An Anomaly of Nature: Tiger Sharks in Honokohau, Hawaii Marine Biology

Another summer day in Hawaii begins with the sun cresting over the ridge of Mauna Loa. Inside Honokohau harbor, the busiest harbor on the Big Island of Hawaii, numerous commercial and recreational vessels begin their preparations for their day’s activities on the ocean. The sea is calm and the air… Continue reading

False Bay – South Africa Diving in the gulf between the mountains

Water is still dripping from my partly undressed wetsuit. With my towel comfortably wrapped around my shoulders I can feel the heat of the African sun warming me up nicely. It’s a stunningly beautiful winter’s day in Cape Town and although there is a crispness to the air, I feel… Continue reading

Mission Blue Call Help to match Dr. Sylvia Earle's Birthday wish!

“How do we create change? Well, everyone has the power…but it doesn’t help if you don’t use it! For every dollar donated, Mission Blue’s Board of Directors will double your donation.” – Dr. Sylvia Earle   Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue inspires action to explore and… Continue reading

Mission Blue Hope Spot Hatteras, North Carolina, USA

Hatteras wreck of U352

Only 4% of our world’s oceans are under any kind of protection. But Dr. Sylvia Earle and her ocean conservation organization Mission Blue are looking to greatly increase those numbers. One way of doing that is through the creation of Hope Spots, areas that are vital to the health of… Continue reading

A serious threatening for shark populations The shocking number of sharks killed for their fins

Shark

It is hard to know for sure how many sharks are killed for their fins every year, but the estimations are at about 100 millions. That’s 11,416 sharks killed every hour, 3 sharks a second…The number of sharks killed each year is shocking in itself, but the way they are… Continue reading