Oceans of Opportunity

Month: March 2011

plan your dive, dive your plan

From the seemingly simple, to utterly complex of underwater operations, the statement ‘plan your dive, dive your plan’ offers a critical piece of advice. In the early days, I was taught about the 7 P’s – Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance – and that has proved true time and time again. Most of…

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a bit more pressure

While the winter has been quite productive despite the convention of a seasonal low in contract diving, the recent break in the weather has ramped things up significantly. More work means more and more time underwater, and ‘under pressure‘. I’ve written about pressure numerous times before, and the topic is certain to continually surface as we continue on…

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so, they say Atlantis has been found

Now this is not an everyday headline by any means. MSNBC recently released a piece highlighting University of Hartford’s Richard Freund’s work in Spain, which claims to have uncovered the Lost City of Atlantis. According to Freund, his team has discovered remnants of an ancient city some 60 miles inland from the coast that would…

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The Pacific Rim | the Ring is under Fire

Sounds like a scary place, and after the events of last night and this morning, it unarguably is. This morning I woke up to the news being flooded with information about a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake that devastatingly struck Japan. Following the quake, a 30 foot wall of water ripped through the country, washing away…

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Boston Sea Rovers | March 5 & 6

For those of you in the Boston area, I will be presenting the exciting results of our 2010 ‘in TOTO deep’ expedition at the Boston Sea Rovers clinic on March 5th at 11AM. This expedition is one in a series that focuses on ‘mesophotic coral ecosystems’, or MCEs. The term mesophotic, or middle/medium light, refers…

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Effects of the Anthropocene | the Oceans go Flush

Seventy-five percent of coral reefs are threatened. That is the message of a recent World Resources Institute report, as reported by CNN. While there is value in every such report, as each is targeted to meet varying audiences, this 75% statement should not take you by surprise. I am somewhat confused as to why reefs are making…

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