Black Spot Syndrome (BSS) is impacting the Tropical Western Atlantic. BSS is caused by a parasite that gets under the skin or on fins of fish. The parasite comes from marine snails, settle on the fish and then end up in osprey who eat the fish.
Aquarium fishers are threatening Kaneohe Bay on the island of Oahu. These fishers are not very well regulated and the trade is pretty lucrative. An aquarium fisher can get between $300 to $500 for a single yellow tang.
MrBeast and Mark Rober, two big YouTubers have started a program #TeamSeas for ocean cleanup and they have raised over $30M so far.
Fourth Element is continuing their conservation efforts. Their latest program is Plant for the Planet. They will plant a tree for every order they receive. They have partnered with Ecologi for the reforesting efforts.
Archeologist divers have found a sunken 19th century hospital and cemetery off the Dry Tortugas National Park in the Florida Keys.
Local dive shops are not only facing competition from the manufactures selling direct and the big online retailers, we are also facing challenges from dive professionals who may not fully understand the value of a local dive shop.
Scuba diving teaches us a lot of things – Carrie Miller outlined her five things in a recent article in National Geographic. I’ll take you through Carrie’s five things and give my perspective on these items.