A blog offering stories and insight to those passionate about the ocean and its wildlife.


How I Made A Sea Turtle Design

While I love creating artwork and designs of all fish and sea life, I particularly enjoy the opportunity to create a symmetrical design drawn from the natural symmetry of the animal. The symmetry of most types of fish can be seen when viewing the fish from above or below. However, many fish don’t have recognizable differences when viewed from

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April 04, 2016 by Billy Walsh

DeeperBlue.com Features Shark Zen

DeeperBlue.com, a top online magazine and community for scuba diving, free diving and spearfishing, has written an impressive article on Shark Zen's initiative to send at-risk children snorkeling, fishing, and paddle boarding for the first time.

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March 13, 2016 by Billy Walsh

Caribbean Reef Squid Infographic

Not usually known for their aesthetic beauty, the Caribbean Reef Squid possesses unique anatomical characteristics, including impressive colors and patterns, that fulfill a range of survival functions. Check out our infographic below to get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures.

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January 27, 2016 by Billy Walsh

5 Florida Lobstering Tips You Don't Know Unless You're An Expert

Spiny lobster season is upon us. Perhaps you’re just like South Florida Scuba and Offshore Kayak Fishing guides Kellan Goertemiller and Rob Rodriguez and you have no problem limiting out within one hour at the end of the second day of mini-season. If you are, no need to keep reading. But if you’re like the rest of us, whether you're hitting the

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July 08, 2015 by Billy Walsh

Big Fish, Small Boat: Secrets Of An Extreme Offshore Kayak Fisherman

Taking a break from sandcastles and sunbathing, a small crowd gathered on a South Florida shoreline and traded questions among themselves while peering out over the choppy ocean at what was once a red and fluorescent green speck on the horizon. The speck, now moving skillfully through breaking waves near shore, turned out to be a human being

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March 06, 2015 by Billy Walsh

The First Sea Life Sketches That Launched Shark Zen

Hi - My name is Billy Walsh and I am the founder and artist behind Shark Zen. This endeavor is a lifelong dream of mine and I greatly appreciate your interest. After a long time in the corporate business world, I finally decided to pursue my passion and do what has been most fun to me since I was a kid. Of course, it hasn’t been all that easy

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January 07, 2015 by Billy Walsh