”I thought this search for slave shipwrecks would be sad, and hard, and taxing on my soul. I thought I would need hands holding mine, rubbing my back, to console my tears and my heartache. Instead I found strength. And power. And adventure. And camaraderie. I found laughter. Love. Life. Kinship.“ Diving With a Purpose (DWP), a nonprofit organization determined to find, document, and positively identify slave ship wrecks. They dive into the depths of the ocean to find their own history and tell their own stories. ... More
As soon as Shawn Campbell saw his name on a plaque next to a statue sunken 40 feet on the seafloor, the memories of Soldiers he had once served with flooded his mind. "It really took my breath away," said the former staff sergeant, now a master diver at a Florida dive shop. "It was a huge honor." ... More
”SeaMorgens, an eco-friendly range of swimwear made from recycled fishing nets, and no single-use plastic is used anywhere in the products' fastenings or packaging. SeaMorgens also donates five per cent of all profits from its 'Mantastic' range of manta-inspired bikini designs to the Marine Megafauna Foundation, world leaders in the research and conservation of manta rays and whale sharks.“ ... More
"On January 1, 2018, caver Kathleen Graham was able to explore the sump in scuba gear and confirm Bisaro Anima as the deepest cave in Canada. An exploration team is set to arrive back in Fernie again over the Thanksgiving weekend to work on extending the cave even further. Shortly after this trip, they will return in November to attempt to explore further underwater." ... More
"Stepping up desalination—that is, filtering salt out of seawater to make it potable—seems like an obvious solution. But the two most common techniques, reverse osmosis, pushing seawater through membranes to separate the salt; and distillation, boiling seawater and collecting the resulting salt-free water vapor, both require costly amounts of energy and infrastructure. These alternatives may be less desirable than leaving ocean water alone and focusing instead on conservation and recycling of existing fresh water supplies." ... More
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