Amazing video of dolphin seeking help from scuba divers AMERICAblog (blog) It turns out that the dolphin had fishing line and a hook stuck on one of its fins, so it approached a group of divers who were watching manta rays at night near Kona, Hawaii.
For sheer jaw-dropping exhilaration, little beats the sight of a human riding a massive wall of water.
Now the surfing world is rife with news that a new world record has been set for the biggest wave ridden.
Pictures and video taken at Nazare in Portugal show Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara descending the face of a wave believed to have measured at about 100ft (30.5 metres).
Had he wiped out on the massive wave, he risked being forced many metres below the water, or being slammed into a reef or the ocean floor.
If the wave size is confirmed by Guinness World Records it will beat the previous record by more than 20ft (6.1m).
The huge waves at Nazare are generated by a 300m deep underwater canyon, roughly five kilometres wide where it starts at sea, then narrowing rapidly as it approaches the shore, funnelling more and more water into the waves.
It is estimated that up to 100 million sharks are killed by people every year, due to commercial and recreational fishing. Meanwhile, the average number of fatalities worldwide per year between 2001 and 2006 from unprovoked shark attacks is 4.3.
Scuba diving is an activity that appeals to athletes, tourists, and more as an opportunity to see the world from a new perspective. For those willing to take the plunge, a cornucopia of underwater treasures lies in store.
If you come into accidental contact with fire coral, you'll surely regret it. But these organisms are some of the most fascinating creatures in the sea, starting with the fact that they are not corals at all!
RAJA AMPAT, Indonesia —They’ve been described by one scientist as “pandas of the ocean.” “They’re such an iconic species, beloved by divers,” said Andrea Marshall, director of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, who came up with the de …...