One night last summer, I rose from my bed, left my tent and walked to the river. It was well past midnight, a full moon had risen over the glacier and in the twilight of the Arctic summer night, I could make out a herd of musk ox grazing nearby...
By Alyssa DykmanIn the cool waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean lies the California spiny lobster. The lobster, Panulirus interruptus , can be found on the rocky substrates of the coastal ocean floor between Monterey Bay, California and the northwestern coast of Mexico...
By Christina IrvinSirens are mythical, mermaid-like sea creatures that lure ships and seafarers into dangerous waters with their beauty and songs.
By Roxi AslanWhen diving in the Blue Cavern Marine Protected Area off Catalina Island, you can’t help but notice the red-brown warty sea cucumber Parastichopus parvimensis , which lies conspicuously on the sea floor below...
By Stephen HolleAs the global human population continues to increase, many organisms have had to adapt to the loss and fragmentation of their habitat by development.
by Madi SwayneEvery year, millions of people, including myself, make many millions of recreational scuba dives, very rarely with any ill effects.
By Austin HayWater is the oil of the future. It’s a phrase that’s often been repeated in the engineering classes I’ve taken at USC, but it couldn’t be truer than in the case of Palau...
by Gerry SmithDivers are at risk for a particular set of maladies that are generally caused by rapid changes in pressure. These include decompression sickness (DCS,) commonly known as “the bends”, and air (or gas) embolisms, which result in either gas bubbles in tissues where they don’t belong...
Not long ago, I helped a colleague, Dr. Judith Connor from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, on her first scuba dive in Antarctica. This was a bit of change for me, since I’m usually the person who gets to go underwater...
USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The International Policy Rationale for the Military Buildup on Guam and Some Environmental Drivers
by Robert English and Jim Haw [At this writing, U.S. and Philippine forces are concluding their latest joint military exercise, a mock amphibious landing on Palawan Island...
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