I am a marine biologist and pastor who loves Jesus, my family, the Church and the oceans.  I started this blog to share views and insights discovered over my years of following Jesus and exploring the oceans.   Read More

 

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Life

Biology is the study of life, but marine biology can also teach us a lot about life!  Enjoy these practical illustrations and helpful applications as you navigate your own path through everyday life.  

July 20, 2017

 

I was reading my divemaster manual the other day, and it posed the question,"What business will you be in?"  It proceeds to explain the that the most useful way to answer the question is to "look at what diving does - it changes lives."  Most divers would agree.  When you resurface out of a well-executed dive you are not the same as when they descended.  You have just experienced something incredible!  Taking your first breat...

July 17, 2017

The buddy system is a foundational principle in recreational diving.  At least it used to be.  When I was first scuba certified twenty years ago, the buddy system was an expectation and a requirement.  I was surprised when I boarded a dive boat recently and found people going it alone.  Not only did they not have a buddy, but the diver operators even seemed to encourage them in their adventure.  

Turns out t...

June 7, 2017

As much as I'm enjoying getting to know the waters and marine life of Haiti, I'm enjoying the people more. Nick is from @reefcheckhaiti, and I love his story. He had no knowledge of the sea or science,  but when he saw Reef Check's ad for a new EcoDiver program in Haiti, it sparked his interest.  The ad was for college students and he was in high school, but he showed up anyway.

Many Haitians fear the sea, and Nick's...

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