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Scuba Tips: How to Avoid Scaring Away Aquatic Life

By October 24, 2012

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A spotted eagle ray! A smile tightened across my face, and I waved my arms in silly flapping motions to alert my dive buddy to the ray's presence. We held our position and the ray edged closer to us. Bit by bit, it came nearer. Unfortunately, the diver to my left had also noticed my "Spotted Eagle Ray!" hand signal. He completely lost his cool and swam after the ray with rapid, uncoordinated movements. The cautious creature turned its tail to our group and was gone. Read more

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