Caribbean coral reefs 'could vanish in 20 years'


Data from more than 35,000 surveys suggests that habitats have declined by more than 50% since the 1970s.

The report's authors believe that over-fishing and disease is mainly to blame.

They say the trend could continue if nothing is done, but with protection the reefs could bounce back.

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Nebraska Boating Safety Guide Available Online


The new Nebraska Boating Safety Handbook is out courtesy of Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

It's free! The new Boating Safety Guide and Course is now available online for download or viewing:

Help spread the word about water safety; especially, when watersport enthusiasts encounter scuba divers in Nebraska. Please review and share page 34 on how to spot scuba divers in your Nebraska waterways.

Keep diving!

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Bonne Terre Mine Treasure Dive


$30,000 in donated prizes! The event is on Saturday, June 21. Click on the link below for more details and to register.;jsessionid=996D274A...

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Sea Shepherd Diver Attacked off the Coast of Kona, Hawaii


How would you react to another diving bolting towards you and ripping the regulator out of your mouth? Pretty scary stuff.

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26 Must-Have Tools for a Safe Dive


A Nautilus Lifeline is on my dive gift wish list.

Diving is the best sport in the world, but like all high-adrenaline activities, things can sometimes go sideways. When they do, your level of preparation can make all the difference.

There are products designed to keep you safer, but to help you stay safe, they have to be stowed in a BC pocket, clipped to a D-ring or stored on the boat, not collecting dust in a closet.

Here are 26 must-have tools for building a safety cushion into your dive plan.

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Nebraska Students Take on Shark Finning Legislation


Dearest Scuba divers please consider taking action!

Like the Zoo Academy students from the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, you too can take action and make a difference. If you live in Nebraska you can do something about shark finning by contacting your state senator about Legislative Bill 921.

For more details read my population-we™ blog post on "Nebraska Students Take on Shark Finning Legislation" at

Thanks for your consideration & keep diving!


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