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Scuba Diving Fiji Blog

A blog about the great scuba diving around the Fiji Islands by Stuart Gow.


Some of the highlights of living and working in Fiji is the diving on the soft coral reefs with sharks, mantas and teeming life on the reefs.

 
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  • Management vs MPAs!
    Click for detail! Bingo. And I cite. The reefs in Guam and Papua New Guinea are near collapse, with only 10% of the historical estimate of fish biomass present. Although these declines seem dire, an equally important finding is that fisheries management works. This is a message of hope to those working in conservation. Over the past decade, many have given up on fisheries management
  • Numbers!
    Source - check it out and weep! This sucks. And more, generally depressing statistics here and here!
  • Endothermy and Performance - Paper!
    Click for detail! Interestingly, Leatherback Turtles have a warmed body core and Swordfish, a rudimentary heat exchanger allowing them to reduce heat loss.   Nice! Rad this. Warm-blooded Fishes like Mackerel Sharks and Tuna perform better = swim faster and migrate further. Despite of the high cost of keeping one's temperature elevated, these species appear to derive a comparable

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