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Breathtaking Underwater Photos Help Save Sea Life - weather.com

Breathtaking Underwater Photos Help Save Sea Life - weather.com | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Underwater photographer Richard Salas' work benefits the seas in more than one way.

Via Kathy Dowsett
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Looking at underwater pictures NEVER gets boring!

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This Actually Happened: Family Snorkels With Croc in Cuba

This Actually Happened: Family Snorkels With Croc in Cuba | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
“My wife couldn’t hold [them] back,” Pramendorfer laughed.  Related: Golfer Bitten by Crocodile at Australian Tourist Resort My, what big teeth you have! (Photo: Franz Pramendorfer/Barcroft Media /Landov) At one point, the croc was a mere three centimeters from Franz’s mouth. “That species, the American crocodile, is typically shy and retiring.
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Nope.. nope.. nope.  We don't care how 'tame' a croc may be... we are NOT getting in.

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So Clever The Whale Spits A Fish as Bait

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WOW!  This whale is obviously in a man made pool of some sort.  So, even in captivity, his killer instincts still kick in!

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2 waterways that will host 2016 Olympic events are filled with dead fish and trash 16 months before the games

2 waterways that will host 2016 Olympic events are filled with dead fish and trash 16 months before the games | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Will they be ready in time?
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YUCK!

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13 Babies Pose Underwater For Magical Photo Series - Huffington Post

13 Babies Pose Underwater For Magical Photo Series - Huffington Post | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Photographer Seth Casteel has made a name for himself with his adorable images of puppies and dogs swimming underwater, which he compiled into five photo books.
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All of these babies are SO ADORABLE!  Our fav... is the scuba diver baby!

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Captain deliberately sank illegal fishing vessel, claim Sea Shepherd rescuers

Captain deliberately sank illegal fishing vessel, claim Sea Shepherd rescuers | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Conservationist group’s four-month pursuit of Thunder ended off west Africa, with the captain cheering and applauding as the boat went down, say rescue crew

Via ReactNow
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Maybe the captain had a change in heart and decided to stop poaching?  Maybe?  Nah.. probably not.  He just was tired.

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ReactNow's curator insight, April 8, 2:34 AM

Good job by Sea Shepherd. Congratulations!

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This Camera Survived Three Months at the Bottom of the Ocean

This Camera Survived Three Months at the Bottom of the Ocean | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Underwater photographer John Ng was diving off the coast of the Maldives last month when he noticed something stuck among the rocks and coral reef at the b
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We lost a camera in the past and always hope ours will surface someday... :(

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Bobcat goes shark fishing on Florida beach | GrindTV.com

Bobcat goes shark fishing on Florida beach | GrindTV.com | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
John Bailey was walking at Sebastian Inlet when he saw a bobcat dragging a large shark from the water. The cat was spooked, though, and dropped its prize.
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The Sea Women of South Korea - The New Yorker

The Sea Women of South Korea - The New Yorker | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
For hundreds of years, women in the South Korean island province of Jeju have made their living harvesting seafood by hand from the ocean floor.
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These South Korean women look so amazing and are very inspiring!

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Uppada Fishermen catches Rare and Giant Fish | Studio N

Watch Studio N, the 24-hour Telugu news channel, for all the breaking news and news updates across the world including regional news, national news, international happenings, political news,...
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That 'rare and giant' fish is a Whale Shark!  Too bad the media does not research such simple things which are easy to find.  We understand fishing for whale sharks is illegal there... if so... this story should have gone a very different way.

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Wobbegong Shark VS. Eastern Shovelnose Ray at Moreton Island - YouTube

A Wobbegong Shark eating a Eastern Shovelnose Ray by the wrecks at Moreton Island, Australia.
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Interesting and cool video.

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Whale Image

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#whale #love pic.twitter.com/ioPh9a723O
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What a beautiful image of a whale.  Would have preferred a no feet pic.. but very nice black and white shot.

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Spectacular photo of a scuba diver swimming under a massive fish tornado

Spectacular photo of a scuba diver swimming under a massive fish tornado | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
National Geographic's Your Shots features this spectacular picture of a scuba diver swimming under a massive shoal of fish at Cabo Pulmo, in Baja California peninsula, Mexico.
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What an amazing sight to have the opportunity to see.  Beautiful!

