Scuba Diving News

Are There Great White Sharks In The Galapagos Islands?

It’s possible that at certain times of the year great white sharks could be near to the Galapagos Islands. This is because of the water temperature drops to within a great white shark’s “temperature comfort zone” of 12-24°C (54-75°F) in June to December and sealions are present as a food source too.

Are There Great White Sharks In The Caribbean & The Gulf of Mexico?

There are great white sharks in the Caribbean and it’s thought they come to breed in the warm safe waters of the Gulf of Mexico. But the scientists are still researching why the largest predators of the oceans visit the Caribbean when they normally prefer cooler waters.

Scuba diving lizard (Water anole underwater breathing)

Scientists have only as recently as 2015 discovered that a small gecko-like lizard that lives next to streams in the mountains of Costa Rica appears to have evolved a kind of scuba tank. This scuba diving lizard can stay underwater for long periods, where it was originally thought it was holding its breathe. The river anole can remain submerged for at least 16 minutes. It does so by blowing out air into a bubble and then re-inhales this air whilst underwater.

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