Descending Into Florida’s Underwater Caves

The world’s densest collection of freshwater springs is at the center of a slow-motion environmental tragedy.

#agriculture-and-farming, #algae, #aquifers, #diving-and-divers, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #manatees, #population, #rivers, #travel-and-vacations, #water, #water-pollution

Dottie Frazier, a Pioneer in Diving the Deep Seas, Dies at 99

Famed in the diving world, she is thought to be the first woman certified as a scuba instructor in the U.S.

#deaths-obituaries, #diving-and-divers, #frazier-dottie-1922-2022, #free-diving, #women-and-girls

Divers Find 13 Vehicles in Texas Lake While Searching for Man

The missing man, John Creech, who was last seen near his home in Meridian, Texas, in 2009, still has not been accounted for by county and state investigators.

#diving-and-divers, #fort-worth-tex, #levees-and-dams, #missing-persons, #reservoirs, #texas-parks-and-wildlife-department, #waco-tex, #water

Diver Discovers 900-Year-Old Sword Dating to the Crusades

The sword, recovered off the coast of Israel, most likely belonged to a knight who fell into the sea or lost the weapon in battle, experts said.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #crusades-christianity, #diving-and-divers, #israel, #israel-antiquities-authority, #swords

Humpback Whale Nearly Eats a Lobsterman, Then Thinks Better of It

Michael Packard, a lobster diver in Provincetown, Mass., found himself inside the mouth of a whale on Friday morning, then was spit out.

#cape-cod-mass, #center-for-coastal-studies, #diving-and-divers, #provincetown-mass, #whales-and-whaling

The Ocean’s Youngest Monsters Are Ready for Glamour Shots

Divers practicing blackwater photography are helping marine scientists gain new insights into fish larvae.

#animal-migration, #diving-and-divers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #ichthyologyherpetology-journal, #marine-biology, #oceans-and-seas, #photography, #research, #smithsonian-national-museum-of-natural-history, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Freediver Alexey Molchanov’s Latest World Record? Under the Ice

For the past four years, Alexey Molchanov has been the undisputed best all-around free diver in the world. He broke yet another world record last week, this time beneath an icy surface.

#diving-and-divers, #free-diving, #molchanova-natalia-1962

George Bass, Archaeologist of the Ocean Floor, Dies at 88

He was called the father of underwater archaeology, finding treasures in shipwrecks around the world that illuminated ancient history.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #bass-george-f-1932-2021, #deaths-obituaries, #diving-and-divers, #oceans-and-seas, #shipwrecks-historic, #turkey, #university-of-pennsylvania

Captain of California Boat That Caught Fire and Killed 34 Is Indicted

Federal officials said the captain of the Conception, who was indicted on charges of seaman’s manslaughter, neglected key safety measures that contributed to the deaths of passengers.

#boats-and-boating, #boylan-jerry, #channel-islands-calif, #diving-and-divers, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Ponzi Scheme Suspect Uses Underwater Scooter to Flee F.B.I.

After a chase, Matthew Piercey disappeared underwater using a submersible scooter, the authorities said. When he surfaced, agents were waiting with dry clothes his wife had provided.

#california, #crime-and-criminals, #diving-and-divers, #piercey-matthew, #ponzi-and-pyramid-schemes, #securities-and-commodities-violations, #submarines-and-submersibles, #winton-kenneth

Beaked Whale Shatters Record With 3 Hour 42 Minute Dive

Scientists still don’t know how the marine mammals go so long without air.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #animal-behavior, #biology-and-biochemistry, #diving-and-divers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #journal-of-experimental-biology, #mammals, #marine-biology, #north-carolina, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

A New Ship’s Mission: Let the Deep Sea Be Seen

A giant new vessel, OceanXplorer, seeks to unveil the secrets of the abyss for a global audience.

#bridgewater-associates, #cameron-james, #dalio-raymond-1949, #diving-and-divers, #documentary-films-and-programs, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #oceans-and-seas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #robots-and-robotics, #science-and-technology, #ships-and-shipping, #your-feed-science

You Can’t Escape Lice, Even 6,500 Feet Below the Ocean

A species of insect tags along with elephant seals as they spend months at sea, enduring the crushing pressure changes of the mammals’ dives.

#antarctic-regions, #argentina, #diving-and-divers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #insects, #journal-of-experimental-biology, #lice, #marine-biology, #oceans-and-seas, #research, #seals-animals-and-sealing, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

(Let Us Out of This Clause)

At last, I had seen the true absurd hopelessness of things, laid out in flawless prose.

#books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diving-and-divers, #quarantines, #writing-and-writers

Swimming With the Sea Lions of Los Islotes

Sea lions are often referred to as “dogs of the sea.” On a small island off the Baja coast, where the playful animals populate every rocky outcropping, they live up to their nickname.

#baja-california-mexico, #diving-and-divers, #eco-tourism, #la-paz-mexico, #photography, #sea-lions, #travel-and-vacations

Help! My Mask Fogs My Glasses

Health workers have a few tricks for solving this vexing problem, but it will take trial and error to find the one that works for you.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #diving-and-divers, #eyeglasses, #eyes-and-eyesight, #face, #masks, #protective-clothing-and-gear