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California Academy of Sciences opens deep oceans exhibit Photo

California Academy of Sciences opens deep oceans exhibit

California’s Academy of Sciences has opened an exhibit today entitled: Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed. Focusing on species and environments beyond the reach of divers using normal scuba gear, but at depths suitable for rebreather divers, it features rarely seen fish and invertebrates and shows bioluminescence and a special tank for newly discovered species.

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In Memoriam: Bob Cranston, Underwater Cameraman Photo

In Memoriam: Bob Cranston, Underwater Cameraman

On June 2, 2016, underwater cameraman Bob Cranston passed away at his home from cancer. Howard Hall, one of Bob’s best friends, wrote the following memorial story to share with the underwater community. If you have a memory of Bob you’d like to share, please leave it in the comments at the bottom of this article.

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NG publishes 17 of David Doubilet’s images for World Oceans Day Photo

NG publishes 17 of David Doubilet’s images for World Oceans Day

National Geographic has published 17 of underwater photographer David Doubilet’s most “jaw-dropping” images as well as an interview in honor of World Oceans Day. Doubilet, widely considered one of the most influential underwater photographers of all time, had his first image published in National Geographic magazine in 1972. It is fitting to choose the images of such a well respected photographer as a window into the ocean on this day.

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Oceans Day 2016 Photo

Oceans Day 2016

Profusions of vibrant marine life cover this reef in a vivid bouquet of colors in Komodo, Indonesia. Today is World Oceans Day, a day earmarked to both celebrate the oceans and to encourage collaboration to preserve them for the future. The theme for 2016 is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet”, with an aim of reducing plastic pollution.

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Turkey sinks an Airbus to attract diving tourism Photo

Turkey sinks an Airbus to attract diving tourism

Turkish officials have sunk an Airbus A300 in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey to create an artificial reef. The move comes as tourism to the country is in sharp decline following tensions with Moscow. The airplane was dismantled and sunk off the resort town Kuşadası, which is a popular diving destination in Turkey.

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