Category Archives: Monthly Blog Posts

Protected Areas & The Challenges Facing The Natural World

September 18, 2020

Protected Areas & The Challenges Facing The Natural World

Spanish version available

 

We live in a very important time for the history of humanity and all living beings we share our home with. We have made such an impact on the []

Young Beth embarking on her adventure in diving (Part one)

September 9, 2020

Young Beth embarking on her adventure in diving (Part one)

 

My new nickname is "Oh look a crab!". I forget what I'm doing and start following the fish. It's driving my mum, who is also my buddy, crazy!

Two months ago I attended a []

Evolution of Dive Planning

August 11, 2020

Evolution of Dive Planning

Plan the dive and dive the plan has long been the mantra employed in all areas of diving. Technical divers, in particular, spend more time planning their dives than many recreational divers. This is due []

To Reach 100 Meters, One Must First Worry About Meter 1

July 9, 2020

To Reach 100 Meters, One Must First Worry About Meter 1

Photos courtesy of Alex St. Jean

My name is Pepe Salcedo, and I currently live in Playa del Carmen, Mexico where I run Blackfin Freediving, a professional SSI []

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 []

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