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Whale shark swims by, Cancun, Mexico

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Tico by Sander Freitas
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My brother’s border collie diving in the swimming pool

How are you starting your work week? 

Here, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary diver and archaeologist takes measurements on a small engine at an unknown shipwreck. Measurements like this one help accurately scale models of these shipwrecks. This summer, the sanctuary teamed up with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to assess shipwreck sites like this one near Frying Pan Shoals, North Carolina, in order to evaluate areas under consideration for wind energy development. 

(Photo: Willie Hoffman/BOEM)

Concept: Me in the future, I’ve left academia and gained experience as a scuba diver through ocean cleanup projects, I’ve moved somewhere warmer and started my own diving centre, all food in the centre is vegan, all diving boats are powerless, and once per week I offer a session to as many people as are interested including a full hour of diving for little-no cost where we clean up plastic and fishing nets from below one beach at a time and help the community learn to appreciate their planet and those they share it with.
The fish are thriving and the reefs are breathing again.