"What do you think you're doing?" shouted chief clerk William Lovett as train dispatcher Vince Coleman turned back towards the office. "We've only got a minute or two left! Anyone in the office won't stand a chance, and you're a married man with a family to think of!" But Vince Coleman was thinking about the passenger trains speeding towards the threatened harbour. He had to stop them.
South Africa is well known for its terrestrial big five, the iconic game found in the country's savannah that include the lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhino. Yet just offshore swim equally compelling marine predators, most notably, of course, the great white shark. In addition there are many other shark species, megapods of dolphin, various species of whales, flocks of penguins and a huge diversity of other marine life — all within a few hours' drive of each other. - See more at: http://www.alertdiver.com/SouthAfrica#sthash.1Q45zOsE.dpuf
Each year, up to 73 million sharks are killed for their fins. Most end up in shark fin soup, a delicacy in both Hong Kong and Mainland China. However, the last few years have seen a sea change in Hong Kong’s attitude toward shark finning—and an event early this month demonstrated how far the island territory has come.
What happens when 9,000 tons of steel hit a sandy bottom less than a mile from a coral reef in the nation's preeminent marine sanctuary? There's a high probability of a world-class dive site, which will enhance tourism. But what about all the fish and invertebrates that make the wreck their home? Where do they come from? Does the wreck alter the concentration of native marine life on nearby natural reefs? Are the fish on a wreck congregated and therefore easier to catch? Important questions such as these are central to any discussion of the liabilities and benefits of artificial reefs.
Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said, "Fatigue makes cowards of us all." When we're scuba diving, fatigue can do more than make cowards of us: It can endanger us. Swimming and fitness training will help ensure you are safe in the water and able to enjoy your diving experience.
As many as 15,000 dolphins are killed each year in Peru, an investigation by conservation charities has revealed. In shocking images and video, the dolphins are butchered - only to be used as shark bait in the shark fishing industry.
A kayak fisherman died Monday after being bitten by a shark beyond Makena on South Maui, Hawaii. The identity of the male victim was not released as of Monday afternoon, according to Hawaii News Now and other reports.
For most people, diving in a dozen countries is a feat worth bragging about. But what if you hit the 100-country mark? Furthermore, what if you claimed the World Record for scuba diving in the most countries?