Category Archives: Monthly Blog Posts

What is Reef Monitoring? What can we learn from the data?

June 11, 2020

What is Reef Monitoring? What can we learn from the data?

Your tanks are filled. Your regulators were just serviced. You head out on a boat or pull up to your favorite shore-diving spot only to discover there has been a major ecological disaster. An oil []

Visual Signals of the Eastern Pacific Red Octopus (Octopus rubescens) During Conspecific Interactions

May 7, 2020

Visual Signals of the Eastern Pacific Red Octopus (Octopus rubescens) During Conspecific Interactions

Historically, octopuses have been considered solitary, asocial individuals (Barbato et al., 2007; Hanlon and Messenger, 2018); however, recent studies suggest that octopuses use a unique and systematic arrangement of visual signals to communicate with []

Shearwater will be there for you. We're extending product warranty!

April 17, 2020

Shearwater will be there for you. We're extending product warranty!

We know some of us can't dive into the oceans, explore those wrecks, or light up caves right now. But when we can again, the Shearwater team will be there for you.

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UNDISCOVERED SPECIES AT EXTINCTION RISK

April 1, 2020

UNDISCOVERED SPECIES AT EXTINCTION RISK

Contrary to popular belief, finding a new species is not uncommon. In actuality, we only know approximately 15% of the biodiversity on Earth and less than 10% from the ocean1. It is even easier to []

Benefits and Hazards of High Oxygen Partial Pressure

February 26, 2020

Benefits and Hazards of High Oxygen Partial Pressure

Oxygen is necessary to sustain life, but it plays a more complex role in diving safety. Increased fractions can improve decompression efficiency by reducing the inert gas fraction of inspired gas, and a high partial []

Exploring Ursus

January 24, 2020

Exploring Ursus

I had my hand circled around a thin, twisted strand of cave line, attempting to stay still and neutrally buoyant while muddy microbial goop rained around me. The visibility in the cave wasn't zero – []

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