A healthy population of sharks lives in waters off the Texas coast -- and that's a good thing. Read about these sharks, how they are protected, and where to see them here.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
How scientists are working to reduce fisheries bycatch. And tips for how to help when you buy seafood. Read more here.
Monday, August 2, 2021
Shark tagging helps scientists track the movements of these animals, supporting efforts to protect and conserve them. Read what it's like to tag sharks in this piece for Scuba Diving magazine.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Divers and scientists watched a disaster play out along the U.S. West Coast: an almost overnight disappearance of sea stars, especially sunflower sea stars, followed by a population explosion of the purple urchins that sea stars eat, and then loss of entire forests of bull kelp. Read what is behind the disaster and what scientists are doing in response here.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Marine sediments represent a large and globally important carbon sink, but stored carbon can be released into the water by trawling. Research outlines the problem and offers solutions. Read more here.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
A third of all food produced in the world gets wasted, creating a yearly global carbon footprint larger than most countries. Some simple ways to reduce food waste on dive trips, cruises, and other travel.