In the Name of Science

We just returned from two dive trips where the focus was on soft science.  In Lembeh we hosted a nudibranch workshop with David Behrens.  Our group identified over 200 species in 10 days.  Dr. Mark Erdmann and Dr. Gerry Allen accompanied our trip to Cenderawasih Bay. In just nine days they discovered three new fish … Read more

Cozumel’s Majestic Eagle Rays

Diving in Cozumel you know you’ll enjoy encounters with a wide variety of species: moray eels (green, spotted and golden), nurse sharks, turtles (hawksbill and loggerhead), huge lobsters, and giant barracuda, just to name a few. But my favorite critters on my wish list are always the spotted eagle rays. Watching one blot out the … Read more

Scientists and Scuba Divers Working Together to Save Cocos Island’s Spectacular Marine Life

By Todd Steiner, Executive Director of Turtle Island Restoration Network Twice each year, for the past seven years, I have made the 20-hour trip by boat to Cocos Island, 350 miles from the Costa Rican mainland.  This journey is well-worth the effort – Jacques Cousteau described Cocos Island as the most beautiful island in the world, … Read more