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  • The Value of a Diving Buddy… A Photographer’s Perspective

    The Value of a Diving Buddy… A Photographer’s Perspective

    From our first scuba class, we learn that having a buddy is important. Divers are taught about increased safety, more enjoyment, and even the advantages of a second pair of hands hauling around heavy dive gear. Somewhere along the line, however, the question of solo-diving always comes up. I’m not here to preach to anyone. I was solo-diving back when …Read More »

  • Poacher Busted Three Times in Three Weeks

    A San Francisco man was recently caught poaching abalone during the closed season for the third time in three weeks. The last arrest came on February 19, 2011, when game wardens from the California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) arrested Qiong Wang, 31, for felony conspiracy and take of abalone for commercial purposes, among other charges. Wardens also arrested …Read More »

  • Chamber Day/Evening 2011

    Registration is now underway for the 23rd annual Chamber Day (to be held on Wednesday, May 4th this year). Chamber Day is a fund-raiser for the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber, and is the largest single-day scuba charity event in the United States. The Catalina Chamber is dedicated strictly to the treatment of diving accidents on a continual basis. Having the chamber …Read More »

  • Aggressor and Dancer Team Up with Big Animals

    Aggressor and Dancer Team Up with Big Animals

    World-renowned photographer Amos Nachoum (Big Animals Expeditions) has teamed up with Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet to provide unparalleled photographic expeditions worldwide. Big Animals Expeditions is an adventure company that prides itself on creating epic wildlife adventures for their participants. Every year the bold guests on the Big Animals Expeditions get up close and personal with the most exciting and …Read More »

  • Research Volunteers Needed at Aquarium

    Applications are now being accepted for grunion research volunteers at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (CMA). Participants will join CMA as scientific assistants for handling grunion, setting up field equipment, monitoring procedures, and laboratory techniques in the Grunion Research Program. Volunteers must be able to handle heavy equipment, get wet in the ocean for shallow wading, and be willing to work …Read More »

  • Kelpfest — April 16

    Kelpfest will be held on Saturday April 16, 2011 on Main Beach in Laguna Beach from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. The Festival was started in 2010 with an aim to “Celebrate Giant Kelp and culture an appreciation for this important ecosystem in the community.” Students from all over Orange County who are involved in the Orange County Ocean Restoration Project put …Read More »

  • Safe Abalone Diving

    Safe Abalone Diving

    Each spring Northern California divers look forward to the beginning of abalone season with the exuberance of children waiting for Santa Claus. With good reason since abalone are one of the tastiest shellfish that you will ever harvest in California and they are still very abundant. Although diving, in general, and abalone diving, specifically, are very safe activities, a small …Read More »

  • How to Photograph Lobster

    How to Photograph Lobster

    Now that the fever of lobster hunting has died down as far as eating them goes, perhaps it is time we pick up our cameras and turn our attention to photographing them instead. These funny crustaceans that we just grab and head them off to the dinner table are actually quite interesting creatures, albeit on the simple side.  ABOUT LOBSTER …Read More »

  • Bluewater Starts Monthly Photo Contest

    Bluewater Photo has just launched their first monthly photo theme contest on the Bluewater Photo Facebook page. This is a free contest that anyone can enter. Everyone is welcome to submit a photo and vote.  Each month will have a new theme with prizes. To stay up to date become a “fan” of Bluewater on their latest contests. This month’s …Read More »

  • MPAs — It’s Been A Long Time Coming…

    Over 13 years ago a small group of dedicated conservationists gathered together to begin drafting and lobbying for the passage of the bill which would institute a comprehensive network of marine protected areas in California.  It began in 1997 with a landmark agreement to provide significant protection to the abalone resource which was followed closely by the passage of the …Read More »

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