Hot-Hot-Hot, Great whites versus orcas, and the neck crab

Scuba Shack Weekly – Volume 2, Number 30

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any hotter, along comes Saturday and Sunday. Wow it was steamy. Hope everyone who was out diving stayed hydrated especially getting into those wet suits or dry suits.

We will be up in Jamestown this weekend completing our Open Water certification dives. As always if you happen to be at Fort Wetherill please stop by and say hello. The tanks we have on special are almost gone. We only have a couple left if you are in need of an Aluminum 80.

There is also still time to register for DIR Intro or Advanced Open Water for our next trip to Dutch Springs on August 10 and 11. We’d like to get this firmed up soon, so please call the shop and let us know if you are interested.

The latest episode of Scuba Shack Radio is out where I talk about boat bags, endangered species and the movie that inspired Sea Hunt.

There is a short article in the latest edition of Undercurrents discussing the most fearsome predator in the ocean. Although great white sharks have been considered the most fearsome predator in the ocean, they are actually not so bad when compared to the killer whale. The article sites a study in Nature Scientific Reports that indicates when orcas show up great whites leave. The short summary was condensed from an article by Peter Fimrite published in the San Francisco Chronicle.

There is always so much to see underwater. Big stuff and small stuff. It takes a little effort to spot some of the small stuff but it is so very interesting. For example, when we were in Turks and Caicos last year, I got a shot of a small neck crab on the coral.  These little guys aren’t always easy to spot and you need to look closely at the corals. Take your time, slow down and you might spot some really interesting stuff.

If you get a chance, stop by the shop and check out some of our new dive package displays.

Thanks for tuning in,
Jeff

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