No sweat: divers report Agent Orange find

By |2019-06-13T13:07:39+01:00June 13th, 2019|Diving News|

Two US scuba divers who found a barrel in a mountain lake labelled as containing the notorious Vietnam War chemical weapon Agent Orange had their report put aside by health agencies for 10 months - but a media outcry now appears to have spurred the authorities to take action. Read more...

Mission 2020 hits halfway mark

By |2019-06-13T12:32:24+01:00June 12th, 2019|Diving News|

Mission 2020, the dive-industry conservation initiative announced last summer, reached the midway point in its intended lifespan on World Oceans Day on 8 June. Now the 150 international organisations that have signed up have only 12 months left to fulfil pledges they have made to reduce their environmental impact. Read more...

Dragonfish secrets of dental invisibility

By |2019-06-10T11:12:49+01:00June 10th, 2019|Diving News|

Its name might mean “shiny loosejaw”, but its prey don’t see the danger until it’s too late. The unusually crystalline nanostructure of deep-sea dragonfish teeth is unique, rendering them virtually invisible, according to US researchers who have been analysing these teeth for the first time. Read more...

‘Highly protected’ English seas review welcomed

By |2019-06-08T10:35:09+01:00June 8th, 2019|Diving News|

Timed to coincide with World Oceans Day (8 June), the UK Government has launched a review into introducing an elevated level of protection for England’s marine life and habitats in the form of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs). Read more...