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THE WHALE and THE WILDLIFE MAN

Appeared in DIVER July 2018
Great white and whale sharks were the warm-up acts and the start of a learning curve for TV presenter Patrick Aryee. He talks to STEVE WEINMAN about his new Sky series Big Beasts – The Last Giants and the sperm-whale encounters that may have set his career on a new trajectory
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SOUTHERN RIGHTS - What could possibly go wrong?

Appeared in DIVER March 2018
MICHAEL AW finds himself in deep doo-doo as he pursues the perfect shot of the southern right whale – shame they like it so green and murky!
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KILLER SHOTS

Appeared in DIVER January 2018
MICHAEL AW is never quite satisfied with his photographs of orcas in the Norwegian fjords - but that gives him the excuse he needs to keep going back for more
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In the glassy ripples

Appeared in DIVER September 2017
Tonga is a place of myths and traditions, and until 1978 whales were welcomed there only as food. Now things have taken a very different turn, as JENNY STOCK, only slightly hampered by her wetsuit, relates
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Giants of the Undead Med

Appeared in DIVER March 2017
They knew that capturing the first high-quality underwater pictures of ultra-long and skittish fin whales would be difficult, but DOUG PERRINE and DANNY KESSLER didn't realise just how difficult! Find out how they got on, working alongside researchers from the Tethys Research Institute
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Dolphin Dreams Come true

Appeared in DIVER October 2016
DAVID SHEM-TOV enjoys wild interactions in the blue waters of the Bahamas. Photography by MIKE ELLIS
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Time to consign THE GRIND to history

Appeared in DIVER April2016
An article about the Faroe Islands in February's DIVER sparked a storm of outrage. Now ROB READ, Chief Operations Officer of activist group Sea Shepherd UK, who has taken part in many protests on Faroes beaches, takes the chance to correct misconceptions
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Clash of the Titans

Appeared in DIVER December 2015
Humpback whales take on killer whales en masse at Ningaloo – such a spectacle had never been witnessed before,a but producer ELLEN HUSAIN was there with a TV crew to see it all.
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Shooting big Fish in a barrel

Appeared in DIVER July 2015
They may be enormous but whale sharks are surprisingly sensitive to the movement of tiny humans around them, as MALCOLM NOBBS discovers in West Papua. And if you want to meet whale sharks, he and marine biologist JAMIE WATTS pin down their annual global migrations
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Dolphin Dreams

Appeared in DIVER January 2015
You can dive for years and never see them, then, like London buses, a whole pod of dolphins may turn up to play, says LISA COLLINS. All you can do is get the dives in and they will come!
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The basics of being a whale

Appeared in DIVER August 2013
Learning to behave like a grown-up whale is an intriguing process, and BRUCE & SANJA SHAFER were lucky enough to get a glimpse of it in the eastern Pacific
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Curious companions

Appeared in DIVER September 2012
Sleek whales gather in warm Great Barrier Reef waters each Australian winter. They offer the chance of a unique snorkelling experience, says JUSTIN GILLIGAN, but leave their human companions wondering: whos watching who
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Go on, give us a smile!

Appeared in DIVER August 2012
Amid all the tales of woe in the oceans, wild dolphins are actually doing well. Want to interact with them You need to know where and when to go, follow the rules and be patient, but it is possible. JAMIE WATTS provides a guide to dolphin-diving
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Filming the ocean giants

Appeared in DIVER December 2011
Divers did well for marine life on TV in 2011, but the most awe-inspiring footage was almost certainly that of the whales and dolphins in the BBCs Ocean Giants. Assistant producer/director Ellen Husain explains how persistence paid off
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I got the blues for you

Appeared in DIVER August 2010
It might be referred to as a pygmy but at up to 25m long its one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the sea - Andrew Sutton gets up close to blue whales as well as sperm whales on an unusual Indian Ocean trip
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The White Whales

Appeared in DIVER March 2010
Two words spring to mind when you see belugas - enigmatic and spooky, says Gavin Parsons, who has swum with Hidden Bays wild whales
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Take us to the pilots

Appeared in DIVER March 2010
We dont often get to see great pictures of pilot whales, but Andrew Sutton captured these images not too far from home - on a special expedition based on the Rock of Gibraltar. Try to wangle an invitation next year!
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Let Me Entertain You

Appeared in Diver July 2000
You have to stimulate a spotted dolphin - just get them wake-surfing, jump in the water and dont stop moving, says John Liddiard
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Unexpected Encounters

Appeared in Diver July 2000
Bumping into dolphins under water doesn't happen often, but Ralf Åström has been lucky
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Chasing Dolphins - Dont Flatter Yourselves!

Appeared in Diver July 2000
Lets go and play with those stupid humans in their boats!
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