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Guess what happened to the Fujian whale shark?

Guess what happened to the Fujian whale shark? | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
After being

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Profit rules and the laws in place here are apparently not enforced.  Too sad!

 

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Brutal Russian Whale Hunt Exposed: Is This the Next 'Cove?' - TakePart

Brutal Russian Whale Hunt Exposed: Is This the Next 'Cove?' - TakePart | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Demand by aquariums in China and elsewhere is driving the capture of beluga whales.
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We really wish they would just leave all of theee marine animals alone!

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Whales can't taste their food as they can only taste SALT and SOUR

Whales can't taste their food as they can only taste SALT and SOUR | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Scientists at Kyoto University in Japan found that whales and dolphins lost the ability to taste sweet, bitter and umami while they are also unable to smell if their food has gone off.

Via Grant W. Graves
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Very interesting.  They may be eating marine debris due to loss of their taste buds.  How tragic!

 

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EasyBreath Snorkeling Mask Or How To Breathe Underwater As Easily As You Do On Land | Gear, Sports | CoolPile.com

EasyBreath Snorkeling Mask Or How To Breathe Underwater As Easily As You Do On Land | Gear, Sports | CoolPile.com | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
CLICK to see & SHARE, so your friends enjoy it too ...
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As weird as these may appear, it may be the only way for some to enjoy snorkeling.

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FIND YOUR PERFECT DIVING CRUISE BOAT IN INDONESIA | Nyaman Group

FIND YOUR PERFECT DIVING CRUISE BOAT IN INDONESIA | Nyaman Group | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Nyaman Group Website
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Very nice!  Must check them out.

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Experts Say Waters Tabbed For Rio Summer Olympics Still Swamped With Sewage

Experts Say Waters Tabbed For Rio Summer Olympics Still Swamped With Sewage | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Despite promises that it would be cleaned up, the waters outside of Rio remain unsanitary just 18 months before the Summer Olympics are to take place....
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YUCK!!

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The front line of climate change: Alaska village must relocate as Arctic sea ice thins

The front line of climate change: Alaska village must relocate as Arctic sea ice thins | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Villagers in the remote town of Kivalina, on an island off Alaska's northwest coast, are being forced to relocate because climate change is on course to destroy their homes.
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This is the first US town we hear which needs to relocate due to thinning ice from climate change.  Things are actually happening now, instead of hundreds of years from now.

 

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8 Facts About Humpback Whales You Probably Never Knew - Sail Trilogy Blog

8 Facts About Humpback Whales You Probably Never Knew - Sail Trilogy Blog | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Did you know that the earwax of Humpback whales can tell you all about their life history? Or that companies have started making wind turbines that are modeled around humpbacks fins?
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Very interesting info... we learned something new!

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Hollywood Insiders building artificial reefs - DiveNewswire

Hollywood Insiders building artificial reefs - DiveNewswire | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
(DNW) – Los Angeles-based Reef Worlds, whose team includes film and television designers, dive-site developers, and marine biologists are designing next generation sustainable reefs for tourism and the environment in a race to save inshore ocean...

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We love this idea.  It may provide some relief to some of the coral offering a scuba diving experience at hotel's waterfront for those areas that have less than appealing beach front underwater sites.

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Wyland’s Whale and Dolphin Adventure Art Lessons in the Wild

Wyland’s Whale and Dolphin Adventure Art Lessons in the Wild | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
The Wyland Dolphin and Whale Adventures, “Art Lessons in the Wild” program begins Jan. 24, 2015, and continues Saturdays through April 25, 2015.
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What a GREAT way to start early and educate the little ones.

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Diving the Underwater Museum (MUSA) - World Travel

Diving the Underwater Museum (MUSA) - World Travel | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
...once distinguishable, now freakishly mutated from overgrown coral, stare up at you from the depths- This is the underwater museum of Isla Mujeres.
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Soon we will check this out.  We primarily visit Cozumel and in our next trip perhaps take a quick ride to see this too.

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Allenhurst whale murder solved

Allenhurst whale murder solved | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Cape May resident Daniel Archibald, 27, was charged last Thursday with one count of violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act, after he allegedly shot and killed a pilot whale that beached in Allenhurst, according to U.S.

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Stupidity is believing that it was ok to shoot this whale.

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Italian catches huge wels catfish; is it a record? - GrindTV.com

Italian catches huge wels catfish; is it a record? - GrindTV.com | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
World record or not, the 280-pound wels catfish caught by Dino Ferrari in Italy's Po Delta is one of the biggest ever recorded in recent history.
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Although harmless, seeing something like this underwater would be very freaky.

