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Cave divers explore the mysteries of the dark in safety

While the underwater world of cave diving is about making exciting discoveries in the dark, a series of deaths in recent years means cave diving is back in the torchlight. NADIA WU explores the rules and regulation of diving in water-filled caves, and just how safe it really is. — Image: Saspotato/Flickr Music: “Frozen Star”…

Mermaiden Katie Laczko

Katie Laczko speaks about life as a mermaid activist

When Monash University student Katie Laczko isn’t studying archaeology, the 25 year-old is slipping into a shimmering fishtail to become Aradia – a mermaid dedicated to teaching children about her ocean home. After forming the group Mermaidens in 2011, Laczko and her fellow mermaids have since become popular at children’s birthday parties, festivals and charity…