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Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis

Scientists urge Brazil to take a stand on protecting marine life

Brazil fisheries have no bag or size limits for any species of fish and even the most basic fisheries statistics, such as the numbers and weights of fish being caught, are a blank space. The newly published Red List of Brazilian species at risk from extinction, identifies 83 types of marine animal aslo commercially exploited by fisheries. The Galapagos shark is an example of a keystone species thought to have been fished to regional extinction due to decades of nonexistent fisheries regulations. This species is one of many that could have greatly benefited from management plans that help reduce by-catch and prevent the overexploitation of fishing stocks.

World’s Most Robust Marine Reserve is at Baja California

A thriving undersea wildlife park tucked away near the southern tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has proven to be the most robust marine reserve...
Grouper recovery graph

US Makes Progress on Over-Fishing: Fish Stocks Recovering

The number of US fish stocks listed as overfished, or subject to overfishing, has dropped to an all-time low since NOAA Fisheries began monitoring...

New Liveaboard offers exceptional marine life encounters in Socorro and Guadalupe

The new Socorro Aggressor liveaboard launches in December and transports scuba divers to encounter great white sharks at Guadalupe or giant manta rays, humpback whales, dolphins and sharks at the Socorro Islands.
Nurse sharks

Diving into Caribbean Yesteryear – Corn Islands Nicaragua

The Corn Islands are 50 miles off Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. Little Corn is an interesting place; it is only about 1.5 sq miles in size -...
Fresh Fish Seafood In Market by Kittikun Atsawintarangkul

What is an endangered marine fish worth? Nothing in Canada.

Cost, and not threat status, governs the listing of imperiled fishes in Canada. In fact, if it costs anything at all to protect marine...

Winners of SoCal Underwater Photography Shootout Announced

Some stunning underwater photographs were the winners of this year's SoCal shootout. Over $25,000 in prizes are awarded to the winners, from dive resorts, liveaboards, travel agencies and equipment suppliers.
Diving the Browning Pass by Rick Rogers

Diving the Weird and Wonderful Browning Pass

Colourful plunging walls, pinnacles, thrilling drift dives, abundant life, orcas, whales and encounters with weird and wonderful animals. Every dive begins with all of the thrill of a treasure hunt.
Deploying Red Tide Detector

Sensors watch for Red Tides

This year an array of sensors are watching for harmful red tides in the Gulf of Maine. Red tides are toxic and can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning.
Scuba diving Honduras on small liveaboard

25% Off December Dive & Sail Package, Honduras Bay Islands

Honduras is a central American country with both Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, known for beautiful diving at the Bay Islands. The diving features underwater...