Brazil sharks test positive for cocaine
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by Mark 'Crowley' Russell
20h ago
Brazilian sharpnose shark (Rhizoprionodon lalandii) (Carla Isobel Elliff/Fishbase) By Mark 'Crowley' Russell Sharks off the coast of Brazil have tested positive for cocaine, according to a study published in Science of the Total Environment by marine biologists from the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC), based in Rio de Janeiro. The discovery was made when the scientists collected samples from 13 Brazilian sharpnose sharks (Rhizoprionodon lalandii) that had been landed by local fishing vessels. A relatively small shark reaching a maximum of just 77cm in length, the Brazilian sharpnose sha ..read more
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QUIZ: Jacques Cousteau
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by Grace Gourlay
1d ago
Strap on your virtual diving gear and prepare to plunge into the life and legacy of Jacques Cousteau! This quiz will test your knowledge of this legendary ocean explorer. Good luck! The post QUIZ: Jacques Cousteau appeared first on DIVE Magazine ..read more
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Below the Line – Mexico’s Tren Maya is destroying Yucatán cenotes
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by Mark 'Crowley' Russell
2d ago
Campaigner Guillermo D Christy stares at one of the giant pillars driven through the karst to support the new train line (Photo: Valentina Cucchiara)One of the world’s natural wonders is being extensively damaged by the construction of a railway line, as Mexico’s ‘Mayan Train’ is driven through the Yucatán jungle By Mark 'Crowley' Russell In December 2019, a referendum overwhelmingly approved the construction of a 1,554-kilometre railway – Tren Maya, or the ‘Mayan Train’ – through the jungles of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, a 120km section of which – Section 5 South – would pass directly over t ..read more
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Reef-World launches Green Fins coral bleaching toolkit
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by Mark 'Crowley' Russell
3d ago
The Reef-World Foundation has launched a new coral bleaching toolkit in response to the global coral bleaching event currently underway and recently confirmed by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI). The Green Fins Global Coral Bleaching Response Toolkit is designed to provide guidance for marine tourism operators on managing and monitoring the impacts of coral bleaching and measures they can take to aid reef recovery. The guide features information about the causes and impacts of coral bleaching compiled from resources pr ..read more
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PADI launches Master Scuba Diver challenge
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by Mark 'Crowley' Russell
4d ago
PADI launches Master Scuba Diver Challenge, offering free renewals for Members and a dream trip to the Maldives for scuba divers Scuba diving training agency, PADI, has announced the launch of a new ‘Master Scuba Diver Challenge‘, encouraging its dive centres and instructors to increase their continuing education certifications between now and 31 December. PADI members with the highest percentage growth in Master Scuba Diver ratings will be in with a chance of winning a free PADI Membership renewal for 2025. Each participating instructor will also have their Master Scuba Diver application fees ..read more
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Discover remote East Greenland on a Secret Atlas Expedition Micro Cruise
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by DIVE Staff
5d ago
The Secret Atlas explorer vessel, MV Vikingfjord (Photo: Secret Atlas) Secret Atlas offers adventurers the opportunity to explore some of East Greenland’s most remote locations on a 10-day Expedition Micro Cruise through stunning Scoresby Sund. Secret Atlas – founded, led and made for explorers by explorers – offers exclusive Expedition Micro Cruises to Greenland, the largest but most sparsely populated island on Earth, where every location is, by definition, remote. Many who visit Greenland miss out on the opportunity to visit the world’s largest system of fjords, Scoresby Sund (Kangertittiv ..read more
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PADI and PADI AWARE seek to join Global Plastics Treaty
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by DIVE Staff
6d ago
PADI seeks to have its Dive Against Debris initiative adopted into Global Plastics Treaty Diver training agency, PADI, and its global not-for-profit PADI AWARE Foundation, are seeking to have the agency’s Dive Against Debris initiative adopted into the Global Plastics Treaty during discussions held by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Negotiations Committee (INC) The negotiations have arisen in light of the historic March 2022 resolution to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including its impacts on the marine environment. INC-5, the fifth in a s ..read more
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QUIZ: Reef Fish ID
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by Grace Gourlay
6d ago
Take our fish identification quiz and test your knowledge of ocean creatures. Score 75% or higher to earn a special discount! The post QUIZ: Reef Fish ID appeared first on DIVE Magazine ..read more
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Mass Orkney pilot whale stranding
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by Mark 'Crowley' Russell
1w ago
Mass Orkney pilot whale stranding (Photo: BDMLR/Facebook) A pod of 77 long-finned pilot whales have all died after stranding on a beach on the island of Sanday, part of the Scottish Orkney archipelago, in what could be one of the largest cetacean mass strandings around the UK for almost a century. The stranding occurred almost a year to the day after 55 pilot whales were stranded on the Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides, off Scotland’s western coast. The British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) received a report of ‘up to 100’ long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) on the morning of Thursd ..read more
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Search called off for missing UK diver
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by DIVE Staff
1w ago
One of the Newhaven lifeboats (Photo: Sussex Photographer/Shutterstock)Second scuba diving tragedy in a week strikes the south coast of England A second scuba diver has died in the English Channel in the space of a week after the search for a diver missing off the South Coast of England was called off over the weekend. A search was launched by HM Coastguard, accompanied by lifeboat crews from the nearby towns of Eastbourne and Newhaven, at around 12:45 pm on Saturday, 13 July after reports that a diver had gone missing off Beachy Head, East Sussex. Sussex Police were also called to assist. The ..read more
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