has been in the news a lot lately.  Mostly because of the geopolitical tensions that have arisen with China’s claim over the largest part of the sea and its occupation of numerous islands and atolls. A case filed last year by the Philippines with...
Awesome and a Bit Bizarre Marine Life Discoveries

Awesome and a Bit Bizarre Marine Life Discoveries

There’s a  lot of new stuff being discovered under the water, take a peek at these amazing marine life discoveries. Could oarfish have inspired the age old myths of sea serpents that bewildered and frightened centuries of mariners? They are certainly big enough....
A Whale of a Tale

A Whale of a Tale

About twenty years ago on a clear, sunny January morning, off the coast of Maui, Hawaii I was diving in amazingly clear water at about 120 feet when I noticed a series of shadowy shapes approaching.   It was like watching eighteen-wheeled semis dancing in the...
Saving a Giant Manta

Saving a Giant Manta

We love this story, it’s not current but very worth bringing to your attention again. In 2014 two Brazilians were diving in the Bat Islands off northern Costa Rica. They were having a great day, seeing sharks, mantas and huge schools of fish, but they were not...
Donald Trump as a Conservationist?

Donald Trump as a Conservationist?

“I have never seen such an unspoilt and dramatic seaside landscape” Donald Trump exclaimed when he first laid eyes on what would become the Trump International Golf Links Scotland. Seven years later with ancient sand dunes bulldozed he states, “what...
Minke Whales Hunted: Mostly Pregnant Females!

Minke Whales Hunted: Mostly Pregnant Females!

A new documentary just aired on Norwegian Public Broadcasting reveals some alarming details regarding Norway’s hunting of Minke whales. The release of Slaget om kvalen (translated as “Battle of Agony”) has sparked outrage within the conservation community....