Deb Weston

Seahorses

Time for another FACTS FRIDAY (Sharks, Lionfish, and Sea Turtles). Today is about Seahorses, those small amazing almost mythical creatures. There are 45 species of Seahorses. The genus name is “Hippocampus”, this comes from the ancient greek hippokampos, hippos meaning “horse” and kampos meaning “sea monster”. Seahorses are found in shallow tropical and temperate salt …

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Sea Turtles

Sea Turtles are a creature that we love to see while Scuba Diving.  They are large air-breathing reptiles that have been around more than 110 million years.  Sea turtles are one of the earth’s most ancient creatures.  Their shell is streamlined for swimming and unlike other turtles, they cannot retract their legs. Seven species of …

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SHARKS!!!!

One of the most asked questions if wanting to learn to SCUBA Dive is “what about sharks”? What about them? Sharks are an awesome and wondrous sight to see.  There are over 440 known species of sharks. However, we only get to see a few of these while Scuba Diving. Nurse Sharks Nope, they don’t …

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