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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

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

 

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Two Broward men sentenced for illegally trafficking in wildlife - Sun Sentinel

Two Broward men sentenced for illegally trafficking in wildlife - Sun Sentinel | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Two Broward County men were sentenced Tuesday for conspiring to illegally sell coral taken from a federal sanctuary in the Florida Keys.
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Destroying portions of the reef for the love of money.  Really?  There isn't anything else they can do to make a dollar?

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The world's only known all-white humpback whale

The world's only known all-white humpback whale | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Whale watching in Australia has never been the same since 28 June 1991, when an all-white humpback was photographed passing Byron Bay, the country’s most easterly point.
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BEAUTIFUL!

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Passionate scuba diver defies odds to get back underwater

Passionate scuba diver defies odds to get back underwater | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
A fireman from Baildon has beaten the odds by scuba diving less than a year after a cycling accident that almost killed him.

Via Grant W. Graves
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No borders for this scuba diver... AWESOME!

 

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What Are Coral Reefs And What's Their Purpose?

Coral reefs in the Caribbean are slowly dying! It's estimated that ⅙ of the reefs will be dead in the next 20 years! What is the purpose of these reefs, and can this damage be stopped? ...
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LOVE this very simple explanation of Coral Reefs!

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The Navy's New Diving Suit Is Straight Out of G.I. Joe

The Navy's New Diving Suit Is Straight Out of G.I. Joe | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
The United States Navy recently announced a futuristic new diving suit that's designed to use less helium. There's only one problem: They made it look just like Cobra Eel, the mortal enemy of Wet-Suit, a G.I.
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It DOES look like a life size action figure!

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The Black Fish - A Growing Movement for the Oceans

The Black Fish - A Growing Movement for the Oceans | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
International marine conservation movement on a mission to end the industrial overfishing of our oceans. Through investigation and action we work to expose and challenge illegal and destructive fishing practices.
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Getting the public involved as a means to catch illegal fishing so they may be appropriately prosecuted... always great when local citizens are involved.

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Seaventures diving resort is an old oil rig - GrindTV.com

Seaventures diving resort is an old oil rig - GrindTV.com | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
An abandoned oil rig is no longer functioning in oil and gas exploration. Instead, Seaventures is fueling the scuba diving industry with unique destination.

Via Grant W. Graves
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We would LOVE to have something like this off our Texas Gulf Coast!

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Scientists Just Created Crystals That Make Breathing Underwater A Possibility

Scientists Just Created Crystals That Make Breathing Underwater A Possibility | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Danish scientists are a step closer to helping those suffering from respiratory ailments thanks to a revolutionary new absorption crystal.
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We have seen articles of this before, but this is the first article which gives a little more scientific background.  Very interesting!

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Establishing the National Parks of the Sea

Establishing the National Parks of the Sea | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
The United Kingdom committed to create the world’s largest fully protected marine reserve in the remote waters surrounding the Pitcairn Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
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Kudos to the UK for making this kind of commitment to sea life in this remote area.  When something is not protected, others are not concerned how their actions impact the marine world.

 

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Tiger shark tries to bite photographer's head - GrindTV.com

Tiger shark tries to bite photographer's head - GrindTV.com | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Footage showing a diver ducking a large tiger shark before it clamps down on his head provides further evidence that sharks are unpredictable and dangerous.

Via Grant W. Graves
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Shark was inquisitive, but even so... very dangerous.

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Blue whales 'switch on' Antarctic song

Blue whales 'switch on' Antarctic song | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
A team of Australian and New Zealand researchers has tracked scores of blue whales off Antarctica, eavesdropping as the world's largest animals began their rumbling song, which can be detected 750 kilometres (465 miles) away.

Via Grant W. Graves
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Amazing to think these big guys can sing.

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Heart-breaking moment whale mother returns to her calf's corpse

Heart-breaking moment whale mother returns to her calf's corpse | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Photographer Craig McInally, 40, caught the moment two orcas tore the young humpback whale to pieces when he was diving off the Revillagigedo Islands in the Pacific.

Via Grant W. Graves
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Ugh... this mother's enormous pain.. :( :( 

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Got an Environmental Science Question? Ask an EPA Scientist!

Got an Environmental Science Question? Ask an EPA Scientist! | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
By Kacey Fitzpatrick

 



Have you ever had a question about something you saw and wished you had an expert you could ask?
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Saving this!

