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Sailors to help measure plankton

Sailors to help measure plankton | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Researchers are asking sailors and fishermen to help with what they hope will be the world's biggest study of plankton in the oceans.
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Panel to study proposals for Great Lakes fish farming - Detroit Free Press

Panel to study proposals for Great Lakes fish farming - Detroit Free Press | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A panel of experts will study proposals to allow fish farming in Michigan's Great Lakes waters.
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Surviving 42 Minutes Underwater…How Boy Beat the Odds - Live Science

Surviving 42 Minutes Underwater…How Boy Beat the Odds - Live Science | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A teenager in Italy recently beat some incredible odds when he survived for 42 minutes underwater, according to news reports.
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CoCoRo underwater mini-robots school like fish and share knowledge

CoCoRo underwater mini-robots school like fish and share knowledge | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The European Union CoCoRo research consortium has been developing three varieties of autonomous underwater robots that school together like fish.

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Wales launches £25m underwater kite-turbine scheme

Wales launches £25m underwater kite-turbine scheme | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Anglesey renewable energy project to generate enough electricity to power 8,000 homes
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Captain Kidd's Treasure Plucked From Shipwreck -- 110-Pound Silver Bar ... - The Inquisitr

Captain Kidd's Treasure Plucked From Shipwreck -- 110-Pound Silver Bar ... - The Inquisitr | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Legend has it the infamous British Pirate Captain Kidd buried his booty all over the world, inspiring treasure hunts and a Robert Louis Stevenson novel. Now, a
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Going Deep with the 25-Man Dive Patrol Keeping the Port of L.A. Secure - Los Angeles Magazine

Going Deep with the 25-Man Dive Patrol Keeping the Port of L.A. Secure - Los Angeles Magazine | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The Port of Los Angeles is among the busiest in the world. For the cops who protect it, keeping an eye on the docks is challenging enough; diving its depths to search massive freighter hulls or look for wrecks involves a type of police work like no other
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Scuba instructor needed no permission to operate - Times of India

The coast offers plenty of opportunities for scuba diving, but unfortunately there is nobody offering these services on the Karnatakacoast from Mangaluru to Karwar.
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A welcome but tardy tide of Great Lakes legislation washes over Congress ... - cleveland.com

The good news: The Ohio congressional delegation has introduced a flood of Great Lakes legislation. The bad news: Much or all of it is too late to impact the size of toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie in 2015, the editorial board writes.
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Fragments point to more shipwreck skeletons being found

Fragments point to more shipwreck skeletons being found | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Unearthed fragments point to more skeletons being left behind on a coral island following the sinking of the Batavia in 1629.
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Huge Underwater Canyon Home to Amazing Deep-Sea Life : DNews

Huge Underwater Canyon Home to Amazing Deep-Sea Life : DNews | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A two-week-long seafaring mission off the coast of western Australia has helped illuminate an underwater abyss the size of the Grand Canyon.
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Something to go explore with #Orcasub!

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A survivor and a shipwreck hunter on the historic sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell - Interlochen

A survivor and a shipwreck hunter on the historic sinking of the Daniel J. Morrell - Interlochen | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
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Divers asked to report ghost fishing gear

Divers asked to report ghost fishing gear | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
About 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is lost or abandoned in our oceans each year, entangling and killing millions of animals including seals, turtles and whales. Divers are being asked to report any abandoned fishing gear they see or remove.
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Want to see Michigan's underwater crucifix? - Detroit Free Press

Want to see Michigan's underwater crucifix? - Detroit Free Press | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Like many objects that lie at the bottom of vast bodies of water, the cross in Little Traverse Bay has a back story.
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'Consumer Reports': New Tesla has 'underwater mode' - USA TODAY

'Consumer Reports': New Tesla has 'underwater mode' - USA TODAY | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Now that it has worked out the kinks, Consumer Reports magazine is putting its new $127,000 Tesla electric performance sedan through its paces and making some amazing discoveries.
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Tampa's Odyssey Marine cites potential gold find in North Atlantic shipwrecks - Tampabay.com (blog)

Tampa treasure hunter Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. said Tuesday it is exploring five 20th century shipwrecks in the North Atlantic that may have "significant" cargoes of gold and silver.
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A Brief History of the Recreational Scuba Regulator

A Brief History of the Recreational Scuba Regulator | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A Brief History of the Recreational Scuba Regulator was last modified: May 21st, 2015 by

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Blackbeard's Ship Confirmed off North Carolina

Blackbeard's Ship Confirmed off North Carolina | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A shipwreck off the North Carolina coast is definitely that of the infamous 18th-century pirate Blackbeard, state officials say.

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Lemur Graveyard Discovered in Underwater Madagascar Cave - Live Science

Lemur Graveyard Discovered in Underwater Madagascar Cave - Live Science | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A sinkhole in Madagascar contained hundreds of fossils of extinct primates, hippos, rodents and the island's largest predatory cat.
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See the Underwater 'Skeletal Remains' That Spooked a Snorkeler

See the Underwater 'Skeletal Remains' That Spooked a Snorkeler | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
What a snorkeler and authorities believed to be "human remains" turned out to be two fake skeletons having an underwater tea party, police in Arizona said.
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Where was the last skeleton you saw underwater? These are all over the place. 

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Latta again calls to ban dumping in Great Lakes - Toledo Blade

U.S. Rep.Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green) reintroduced legislation Thursday calling for an outright ban on open-lake disposal of sediment dredged from Great Lakes shipping channels, a move intended to force the Army Corps of Engineers into getting...
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Deerfield Beach Readies For New Easter Island Themed Artificial Reef

Deerfield Beach Readies For New Easter Island Themed Artificial Reef | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
South Florida is a diving mecca with beautiful reefs both natural and man-made.

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The US Navy Is About to Build New Robot Submarines | VICE News

The Navy's new long-duration robot submarine, whose production will start later this year, is both literally and figuratively greater than the sum of its parts.
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Saturday Shorts: Protect the Great Lakes - The Detroit News

Saturday Shorts: Protect the Great Lakes - The Detroit News | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The Great Lakes support hundreds of thousands of jobs and are a vital resource
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Over $8M to fight invasive species in the Great Lakes - Northland's NewsCenter

Over $8M to fight invasive species in the Great Lakes - Northland's NewsCenter | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C. (NNCNOW.com) -- Organizations working to protect the Great Lakes will be awarded more than $8 million to fight invasive species.
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Ancient shipwrecks discovered in Jeddah

Ancient shipwrecks discovered in Jeddah | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Saudi and German archaeologists have discovered two ancient shipwrecks along the Jeddah coast, in a joint project between the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) and the Philipps University of Marburg in Germany.
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