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New Research Shows Power of Word of Mouth Marketing

This is just one of the dozens of findings in our new research, <b>Chatter Matters: the 2018 Word of Mouth Report.</b><p>In this exclusive study, we surveyed …

Social Media Marketing

What’s the Difference Between Shrimp and Prawns?

<b>How to Tell the Difference Between Shrimp and Prawns</b><p>When it comes down to their biology, both shrimp and prawns are decapods, meaning they’re …

Seafood

Violations of safe diving practices among 122 diver fatalities | Shreeves | International Maritime Health

Buzzacott P, Schiller D, Crain J, et al. Epidemiology of morbidity and mortality in US and Canadian recreational scuba diving. Public Health. 2018; …

Scuba Diving

New El Niño weather event likely this winter says WMO

<b>There's a 70% chance of a recurrence of the El Niño weather event before the end of this year, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.</b><p>The last El Niño occurred in 2015-16 and impacted weather patterns around the world.<p>Researchers say they are not expecting this new one to be as intense …

Climate Change

Klein Curaçao declared a Ramsar Site | Ramsar

The Netherlands has designated Klein Curaçao as its 55th Wetland of International Importance. The Site (Ramsar Site no. 2355) consists of the small, …

Coastlines

Molchanova Grand Prix Freediving Competition Announced

A new, invitation-only freediving competition to be held later this month in memory of the late, great Natalia Molchanova has been announced.

Extreme Sports

Münchner Tauchlehrer ertrinkt im Starnberger See

Der 67-Jährige kommt in Allmannshausen ums Leben. Eine Taucherin muss reanimiert werden, ein weiterer Sportler wird bei einem Rekordversuch …

Gesellschaft

The ultimate guide to finding and killing spyware and stalkerware on your smartphone

Surveillance isn't just the purview of nation-states and government agencies -- sometimes, it is closer to home.<p>Our digital selves, more and more, …

Spyware

Underwater Photography of Christy Lee Rogers

This is simply marvelous: as the Sun set, Hawaiian artist Christy Lee Rogers submerged her models in water and photographed them using the last rays …

Underwater Photography

Global climate protests call for united action as talks stall

Demonstrators across the planet say that too little is being done to combat climate change to ensure a stable future.<p>Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in major international cities to demand government action on climate change as talks to reinvigorate the Paris Agreement …

European Parliament

Ocean Cleanup steams out to sea in test run to clean Great Pacific Garbage Patch

SAN FRANCISCO — Amid a flotilla of boats, drones and helicopters, the Ocean Cleanup machine, a system of lengthy drifting trash traps, was slowly was towed through San Francisco Bay beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and out to the open ocean Saturday afternoon.<p>The 2,000-foot long system was pulled by …

San Francisco

Researchers looking into increase in shark sightings at Cape Cod

<b>As another beach season draws to a close on Cape Cod, researchers are trying to figure out what's driving the increase in shark sightings and</b> …

Cape Cod

EFPT Las Dunas Costa Brava - Day 4

<b>All focus on Saturday was about action with the tow-in finals scheduled around noon and the forecast of wind for the afternoon to run the single</b> …

Sailing

Snorkelers fined for pursuing Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins

<b>Three recreational swimmers — two Hawaii residents and one visitor — have now paid individual summary settlements for harassing Hawaiian spinner</b> …

Dolphins

Rent a Private Pool For the Day With This 'Airbnb For Pools'

I love to swim, but I hate public pools. I’m not really against the concept of sharing a pool with people, more the execution of it, where you …

San Francisco

California just forced equal pay for female surfers. Could that change other games?

Bianca Valenti conquered 20-foot waves at a surfing competition in Mexico this summer, winning first place in Latin America’s first big-wave contest …

Surfing

You don’t need scuba certification to use this clever crowdfunded diving system

Trying to find Nemo? Well, look no further than Kickstarter. That’s where you’ll come across a new portable diving system called Nemo, which looks …

Swimming Pools

How To Pick Up A Downed Waterskier, Wakesurfer, Wakeboard Rider or Tuber

Watersports offer boaters a unique experience not available to nonboaters. That privilege comes with the responsibility to ensure safety for your …

Boaters can cut risks with simple actions

Image 1 of / 4<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Recent boating-related incidents, including two fatalities, several emergencies and a few emergencies that turned out to …

Boating

First Nations group proposes oil pipeline that protects indigenous rights

First Nations have played a central part in Canada's national debate over pipeline projects, leading protests that have seen thousands take to the streets or building tiny homes in hopes of thwarting construction.<p>Behind the scenes, however, one group has been quietly refining a precedent-setting …

Canada

A Five-minute Reminder of How Wonderful Surfing Is

Why did you start surfing? Lensmen Pat Stacy's water reel is a good answer to that question<p>Usually clips shot from the water stand on their own, …

Radiohead

Dealing with Risks Associated with Freediving

Having discussed the risks associated with blackouts and hypoxic fits, in this article we will cover other risks connected with freediving. They can …

Scuba Diving

Groundbreaking 'spinning' wind turbine wins UK Dyson award

A ‘spinning’ turbine which can capture wind travelling in any direction and could transform how consumers generate electricity has won its two student designers a prestigious James Dyson award.<p>Nicolas Orellana, 36, and Yaseen Noorani, 24, both MSc students at Lancaster University, have created the …

Renewable Energy

Surviving the OSTAR’s perfect storm – the full story of the racers rescued in Force 11 summer gale

<b>Just seven of 21 starters finished this year's OSTAR/TWOSTAR shorthanded transatlantic race after a violent storm in June left four skippers in need</b> …

Sailing

Dad's freak boating accident caused Florida boy to fall under propeller, suffering fatal injury

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A 15-year-old boy was fatally struck in the head by a boat propeller in the Florida Keys on Sunday after he fell overboard when his father lost his balance and accidentally hit the throttle.<p>A report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on the accident said …

Florida

Pacific Islands ask U.S. to rejoin Paris Accord, deeming climate change 'the single greatest threat' to the region

Australia, New Zealand, and nations of the Pacific Islands are calling on the U.S. to return to the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change after …

New Zealand

Elon Musk Renews Baseless Attacks on Thailand Cave Expert, Calling Him a 'Child Rapist'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk renewed his baseless attacks on a British spelunker who helped rescue a youth soccer team trapped in a cave in northern Thailand, …

Behind the Photo: Jeff Divine on the “Terror and Perfection” of Sunset Beach

Terror + perfection = fun<p>According to master lensman Jeff Divine, there’s a lot to juggle when shooting from the water at Sunset Beach. Keeping one …

Beaches

Going green could deliver a $26-trillion boost to the world’s economy, a new study shows

Oslo/London — Strong action to combat climate change could cumulatively add at least $26-trillion to the world economy by 2030, according to a newly …

Research

Suspect flees from police into toxic Florida algae — then desperately pleads for their help

Within seconds of splashing into the water as he fled police, Abraham Duarte knew he had made a mistake. Soon he was retching and pleading desperately for the help of the Cape Coral, Fla., officers he had been attempting to escape, figuring that even jail would be better than the slimy, toxic algae …

Florida