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12/19/2014

Now here's some news...

This excites me and gives me hope for a future life aquatic - Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain just recently surfaced from a record-breaking 73 day stay underwater at Jules Undersea Lodge in the Florida Keys. The mission marked an ambitious effort to reach out, engage, and educate, all from an alien world that rests literally in our backyard. More on the project can be found here: https://www.roanestate.edu/classroomunderthesea/project.asp.Interestingly, the project comes on the heels of Fabien Cousteau's recent Mission 31, a 31 day stay at the Aquarius Reef Base Habitat, also in the Florida Keys. The Cousteau project was lined with controversy within the professional community given claims to 'records' and the underlying motives and value in the project. Nevertheless, the effort did shed some new light on underwater living.I've been partial to Bruce and Jessica's effort, coming in at a fraction of the cost of Mission 31, carried out in a very grassroots manner, and stands to substantiate that we all have the capacity to make a splash in ocean science and exploration in our own and very important ways. Congrats again Jessica and Bruce! Are we at the cusp of another push in undersea habitation? Well, perhaps not necessarily. There are still numerous outstanding issues in saturation diving, not the least of which is human physiology and related health, both long and short term. There also remain questions of the of remaining at one single study site for any length of time, when today's scientist often wants to be mobile and versatile, responding quickly to new geographical interests. By contrast to permanent habitat are mobile sat systems used more typically in deep commercial diving. Both technologies come at an expense that is not sustainable for the masses.There are indeed alternatives - we'll just have to keep fighting the uphill battle :)In the meantime, 74 days anyone?Donate today using Google 'One Today' program to help us redefine the human element and develop new content. Donate $1 today!Related articlesRoane State teachers resurface after 73 days underwater in FloridaFabien Cousteau Dreams of a World UnderwaterUnderwater World Record To Be Broken In Florida Keys ... more >

 



12/19/2014

Ikelite Announces New Lens Holder



67-threaded caddy holds your compact’s wet lenses ... more >

12/19/2014

Another Eco dive trip from Simple Life Divers


Another Eco dive by the Simple Life Divers team. This time we dived on Sairee Reef and as you can see the clean ups are really working because we only manged to only pick up as minimal amount of rubbish.Tags: All Divers  ... more >

12/19/2014

Humpback whales sing for their supper

Whales may sing for their supper, a study in the open access journal Scientific Reports suggests.

Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) work together whilst foraging on the bottom for food - but how do they co-ordinate their behaviour? Susan Parks of Syracuse University believes she may have the answer. ... more >

12/19/2014

LIke Sharks? Volunteer with Great White Sharks Project

White Shark Projects work with "eco tourists" and local enthusiasts to help change many of the needless misconceptions as well as the slaughter of over 100 million sharks per year. ... more >

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Microbes discovered by deepest marine drill analysed

The tiny, single-celled organisms survive in this harsh environment on a low-calorie diet of hydrocarbon compounds and have a very slow metabolism. ... more >

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Inaugural National Data Science Bowl Kicks Off With Plankton Identification Algorithm Challenge

Booz Allen Hamilton, the management and technology consulting firm, and Kaggle, the leading online data science competition community, today announced the launch of the inaugural National Data Science Bowl. A 90-day competition, the National Data Science Bowl will provide the... ... more >

12/19/2014

Strange New Fish Sets Depth Record



A weird creature with wing-like fins, previously-unknown to science, has set a new depth record for fish after being filmed by cameras situated in the deepest place on Earth, the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. ... more >

12/19/2014

British Blue Sharks



Photographer Daniel Norwood visits an unlikely shark photo destination ... more >

12/19/2014

Five Christmas Gift Ideas For Divers


Here’s a look at some of the coolest new scuba-related products on the market, each of which is worthy of a place on your gift list.

The post Five Christmas Gift Ideas For Divers appeared first on Scuba Diver Life. ... more >

12/19/2014

[VIDEO] Sustainable Spearfishing with TopShot Spearfishing

This week’s video is from Hawaii based TopShot Spearfishing.  The video shows off some amazing diving off Hawaii as well as their unique brand of courses that teach sustainable spearfishing. Got a great video to share? Feel free to contact us. What is Video of the Week? Our aim is to showcase one video every week that shows off the […] ... more >

12/19/2014

Quick Comparison: Canon’s new 400mm Options

Roger at LensRentals.com has done a quick comparison of the EF 400 f/4 DO IS and EF 400 f/4 DO IS II as well as the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS and EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II. From LensRentals.com on the EF 400 f/4 DO IS II 400mm DO mtf50 400mm DO II mtf50 Center 1190...read more... ... more >