Maggie Brown

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The Radinn is a Wirelessly Controlled Electric Wakeboard

The Radinn is an electrically powered wakeboard that gives riders the ability to fly across water without the rope and rail bar of traditional …

Kona's Manta Ray Night Dive | Scuba Diving Blog

How It Began<p>Over 30 years ago, an oceanfront hotel on the Kona coast of the Big Island of Hawaii shined spotlights on the ocean for their guests to …

Swimming With Mantas

This 3 Minute Postcard shows you an adventure like no other, spending the day swimming/diving with the giant reef manta rays of the Maldives.<p>This 3 Minute Postcard shows you an adventure like no other, spending the day swimming/diving with the giant reef manta rays of the Maldives.<p>One of the many …

Manta Rays

Manta rays: Gentle giants of the ocean

<b>WHEELING AND WINGING THROUGH</b> their underwater realm, manta rays – which were little known until recently – are majestic and mysterious.<p>Now, the first …

Scuba Diving in Indonesia: Manta Encounter in Raja Ampat

On January 1, 2013, as the rest of the U.S. celebrated the ringing in of the New Year, I was hopping on the first plane of seven, heading out to one …

Ending the consumption of manta ray gills in China - in pictures

Environmental NGO WildAid has launched a new campaign to end the consumption of manta ray gills in China. A report by the group estimates a tripling in the number of manta and mobula rays killed to supply gills for a so-called medicinal health tonic

Manta rays and human babies are the latest victims of traditional Chinese medicine

<i>(Warning: this post contains a graphic image.)</i><p>Traditional Chinese medicine has been responsible for threatening the populations of rhinoceroses, pangolins and snub-nosed monkeys. Add another animal to that list: rays.<p>Rays are like the 40-year-old virgins of the fish world. Their reproductive …

The Manta Trust: Fighting to Protect Rays From the Gill Raker Trade

My watch reads 6:15 p.m. — 20 minutes until we need to surface to make it back before sundown. For the past half-hour, we’ve been searching through a …

Enchanting Underwater Photos of Manta Rays Feeding

Portland-based photographer Mako Miyamoto ventured underwater to capture the mysterious presence of animal life below the surface of the sea. <i>Manta Ray Madness</i> is a collection of enchanting photos taken off of the coast of Hawaii as the manta rays were feeding. Each image seems to capture the lively …

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The Truth About Secondary Drowning

The weekend of May 17, writer Lindsay Kujawa and her toddler son Ronin were at a family pool party. Kujawa sat at the edge of the pool while Ronin …

"6" the Movie Trailer



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Jane Goodall Joins the Call to Free Captive Whales and Dolphins

Dr. Jane Goodall is renowned for her commitment to the conservation and protection of primates, but she is now stepping up in defense of captive …

Jane Goodall

February 16th to the 22nd 2015... Only ONE spot available for our sailing expedition and research program. Learn about the song of the humpback whale and help us decode it with research leader Lisa Walker. Seven days and six night at sea in the company of whales, dolphins, turtles and marine life. Hawaii has so much to offer and we will take you to remote locations throughout our county Maui Nui. For more details click here, Photo by Marty Wolff Aloha

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How to Take Pictures of Sharks

Sharks are exciting subjects, and when we aim our cameras in their direction, we’re likely to produce pictures of sharks that people want to look at. …

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. ~ Maya Angelou (RIP) Learn, Connect, Defend! 'Jack fish and Jelly' Photo: Ocean Defender, Scott Gutsy Tuason (tagged)

8 Beers That You Should Stop Drinking Immediately

Here are the 8 beers that are commonly found in bars in United States that you should stop drinking immediately.<p>Many of us choose what we eat very …

A 'yawning' Peacock Flounder by David Gallardo. Click to enlarge. Yawning by fish such as Grouper, Frogfish and Lionfish is usually a warning sign meaning back off. Aloha, Check out our Maui adventures here,

Coral and Parrotfish - A Love Story

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Scuba Diving Guide: Kauai

Signature Dive Sites<p><b>Sheraton Caverns</b><br>Swim through lava tubes and archways swarming with green sea turtles.<p><b>Koloa Landing</b><br>Kauai’s go-to shore dive — and …


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Stoli gets into the soda business

<b>The bottle:</b> Stoli Ginger Beer, $5.99 (for a four-pack)<p><b>The back story:</b> A famed spirits brand going into the soda business? That’s indeed what’s …

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Just Beachy Keen

Here's a sample of what has been yanked from the collection to be wrapped up for the Cayucos Sea Glass Festival.<br>I'm having a hard time coming to …

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