Author Kathryn Curzon

Kathryn has lived in the UK, Egypt, South Africa and New Zealand and is a trained scuba diving instructor and Great White shark safari guide. She is the author of No Damage (December 2014), the Managing Editor of The Scuba News New Zealand, a freelance writer, public speaker and co-founder of the marine conservation cause Friends for Sharks (August 2014). In 2015 she organised and completed a 10-month global speaking tour in aid of shark conservation: 87 events, 8 countries, 7000 people. Learn more about Kathryn’s book, No Damage at: http://www.kathrynhodgsonauthor.com/books/no-damage/

Dive tours of the Titanic wreck to begin in 2018

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Blue Marble Private are offering diving expeditions to the Titanic wreck site in May 2018. For $105,129 per person, tourists can explore this world-famous wreck off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada during an eight-day expedition. Divers will descend more than 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) below the surface of the Atlantic in a titanium and carbon fiber submersible to explore the ship and surroundings. With the wreck continually deteriorating, this is an opportune time to dive the Titanic before she disappears. London-based travel company Blue Marble Private are offering a dive expedition to the Titanic in collaboration with OceanGate Expeditions, who…

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Vancouver Park Board votes to ban cetacean captivity at the city’s aquarium

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Vancouver Park Board has voted on 9th March 2017 to ban the importation and display of live cetaceans at Vancouver Aquarium. The vote came after two nights of debate and thousands of public submissions concerning the welfare of captive cetaceans. The ban will come into effect by amending a Parks Control bylaw in 2017. Voters at the Vancouver Park Board have requested Vancouver Aquarium staff bring forward a bylaw amendment that will ban the importation and display of live cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in Vancouver parks. Three other options were available to voters; a direct vote in 2018 by…

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed by Conservationist Rob Stewart’s Family

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The family of Rob Stewart, a Canadian filmmaker and shark conservationist, filed a wrongful death lawsuit on 28th March 2017 at Broward County, Florida. The lawsuit has been filed following the death of Rob Stewart during a dive off the Florida Keys in January 2017 and seeks unspecified damages. Rob Stewart died whilst filming for Sharkwater Extinction at the Queen of Nassau wreck, 9.7 kilometres off the coast of Islamorada. According to the lawsuit, Stewart dived to a depth of 70m with dive organizer Peter Sotis and came into difficulties during the third dive of the day. Stewart and Sotis…

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