Author Kathy Dowsett

Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

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South Australia sets an example for the country and the world

First-time visitors to Australia are often drawn to the big city attractions of Sydney and Melbourne or the fabulous beaches of Queensland’s Gold Coast. I’ve always had a soft spot for Adelaide in South Australia, a city built more on a human scale, where downtown can be easily navigated on bike, foot or tram. For me, Adelaide’s greatest attraction is a huge market right in the city’s center.

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VIDEO – Cradles of Glass

Cradles of Glass is a primer on the glass cloud sponges of British Columbia Canada. These sponges are delicate organisms and are in dire need of protections.

Since production the 9 reef sites mentioned have received some protections and the BC Park reef has received full protections.

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Jill Heinerth, the world’s foremost female cave diver, becomes the first RCGS Explorer-in-Residence

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) named Jill Heinerth, world famous Canadian cave diver, as its first Explorer-in-Residence to mark World Oceans Day today. “Exploration is in the DNA of the RCGS,” said John Geiger, CEO of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society. “We are so delighted to have Jill Heinerth in this new role. It is hard to imagine anyone who better embodies the courage and commitment of exploration.”

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Oceans of reasons to protect what we love

June 8 marks World Oceans Day, but what if we celebrated oceans every day? Covering more than 70 per cent of Earth’s surface, oceans, more than anything, define our small blue planet. We should celebrate their complex and vibrant ecosystems, life-sustaining services, calming effects and unimaginable diversity, much of which we have not yet even discovered.