The Fin whale is the second-largest animal ever to live on Earth. The animal’s huge size and global range make its movements and behaviour hard to study. Knowing their swimming behaviours could help vessels avoid strikes and help support the Fin whale’s slowly rebounding populations. Researchers at the University of Washington are now able to track whale’s positions using an array of underwater seismic sensors that can detect the calls of the whale’s.
Some new and fascinating footage has emerged of lava flowing from an underwater crater in Hawaii. A team of divers got dangerously close enough to film this spectacle as extremely hot lava meets the ocean, cooling rapidly forming pillow lava which is very unstable. As a result the dive team experience frightening underwater avalanches, steam heat and fire, all which makes for a very interesting watch on a new show called UnderH2Oshow on youtube.
Just letting you know that we have Darren Shields coming to our next club meeting to talk about his recent trip to the Three Kings and his spearfishing adventures. Darren always has some good stories to tell even if you are not a spearo, it’s not a meeting to miss. The meeting is at 6pm this Wednesday April 10 in ENgineering 3402
Darren Shields is the 6 times NZ Spearfishing Champion and has represented NZ in 3 World Spearfishing events. He also runs the successful wetsuit shop Wettie out of Albany.
If you are planning on coming to the Mokohinaus or the Bay of Islands it is a great opportunity to sort rides!
As per usual we will be making the fortnightly pilgrimage to Shadows to drink a few cold ones and continue our Matauri Banter.
Email Lorna on email@example.com if you want any more info!