In this episode we talk to Captain Nate Schwarck about the science of scuba diving. We discuss what is scientific diving, the history of diving, and what happens to the body as people dive down to dark depths.
While Jordan shares his love of diving and his experiences, Dr. Regina shares her horrible fear of ocean creatures. We continue the discussion to sea star wasting disease, ROVs, gastropod sex and Hollywood’s depiction of scuba life.
Please enjoy the images of underwater creatures taken by WH Longley in 1910 and images of abalone referenced in the last portion of our show (click on the “Scuba Science Images” on the left side of the podbean site).
Photograph by Charles Martin & W.H. Longley