Monthly Archives: December 2012

Sylvia Earle Returns to Historic Dive Site

On December 15th, weather permitting, Dr. Sylvia Earle will join the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory to return to the site where she broke the world record for the deepest solo dive over thirty years ago.
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Photo of the Day: Mandarin Fish

These fish are quit small, reaching a maximum length of 6 cm...
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Behind the Photo David and Goliath

Mission Blue recently sat down with the photographer who took the popular photograph titled "David and Goliath" to get the full story behind the photo. See a short behind the shot video, hear from the photographer and scroll through other breathtaking photos.
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Photo of the Day: Rush Hour on the Reef

A photo taken by researcher and photographer Octavio Aburto in Cabo Pulmo National Park, Mexico. Once degraded by overfishing, Cabo Pulmo has become the world's most....Click to read more.
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Dr. Sylvia Earle and Sir David Attenborough Talk Plastic

Since the plastic age began, hundreds of millions of tons of plastic waste have been dumped into our oceans.
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Photo of the Day: A Colorful Cuttlefish

A newborn cuttlefish is featured in today's "Photo of the Day."
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Viral Video Highlights Penguins

Watch the video that the TODAY show highlighted after it reached 1 million views overnight..
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Photo of the Day: A Blacktip Reef Shark

A blacktip reef shark cruises overhead in French Polynesia. Blacktip reef sharks are often seen patrolling their territories in coral lagoons and around the edges of reefs. Did you know : There are reports of these sharks leaping out of the water and jumping over shallow reefs. Unfortunately, blacktip sharks are often caught and wasted as bycatch from other fisheries. Similar to many other shark species, blacktip populations are declining.   Photo: © Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation…
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Decision by Ken Salazar is a Gift to Point Reyes Seashore

I praise Secretary Salazar for understanding the value of these lessons and for serving as a beacon of hope for our natural heritage during these troubled times.
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Photo of the Day: The First Underwater Color Photo

Underwater color photography was born with this shot of a hogfish, photographed off the Florida Keys in the Gulf of Mexico by Dr. William Longley and Charles Martin in 1926.
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