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    Octopus arms are smart arms

    Last weekend my dive buddy Phil observed, up close and personal, a single dangling tentacle of a Man of War. We were descending on a mooring line and all of the sudden, I saw him shaking his hand back and forth quite rapidly. 


    Food web dynamics are integral to reef ecosystems

    Lately (since the reef shark encounter in August) we have been diving Logan's Run a lot. We have a route that takes us out to the spot we frequently see the shark, all the way up past the nice elkhorn coral stand near Hole in the Wall, back through the Winch Hole, then out to the ledge for a straight...


    How can chubs help science?

    The diving this winter has been a bit spotty for me. Little pockets of a few days here and there between the gusts of wind that last for days upon end.  


    Red hinds demonstrate protected area success

    Getting close to a mountainous Goliath grouper is one of my favorite things to do in the water. It's amazing how easily approachable they can be.  


    Porgies play a role in reef studies

    About 20 years ago, I was a volunteer diver on the Scuba Diving Team for the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center. All types of Chesapeake Bay critters filled the aquarium, which was small by today's mega-aquarium standards.  


    Diving Photos from the Keys

    A selection of images that were recently published on KeysNet.


    Scorpionfish venom put to good use

    When I have a new photography student, we discuss what we will shoot on the first dive. 


    Stingrays offer new design opportunities

    Stingrays always invite me to stop. They usually don’t mind a short visit.


    Keys dive into big trade show

    Florida Keys businesses and nonprofit groups raised the red-and-white dive flag this week in Orlando during the dive industry's largest trade show. The DEMA Show 2013, hosted by the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association, drew thousands of diving and related professionals to the Orlando Convention...


    Barracuda, the torpedo of the reef

    Last time I dove the Duane, we did a double dip. During our surface interval we watched a boat zip around between the Duane and the Bibb, spearfishing for barracuda.

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