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Mike Irvine defends master's thesis under water

Mike Irvine defends master's thesis under water | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
A graduate student defended his master's thesis under water to demonstrate how underwater technology can foster better appreciation of marine science.
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Former Canadian warship sunk off B.C. coast to create artificial reef for marine life

Former Canadian warship sunk off B.C. coast to create artificial reef for marine life | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
The sound of boat horns and cheering from hundreds of excited onlookers saturated the smoke-filled ocean air as demolition crews sank the former HMCS Annapolis
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Congrats BC divers. We will have to visit.

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The Diving Almanac & Book of Records

The Diving Almanac & Book of Records | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
The book every scuba diver should own is now 100% FREE! The Diving Almanac & Book of Records showcases the accomplishments of underwater explorers, scientists, engineers, freedivers and adventurers since Man first plunged into the sea more than six millennia ago. Download your free copy today!
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Octopuses show their friendly and ferocious sides in amazing images

Octopuses show their friendly and ferocious sides in amazing images | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
Last weekend, a Giant Pacific Octopus got friendly with a scuba diver on the north coast of Vancouver Island. Natasha Dickinson and her diving partner Jackie Hildering, a biologist and marine educator, was diving near Port Hardy on Sunday when an octopus loosely wrapped itself around Dickinson’s face. "I headed over there and to my absolute amazement I saw that she had a giant Pacific octopus right over her face," said Hildering, who captured the encounter on camera. Hildering posted the photos
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Russian divers take record-breaking sea plunge into Antarctic volcano (VIDEO)

Russian divers take record-breaking sea plunge into Antarctic volcano (VIDEO) | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
A team of Russian divers from the expedition 'Antarctica 100' have jumped 97 meters deep into the crater of an active Antarctic volcano. The seabed plunge in extremely cold water marked a world record, and served as an important test of diving techniques.
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Lectures from the deep: 2 professors begin record 73-day underwater stint (VIDEO)

Lectures from the deep: 2 professors begin record 73-day underwater stint (VIDEO) | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
A pair of educators from Roane State Community College in landlocked Tennessee are aiming to find a place in the Guinness Book of World Records after spending 73 consecutive days underwater while living in a small room and conducting online lectures.
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Best of luck to both of them.

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Franklin expedition ship found in Arctic ID'd as HMS Erebus

Franklin expedition ship found in Arctic ID'd as HMS Erebus | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
The Franklin expedition ship found last month in the Arctic has been identified as HMS Erebus, Prime Minister Stephen Harper confirmed in the House of Commons today.
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It's now confirmed. The discovered ship of Franklin's expedition is the HMS Erebus.

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Une Cousteau sur la rivière des Outaouais | Éric-Pierre Champagne | Environnement

Une Cousteau sur la rivière des Outaouais | Éric-Pierre Champagne | Environnement | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
Il y a très longtemps qu'un membre de la célèbre famille Cousteau ne s'était intéressé au Québec. La dernière fois, c'était au début des années 80, lorsque le...
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Antibiotic Hunters | Toronto Star

Antibiotic Hunters | Toronto Star | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness, threatening to make common infections deadly. Is the future
of medicine lurking in the ice waters of Iceland?
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Franklin expedition ship found, PMO says

Franklin expedition ship found, PMO says | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
The Prime Minister’s Office says one of the lost ships from Sir John Franklin’s doomed Arctic expedition has been found.
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Congratulations to the Parks Canada archaeologists. This is a historic find indeed.

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Scuba Happy's curator insight, November 21, 2014 5:07 PM

Very interesting.

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Vicious beaver attacks Halifax snorkeler off Nova Scotia's coast

Vicious beaver attacks Halifax snorkeler off Nova Scotia's coast | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
Jeremy McNaughton won’t quickly forget his encounter with a rogue beaver that attacked him off the shores of Nova Scotia.
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We predict a new Hollywood flick.

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Midland man dies after diving accident in Lake Huron

Midland man dies after diving accident in Lake Huron | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
The diver, Timothy Troup, was exploring a shipwreck site with a group of eight divers prior to his death, said Michigan State Police Sgt. Jeff Gorno of the Gaylord post.
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This is the most prevalent cause of diving fatalities. Is your dive boat equipped with an AED?

