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  • S.C.A.N. Seeking Members and Volunteers

    Sonoma County Abalone Network (S.C.A.N.) is a non-profit public service Corporation (501-c-3) dedicated to the protection of the north coastal marine environment and the wise management of the abalone resource. The main purpose is that of public education and raising awareness to the abalone resource and the damage that illegal activities (poaching) is causing.  S.C.A.N. is a volunteer partner with …Read More »

  • Riviera Now Diving A.C.E. Wreck

    Just five miles outside Dana Point harbor, the wreck of the A.C.E. has become the popular attraction among advanced divers patronizing the dive charter boat Riviera. The A.C.E. is a 90-foot long commercial bait boat covered by metridium anemones and surrounded by thousands of fish from calico bass to cabezon. Completely intact and reported as diver-friendly, she lies in 114 …Read More »

  • Volunteers Needed For White Sea Bass Project

    Volunteers Needed For White Sea Bass Project

    The King Harbor White Sea Bass (WSB) Grow Out Facility is looking for volunteers to help raise juvenile White Sea Bass. They are located on the SEA Lab property at 1021 N. Harbor Dr. Redondo Beach. The WSB recovery efforts have been going strong for the past decade from San Diego to Santa Barbara through private funding and volunteer efforts. …Read More »

  • Safe Lobster Hunting

    Release the hounds! You animals out there are frothing at the mouth to get after the lobster. “Bugs,” as they are called by serious aficionados, attract hunters from all up and down the coast and far inland because of their delicate rich flavor in the firm white meat of their tail. A bit of melted butter and eating is like …Read More »

  • Underwater Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest — October 16

    An Underwater Pumpkin Carving and Costume contest will take place at Casino Point, Catalina Island on October 16. And, if you can believe it, there is actually a specialty certification offered! For more information email or call 909-855-5334. FYI: There is also an Underwater Poker Run offered in the same location the next day, October 17. No specialty certification …Read More »

  • Tracking Our Plastic Footprint Lecture — October 1

    The huge amount of plastic debris floating in the North Pacific Ocean has received an increase in media attention over the last few years. On Friday, October 1, from 7:30 – 9 p.m. in CMA’s John M. Olguin Auditorium as Charles Moore, authoritative researcher of the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” Shelly Moore (Southern California Coastal Water Research Project), Christina Boerger …Read More »

  • 3Rs Beach Diving Workshop — October 9

    Rocks, Reefs and Rips program (3Rs) is a mini-course to familiarize divers with popular beach dive sites and improve beach diving skills. The final session for 2010 will take place October 9 at Nicholas Canyon, northwest Los Angeles County. Instructors will demonstrate and supervise proper surf entry and exit procedures, explain unique aspects of the dive site, and discuss dive …Read More »

  • How to Photograph Sea Lions by Dale Sheckler

    How to Photograph Sea Lions by Dale Sheckler

    The California seas are full of marine animals that can be a challenge to photograph. Personally, for me one of the most difficult is the sea lion. They are fast and they are dark. And they are smart. Back in the day I burned a lot of film on these funny guys. I have had a bit more luck with …Read More »

  • California Marine Life: Technology Provides New Insight Into White Shark Behavior

    California Marine Life: Technology Provides New Insight Into White Shark Behavior

    The image of a white shark invokes extremes in our emotions. They bring out a deep, primal fear in some, while others experience joy in observing their grace and beauty. White sharks are big–up to twenty-one feet long and 7000 pounds. They have a mouthful of serrated teeth that are effectively used to hunt fish when they are young, but …Read More »

  • Bigblue TL-9 LED Technical Light

    The TL-9 LED light is one of the latest editions to the popular Bigblue dive light series and is designed to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding technical divers. Using nine LEDs the TL-9 can blast out an impressive 1800 lumens, perfect for deep diving, wreck penetration, cave exploration or just putting a lot of quality light right …Read More »

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