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Knysna Hope Spot houses world’s largest sculpture created underwater

Knysna Hope Spot houses world’s largest sculpture created underwater | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Guinness World Records verification awaited for massive 312kg sculpture of a seahorse created entirely underwater.
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What a great way to mark a Hope Spot!

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Search begins for world's loneliest whale - KING5.com

Search begins for world's loneliest whale - KING5.com | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Seattle Two Hollywood directors, one a famous actor, are kicking off an effort to find a whale that has been heard for decades in the Pacific but
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Wishing them best of luck in their search!

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Our World Underwater 2015 Competition Winners Announced - DivePhotoGuide.com

Our World Underwater 2015 Competition Winners Announced - DivePhotoGuide.com | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
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Our World Underwater 2015 Competition Winners Announced
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This year the celebrity panel of judges went through thousands of images and videos taken by novice to professional photographers from around the world.
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Gorgeous underwater pics!

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Rare 25ft Arctic bowhead whale spotted off British coast for first time ever

Rare 25ft Arctic bowhead whale spotted off British coast for first time ever | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
A bowhead whale has been spotted for the first time ever off the British coast - 2,000 miles from home. The whale was spotted by resident and diver...
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This is the first time this creature has ever been spotted in this area.  Can't help but wonder why it has ventured 2K miles from home.

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Warship could sink accidentally before it's done on purpose for artificial reef, group warns

Warship could sink accidentally before it's done on purpose for artificial reef, group warns | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
A lawyer for a group opposed to the sinking of a former warship off the coast of B.C. says Environment Canada did not adequately consider whether the vessel contained toxic chemicals.
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Hopefully the 2 sides will find a compromise to make it work.

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Fisherman makes bizarre catch: a WWI grenade - GrindTV.com

Fisherman makes bizarre catch: a WWI grenade  - GrindTV.com | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Man caught the grenade while fishing in an Australian river. Authorities closed a section of the river and safely disposed of it. Where did it come from?
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Lucky fisherman that this did not explode when he pulled it out!

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Eugenie Clark, Scholar of the Life Aquatic, Dies at 92

Eugenie Clark, Scholar of the Life Aquatic, Dies at 92 | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Long before “Jaws,” Dr. Clark rode a 40-foot whale shark, met great whites while scuba diving, studied “sleeping” sharks in undersea caves and witnessed a shark’s birth.
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What an amazing life!  It's too bad we are just becoming aware of her work and will look for her publications. 

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Dumping subway trains into the ocean ... in a good way - CNN.com

Dumping subway trains into the ocean ... in a good way - CNN.com | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Usually dumping metal into the ocean is a bad thing, but for once throwing disused items into the sea is working out for the greater good.
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Love this recycling concept!

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Using Science to Empower Communities and Improve Marine Protected Areas in East Africa

Using Science to Empower Communities and Improve Marine Protected Areas in East Africa | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
By Jennifer O’Leary and Arthur Tuda When you think about East Africa, probably the first images that emerge are of large terrestrial animals like elephants and lions. Many people don’t know that Ea...

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Education is by far the best weapon against creating barren reefs.

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Photographer captures moment polar bear cub appears to wave at him

Photographer captures moment polar bear cub appears to wave at him | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
The confident cub was pictured waving at photographer Christophe Vasselin off the coast of Kaktovik, Alaska this week. Mr Vasselin described the experience as 'quite a sight'.
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It does look like he's waving... haha!

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South Africa’s Sardine Run

South Africa’s Sardine Run | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
The eternal search for the best dive ever. Imagine watching a pod of common dolphins come up from the depths to force a shoal of sardines to the surface.
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Sounds like lots of activity to keep you juices flowing!

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Manatees Rescued After Mass Stranding in Storm Drain

Manatees Rescued After Mass Stranding in Storm Drain | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Rescuers freed a group of at least 17 manatees stuck in a mass stranding in a storm drain in Satellite Beach, Florida. The manatees were freed early Tuesday, Satellite Beach Fire Department Captain Jay Dragon told ABC News. Crews from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the Satellite Beach Fire Department and Police Department and city utilities worked to access into the culverts where the marine mammals were trapped, so a five-member team from SeaWorld could lift them out and release them back into the water, officials said. Manatees, which are very curious, occasionally swim into storm drains, but because the culvert gradually narrows, some larger animals can get wedged and stuck, according to Ann Spellman, a marine biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.
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Glad these manatees were found in time to help them.

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Wildlife Extra News - Ocean debris found to have impacted a staggering 700 marine species

Wildlife Extra News - Ocean debris found to have impacted a staggering 700 marine species | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it

Via Grant W. Graves
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Unfortunately this is not surprising, but always disappointing to here are these numbers keep going up.

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