Scuba Diving News

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.

What Is Earth Day And Why Is It Important? (Earth Day 2020 Theme #Earthday)

Earth Day is celebrated every 22nd April and has been so since 1970. Which means that Earth Day in 2020 is the 50th anniversary from when it began. The main aim of Earth Day is to raise awareness on the negative impact of our actions as mankind have on the environment and on Planet Earth as a whole. This includes mankind’s impact on pollution, poaching and animal trafficking, deforestation, habitat loss, unsustainable agriculture and pesticides. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection in more than 193 countries.

Plastic pollution in the ocean (The facts about plastic pollution)

You may not know this, but bits of plastic have been found in almost every corner of the world…26 tons of plastic are dumped into our oceans each year. From the remotest of uninhabited islands to Antarctica and the deepest ocean trenches, including the Mariana Trench, you’ll find plastic pollution. The creatures of our oceans are being caught up in plastic too, which includes sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and seabirds. Plastic pollution in the ocean can be mistaken for food and it kills! Always remember that every river leads to the ocean.

Lionfish Problem In Caribbean (Should Scuba Divers Kill Them?)

Whether you like it or not as a scuba diver, as a snorkeler or as a conservationist, lionfish in the Caribbean are being slaughtered by scuba divers with spears. Invasive lionfish are out-breeding, out-competing and living longer than the native fish stocks and other marine species in the region. The native species that the invasive lionfish are decimating, are important for ecological, commercial and recreational reasons. So this article considers whether it’s right to kill these creatures on spears as scuba divers. For me it goes against the grain for the usual conservationist nature of scuba divers, as lovers of all marine creatures. But I will admit to joining a group of scuba divers that went on a culling exercise of lionfish.

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