Oceans of Opportunity

Month: November 2015

not Earth’s obituary…but ours

A CNN piece posing the question “Will we write Earth’s next chapter or its obituary?” was released just days before the start of the recent Paris Climate Summit and contributed to the recent media frenzy surrounding climate change. It took the Summit to bring the topic front and center as ‘the news of the day’, which…

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The ‘depth’ of the ISIS problem

I’m often weary of treading within political waters on this Blog, but with the immediate state of affairs in the wake of the Paris attacks, it almost goes without saying that the subject is fair game. On September 11, 2001, I was, surely enough, diving. At the time I was spending 4-6 hours a day…

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displacement…where will we go?

Amidst the typical news shenanigans as of late, out crept a nice CNN piece on population displacement due to impending climate change: https://www.cnn.com/2015/11/09/world/climate-change-create-poor-homeless/index.html. These are the types of issues that keep me up at night, and hopefully are keeping others up at night too. It’s very easy to get wrapped up in the propaganda of climate…

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sidemount saturday

Well, it’s officially that time of year again – chilly up top and still balmy down below, at least from the New England perspective. That means ever improving visibility as the water temp continues to drop, and time to hit the beach for a next round of ambitious extended range runs. On Saturday, I broke…

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a Deep & Dark Halloween

Just when you think another Halloween had passed us by with not much more happening other than the  ’round the block loop for trick or treating, and the resulting big bucket of candy to indulge in, we’re reminded of deep and dark thoughts…from the mesophotic zone of course! A student from Cobbles Elementary School shared…

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