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Coral Triangle discussed at World’s Ocean Conference

SCMP has an article today about the Coral Triangle. This isn’t some sort of Twilight Zone-type place like the Bermuda Triangle – an area of sea where coral mysteriously disappears, never to be seen again. In fact the aim of … Continue reading

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RGS Lecture on Hong Kong’s geological history

On Tuesday 12 May 2009 THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY – HONG KONG is hosting  a presentation by Dr Raynor Shaw and Professor Bernie Owen on “Hong Kong Landscapes: 400 Million Years of Geological History”. It will be at  2/F Olympic … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Fiji

Nothing to do with diving, but after a really exciting final, Fiji beat South Africa 26-24 in the Hong Kong Sevens. The South Africans had a chance to force the match into extra time after a late try in the … Continue reading

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Old Master Q Cartoon

Recently the Hong Kong Standard have started running cartoons from the popular Chinese cartoon – Old Master Q. Well here’s the one from today’s Standard since it has a certain relevance to divers, even if he’s not flying an ‘A’ … Continue reading

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Tagging Seahorses

An interesting article from the BBC about tagging seahorses, in their “In Pictures” section. Project Hippocampus, based in South-East Spain is injecting a fluorescent polymer under their skin to allow them to identify individuals. The UK’s Seahorse Trust is hoping … Continue reading

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NZ: Fiordland to Makarora via Wanaka (and Rippon Winery)

Sun 23 Nov: After several great days in Fiordland it was time to leave. We set off from Manapouri relatively early and stopped in Te Anau for petrol. We found the best pie shop we’d been to so far on … Continue reading

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New Robotic Yellow Submarine

A new automated submarine is being put through its paces in Cape Code, Massachusetts. Unlike many automated underwater vehicles (UAVs), the Odyssey IV can hover underwater, which allows it to hold station and examine or manipulate objects underwater. It has … Continue reading

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Ban on Hong Kong Trawlers

In what could be good news for divers, the SCMP is reporting that a consultation paper from the Food and Health Bureau’s Committee on Sustainable Fisheries is due to be released next week, which will suggest outlawing trawling in Hong … Continue reading

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Video of Ship Sunk by Torpedo

Here’s a good video of an Australian submarine sinking a decommissioned US warship during a test of the Mk 48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Sonar System torpedo.  This new torpedo was fired from HMAS Waller off Hawaii. I’ve seen the … Continue reading

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