Author Archives: Michael Bear

USAF brat, grew up abroad, now live and work in San Diego.

–Science Diving Editor at California Diver Magazine

–AAUS Science Diver

–PADI Master Diver with over 1000 cold-water dives in California

Examiner: Ocean Sanctuaries Planning Marine Life Survey of Yukon Warship

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Beginning in early to mid- 2015, San Diego non-profit Ocean Sanctuaries is planning to give SCUBA divers an opportunity to contribute to a citizen science survey of the warship Yukon, which was sunk off the coast of San Diego back in 2000 and has served as a successful artificial reef ever since. The original marine life survey done by the San Diego Ocean Foundations in 2004 has provided a baseline study to follow up on after a decade.

See here for more information:

Michael Maes and Ellen Cuylaerts: ‘Poetry eMotion’

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Poetry eMotion: “Byron Beholds Kona” from Michael Maes on Vimeo.

SD Expeditions: Mako and Hammerhead Meet Somewhere Off the Coast of San Diego

Filed under Shark Diving, Sharks

A great video by Kyle McBurnie of  SD Expeditions/Ocean Sanctuaries of a Mako and Hammerhead swimming together, taken somewhere off the coast of San Diego.

(Used with Permission)

Diving in California This weekend? Log Your Shark Sightings with Ocean Sanctuaries

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Smooth Hammerhead shark  Photo credit: Kyle McBurnie

Smooth Hammerhead shark
Photo credit: Kyle McBurnie




Log your shark sightings with Ocean Sanctuaries:


Sevengill Sharks here:


All other shark species can be logged here, with National Geographic’s ‘Fieldscope’ citizen science tool:

Raleigh Moody: Leapard Sharks and a Sea Turtle in La Jolla

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Speech at the UN: Climate Change is Real…….Climate Change is Here.

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Ron Lagerlof: A Good Planet is Hard to Find

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A Good Planet… from Ron Lagerlof on Vimeo.

Riley Elliott: Media Perception of Sharks vs Scientific Perception of Sharks

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Global Underwater Explorers LA: Great White Encounter

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Too Close for Comfort. A Great Wonderful Summer (GWS) experience from Cyrille R on Vimeo.

Kyle McBurnie: 1st Hammerhead Entered Into Ocean Sanctuaries’ ‘Sharks of San Diego’

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