Tag Archives: diving

Why I’m Working at the Boundary of Science and Policy

April 12th, 2017

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Sometime in February 2004, I was sitting on a boat in the Bay of Thailand getting ready to do my first open water SCUBA dive. I did not know it at the time, but this dive would change the trajectory of my life. I had graduated […]

Reef Check on the Radio

October 9th, 2015

Reef Check, a worldwide organization dedicated to monitoring the health of reef ecosystems, has been busy here in California.  They are training volunteer divers to study some of the coast’s most remote marine protected areas in Big Sur, the Channel Islands, and off the rugged North Coast.   Their work was the subject of a […]

Focusing In: Reef Check California

March 18th, 2014

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Standing in front of the large kelp forest tank at the Monterey Bay aquarium, volunteer SCUBA divers with the Reef Check program look at the list of species held within like a checklist. “I’ve seen all but one of these” says one. “And sometimes there’s a […]

A California Encounter with a Mola Mola

June 4th, 2013

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Wednesday, November 7 was a nearly perfect day for diving. The swell was small, winds were calm and there was no offshore current. My buddy and assistant Anneliese Kupfrian and I took advantage of the conditions to dive a pinnacle south of Point Lobos, far offshore. […]