Thursday, February 22, 2024

Sean Samuels

UK Seasearch Dive Season

The 2002 Seasearch diving season will open on World Oceans Day next month, with a series of introduction courses to be held across the UK.As a prelude to several...

Grey Whales Profile

WHERE TO FIND THEM The migratory journey for the Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) begins in the frigid waters of the Beaufort, Chukchi and Bering Seas where they feed. The summer...

Sperm Whales Profile

Read about the Sperm whale - the deep-sea leviathan made famous by Herman Melville's Moby Dick.

Beluga Whales Profile

Here are the first of 5 species profiles. These profiles include descriptions of the whales and details of where and when to catch a glimpse of these animals in the wild.

Marine Bacteria – an anti-cancer Drug?

"Bacteria living inside a small marine animal may be the source of a new drug compound being developed to fight cancer. The marine invertebrate Bugula neritina, a brown bryozoan animal...

Environmentalists call for change in UK Fishing Law

"Leading marine experts today called for an overhaul of Britain's fishing laws to preserve sea life for future generations. At a summit in Edinburgh, hosted by the global environment network...

P&O invests in whale watcher

"A 21-year-old-woman has become the world's first full-time whale and dolphin watcher on board a ferry. According to P&0, Amanda Hyam is the first person in the...

Spanish gold found in waters off Florida

"Divers off Key West, Florida, have recovered gold chains from a Spanish galleon that sank nearly 400 years ago. Believed to be from the shipwreck of the Nuestra Senora...

RSPCA forced to destroy stranded whale

"An infant long finned pilot whale, which beached after becoming separated from its mother, has been put down by the RSPCA. The 2.2m-long cetacean was spotted at Dawlish Warren sandpit...

Many more victims likely from Mercury Bay poisoning

"The number of people damaged by mercury poisoning in Southern Japan could run into the high tens of thousands, according to research out today. ""Twenty-thousand more could very easily be...

Search Begins aboard sunken Ehime Maru

"US Naval Divers have begun to search the Ehime Maru for the remains of nine people that were trapped on board when it sank last February. In an unprecedented recovery,...

New reef discovered off South Coast

"A scientist has accidentally discovered Britain's very own Great Barrier Reef , while looking for seaweed off the south coast. The rare habitat, which is the size of 50...

Thailand to charges divers in Andaman Sea

"Thailand is to charge scuba-divers 200 baht ($4.50) everytime they visit popular diving spots in the Andaman Sea. The fee, agreed by both government agencies and tour operators, will be...

Marine Life Conference: Oceans 2001

"The Marine Conservation Society is hosting a one-day conference later this month, at which staff involved in the making of the Blue Planet series will relate their experiences. At...

Near Miss for Alaskan Wildlife

"Emergency services have prevented oil from polluting water and wildlife after a gunman’s bullet pierced a pipeline running to the Valdez marine terminal. Around 6,800 barrels, or 285,600 gallons, of...

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