Category Archives: Projects

Cuba and Hurricanes

The hurricanes now crossing Florida are terrifying, and my heart goes out to all those who have had to leave their homes, and especially to those who haven’t, staying on a prayer that they will…

A Natural Response: Citizen Science and Change

By Patrick Behan January 2013: I circumnavigate the world aboard the MV Explorer on assignment as a documentary filmmaker. It is here that I met Dr. Ed Sobey, a bearded professor of oceanography with a…

New Preservation Treatment for Bronze Artifacts

by Ty Grabowski As a technology developer and lifelong scientific diver involved in crime scene preservation and artifact preservation I have on several times come across the problem of preserving bronze that has corroded or…

Belize Ocean Acidification Expedition

I’m very pleased to announce that in December I’m going to act as the dive master during a trip to Turneffe Atoll, Belize that will document via cinematography the effects of ocean acidification. The dive…

Choosing Dive Locations Based on Quality of Experience: A Survey

Bastiaan Vermonden is on a mission to collect “quantitative data to properly compare different [dive] destinations.” He is doing this in order to help the dive tourism industry become more invested in the health of…

Divers Needed for Participation in New PFO Study by DAN

Posted as a courtesy. Please do not contact me about this project.-Dida A new study involving divers with patent foramen ovale (PFO) is under way; the purpose of the study is to establish who is…

In Development: New Photographic Database of Seven Gill Sharks in San Diego Area

Active REEF and Reef Check diver Mike Bear, along with a group of other interested divers, have initiated a photo database showing the unique “freckles” of the bluntnose sevengill shark in order to provide data…

CA Whale Disentanglement Team Needs Funds

Not about research diving, but a huge effort to put together a whale disentanglement team in CA. Please help the folks putting this project together with important funding-Dida Since the fall of 2006 a project…

Certified Divers Only: Oceana’s Questionnaire About Value of Ocean Resources

Oceana, a global advocacy organization working to implement policy changes “to reduce pollution and to prevent the irreversible collapse of fish populations, marine mammals and other sea life,” has partnered with a Duke University Master’s…

Deep Tech Divers Wanted to Record Evidence of Deep Sea Corals

Photo courtesy Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service Oceana, a global advocacy organization designed, according to Suzanne Garrett, Campaign Project Manager “to inform the dive community of ocean conservation issues and provide opportunities…