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15 shipwrecks visible from land

15 shipwrecks visible from land | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
No scuba gear required.
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Although we prefer to see ships underwater, seeing them above water can be pretty interesting too.

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A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution

A mile deep, ocean fish facing health impacts from human pollution | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Deep-water marine fish living on the continental slopes at depths from 2,000 feet to one mile have liver pathologies, tumors and other health problems that may be linked to human-caused pollution, one of the first studies of its type has found.

Via Nausicaa Sea News
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A mile down and our pollution is still affecting aquatic life... very disheartening.

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AP Investigation: Slavery Taints Global Supply of Seafood

AP Investigation: Slavery Taints Global Supply of Seafood | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
In the Indonesian island village of Benjina and the surrounding waters, hundreds of trapped men represent one of the most desperate links criss-crossing between companies and countries in the seafood industry. This intricate web of connections separates the fish we eat from the men who catch it, and obscures a brutal truth: Your seafood may come from slaves.
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What a horrible association of the seafood we may be eating!

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EPIX Original Documentary Underwater Dreams to Premiere with White House ... - MarketWatch

EPIX Original Documentary Underwater Dreams to Premiere with White House ... - MarketWatch | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
EPIX Original Documentary Underwater Dreams to Premiere with White House ...
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We saw the documentary, and the related movie "Spare Parts' and loved how it highlighted that intelligence and determination helped make even the most unlikely people achieve their goals.

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Reykjavik designers transform marine litter into homeware

Reykjavik designers transform marine litter into homeware | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Net-wrapped hula hoops are among the pieces by three Reykjavik-based designers that highlight the tonnes of rubbish washed up on Iceland's coast each year.

Via AimForGood
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Leave it to Icelanders to create such great ideas out of marine rubbish! LOVE! :-)

 

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Rare deep sea beaked whale dies on Guam shore -- Sott.net

Rare deep sea beaked whale dies on Guam shore -- Sott.net | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
A very rare whale washed up on the Merizo reef yesterday. The 15-foot beaked whale was still alive when it washed up in Bile Bay in Merizo. Residents reported it to authorities at 10:30 a.m. When authorities arrived an hour later it was dead,...
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Sad to see this very rare whale get beached.  Hopefully they will learn something from it during its necropsy.

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Hero Dog Saves 2 Swimmers From Drowning In 'Jaw-Dropping' Rescue

Hero Dog Saves 2 Swimmers From Drowning In 'Jaw-Dropping' Rescue | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.

Via Grant W. Graves
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What an AWESOME way to be rescued in such a SPECTACULAR way.  AMAZING!

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Florida beachgoers are warned to stay OUT of the water: Tens of thousands of 'frenzied' sharks gather off coast of Sunshine State

Florida beachgoers are warned to stay OUT of the water: Tens of thousands of 'frenzied' sharks gather off coast of Sunshine State | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
The sharks are heading north after migrating to the south for the winter in such droves that experts believe swimmers could be within 60 feet of a shark while in the water in the Palm Beach area.
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What a beautiful thing to see, while remembering these are amazing creatures.

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Turtles: worth more alive than dead - Virgin.com

Turtles: worth more alive than dead - Virgin.com | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Take a look at these two photos. Which do you, as a human, prefer to enjoy? The photo on the left shows turtle soup, which is eaten as a supposed delicacy in some countries.
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Kudos to Sir Richard for being a part of the solution!

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Lego-inspired modular structures could restore coral reefs

Lego-inspired modular structures could restore coral reefs | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Australian designer Alex Goad has created a system of modular ceramic components that he hopes will rehabilitate damaged coral reefs
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What a great idea.  In the Texas Gulf coast, we have mostly a sandy bottom.  Having these kind of structures could really help build artificial reefs where there are none.

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How do natural disasters contribute to the marine debris problem?

How do natural disasters contribute to the marine debris problem? | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tropical storms, tsunamis, and landslides have the potential to be the source of a tremendous amount of marine debris.

Via Grant W. Graves
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Very good diagram illustrating this point.

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Reunion Island surfers to test shark waters - GrindTV.com

Reunion Island surfers to test shark waters - GrindTV.com | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Surfing is banned after a spate of deadly attacks, but Reunion Island will allow locals back in the water as part of a plan to test risk-reduction devices.
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Making a location 'safe' should not include baiting and killing these animals.

 

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