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Complex Crustaceans: The Lobsters

When I was a kid, starting every year somewhere around the beginning of April, I knew exactly how many days were left in the…

An Eight-armed Wonder: The Octopus

Completely motionless, the killer waited in the nighttime shadows as its unsuspecting victim neared. Watching the scene unfold in front of me from only…

Diving Dry: How to Don A Dry Suit

For years I procrastinated about using a dry suit, until a friend, who was tired of hearing me complain about being cold, offered to…

Off the Wall: The Thrill of Wall Diving

When you are referred to as being off the wall, it doesn’t necessarily carry positive connotations. But to scuba divers who have descended over the sheer vertical facades that surround the world’s landmasses — from the largest continents to the tiniest islands — being off the wall is a sensation like no other. My first off-the-wall experience was one I’ll hold dear forever.