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Future of 107-year-old St. Marys Challenger freighter uncertain

Future of 107-year-old St. Marys Challenger freighter uncertain | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The rust-streaked freighter, once notorious for snarling downtown traffic, steamed into Chicago on Monday on what could be one of its final trips in its current form.
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Hawaiian Marine Refuge Now Filled With Garbage; 'Shocking'

Hawaiian Marine Refuge Now Filled With Garbage; 'Shocking' | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The Marine National Monument in Hawaii has become a catch-all for the massive amount of garbage that humans dump into the oceans. Continue reading →
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Quebec-NYC underwater power line nearing construction phase - North Country Public Radio

Quebec-NYC underwater power line nearing construction phase - North Country Public Radio | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The Champlain Hudson Power Express is a proposed high-voltage cable that would run along the bottom of Lake Champlain and the Hudson River. The project would help power New York City with electricity from the company Hydro-Quebec.
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Biodegradable fishing nets could prevent marine mammal deaths

Biodegradable fishing nets could prevent marine mammal deaths | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Alejandro Plasencia has created biodegradable fishing nets and tracking tags for fishermen to prevent sea mammals getting trapped in lost trawling equipment
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New England cod fishermen face uncertainty as ban goes into effect

New England cod fishermen face uncertainty as ban goes into effect | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Fishermen in Gloucester face uncertain futures as a six-month ban on cod fishing goes into effect later this week.
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A surprising appetite for dead jellyfish and 'the energy-rich gonads'

A surprising appetite for dead jellyfish and 'the energy-rich gonads' | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Contrary to conventional wisdom, an accumulation of the gooey bodies at the bottom of the ocean draws scavengers and is a key part of the food chain.
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Sightings of 'exotic' transient orcas on the rise in Puget Sound

Sightings of 'exotic' transient orcas on the rise in Puget Sound | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Northwest whale watchers say they are witnessing a historic boom in sightings of seal-eating transient orcas in the inland waters of Washington state, including a mysterious group of rarely seen whales that usually spend their time in the ocean off...
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22 Spectacular Examples of Underwater Photography

22 Spectacular Examples of Underwater Photography | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
This artist takes underwater photography to the next level. You must see these breathtaking scuba diving images.
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West Marine Takes A Dive Into The Scuba Market - California Diver

West Marine Takes A Dive Into The Scuba Market - California Diver | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Marine retailer West Marine announced the company has launched a full in-store dive retail dive program in Florida, and an online dive experience nationwide. In a ...
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Shipwreck From Ancient Rome Reveals 2,000-Year-Old Trade Routes

Shipwreck From Ancient Rome Reveals 2,000-Year-Old Trade Routes | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it

AtDivers explored a shipwreck from ancient Rome.

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At least it is a divable depth. 

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Underwater glue inspired by shellfish might help repair ships | Science and Technology

Underwater glue inspired by shellfish might help repair ships | Science and Technology | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Shown here is the adhesion between the silica tip of an atomic force microscope and adhesive fibers made by fusing mussel foot proteins and curli amyloid fibers.(Photo : Pixabay) Taking inspiration from nature, scientists at MIT have engineered a...
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Canadian diver discovers strange, new world in sub-zero Arctic Ocean

Canadian diver discovers strange, new world in sub-zero Arctic Ocean | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
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Under the sea is the new frontier.

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Busting scuba diving myths

Busting scuba diving myths | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Trained in scuba diving actress Anindita Nayar says you mustn’t fear the ocean Anindita Nayar The fear of scuba diving is often a byproduct of numerous myths floated around by amateurs. But here are a few reasons why you need not fear taking up this sport: You have to be in perfect shape to be a scuba diver:
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'Antarctic audit' for marine life

'Antarctic audit' for marine life | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
For the first time since 1969, a new Antarctic atlas catalogues the 9,000-plus species that make their home in the Southern Ocean.
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Underwater clean-up of harbour - Otago Daily Times

Underwater clean-up of harbour - Otago Daily Times | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
[image]Dunedin divers will take the plunge at Wellers Rock in Otago Harbour on November 29 planning to collect hundreds of pieces of debris from across the city which have found their way into the water.
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Underwater timber harvest planned for forest submerged by man-made dams - ABC Online

Underwater timber harvest planned for forest submerged by man-made dams - ABC Online | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Timber from a long forgotten forest, lost when the Pieman River was dammed, will be salvaged next year.
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Stunning photo of a diver in Mexico wins underwater photography award

Stunning photo of a diver in Mexico wins underwater photography award | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A curious grey seal exploring the sea floor off the coast of Bristol and an ethereal pink and white sea anemone are among the stunning snapshots celebrated in an annual underwater photography competition.
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French authorities shut seafront over fears beached whale may blow up

French authorities shut seafront over fears beached whale may blow up | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The decaying 15-ton carcass has become so bloated with gas there is a high chance it could burst after washing up on the beach at Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer, near Montpellier.
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The world’s fish poachers are now being tracked… by Google

The world’s fish poachers are now being tracked… by Google | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Big data takes on illegal fishing.
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Halloween on the high seas: 8 amazing animals that should scare us into conservation

Halloween on the high seas: 8 amazing animals that should scare us into conservation | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Many species of marine animals would scare the mouthpiece out of a diver at first sight—the giant spider crab, for example, and its 13-foot-long legs.
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SPOTLIGHT - Most bench presses underwater

In this week's Spotlight, watch a man complete the most consecutive bench presses underwater -- hold your breath! Every Saturday on the Guinness World Records Spotlight, Mike Janela introduces...
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Diver Denied Treatment For Decompression Sickness - WJHG-TV

Diver Denied Treatment For Decompression Sickness - WJHG-TV | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Diver Denied Treatment For Decompression Sickness
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BAY COUNTY-- A local woman, who suffered an illness common to scuba diving, is hoping the local medical community will reconsider it's current practices.
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Shamefull! Not enough profit to treat scuba divers.

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Feds: Underwater 'Christmas trees' key to saving rare coral - WLRN

Feds: Underwater 'Christmas trees' key to saving rare coral - WLRN | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Feds: Underwater 'Christmas trees' key to saving rare coral
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Federal scientists believe that a spindly structure resembling an underwater Charlie Brown tree could play a huge role in saving rare coral damaged by the PortMiami deep-dredge project.
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SEE IT: Scuba divers explore world's deepest pool in Italy 

SEE IT: Scuba divers explore world's deepest pool in Italy  | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The Y-40 pool at the Hotel Terme Millepini in Padova, Italy, has appeared in several online videos since it opened this summer as scuba divers have come from around the world to dive 138 feet deep into the warm water.
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