The warship Mary Rose was launched in 1511 and served for 34 years as the flagship of Henry VIII’s navy. She sunk, without warning, a mere two miles outside Portsmouth Harbour on 19 July 1545 with the approximate loss of 500 men and boys.Read more
Are you in or around Plymouth (England) this coming Friday, 24th April 2015? Renowned photographer Dr Alex Mustard is opening the Underwater Photographer Of The Year (2015) Finalist Exhibition at the National Marine Aquarium.Read more
This Community Education program is for both the Medical Community and the Diving Community. Bringing together nationally and internationally known speakers on topics of dive safety, medicine and training.Read more
The all-volunteer MMC spearheaded several rescue efforts of dolphins and small whales that drew international news coverage over the past 20 years, most recently after a 2011 mass stranding of pilot whales in the Lower Keys.Read more
The old chamber which is over 40 years old, was run by St John Ambulance & Rescue Service and used to treat divers with decompression sickness until it was closed in April.Read more
Gabon has declared nearly a quarter of its territorial sea off-limits to commercial fishing. The central African nation is home to a variety of threatened species including great hammerhead sharks, manta rays and whale sharks.Read more
Two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were part of Sir John Franklin's doomed expedition in 1845 to find the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic Ocean to Asia.Read more
It only took Gabr 12 minutes to reach the record-breaking depth, originally planned to be 350 meters.
Gabr utilized more than 60 different diving tanks and multiple gases simply to keep himself alive on the trek back to the surface.Read more
A new study in the journal Plos One has revealed blue whales assemble for long periods in the busy shipping lanes off California, raising concerns about collisions between vessels and the endangered cetaceans.Read more
The US National Marine Fisheries Service has listed four populations of scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, under the American Endangered Species Act (ESA).
The islands and atolls (Ducie, Henderson, Oeno, and Pitcairn) are situated in the central South Pacific, thousands of miles from any continent, halfway between New Zealand and South America.Read more