I have been cutting down my time in front of the screen lately, concentrating on audio information instead.
Below you will find some links to biology podcasts of interest to scuba divers.
Biology 2110-2120: Anatomy and Physiology with Doc C
This podcast is a series of lectures on Anatomy and Physiology taught by Dr. Gerald Cizadlo. For a …

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There are an estimated 80000 sea mines  remaining in the Swedish Coast waters of the Baltic sea. The Swedish Navy liquidates about 40 of those a year. The trigger mechanisms on most of the mines have decayed away, but the explosive ordinance is considered  active, dangerous and unstable. In general, any suspicious round object, whether  …

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Diver cleanups are great, but I would like to stress that the biggest change you can help achieve to reverse the negative impact of humans on the environment lies elsewhere. First, accept personal responcibility, educate yourself, cut consumption and strive for sustainability. Second, put pressure on your political representatives to regulate fishing, enforce environmental controls …

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Here is a video shot last week while scuba diving in Stockholm, Sweden. The ice has melted but there are still some thin ice shards swimming around. 0 degrees celcius in the water, plus 5 on the surface.
We picked up some trash, as per our usual practice.

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Local rules and regulations apply. For certified medics only. List being updated
Barotrauma / DCS / DCI

Oxygen Administration system with demand and constant flow regulator (15 L per minute minimum, rebreather bag)
Two pocket masks
Intubation kit
Oximeter / Oxygen Blood Monitor  (finger)
Stetoschope
Blood Pressure Monitor Kit
Otoscope / Ear Examination Device

Medic Personal Protection  / Disinfectants

Exam Gloves medium one box
Hand disinfectant …

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The day reef octopus, Octopus vulgaris, is rather smart. With great intelligence comes great curiosity.
Three days ago on the Resta reef in Marsa Alam, Egypt, I startled the  cephalopod on the prowl. Alarmed, it jumped up in a flash of iridescent neon, all arms out in an eight-rayed star. “Oh goodness dear me!” Screamed …

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Video from second day of ice diving in Stockholm. Each diver has his own safety-diver (line tender) on the surface.

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Winter has been busy with more safety training, servicing, trying out new equipment and staying in shape. Diving, of course, we dive year round, ice or not.
I am working on a different approach to personal deco, which would allow for optimal deco profiles based on individual physiology.  It does however require constant monitoring of body …

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The annual Sport Diving Forum at the Swedish National Maritime Museum was held in Stockholm today.
I want to thank everyone at the Maritime Museum for a great event!
Participants got to hear about the latest developments in underwater research, the challenges  of protecting underwater heritage  and the heroic work that a sport diver team put into …

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December 1 2012. Snow chaos descends upon Sweden. What to do but to go diving for ancient wrecks! One of the wrecks dived on today is presumably over 300 years old. It was cold enough that our drysuits frose the moment we got out of the water, but the water was a sweet 6 degrees …

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