Diver with probe. When it comes to mammalian free-divers, the cetaceans beat even the best of us fins down.
Back to blog. The Squeeze Passage Logs, mud, and rocks choked the passage 650 feet down. You might also like What do collections of dead butterflies do for their still-living counterparts?
If the 1960s were all about reaching for the stars, the great adventure of the 2010s could be taking the ultimate plunge. Unlike many fish, which have air-filled sacs known as swim bladders to aid buoyancy, cephalopods have no air in their bodies. My family has gotten used to the idea that what I do is not always a walk in the park.
In the pitch black of the abyss, sperm whales find their prey through echolocation. The remipede Godzillius robustus from Abaco, Bahamas.
Thanks to increasingly advanced submersible vehicles and cameras, scientists are discovering more about our planet and the creatures living here.
After a seven month trip teaching around South East Asia, I'm heading back to Africa to explore the incredible dive sites of Tanzania. Difference Festival 2019 — London, Westminster. Male elephant seals often dive for more than 60 minutes at a time, and the depth record for this species is an incredible 7,835 feet 2,388 m.
Remipedes are only found in deeper saltwater layers from caves on opposite sides of the Atlantic and from the Indian Ocean coast of Western Australia. Speaking via Skype, Starnawski recently checked in from the team's base near the cave to discuss the challenges of this expedition and extreme diving. Rather than carrying tanks on his back as in conventional scuba, a tank is clipped off under each arm, allowing him to pass through low sections in a cave where it would otherwise be impossible to go.
Mark Synnott is a writer and expedition guide based in New Hampshire. These include collapsible lungs, which reducing the risk of the bends; the ability to slow their heart rate to conserve oxygen; a pulmonary sphincter that circulates blood away from the lungs while they are collapsed; and the ability to regulate body temperature so that it remains constant regardless of the surrounding water temperature.
The squeeze passage had become an open gallery, but when he lowered the cable into the second shaft, it touched down at 1,214 feet 370 meters , likely having landed on the debris from the cave-in.