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Amateur divers share species data through GBIFgbif.org | 19 Nov 2013
Species observations from thousands of scuba divers all over the world are now freely accessible via the GBIF portal. The citizen science platform Diveboard has published over 15,000 records from the electronic log books submitted by its community of nearly 100,000 registered divers.
On the trail of sea urchins in the Arctic CircleGuardian Unlimited | 21 Sep 2013
Arctic diver Roddie Sloan was about to abandon his beloved urchins to study engineering, but then he got a call that would change his life...What I have in my hand is Stronglyocentrotus droebachiensis, the mythical Norwegian Green, talked about in hushed whispers by chefs.
Snorkel safari reveals UK's vibrant marine marvelsGuardian Unlimited | 11 Aug 2013
With a kick of the flippers, the snorkel safari begins and the glorious seascape below unfolds like a flight over a lush, tropical jungle. Dark green Japanese seaweed stands tall from the seabed, among waving filaments of mermaid's tresses and the psychedelic glow of magic seaweed, bright blue and tinged with purple and lime.
Puffins flock home to Maine islandsNew Zealand Herald | 15 Jul 2013
The cute and comical seabirds called puffins have returned to several Maine islands in the US and are finding plenty of food for their young chicks unlike this time last year when many starved.
HOV DEEPSEA CHALLENGERWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 02 Apr 2013
The human-occupied vehicle (HOV) DEEPSEA CHALLENGER is a one-person submersible capable of reaching full-ocean depth. It was built in Sydney, Australia, by Acheron Project Pty., Ltd., and piloted by James Cameron to Challenger Deep, the deepest spot in the global ocean, on March 26, 2012. In March 2013, Cameron transferred the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER to WHOI.
Cameron Partners with WHOIWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 27 Mar 2013
Transfers DEEPSEA CHALLENGER to Institution on one-year anniversary of record dive
James Cameron donates Deepsea Challenger submarine to scienceGuardian Unlimited | 26 Mar 2013
The Oscar-winning director of Titanic and Avatar will hand over the Deepsea Challenger sub to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in an announcement timed to coincide with the one-year anniversary of his historic dive into the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench.
Micro ControlWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 13 Mar 2013
Rebuilding Alvin: The people assembling the sub, in their own words. Here, Alvin pilot Robert Waters describes some of his work on enhanced propulsion controls for the new sub.
Frame WorkWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 11 Mar 2013
Rebuilding Alvin: The people assembling the sub, in their own words
Manta Rays Maldives – Southern Maldives Expedition 2 (blog)Save our seas | 11 Mar 2013
A core focus of Guys expeditions is to not only to provide close encounters with manta rays but to enthuse and educate divers in marine conservation issues. Through a series of presentations on topics covering local marine species and habitats, the Manta Trust trips ensure that divers leave with an increased awareness of the threats these graceful creatures are facing and, perhaps more importantly, how they can help.
Manta Rays Maldives – Southern Maldives Expedition 3 (blog)Save our seas | 11 Mar 2013
With dramatic reductions in the numbers of whales, sharks, dolphins, turtles, manta rays and other large, enigmatic species observed the world over, the burgeoning eco-tourism industry appeared to be a positive alternative to the problem of our over exploitation of species.
Deep sub prepares to resume workBBC | 18 Feb 2013
Alvin, the world's most experienced manned deep submersible, is nearing the end of a major $41m refit and will shortly resume its research duties.