Coral reefs suffered record losses as a consequence of high ocean temperatures in the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean in 2005 according to the most comprehensive documentation of basin-scale bleaching to date. Collaborators from 22 countries report that more than 80 percent of surveyed corals bleached and over 40 percent of the total surveyed died, making [...]
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Anyone thinking of starting diving should get certified and into the water before it’s too late. If the deterioration in the health of the reefs in Cozumel, Mexico over the past 20 years is representative of systems elsewhere in the world, there’s not going to be much of interest to see by 2030. My first [...]
The Mesoamerican Caribbean Reef (MACR) is the largest reef system in the Americas, snaking nearly 700 kilometers along the coastline from the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, past Belize and Guatemala and terminating off the north coast of Honduras.
More great underwater work in this video shot in Cozumel by Randy Travis (AKA rjt98 on YouTube.). Thanks Randy, keep ‘em coming. Randy works at Blue Angel in Cozumel shooting video for guests. Share your videos, photos and stories about ocean conservation and scuba diving. Become a member of discover5oceans
The last time I visited Cozumel I signed up for the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course. Since completing my Open Water course in 2006, followed up the next year by Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver with a couple of local specialties thrown in, I wanted to allow my diving experience to catch up with [...]
Tired of stumbling out of bed a half hour before your morning dives, gulping down some coffee and huevos, then wandering onto a dive boat that minutes later drops you onto a stunning reef studded with coral formations and teeming with sea life?