February 1st, 2011
Here’s a short wrap-up of notable scuba stories from January 2011.
Scuba Gear by JCtennis.com
A lionfish cookbook was published by the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF). Lionfish are an invasive species wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and Florida Keys.
A retired United States rescue vessel, the U.S.S. Kittiwake, was sunken as an artificial reef in the Cayman Islands.
Thailand took steps to ban scuba divers from visiting damaged coral reefs. 22 different sites, currently suffering from bleaching, will be off-limits to divers.
Shark-feeder Jim Abernethy was injured during a shark attack in the Bahamas. Abernethy is a tourism operator who uses bait to attract sharks.
The OC Register featured an interesting story about scuba diving “odd jobs” at Disneyland.