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Kenya to build Africa's first underwater museum

Kenya to build Africa's first underwater museum | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Construction on the museum, which will be dedicated to the study of marine life and shipwrecks, is set to begin soon (RT @Earth_News: Kenya to build Africa's first underwater museum http://t.co/Z7w92R19...
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I’m the modern day equivalent of a massive Carboniferous dragonfly | Deep Sea News

I’m the modern day equivalent of a massive Carboniferous dragonfly | Deep Sea News | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
I am annoyingly the first one to return to the surface after any scuba dive. My bottom time exploring the wonders of the aquatic realm is 60-75% shorter than
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Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow - BBC News

Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow - BBC News | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Two divers who illegally took artefacts from sunken German warships at Scapa Flow are each fined £18,000.
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Remembering the S.S. Carl D. Bradley – 58 years later

Remembering the S.S. Carl D. Bradley – 58 years later | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
“Thirty three families lost their breadwinner that night. Many of the wives and children left behind by the victims became destitute and struggled to get by.”
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Whydah Pirate Ship Caboose Unveiled to the Public

Whydah Pirate Ship Caboose Unveiled to the Public | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
YARMOUTH – The caboose that was on the Whydah Pirate Ship was unveiled for the first time to the public at an event at the Whydah Pirate Museum in Yarmouth on Tuesday. The caboose was th…
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Enzo Maiorca, record-setting free diver who inspired ‘The Big Blue’ film, dies at 85

Enzo Maiorca, record-setting free diver who inspired ‘The Big Blue’ film, dies at 85 | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
He swam to depths of more than 300 feet on a single breath.
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DNR cracks down on fossil hunters

DNR cracks down on fossil hunters | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Cars and trucks were pulling in one behind the other along the country roads to Four Holes Swamp. In the tidal Edisto River miles downstream, the same commercial scuba boats
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The tragic reason seabirds keep mistaking ocean plastic for food

The tragic reason seabirds keep mistaking ocean plastic for food | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
New research suggests the culprit might be a process known as 'biofouling.'
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Nuclear bomb missing since 1950 'may have been found'

Nuclear bomb missing since 1950 'may have been found' | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A man diving for sea cucumbers off the British Columbia coast may have found an old nuclear bomb.
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Lake Superior shipwreck discovered, and even the dishes survived

Lake Superior shipwreck discovered, and even the dishes survived | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Divers found an assortment of dishes, some still stacked in cupboards; the planing mill equipment partially crated up; big slabs of some indeterminate material — a kind of meat? animal hides? — all…
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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica - A Re-Breath of Fresh Air

The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica - A Re-Breath of Fresh Air | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, there have been major advances in scuba equipment. However, Antarctica is a harsh continent, as the saying goes, and new technology and techniques have to be carefully tested before they are allowed into the field. This season, the McMurdo Station scientific dive team is evaluating the safety of new “rebreather” diving systems that have been growing in popularity.
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The 'Stingray Queen' who dives naked with dangerous marine creatures

The 'Stingray Queen' who dives naked with dangerous marine creatures | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Rava Ray, 27, is known at the 'Stingray Queen' and dives naked with the venomous marine creatures in Tahiti and Hawaii to create stunning photographs to share with her Instagram followers.
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Probably not for everyone.
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A ghost ship on Lake Superior? You decide

A ghost ship on Lake Superior? You decide | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A man claims to have seen a ghost ship rising and falling in the waves of Lake Superior near Marquette, Mich.
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Not sure what it is. I don't think it is a ship.
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FALSE: Man Loses Testicles While Trying to 'Fill Scuba Tank With Weed Smoke’

FALSE: Man Loses Testicles While Trying to 'Fill Scuba Tank With Weed Smoke’ | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A hoax news article reported that the unfortunate man had knocked over the tank, causing it to explode.
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Not true but entertaining to think about.
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Missing Cold War nuclear bomb remains a mystery after Canadian navy investigates object found by diver

Missing Cold War nuclear bomb remains a mystery after Canadian navy investigates object found by diver | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A Cold War nuclear bomb is still missing after it turned out a diver's underwater discovery was not the atomic weapon weapon as first thought.
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Up close with the giant teeth of the deep-sea fangtooth

Up close with the giant teeth of the deep-sea fangtooth | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The fish is found up to 5 kilometres below the sea's surface and those teeth aren't just for show: it can eat creatures that are a third its size
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Divers find thousands of dollars in items on bottom of Lake Travis

Divers find thousands of dollars in items on bottom of Lake Travis | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Since 2007, Rob Weiss has owned and operated Lake Travis Scuba.The self-made scuba instructor knew there was a decent market for scuba diving at Lake Travis, but he quickly realized there was an untapped market at the bottom of Lake Travis.It's like treasu
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3,500-year-old sword discovered by dive club in Shannon River

3,500-year-old sword discovered by dive club in Shannon River | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A member of a diving club stumbled upon the precious artifact from 1050 BC.
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SS Edmund Fitzgerald - Wikipedia

SS Edmund Fitzgerald - Wikipedia

With a deadweight capacity of 26,000 long tons (29,120 short tons; 26,417 t), and a 729-foot (222 m) hull, Fitzgerald was the longest ship on the Great Lakes, earning her the title Queen of the Lakes until September 17, 1959, when the 730-foot (222.5 m) SS Murray Bay was launched.

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41 years ago today...
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Newfound Ancient 'Sea Monster' Is Largest Yet from Antarctica

Newfound Ancient 'Sea Monster' Is Largest Yet from Antarctica | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
About 66 million years ago, an ancient sea monster the height of a five-story office building once gnashed its sharp teeth as it swam around the dark waters of Antarctica, a new study finds. The newfound beast, known as a mosasaur — a Cretaceous-age aquatic reptile that sped through the ancient seas
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The sea creature that survived when the dinosaurs didn't

The sea creature that survived when the dinosaurs didn't | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Researchers believe this ancient turtle survived after an asteroid obliterated most life on Earth 65 million years ago
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Canada military probes mysterious Arctic pinging noise - BBC News

Canada military probes mysterious Arctic pinging noise - BBC News | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The Canadian military probes a mysterious Arctic pinging sound, officials tell the BBC.
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Mystery shipwreck emerges from the depths of the Baltic Sea

First evidence suggests the ship roamed the waters of the Baltic Sea in the 19th century.
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Bottles!!
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Great white shark breaks into cage...and your nightmares

Great white shark breaks into cage...and your nightmares | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A viral YouTube video captures the hangry animal managing the unthinkable -- crashing into a steel cage supposed to keep it away from the diver inside.
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Why We Don’t Eat California Spiny Lobsters (Even Though They Taste Better)

Why We Don’t Eat California Spiny Lobsters (Even Though They Taste Better) | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
California spiny lobsters are deliciously sweeter than their East Coast counterparts—but Americans are lucky if they ever find them on their dinner plates.
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If they are willing to pay more then they should buy them. Good for our economy.
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River Cleanup in Niles - Ecology Scuba Dive - Michigan UnderWater Divers Club

River Cleanup in Niles - Ecology Scuba Dive - Michigan UnderWater Divers Club | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
October 1, 2016 11:00am to 3:00pm Michigan Underwater Divers Club is organizing an Ecology Scuba Dive. The goal is to clean up as much trash as possible in the Saint Joseph River and on the shoreline along the Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail near Riverfront Park. We will be gathering behind the Wonderland Theater. From there we will be spread up and Read Mor
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I am looking forward to this dive. Always a great time!
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