DAN Member Profile: Sally Bauer

Dr. Sally Bauer is an accomplished diver and marine biologist who is also incredibly passionate about diving and marine life.

Bauer stands with a chromed Morse helmet in the museum’s Diving History Research Library.

DAN Member Profile: Jim W. Bunch

DAN member, diver and author Jim W. Bunch talks about discovering and exploring underwaters wrecks on the shores of North Carolina.

In a black-and-white image, Jim Bunch inspects a shipwreck

Citizen Science

Researchers from the MigraMar consortium take volunteer divers on citizen science expeditions to tag and track pelagic sharks as they migrate through the Eastern Pacific. Scientists use the data to advocate for larger marine protected areas to save sharks from overfishing. Volunteers pay typical liveaboard prices to help researchers defray the high cost of these expeditions, and in return they get to see shark science and conservation up close.

Mauricio Hoyos takes a manta tissue sample off San Benedicto Island, Archipelago de Revillagigedo.

Cashes Ledge

Tucked in New England is an underwater landscape that is different from surrounding areas. An underwater mountain range called Cashes Ledge is a great place for divers.

A diver swims over a ledge full of lobsters and kelp

Racing Extinction

In the film “Racing Extinction,” a paleontologist discusses how we could quickly lose up to 50 percent of Earth’s species in about 100 years. Learn more about this documentary.

Manta ray gracefully swims over corals

Mission 31: An Aquanaut’s Journey

Mission 31 challenged a team of aquanauts to live underwater for 31 days. A documentary film shooter chronicles his journey to be a Mission 31 aquanaut.

A suave-looking man peers out of an underwater portal

Can Whales Get the Bends?

Decompression sickness (DCS) is a plague for humans, but what about in mammals? Understand the science between DCS and marine animal evolution.

Tail of a whale sticking out of water


SeaBase1 is an underwater habitat expected to be in place in the waters of Belize in 2013. It will be a place where ecotourist divers, researchers and educators can congregate and learn. Read more about SeaBase1.

Artist rendering of SeaBase1. It took like a creature from a Dr. Who television show.

Synchronized Spawning

Spawning enables corals, starfish, brittle stars, sea cucumbers and other marine critters to mate. They release eggs and let them mingle in the water. Learn more about spawning.

Several brittle sea stars congregate on a sponge to spawn