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Diver Adds Depth to World Oceans Day Program

Seacoast Science Center in new Hampshire will Celebrate World Oceans Day on Sunday, June 8.

There will be a series of programs presented by Blue Ocean staff and the Seacoast Science Center on 118 Pleasant Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Topics include marine mammals and the Gulf of Maine.

Throughout the day, there will be activities and talks that bring the family members of all ages together to honor the importance of the oceans. You can join in a beach clean up, attend a lecture or become an advocate for ocean health by signing a petition.

Scuba diver Andrew Martinez, the author of Marine Life of the North Atlantic will hold a lecture on Sunday, June 8 4:30-5:30 PM. The lecture will followed by a book signing & book sale at the Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH.

Martinez’ presentation will introduce you to the beautiful habitat under New England waters. With over 30 years of experience as an underwater photographer and an expert diver, he provides a tour to find the hidden beauty of the local marine life. Martinez also discusses the interesting behaviors, interrelationships, and natural history of native marine creatures.

Martinez’s work conveys his sense of its deep spiritual beauty. He dives in New England all year round, his photos vividly illustrate the changing seasons of the sea.

Martinez has an extensive photojournalism background, his work having appeared in most nature, travel and dive magazines in the United States and in many other similar publications around the globe. He was awarded first prize in the Underwater division of the Natural Wildlife photography contest. He has had photo assignments for the National Geographic Society to the Fiji Islands, Bonaire, and Cape Cod and has led marine biology study or travel groups to the Galapagos Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Bay Islands of Honduras.


Cliff Etzel
Cliff Etzel
Cliff is the former Freediving editor of He is now a freelance journalist and film-maker.