Tag: dolphin

Drift Gillnets Capture More Than Fish

Courtesy of Alex Gray, Oceana, California. Imagine swimming comfortably in the ocean and then getting unexpectedly trapped in an unseen fishing net. That is happening with marine mammals along the California coast, from dolphins to sea turtles. Alex Gray and his colleagues at Oceana explained, "Mile-long walls of death are killing sea turtles. Right

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Singapore Open Water Goes In And Out

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. David Tay announced a new open water swimming event in Singapore: the Singapore Open Water held on October 10th. The 800m and 4 km sea swim is held at the NSRCC Sea Sports Centre along the Changi Coast Walk in Singapore. The course is an 800m loop and is open to soloists and relays. For the 4 km race,

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Flat-Out Fast

Courtesy of Jorge Paulo Pereira of 3 Iron Sports and organizer of the Swim Challenge Cascais. The flat dolphin is a means to safely dolphin in shallow water. The second photo above shows the lead swimmers doing flat dolphin dives. These types of dives are used by competitive open water swimmers and triathletes, especially when they begin or finish a race

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Merman’s Magical Moments

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Adam Walker, known as Mad Adam, and his protective pod of dolphins in the Cook Strait continue to be an online hit with over 4.4 million views on YouTube (see below): From being featured on Japanese television to being shown in Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia and America, the personable British swimmer and

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