Save the blue heart of the planet
Jul04

Save the blue heart of the planet

Save the blue heart of the planet Mission Blue ,  which has been shot during a 3-year period in numerous locations around the world, traces Sylvia Earle’s remarkable personal journey, from her earliest memories exploring the ocean as a young girl to her days leading a daring undersea mission in the Virgin Islands and beyond. Dr. Earle urged people “to use all means at your disposal — films, expeditions, the web, new submarines —...

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The Master Switch of Life – the science of freediving
Jul04

The Master Switch of Life – the science of freediving

The science of freediving YOUR BODY’S AMAZING REACTION TO WATER James Nestor Writer James Nestor explores the science of the “mammalian dive reflex,” the phenomenon by which water triggers an immediate decrease in heart rate. While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet below the ocean’s surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed...

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The South African coast is a vast playground of wonders
Apr13

The South African coast is a vast playground of wonders

A whole world waits for you under water. And nowhere is this more true than around the South African coast. Influenced by three great oceans, washed by the second strongest current in the world, blessed with extraordinary biodiversity, much of which remains to be discovered, and some of the greatest marine spectacles on earth, South Africa’s sea life would take lifetimes to explore. There’s the fantastic assortment of...

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