When it comes to understanding the future climate, the South Asian summer monsoon offers a paradox: most climate models predict that monsoon rains and wind will intensify with increasing human warming - but the weather data gathered in the region shows that rainfall has been decreasing in the past 50 years.
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White sharks are still a mystery to scientists. For example, earlier research indicated that the predators prefer open water and rarely dare to swim in kelp forests. New research shows that some sharks in South Africa spend a lot of time in kelp forests, where they may be looking for seals.
For the protection of the high seas, the Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" set off on 15 April 2019 in London for a one-year expedition from the North to the South Pole. Together with marine scientists, Greenpeace activists are exploring areas of the oceans threatened by industrial fishing, plastic waste, oil exploration and deep-sea mining.
DNA analysis has now confirmed that scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and their colleagues from Mission OceanX of the University of Connecticut (UConn) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have discovered two new types of deep-sea corals. The discovery made the scientists during an expedition in September 2018 in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument about 100 miles off the northeast coast of the United States.
Large krill swarms in the Southern Ocean could help remove extra carbon from the atmosphere. This is a process that current global models of climate change do not take into account. The researchers wrote about the process in a new study recently published in the journal Nature Communications.
Known for action cameras such as the X-Series (X7, X8 and X9), CI IMAGEWEAR expands its product portfolio and presents the new aluminium UW housings for GoPro series Hero 5, 6 and 7. The camera housings are milled from a solid aluminium block and can be used - due to the construction - up to a depth of 150m (490ft). The housings are the perfect buddy for recreational divers, free-divers and extreme technical divers.
UN negotiates offshore protection in New York. How is it possible that a network of protected areas can protect at least 30 percent of the world's oceans from human interference by 2030 is shown by Greenpeace and leading oceanographers in a new study.
A beautiful turquoise lagoon, a small coral island and in the middle the newest Euro-Divers dive centre. Faarufushi offers its dive guests more than 20 mostly unexplored dive sites with fantastic walls, thilas and of course channel dives. Whatever the diver's heart desires; here you can find it on the twelfth site of Euro-Divers in the Maldives.
Quality Divers Centre Celebes Divers loves to be challenged, so last year they asked a professional hospitality consultant to critically review all food & beverage infrastructure and processes. From this audit a revised F&B concept arose, which brings improvements in many areas, like for example a remodelling of the kitchens. As well as a broadening of the selection of freshly baked pastries and breads. More changes are about to be implemented soon...