… Is your sunscreen killing corals?

According to a recent article in the National Geographic, four common sunscreen components can activate dormant viruses in coral’s symbiotic algae, known as zooxanthellae, which live within the reef’s tissues. These sunblock chemicals stimulate viral replication until coral’s zooxanthallae explode, releasing viruses into the surrounding seawater, where they can infect neighboring coral reef systems. It is thought that about 4,000 to 6,000 metric... Read More

World Oceans Day is Friday!

Often called “rainforests of the sea”, coral reefs form some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. They occupy less than 0.1% of the world’s ocean surface, yet they provide a home for 25% of all marine species! You can help spread the word about one some of the biggest threats to coral reefs, check out World Oceans Day webpage www.worldoceansday.org World Oceans Day is this Friday, June 8th!  What are you planning to do?  Read More

What is Coral?

Many people do not realize that coral is actually a creature. Most are under the impression that corals are rock or plant formations, but in fact Coral polyps are tiny animals that build protective calcium carbonate skeletons and form colonies that create the basic structure of reefs around the world. Coral reefs can be seen from space, yet individual coral polyps are some of the world’s simplest and smallest animals – some no bigger than... Read More

Another great dive at Stonehenge…

The divers looked pretty excited while getting ready to start the dive at Stonehenge, one of our favorite dive site, just 15 minutes away from our dive centre. Descending at a reef covered with soft corals and a huge variety of marine life is without a doubt what any diver dream of, and that’s exactly what this dive site has to offer. Coming across nudibranchs, ornate ghost pipe fish, juvenile yellow box fish and much more, the excitement was topped... Read More

Macro Life

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