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  • Support DFG Wardens with Stamp

    The 2010 California DFG Warden Stamp can now be purchased for $5 at DFG regional and license offices, or by mailing in an order form. All proceeds will be deposited into a special account and used to provide important tools for California’s 385 DFG wardens, including communications and surveillance devices, protective equipment, training, and the K-9 program. Wardens work hard …Read More »

  • Angel Editorial Responses

    Cdn: As a dive store employee, avid photographer and former hunter, your recent article “One Less Angel. Who Cares?” struck me as I have experienced a similar event with a cabezon.  Although not as majestic as an angel shark, I had the pleasure of spending some time photographing a very cooperative subject only to see it dead on the boat …Read More »

  • New Spiny Lobster Regulations

    Effective March 1, 2010 California Fish and Game regulations require that spiny lobster fishers keep lobsters intact in whole, measurable condition until being prepared for immediate consumption. Just as a reminder, lobster season ends March 17, 2010.Read More »

  • Volunteer Docents Needed for Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

    Applications are now being accepted for volunteer spring docents at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Volunteers will be trained as docents providing school children with information about the ocean and conducting related activities on Cabrillo Beach and adjacent grass areas. Qualifications include a desire to learn about marine animals and the ocean environment and an interest in children. Docents are asked …Read More »

  • Yao Ming Releases Message Against Shark Fin Soup

    NBA star Yao Ming has released a new public service announcement and billboard campaign in China with international conservation group WildAid and Shark Savers. The message shows Yao in a restaurant with a giant aquarium being offered shark fin soup. Yao looks into the aquarium and sees real footage of a live tawny nurse shark dumped on an Indonesian reef …Read More »

  • Product Review: IST M88 BlueTech Dive Mask

    Product Review: IST M88 BlueTech Dive Mask

    For 2010 IST Sports has introduced a half a dozen new dive masks to its already extensive dive mask line. In my opinion one mask, in particular, that is destined to become quite popular is the new M88 BlueTech. The mask has a number of features that combine to make this a top quality dive mask. None stands out more …Read More »

  • Underwater Easter Egg Hunt

    Once again the Easter Bunny has been seen scuba diving near the underwater canyon at La Jolla Shores. He always likes to get a head start for the Annual San Diego Dive Club Underwater Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast. All divers and their families are invited to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt and share a great breakfast of …Read More »

  • Wreck Divers’ Banquet To Feature Shipwreck Explorer

    Veteran shipwreck explorer Gary Gentile will be the guest speaker at the California Wreck Divers’ annual banquet to be held in March 2010, in El Segundo, California. Gary Gentile has discovered over 40 shipwrecks in his illustrious career. He has written over 52 books and published over 3,000 photographs. During the banquet, Gentile will share his experiences exploring the Lusitania; …Read More »

  • Malibu Divers Introduce Over 100 Girl Scouts to Diving

    Malibu Divers Introduce Over 100 Girl Scouts to Diving

    Realizing that encouraging young women to become involved in scuba diving is vital to the future of the diving industry, related businesses and the marine environment, Malibu Divers started its new Girl Scout-based initiative in 2008 with its Try Scuba Diving Program at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. Malibu Divers’ Try Scuba Diving Program has been attended by over 100 …Read More »

  • Scripps Scientists to Develop Swarms of Miniature Robotic Ocean Explorers

    Scripps Scientists to Develop Swarms of Miniature Robotic Ocean Explorers

    In an effort to plug gaps of knowledge about key ocean processes, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have been awarded nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation to develop a new breed of ocean-probing instruments. These “drifters” are designed assist in research on areas ranging from marine protected areas to harmful algal blooms. Scripps …Read More »

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