For the first time, researchers have identified blubber, and other soft tissue, preserved in an Early Jurassic ichthyosaur. The new interpretation of the 180-million-year-old fossil suggests that the extinct marine reptiles were warm-blooded. Ichthyosaurs swam the Mesozoic Era seas and were roughly contemporary with dinosaurs. They are often compared with modern toothed whales, particularly porpoises (though at least one ichthyosaur species attained blue whale-like size). Many paleontolog
Complete Article From the publisher.July is a great month for liveaboard adventures to dive with ocean giants; be that with numerous sharks and rays at Cocos Island or the Galapagos Islands, or even diving with […]
Complete Article From the publisher.Marine scientists say endangered North Atlantic right whales have been spotted in Cape Cod Bay for the first time this feeding season.
Complete Article From the publisher.A recent underwater festival at LUX* South Ari Atoll resort in the Maldives celebrated whale sharks, turtles and more. Several PADI directors, including Dr. Drew Richardson, CEO and President of PADI […]