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Mission Blue chronicles the life, loves and calling of ocean champion Sylvia Earle

Mission Blue chronicles the life, loves and calling of ocean champion Sylvia Earle | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
Sylvia Earle is a fearless 78-year-old woman. In the new documentary Mission Blue, we watch her dive with sharks in the deep blue sea and fearlessly dodge fishing nets as she swims through the midd...
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It is available on Netflix Canada.

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Franklin Expedition search: Ice dive team ready to discover more secrets of HMS Erebus

Franklin Expedition search: Ice dive team ready to discover more secrets of HMS Erebus | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
Thick Arctic sea ice will form the rock-solid platform from which Parks Canada underwater archeologists and Royal Canadian Navy divers will launch an unprecedented exploration of the wreck of HMS Erebus later this week.
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3D Printed Models of Long-Lost Canadian Ship, HMS Erebus, Will Aid in Further Investigation

3D Printed Models of Long-Lost Canadian Ship, HMS Erebus, Will Aid in Further Investigation | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
Last December we reported on the 3D printing connection to a major find by an archaeological team funded and directed by the Canadian government: Two ships form
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Franklin expedition's HMS Erebus to be examined by dive teams in April

Franklin expedition's HMS Erebus to be examined by dive teams in April | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the next step in the expedition to examine and document HMS Erebus will begin next month, when teams of navy divers and Parks Canada underwater archeologists will plunge beneath the Arctic ice to investigate the sunken ship.
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Amateur divers stumble on ‘fascinating’ trove of medieval gold coins at the bottom of the Mediterranean

Amateur divers stumble on ‘fascinating’ trove of medieval gold coins at the bottom of the Mediterranean | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
Israel on Wednesday unveiled the largest collection of medieval gold coins ever found in the country, accidentally discovered by amateur divers
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Canadian Geographic Blog: CG Compass

Canadian Geographic Blog: CG Compass | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
Canadian Geographic's blog, CG Compass aims to point you in the direction of anything and everything either Canadian or compelling happening in the realms of geography, nature, science, culture, photography, history and other subjects big and small, as well as to keep readers up-to-date on the news and events surrounding the production and publication of our award-winning magazine and websites - and to give you an opportunity to provide input on stories before we go to press.
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New pictures of Franklin expedition's HMS Erebus

New pictures of Franklin expedition's HMS Erebus | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
Parks Canada underwater archeologists have been conducting dives at the site of the wreck of HMS Erebus since the discovery was made.
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Underwater discovery near Haida Gwaii could rewrite human history

Underwater discovery near Haida Gwaii could rewrite human history | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
Scans from an underwater expedition around the Haida Gwaii islands could date back 13,800 years
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Most of our underwater coastlines would reveal such finds. We're just not looking.

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Alert Diver | Checklists

Keys to safer diving?
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We all started our training this way.  Do you still do it or are you too "experienced" to bother?

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Challenges of cold water diving for the Franklin wreck - Canadian Geographic

Challenges of cold water diving for the Franklin wreck - Canadian Geographic | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
With the discovery of one of the lost Franklin ships, divers will begin exploring the wreck site, searching for clues to finally solve the mystery of what happened to those on the 1845 Franklin Expedition. ...
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Rare schooner uncovered in Lake Ontario, sank in 1833

Rare schooner uncovered in Lake Ontario, sank in 1833 | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
A team of underwater explorers says it has found the sunken wreck of a rare type of schooner that went down in a Lake Ontario gale during the 1830s.
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This Is What Happens To Your Heart When You Dive Into The Sea

This Is What Happens To Your Heart When You Dive Into The Sea | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
James Nestor , author of DEEP: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves , takes us on a transformative journey into the ocean.
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Scuba Happy's curator insight, November 21, 2014 5:09 PM

Our body is effected by the depths of the ocean, and our minds are effected by the depths of our Imagination.  :)

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Should We Be Exploring The Oceans Instead Of Space?

Should We Be Exploring The Oceans Instead Of Space? | Canadian SCUBA News | Scoop.it
For some, the irony is almost too much to bear. While Congress is eager to fund a $2 billion expedition to search for oceans beneath Europa, some 95% of Earth's oceans are unexplored. Given the role of oceans in regulating climate, and their untapped potential for food and health, is it time to rethink our priorities?
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