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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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50 Scuba Divers Clean Up and Remove 900 pounds of Trash from Avila Beach ... - California Diver

50 Scuba Divers Clean Up and Remove 900 pounds of Trash from Avila Beach ... - California Diver | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Under rainy skies, 50 certified scuba divers volunteered their time on Saturday, April 25, to clean the ocean bottom beneath Harford Pier at Avila Beach. In total, about 900 pounds of ...
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Kudos to these divers for getting involved and cleaning up their dive sites!

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What Does a 170-Year-Old Champagne Found on the Bottom of the Sea Taste Like?

What Does a 170-Year-Old Champagne Found on the Bottom of the Sea Taste Like? | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Every wine connoisseur knows the value of an aged wine, but few get the opportunity to sample 170-year-old Champagne from the bottom of the sea. Divers found the bottles in 2010 while exploring a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea.
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Hmm... who's in for antique wine?

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The Underwater Wedding Portraits

The Underwater Wedding Portraits | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Adam and Shawn-Marie Ravazzano are a couple of photographers who have left their Australian homeland to open a photography studio in Hawaii called ...
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Beautiful images!

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Proof of Shark Fins Being Shipped From Costa Rica to Hong Kong Via the USA

Proof of Shark Fins Being Shipped From Costa Rica to Hong Kong Via the USA | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Costa Rica News - Seems that the Costa Rican government is shipping shark fins over to their good friends in China while acting like they
SA Scuba Shack's insight:

Pretending to protect the shark, when all the while hunting it for profit?  Let's hope the Costa Rican government decides to do something about it.  This shows American Airlines to be the transporter of this product.  Are they not required to verify they are not transporting illegal items?

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POV Camera Captures Underwater Turtle Interaction for the First Time - DIY Photography

POV Camera Captures Underwater Turtle Interaction for the First Time - DIY Photography | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Turtles are fascinating creatures with the earliest one known dating back 220 million years. Despite humans’ interest in these animals for thousands of years, very little is actually known about vast areas of their lives.
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Turtles are always interesting to watch... no matter where they are or what they are doing.

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Sealander Aquatic Trailer Morphs From Camper to Boat for the Best Vacation Ever

Sealander Aquatic Trailer Morphs From Camper to Boat for the Best Vacation Ever | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
The Sealander camper boat is everything you always wished your parents' pop-up trailer could be--a go-anywhere vehicle that requires no installation.
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Hmmm.... Interesting.

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Hungry sea lion pulls man holding fish off boat in California

Hungry sea lion pulls man holding fish off boat in California | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - A man was injured on Sunday after he was pulled into the water by a sea lion that jumped from the water at a San Diego marina and grabbed a fish he was holding, authorities said.The sea lion...
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Awww... Glad to hear this man is doing fine.  It's unfortunate the seals are starving and this one was hungry enough to snatch it away from this man.

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Sharks Can Bark Like Dogs

Sharks Can Bark Like Dogs | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Sometimes nature is just out to screw with you. There are at least two kinds of shark that can, when handled, bark like dogs. Anyone who wonders if their bark is worse than their bite is welcome to try to find out.

Via Grant W. Graves
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Hmmm... very interesting.  We don't know if we ever encountered one which barked at us if we would be entertained or scared!

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The Antikythera Shipwreck – The Titanic of the Ancient World and its Sunken Historic Treasure

The Antikythera Shipwreck – The Titanic of the Ancient World and its Sunken Historic Treasure | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Some of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries have been uncovered by chance.
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Accidental finds are always so rewarding... even when they may not present any monetary compensation.

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Are suppliers deceiving the industry? - Asia's creams still found to contain shark oil

Are suppliers deceiving the industry? - Asia's creams still found to contain shark oil | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
A recent study carried out by NGO, Bloom Association has found more than half of the skin creams (8 of 15) they had tested featuring the words 'squalane', to still contain shark oil. 
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Unfortunately... greed seems to be much more powerful than the desire to protect our planet.

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Neptune Memorial Reef, Biscayne, Florida - Trazee Travel

Neptune Memorial Reef, Biscayne, Florida - Trazee Travel | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Just more than three miles east of beautiful Key Biscayne is the undersea wonder known as Neptune Memorial Reef.
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We have seen this before and think it is a GREAT idea!

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#Wildlife4Sale Campaign Wants You to Value Fish as Much as Pandas and Polar Bears

#Wildlife4Sale Campaign Wants You to Value Fish as Much as Pandas and Polar Bears | SA Scuba Shack | Scoop.it
Fish are the only wild-caught food many people consume, but Blue Planet Society says few think of them as wild animals.
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Wow... what a horrible image.  Dead baby sharks sold as souvenirs.

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