Environment

It’s Electric! Shocking Underwater Critters

It’s Electric! Shocking Underwater Critters

8 December, 2014 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Some creatures simply detect electric fields and use electricity to navigate, while others create their own electricity. All muscles have the potential to generate some amount of electricity. In these aquatic creatures, however, certain muscle cells have evolved into cells called electrocytes, and these generate much higher voltages than ordinary muscle […]

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10 More Fascinating Facts about the Majestic Sea Turtle

10 More Fascinating Facts about the Majestic Sea Turtle

4 December, 2014 at 3:10 am 0 comments

Oceans and lakes are home to many amazing animals, but few underwater creatures are as majestic or awe-inspiring as the ancient turtle. Not surprisingly, turtles are pretty popular among scuba divers, who often seek out dive sites where they’ll be likely to encounter one. So, we’ve compiled a list of […]

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Celebrate #GivingTuesday – Give Back to the Ocean you Love

Celebrate #GivingTuesday – Give Back to the Ocean you Love

2 December, 2014 at 3:16 am 0 comments

PADI is giving back to the ocean in celebration of #GivingTuesday – an international day to bring people together with a common purpose: to celebrate generosity and give thanks. To mark the beginning of the holiday season PADI will match all donations to Project AWARE up to $25,000 before 31st December. […]

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The Ocean: 6 Different Perspectives

The Ocean: 6 Different Perspectives

29 November, 2014 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

As a scuba diver, you see the ocean from a different perspective than many others. You see the ocean as a big blue wonderland – something to be explored, taken care of and appreciated. But even experienced scuba divers haven’t seen it all – here are six unusual views of […]

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What’s in a name? 11 Sea Creatures that Look Exactly How They Sound

What’s in a name? 11 Sea Creatures that Look Exactly How They Sound

25 November, 2014 at 3:04 am 0 comments

Have you ever wondered why we call a shark a “shark” or a turtle a “turtle?” While some animals seem to have a random name, the following 11 sea creatures were obviously named after their appearance. Read on to learn fun facts about these fascinating sea creatures: Jellyfish These soft-bodied […]

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Historic Advances in International Shark and Ray Conservation

Historic Advances in International Shark and Ray Conservation

20 November, 2014 at 3:01 am 0 comments

FINtastic News from Project AWARE: The Voice of the Dive Community has been Heard - 21 Shark and Ray Species Listed Under Convention on Migratory Species! On Sunday 9 November,The Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species, at their 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Quito, Ecuador (CMSCoP11), […]

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