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The Solmar V is a 112' luxury live-aboard dive vessel based in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico since 1992. We are the only luxury live-aboard dive vessel departing from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico-well within range of the most exciting diving in the Sea of Cortez and Soccoro Islands. During the weeks of our great white shark season at Guadalupe Island we depart from Ensenada, Mexico. The Solmar V travels with a crew of 10 and a maximum of 22 divers.
Marine Mammals
  • The endangered blue whale population has been slow to recover since they were protected in the 1960's. Scientists suggest that one reason may be ship strikes that injure or even kill whales.

Scientists examining a taxonomically confused group of marine mammals have officially named a species new to science: the Australian humpback dolphin, Sousa sahulensis.

The Tongan Fluke Collective (TFC) aims to utilize photographers visiting the Kingdom of Tonga and photographing humpback whales during the breeding and calving season to compile a database of...

Demands stop short of phasing out cetacean program entirely

Whales assemble in California’s busy shipping lanes, increasing potential collisions

  • X-Ray Mag #61 - Jul 2014

    It’s an adventure. You swim like a champion, trying to be as streamlined as possible and glide effortlessly through the water. Your heart rate is already at its limits and your breathing borders on hyperventilation. Your focus is on the sperm whale and its blow, which you can see just as you slide into the water. You are hoping to get the animal in front of your camera, but it is a bit of gamble.

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Man-made structures may act like artificial reefs sheltering potential prey

Ailing calf remains under 24-hour observation by aquarium staff

A Cuvier's beaked whale has set a new deep diving record for a sea mammal by plunging nearly three kms below the ocean surface.

Humpback whales in the oceans of the North Pacific, North Atlantic and Southern Hemisphere are much more distinct from each other than previously thought

Tusk revealed to be sensitive to temperature and chemical differences in external environment

Both Norway and Canada insist seal-hunting methods are humane

Nearly 50 blue whales have been observed regularly feeding in the sea between the top of the South Island and lower Taranaki.

With the re-discovery of Mesoplodon hotaula, there are now 22 recognised species of beaked whales.

It is the first time in a nearly 100 years a new species of river dolphin has been discovered in the Araguaia River basin of Brazil

Conservationists condemn beer as immoral

Wild seas and strong winds made rescue attempt impossible

Oil tankers and humpbacks on potential collision course

Dolphins in the area of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast of Louisiana are suffering from lung diseases, abnormalities, and low birth rates.

A comprehensive genetic study of humpback whale populations in the North Pacific Ocean has identified five distinct populations.

Not all of the Southern Hemisphere humpback whales migrate towards the equator at the end of the Antarctic summer

Some 66 different tunes recorded despite low population

Researchers concerned by increase in beluga calf mortality

Fish vendor discovered selling meat at roadside market

NOAA Fisheries denies application to import 18 whales for public display

Dolphins can recognize their old tank mates' whistles after being separated for more than 20 years — the longest social memory ever recorded for a non-human species.

The names are composed of whistles. Wild bottlenose dolphins respond to hearing a copy of their own signature whistle by calling back.

Mitochondrial DNA sequencing support the theory the rare type D orca, which is only found around Antarctica, might be a distinct species

Noise from navy sonars may cause whales to alter diving behaviour or temporarily avoid important feeding areas.

Designed to attract cruise line tourists, development called "unregulated development," by opponents