News archive for May of 2008

  • 27 May 2008: Diver asked to contribute to rescue costs after selling story to press

    A British diver who survived 19 hours in shark-infested waters has said he is "happy to donate" to the cost of the rescue operation but denied responsibility for the incident. …Source

  • 26 May 2008: Rescued divers, Neely and Dalton, tell of fight for survival

    THE dive couple who sparked a massive sea hunt after drifting for 19 hours off North Queensland have defended their actions on television. …Source

  • 21 May 2008: Did Humans Colonize the World by Boat?

    Research suggests our ancestors traveled the oceans 70,000 years ago. … Read more …

  • 20 May 2008: NOAA: Ancient Deep-sea Coral Reefs Off Southeastern US Serve As Underwater 'Islands' In The Gulf Stream

    Largely unexplored deep-sea coral reefs, some perhaps hundreds of thousands of years old, off the coast of the southeastern U.S. are not only larger than expected but also home to commercially valuable fish populations and many newly discovered and unusua … Read more …

  • 20 May 2008: André Galerne, 81, an Entrepreneur of the Deep, Is Dead

    André Galerne, who in the early 1960s brought together a band of rugged divers willing to descend hundreds of feet to repair oil rigs, lay cables or salvage something from a sunken vessel... … Read more …

  • 20 May 2008: An Open Letter to Mexico’s Congress on Shark Ecotourism

    In April 2008, after marking up a legislatorial Point of Agreement regarding the “non-extractable exploitation of white shark at Guadalupe Island,”//// … Read more …

  • 20 May 2008: Shipping company denies workers stole whale meat, says it was gift

    A shipping company has denied that some of its employees stole a large amount of whale meat after their vessel returned from Antarctica. … Read more …

  • 20 May 2008: Divers Find Golden Artifact From Keys Shipwreck

    KEY WEST (CBS4) ― Treasure hunters have recovered another near priceless artifact as they follow the debris trail of a Spanish galleon that sank off the Florida Keys more than 380 years ago. … Read more …

  • 20 May 2008: Did you know that the 23rd May is World Turtle Day? and June the 8th World Oceans Day?....

    This year, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is celebrating 25 years of caring for our seas, shores and wildlife. … Read more …

  • 19 May 2008: Shark, rattle & roll

    THE sacred ritual of shark calling is peculiar to the west coast of Papua New Guinea's New Ireland province. … Read more …

  • 16 May 2008: Man dies after shark attack

    A Fijian man died after he was bitten by a shark whilst on a diving expedition. … Read more …

  • 15 May 2008: Alcohol denied shark tourney

    In a move intended to push the 22nd annual Oak Bluffs Monster Shark tournament out of town, the board of selectmen Tuesday voted to set a policy denying a liquor license to any shark tournaments. The organizer of the long-time fishing contest threatened l … Read more …

  • 15 May 2008: Stolen whale meat on black market

    GREENPEACE has accused Japanese whalers of stealing meat from the country's annual research hunt in the Antarctic and selling it on the black market. … Read more …

  • 15 May 2008: Coventry British Sub Aqua Club's 50th birthday dive

    On Thursday 1st May 2008 Stoney Cove the leading inland dive site allowed our club exclusive use of their superb facilities to attempt a record of getting 50 divers to enter the water in a Mexican wave [one after the other]. … Read more …

  • 15 May 2008: New trial denied for man accused in scuba-diving death

    The Rhode Island Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a new trial for a former Jamestown town council member held responsible for killing his wife while scuba diving in the British Virgin Islands. … Read more …

  • 15 May 2008: Heat killed 6 sea lions trapped at Bonneville Dam

    After reviewing necropsy findings for six sea lions found dead at the Columbia River this month, investigators say the animals died from heat exhaustion. … Read more …

  • 15 May 2008: Coin dealers examining gold find off La. coast

    NEW ORLEANS – A steamship that sank off the Louisiana coast during an 1846 storm has produced a trove of rare gold coins, including some produced at two largely forgotten U.S. Mints in the South, coin experts say. … Read more …

  • 12 May 2008: 34 stingrays die within 24 hours at Calgary Zoo

    Medical staff and officials at the Calgary Zoo are trying to find out what killed 34 cownose stingrays in the span of just 24 hours. … Read more …

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