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Mike Coots photo of hammerhead shark
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Mike Coots: Surfer, photographer, shark advocate

When Mike Coots was just out of high school, he went out with his buddies on a surfing session that, like the sunny Hawaii day, was full of promise. It ended by changing his life. That morning Coots was attacked by a tiger shark, the rows of ferocious teeth clamping around his leg so that… Continue reading Mike Coots: Surfer, photographer, shark advocate

Infinite Scuba virtual reality diver with whale shark.
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Diving into Virtual Reality

To the rhythmic gurgle of my breathing, I glide along in a turquoise sea. To either side a coral reef stretches as far as I can see. I shine my flashlight down and discover a tiny treasure chest – an underwater geocache. But I don’t swim down to open it, because up ahead is something… Continue reading Diving into Virtual Reality

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“Be the voice of the ocean” – Annie Crawley headlines Ocean Fest 2018

For someone who grew up in Chicago, Annie Crawley is the closest you'll ever come to a mermaid. An award-winning underwater photographer, filmmaker and author, "Ocean" Annie lives and breathes ocean. An SSI 5000 Platinum Pro diver who's in the Women Divers Hall of Fame, she's also a field biologist who has documented expeditions all… Continue reading “Be the voice of the ocean” – Annie Crawley headlines Ocean Fest 2018