Archive for the ‘Scuba Diving & snorkeling’ Category
Seven months pregnant and apprehensive of the effect motherhood would have on her career as a professional freediver, Kimi Werner took a trip to the island of Jeju in South Korea to meet her heroes, the haenyeo – a group of freediving and fishing women often regarded as Korea’s first working mother’s whose culture dates back centuries.
Expecting her first child, Kimi will explore how the haenyeo represent feminine strength and resilience as a self sufficient sisterhood of diving mothers and grandmothers. As Kimi transitions from a solo underwater adventurist to a mother cultivating a family, she longs to learn from the haenyeo elders – many of which are well into their 70’s and continue to dive.
Great white sharks, long considered the most bloodthirsty killers in the sea, are cream puffs compared with killer whales, fleeing like scaredy-cats whenever the black-and-white predators show up at their Farallon Islands feeding grounds, researchers have found.
A study, published April 16 in Nature Scientific Reports, took the first comprehensive look at the rarely seen, sometimes violent, encounters between … More
If you want to know whether you’ll need a bigger boat, this new shark map might be for you.
The largest international ocean conservation and advocacy organization, Oceana, has created a new interactive map with animated shark tracks and commercial fishing activity along the East Coast.
To celebrate Shark Week and increase awareness of the threats that sharks face … More