SCUBAPRO, PADI, Beneath the Sea and Stan Waterman would like to congratulate the winner of the “Are you a Waterman?” competition, Hillary Kenyon. The competition, which honored Stan Waterman’s extensive contributions and was a means of giving back to the dive community, was geared towards inspiring the next generation of watermen.
A massive photograph taken by Jim Hellemn of a stunning California kelp forest has been reproduced on 26 glass windows of the gift store of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. During the project, Hellemn took more than 8,000 images throughout California’s Channel Islands over a period of eight weeks, and used more than 1,200 of the photos in creating the final mosaic on glass.
On June 22, teams from around the region will flock to the Bahamas to the Green Turtle Club to hunt in the 5th Annual Green Turtle Cay Lionfish Derby. Their mission: remove lionfish. Their reward: over $5,000 in cash prizes for bringing in the most lionfish, largest lionfish and smallest lionfish!!
Seven million tons of plastic end up in our oceans each year. Suspended in the water column of the North Pacific gyre, the swirling stew of plastics known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a problem so vast, many marine scientists and government agencies think cleaning it up is impossible. While many of the cleanup inventions lack feasibility, outside-the-box ingenuity just might lead to a clean ocean. Can we clean up the Pacific Garbage Patch?
Strange shipwreck discoveries are not unusual, but few rival the puzzling paddlewheel steamboat that Bob Hawley uncovered in 1988. Read the story about a Kansas City farm that yielded a great find, a 19th-century steamboat
Cancun prepares for 6th annual Whale Shark Festival: Every May through September, travelers come from all over the world to visit Cancun for an opportunity to encounter these gentle giants. The Festival was created to raise awareness of Cancun's marine ecosystem and of whale sharks in particular. Festivities are geared toward visitors and local children and focus on the importance of whale sharks and what they mean to the city and the environment. Check out the photos and details.