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Killer whales trapped in Quebec sea ice

[singlepic id=834 w=320 h=240 float=center] MONTREAL (AP) — A community in Quebec’s Far North is calling for outside help to free about a dozen killer whales trapped under a vast stretch of sea ice. Locals in Inukjuak said Read and see more at the following link... Associated Press   … Read entire article »

Filed under: Dolphin, Earth, Education, Events, extinction, Featured, Fish, Killer Whale, ocean, Open Water, Preservation, Reference, Report

Narcosis Found

On November, 18 2012 I receive a notice that Narcosis has been found. [singlepic id=818 w=320 h=240 float=center] Narcosis is a one foot female great white which lives in the Ginnie Cavern. She was introduced to Ginnie Springs in October, 2012 after her sister, Deco went missing. Narcosis is shy and will not bite. She hides in various locations within the Ginnie Spring. On this November day,  while diving the spring, John Kenney discovered Narcosis’ hiding place. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cavern, Contest, Diver, Divetalking, Events, Featured, Fish, Open Water, Photography, Promotions, Recognition, Reference, Report, Sharks, Springs, Stories, Video

Reminder: Lionfish Derby Palm Beach Shores, Florida

  Lionfish Derby: A Lionfish Derby is Aug. 18 out of Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach Shores. Teams of up to four people collect lionfish while scuba diving or free diving. Entry fee is $150 per team and more than $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded for the most, biggest and smallest lionfish. The captains meeting is 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Sailfish Marina. To register, visit REEF.org/lionfish/derbies or call 305-852-0030. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Conservation, Contest, Divetalking, Earth, Education, Events, Featured, Fish, Lionfish, ocean, Open Water, Preservation, Reefs, Reference, Travel

Argentines plan to shoot gulls to save the whales

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — What began as bizarre bird behavior has turned into something out of a horror film for threatened whales in Argentina, where seagulls have learned that pecking at the whales’ backs can get them a regular seafood dinner. Seagull attacks on southern right whales have become so common now that authorities are planning to shoot the gulls in hopes of reducing their population. Environmentalists say the plan is misguided and that humans are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adv. Open Water, Conservation, Divetalking, Education, extinction, ocean, Preservation, Reference, Report, Rescue, Stories, Whales

Reef Environmental Education Foundation

We are approaching the end of our Summer Fundraising Campaign and we are very close to reaching our goal of raising $60,000 in 60 days. We greatly appreciate the support that so many of you have given. If you haven’t yet donated, we hope you will make a donation to help push us over the edge. Every donation received will be doubled because of generous support from the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation, and your donation will make the difference in REEF reaching our fundraising goal! You can donate securely online at www.REEF.org/contribute, mail your donation to REEF at PO Box 246, Key Largo, FL 33037, or call us at 305-852-0030. Your donation is vital, as REEF relies on individual contributions to fund our marine conservation efforts. Our programs not only educate the public about the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Artificial Reefs, Conservation, Divetalking, Education, Featured, Lionfish, ocean, Open Water, Preservation, Promotions, Reefs, Reference, Volunteer

Aditech unveils MVH-FS100 housing for the Sony NEX-F100 camcorder

[singlepic id=797 w=320 h=240 float=none] Aditech recently unveiled the Mangrove housing for the Sony NEX-F100 camcorder. The MVHS-FS100 features a new scontrol system that uses the camera’s LANC control and gives access to 32 camera functions, including manual white balance. The controls are all accessed via 12 external push buttons and give user feedback via the camera’s touch screen. Also featured is a 3.5″ rear mounted monitor. Retail price: €2,538.14 and is depth-rated to 200m/660 feet. [singlepic id=798 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Divetalking, Featured, Photography, Products, Promotions, Reference, Video Equipment, Videography

July 4, 2012

Today is a day to remember and thank all those that serve this nation, the United States of America for their time, dedication and sacrifice, both past and present. For without those that fought with spirit and conviction, truth and justice, we would not stand where we are today. It is to those that defend the rights for freedom we give thanks and recognize this day, July 4, 2012. Happy Fourth of July from Divetalking. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Recognition

My Shark Brief – Cay Sal Banks Bahamas

It has been a few years since I’ve visited Cay Sal Banks, Bahamas. Since Nekton closed it doors, finding a suitable organization that can provide the accommodations and amenities to live comfortably for a week is difficult. I have visited Cay Sal Banks three times. The Cay Sal Banks contains the highest number of blue holes anywhere in the world. My first two visits to Cay Sal was just to dive. I was not into UW Video or Photography, as I am today. The last time I visited Cal Sal, 2009 I brought my HD UW Video rig along to film the sharks. The first two visits, the variety and abundance of sharks was impressive. To be in the water with sharks swimming all around you, some skimming over your head by … Read entire article »

Filed under: Earth, Education, ocean, Preservation, Reefs, Reference, Report, Sharks, Stories, Trip Report, Video

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