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Do You Want to Swim with Whale Sharks? Yes, You Do!

Do You Want to Swim with Whale Sharks? Yes, You Do!

Do you want to swim with Whale Sharks? Every summer, from May 15 until September 15, a marvelous event happens in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Hundreds of mostly juvenile male Whale Sharks migrate to feast on plankton and fish eggs, and, perhaps, to mate. Large females have been seen in the Yucatan, but they […]

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Fabulous Photos Friday: The Best of the Revillagigedos Archipelago

Fabulous Photos Friday: The Best of the Revillagigedos Archipelago

As I have said before, the Revillagigedos Archipelago is (so far!) the most exciting place I have ever dived. The big pelagic life is not only thrilling to see, but it is the only place I know of where Giant Mantas and Dolphins actually seek out humans for play. Mantas love diver’s bubbles, and dolphins like […]

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Fab Photos Friday: The Biggest Fish in the Ocean

Fab Photos Friday: The Biggest Fish in the Ocean

The incredible Whale Shark is the biggest fish in the ocean! And it is such a beautiful, gentle fish! It has to be said that whale sharks probably don’t have Einstein’s IQ since they have the smallest brain in the ocean for their size, but give them a break …they help keep plankton and krill under control, […]

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Citizen Science with Marine Megafauna Foundation

Citizen Science with Marine Megafauna Foundation

The Marine Megafauna Foundation Ray of Hope Expedition 2015 included a marine biologist (USA), a geneticist (Japan, living and working in the US), a biologist from the Maldives (a Scot by birth), a scuba instructor from the Maldives (a Kiwi, otherwise know as a New Zealander), a Penn biology major (from Mexico), a videographer (South Africa), […]

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Diving Myanmar: Western Rocky!

Diving Myanmar: Western Rocky!

    Western Rocky is a great dive site, 40 nautical miles from Kawthaung, Myanmar.  It consists of 2 or 3 dives, the Eagles Nest and the Cave.  We had 3 dives on the site, and they were all terrific.  Except for my dive group (of course) everyone saw a juvenile Whale Shark!  14 feet […]

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