Wednesday, August 26, 2015

OSAM Crowdfunding Campaign - no weird hidden Skulduggery!

Oh FFS mate, yer killing me...


So in those years, he has not only become a father but grown a full beard, too!
But something has definitely not changed, see at top! :)

But I'm digressing as always.
Please read this and then, do have a look at the Indiegogo campaign that is literally brimming with awesome perks, including getting your hands on the best-ever wetsuit made by man!

Not yet convinced?
Then check out this post: everybody contributing is automatically entered into a raffle where the upper-echelon donors get the chance of bagging one week of diving with BAD for two - accommodation and flights included!
Now how cool is THAT!

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Most Awesome Stupid Thing!


This is a real nice testimonial, thanks!
I especially did like the part about how the dive did motivate them to learn more, courtesy of the always awesome Shark conservation talks by Ben and Manoa.
Way to go!

And this is the video of that dive.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Fever of Stingrays - Video!

Betcha those are our Sharks - source.

Yup - calling this a fever may well be correct!

But then again, maybe not!
These are Cownose Rays - yes they do have a stinger but taxonomically, lumping them in with the  proper Stingrays would not be accurate!

But I'm digressing.

OSAM - Leone!


I got a lot of time for Leone.
Intelligent, erudite and extremely well spoken, he has been of invaluable help in establishing the Fiji Shark Corridor, and shines through brilliant and insightful interviews in OSAM.


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Ocean : Brinkley!



To be continued!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

OSAM - Interview with Juerg!


Read this.
Juerg is a very good friend and somebody I respect immensely, and from whom I've learned a lot. Our relationship has undergone a remarkable evolution, from a goal-oriented and initially, mutually cautious collaboration into what is more of a symbiosis, with both parties profiting and incidentally, having heaps of fun in the process!
BAD was able to secure the collaboration of a highly respected and prolific Shark researcher, and he was able to secure exclusive access and major influence on the direction of an equally stellar Shark research and conservation project that will continue to lead to new amazing insights for many years to come.

Or so I hope.
So here's to the next dozen years!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Healing in Bull Shark - Survivor: Progress Report!

Click for detail!


Remember Survivor?
Here he is again - very feisty, healthy looking, and with most of the injury covered in skin.

Is this amazing, or what!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Fiji Beqa Sharks!

Yes those would be our Fiji Bulls!
But it get's even better!

Check out this link.
Now, move the cursor over the pic - is this cool, or what!
Special thanks to Jayne and Courtney who took it onto themselves to schlepp the 360-degree gizmo all the way to Fiji, and to Charlie Charlie for braving the beasts when composing the image!