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Flotsam & Jetsam

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Divers Attacked by Birds. Flightless cormorants, unique to the Galapagos Islands, can dive to impressive depths without trouble to catch prey. However, some have recently taken an interest in scuba divers underwater, pecking at them and their equipment. One explanation is that the birds mistake air hoses and other scuba equipment for eels or fish. They don't hurt divers. They just amuse them with the attention they pay.

A Tribute to Bruce Bowker. The former owner of Bonaire's Carib Inn, Bruce was awarded a tribute by STINAPA (National Parks Bonaire Foundation), a nongovernmental organization responsible for managing Bonaire's national parks. They renamed a popular dive site "Bruce's Rappel" in his memory and for the work he did to promote conservation and diving tourism (Our publisher, Ben Davison, dived Rappel with Bruce and Captain Don 40 years ago). You can see a video of the tribute here:

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