Oceans of Opportunity

Month: May 2013

bumps, bruises, & the bends

Working dives are hard. There’s no way around it. Most often, the tasks we carry out are not with surgical precision – they are with a crowbar. Working divers are they themselves tools of the trade. Much like an ROV that is sent on a  dive equipped to carry out a task, the diver is…

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human ocean exploration – why bother?

Those of us who work and play out there on the edge – be it physically or intellectually – fully appreciate the challenge in self-motivation. There is often no ‘competiton’ per se to drive us along. Our mission comes from within, and we must do all we can to challenge ourselves and make progress. When…

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the lion’s mane

Just as the excitement of milder, but stll very clear, New England waters kickstarts the spring diving season (yes, finally wet suit time!), we’re faced with yet another hazard – lion’s mane jellyfish. Over a decade ago, I believe in 1999 or 2000, Rhode Island waters were heavily infested with these jellies. They were here by…

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humans’ place in frontier exploration

I received an e-invite a few days ago to participate in an online event that suggested participants will be “exploring the ocean without leaving the shore“. Of course this peaked my interests, so I followed some web links around and arrived at the statement, “Just imagine Neil Armstrong never leaving his desk in Houston yet…

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Hand in Hand | the Exosuit and Accessible Ocean Space

This is a special series on a ‘New Life’ by National Geographic Explorer Michael Lombardi as he chronicles his journey through ‘Depth, Time, & Space‘ using the new Exosuit Atmospheric Diving System (ADS). Content syndicated from National Geographic’s Explorers Journal: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/30/hand-in-hand-the-exosuit-and-accessible-ocean-space/#.UYBs3VlMDxk.blogger The journey we’re all on indeed has mysterious ways of revealing itself; all the…

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