November 2011

Have Rebreather, Will Travel

As the word, rebreather, gains readership in diving magazines, brings novelty to shows and fills the mouths of renowned instructors many industry professionals are thinking of “rebreatherizing” themselves. This is predictable, as the rebreather has been hailed as the “greatest diving innovation since the regulator”.

Smooth Trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter). The first alien species found in Italian waters was observed in the Genoa harbor back to a century ago, and is native to the western central Atlantic.
Smooth Trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter). The first alien species found in Italian waters was observed in the Genoa harbor back to a century ago, and is native to the western central Atlantic.

165 invasive marine species found in Italy

Italian scientists report that most of them were introduced in the 1980s and 1990s, whereas in the last few years the number of new records has decreased. The highest number of alien species has been observed in the northern Adriatic Sea, particularly in the Lagoon of Venice, which is the main hotspot of introduction.