Navy diver reaches 2000 feet

Developed by OceanWorks International from Vancouver, British Columbia, the Hardsuit 2000 was designed to withstand underwater pressure at 2,000 feet. Current models have only been able to go down as far as 1,200 feet. “The suit worked incredibly,” said...

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Jellyfish sting timed at 700ns

The sting of a jellyfish has been shown to be one of the fastest processes in the whole of biology. Using a super-fast camera technique German researchers have found it can fire off in just 700 nanoseconds. Via The Register...

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Leatherback walkabout - 5000 miles and counting

An astonishing 5,000-mile journey by the first giant turtle to be caught and tagged off the British Isles has excited scientists studying the endangered creatures. For eight months marine biologists have been tracking a 65st [413kg - Ed.] leatherback sea...

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Guide to the Great Barrier Reef

Divers are generally united around one thing: that the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is one of the finest places in the world to dive. That said, it's a hard place to reach (it's on the other side of the...

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Giant octopus attacks mini submarine

Underwater footage from the incident shows the octopus attacking the sub, first by attaching a couple of arms to an underwater cable. The octopus then reached another one of its eight arms out to grab the vehicle.A nervous Mike Wood,...

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Narwhal horn mystery solved

The narwhal has a tooth, or tusk, which emerges from the left side of the upper jaw and is an evolutionary mystery that defies many of the known principles of mammalian teeth. The tooth's unique spiral, the degree of its...

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8 Underwater Cameras Compared

Divernet Diver Magazine tried out, then reviewed and compared 8 different Scuba Diving Cameras - Nikon Coolpix 4600, Olympus mju500, Fuji Finepix F10, Sony Cybershot DCS T33, Sony Cybershot DSC W7, Nikon Coolpix 7900, Canon Ixus 700, and Sanyo Xacti...

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Diving Icebergs in the Weddell Sea

In order to learn how various drifting iceberg-lets affect cold-water marine animals and algae, a team of scientists from MBARI's Midwater Ecology group spent December chilling out - literally! - in the Weddell Sea. Studying marine life in and underneath...

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New Weapon Designed to Zap Scuba Divers

If you are scuba diving, be sure not to swim anywhere near any ship or installation that has been protected by the Raytheon Corporation's new "swimmer denial" system. Otherwise you will very quickly feel extremely sick and probably drown.Raytheon's underwater...

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Maximum depth discussions

Assuming that one has an an adequate gas supply, of the best possible gas (neox/heliox e.t.c) mixture, and assuming that they have a bit of a suicide wish, what would be the maximum possible depth one could descend to before...

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Ocean census reveals weird and wonderful

About 1700 researchers in 73 countries are now halfway through the Census of Marine Life, a 10-year project which aims to catalogue the life in our oceans - from the tiniest microbes to the biggest whales. In the past...

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