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Google Science Fair finalist explains squid-inspired underwater ...

Google Science Fair finalist explains squid-inspired underwater ... | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
He's one of the fifteen finalists of the 2013 Google Science Fair. A native of Plano, Texas, [Alex] entered his squid-inspired underwater propulsion system in the 13-14 year old category. The red cylinder shown in the image ...
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Ghosts of shipwrecked sailors haunt Wescountry coast - Western Morning News

Ghosts of shipwrecked sailors haunt Wescountry coast - Western Morning News | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
More than 7,000 shipwrecks litter the seabed of the Westcountry coast – testament to man's determination to conquer the seas. Around the whole coast of the British Isles the number may be ten...
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Wet 'n' wild: How flooded ex-Soviet prison in Estonia became a scuba-divers ... - RT

Wet 'n' wild: How flooded ex-Soviet prison in Estonia became a scuba-divers ... - RT | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A former Soviet prison in Estonia, underwater for some 20 years, has gained a new lease of life - as an unofficial resort for thrill-seekers who enjoy jumping into the crystal-clear lake that surrounds it to discover the dark secrets within.
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Bottle of wine dug out of a US Civil War shipwreck doesn't look, or taste, good

Bottle of wine dug out of a US Civil War shipwreck doesn't look, or taste, good | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
An old bottle of wine containing grey liquid that was dug up from a US Civil War shipwreck was uncorked and tasted yesterday.
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Lake Michigan evolves

It’s been a tough year for Lake Michigan anglers, and based on a recent conversation with Michigan fisheries biologist Jay Wesley, the fishery continues to deal with ecological changes that could affect future fishing.
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Parents should be diligent when introducing kids to diving - Miami Herald

Parents should be diligent when introducing kids to diving - Miami Herald | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Not every child is ready — or wants — to learn to dive at a young age. Children mature at different ages.
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Hydrophobic nanostructures stay dry for months underwater - Gizmag

Hydrophobic nanostructures stay dry for months underwater - Gizmag | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
researchers at Northwestern University have deduced the optimal texture roughness required make surfaces hydrophobic and keep them dry underwater for months at a time, which could prove invaluable for everything from pipes to boats and submarines.
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SS Thistlegorm: Divers explore British munitions shipwreck in Egypt

SS Thistlegorm: Divers explore British munitions shipwreck in Egypt | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The SS Thistlegorm shipwreck, a British munitions ship sunk by a German bomber in 1941 off the coast of Egypt, lays undisturbed.
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Don't freak out, but scientists think octopuses 'might be aliens' after DNA study

Don't freak out, but scientists think octopuses 'might be aliens' after DNA study | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Not to send you into a meltdown or anything but octopuses are basically ‘aliens’ – according to scientists.
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Octopi are Aliens... sweet!

 

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'Sea Monster' Figurehead of 15th Century Ship Found Underwater South of Sweden - University Herald

'Sea Monster' Figurehead of 15th Century Ship Found Underwater South of Sweden - University Herald | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Researchers identified a figurehead from an ancient shipwreck pulled from the ocean south of Sweden.
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Teenager finds gold bar while swimming in lake in German Alps, police try to determine origin

Teenager finds gold bar while swimming in lake in German Alps, police try to determine origin | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A teenager has made an unexpected find while swimming in a lake in the German Alps: a 500-gram (17.6-ounce) bar of gold.
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If I found this, you would never, ever know...

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Great Lakes Won't Cooperate With Climate Alarmists - Michigan Capitol Confidential

Great Lakes Won't Cooperate With Climate Alarmists - Michigan Capitol Confidential | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
An article on liberty and free markets as sound public policy for Michigan.
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Shore Lore: On the lookout for shipwrecks at Nauset - Wicked Local Brewster

Shore Lore: On the lookout for shipwrecks at Nauset - Wicked Local Brewster | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
 While many of the old Lifesaving/Coast Guard stations still stand in some way, shape, or form on Cape Cod’s outer beach, some live on in
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Underwater crustaceans could solve missing plane mystery - Phys.Org (press release) (blog)

Underwater crustaceans could solve missing plane mystery - Phys.Org (press release) (blog) | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A piece of an airplane wing that washed ashore on the island of Reunion in the West Indian Ocean this week is believed to be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, according to some reports.
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Could 500-year-old dog's DNA help solve mystery of Plymouth's most famous shipwreck?

Could 500-year-old dog's DNA help solve mystery of Plymouth's most famous shipwreck? | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
EXPERTS could be moving closer to solving the mystery of a world-famous 16th century shipwreck which lies in mud off Plymouth - with the help of DNA from a the body of a dog found on board. The dog...
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Mack Drives - 253 - Scuba Obsessed

Mack Drives - 253 - Scuba Obsessed | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-73759/TS-1006213.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Original Show Date: 8/27/2015 9:00 PM EST (recorded live) This week Mack came up with the...
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Scuba diving a good fit for amputees - Philly.com

Scuba diving a good fit for amputees - Philly.com | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
At first, Brian Hartranft brushed off suggestions he should take a scuba-diving lesson. That is not something he could do, he thought, with one leg.
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Great Lakes' viral invaders - MSUToday

Great Lakes' viral invaders - MSUToday | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Viral invasions would make for a good plot in the next Spielberg blockbuster, but according to MSU water researchers, it's not a Hollywood fantasy.
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$4.5 million in gold found in 300-year-old shipwreck off Florida coast - Bay News 9

$4.5 million in gold found in 300-year-old shipwreck off Florida coast - Bay News 9 | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Striking gold in the rarest of ways — divers gave us a closer look Thursday at a treasure trove of coins found in a 300-year-old shipwreck.
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Arrest leads to underwater tunnel across US-Mexico border

Arrest leads to underwater tunnel across US-Mexico border | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The arrest of a drug smuggler in scuba gear led to the discovery of a tunnel from Mexico that's partially underwater and ends in a canal.
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Interesting way to justify a rebreather. 

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Gold, Copper and Gold - 252 - Scuba Obsessed

Gold, Copper and Gold - 252 - Scuba Obsessed | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-73759/TS-1001955.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Original Show Date: 8/13/2015 9:00 PM EST (recorded live) Mack and Darrin wonder where all this...
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Where is Your Scuba Diving Gear From? Top Manufacturers

In this article, Tradesparq lists scuba diving manufacturers of masks, snorkels, low pressure hoses, wetsuits for top scuba diving brands such as Aqua Lung.
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A new icebreaker for the Great Lakes? It's far from certain - Detroit Free Press

A new icebreaker for the Great Lakes? It's far from certain - Detroit Free Press | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Two years of near-record ice haven't convinced Congress yet of the need for a new heavy icebreaker to be built for the Great Lakes.
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Can science build a better lionfish trap?

Can science build a better lionfish trap? | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Studies have shown divers' efforts to control the lionfish population through culling has worked. But most juveniles prefer habitats where divers rarely venture.
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Pinup pioneers: the first underwater photoshoot – in pictures - The Guardian

Pinup pioneers: the first underwater photoshoot – in pictures - The Guardian | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
When Bruce Mozert gazed into the waters of Silver Springs, Florida, in 1938, he saw nothing but possibilities.
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