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Underwater Archaeologists Find Ancient Butchering Site in Florida

Underwater Archaeologists Find Ancient Butchering Site in Florida | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Tools and bones add to evidence of pre-Clovis humans in America
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Scuba Diver in Real-Life 'Open Water' When Boat Strays, Sharks Circle

Scuba Diver in Real-Life 'Open Water' When Boat Strays, Sharks Circle | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Florida scuba diver finds himself surrounded by sharks and alone after his boat with family on board drifts three miles away.
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Thailand closes Similans island to divers and other tourists - SCUBA News

Thailand closes Similans island to divers and other tourists - SCUBA News | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Thailand has closed Koh Tachai, an island north of the Similans, to tourists and divers indefinitely to help it recover from excess tourists
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Great Lakes shipwreck mystery reaches new depths

Great Lakes shipwreck mystery reaches new depths | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
OTSEGO, Mi (WPBN/WGTU) -- A suspected piece of the Great Lakes shipwreck mystery, Le Griffon, was examined once again Friday in hopes of finding out whether or not it is a part of the lost ship and a piece of international treasure.The piece of wood was fi
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Film's lost Nessie monster prop found in Loch Ness - BBC News

Film's lost Nessie monster prop found in Loch Ness - BBC News | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A large Loch Ness Monster built in 1969 for a Sherlock Holmes film is found almost 50 years after it sank to the bottom of the loch.
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World's First Plastic Fishing Company Wants to Rid the Oceans of Plastic Pollution

World's First Plastic Fishing Company Wants to Rid the Oceans of Plastic Pollution | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The goal of Plastic Whale is to rid the world's waters of plastic pollution. With an estimated 8 million tons of plastic trash entering our waterways
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A message in a bottle that washed up 108 years later officially confirmed as world's oldest

A message in a bottle that washed up 108 years later officially confirmed as world's oldest | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A message in a bottle was dropped into the sea in 1908 and has been confirmed the world's oldest after it was recovered 108 years later. 
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Next level off-roading: Stuntman takes his trusty Vespa underwater

Next level off-roading: Stuntman takes his trusty Vespa underwater | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
37-year-old Austrian Gunter Schachermayr rides along 5m below the surface of the Klauser reservoir to complete the strange feat. From the 2 degree water he bursts out to a cheering crowd.
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Bizarre sea creature with glowing eyes surprises Nova Scotia fisherman

Bizarre sea creature with glowing eyes surprises Nova Scotia fisherman | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A fishing trawler off the coast of Newfoundland recently dragged up a creature from the depths of the ocean that made even the most experienced people on board do a double take.
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Shipwrecks, tree rings reveal Caribbean hurricanes in buccaneer era

Shipwrecks, tree rings reveal Caribbean hurricanes in buccaneer era | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Records of Spanish shipwrecks combined with tree-ring records show the period 1645 to 1715 had the fewest Caribbean hurricanes since 1500, according to new University of Arizona-led research.
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How Satellites Find Shipwrecks From Space : DNews

How Satellites Find Shipwrecks From Space : DNews | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Distinctive linear plumes of these particles extend as far as 2.5 miles downstream from shallow shipwreck sites.
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Explorer Vasco da Gama's Shipwreck Found : DNews

Explorer Vasco da Gama's Shipwreck Found : DNews | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The 16th-century Portuguese ship is the oldest shipwreck from Europe's age of exploration ever to be found.
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Boeing unveils game-changing autonomous submarine

Boeing unveils game-changing autonomous submarine | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
​When you hear the name "Boeing," chances are you think of aircraft. The fact is, however, the company has also been developing underwater vehicles since the 1960s.
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Tennessee Aquarium partners with DEMA for scuba diving event

Tennessee Aquarium partners with DEMA for scuba diving event | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The Tennessee Aquarium is partnering with the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association to bring SCUBA diving classes to town. On June 4th and 5th, members of the community will be able to tak
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Scuba diver turned to trafficking marijuana

AFTER a man's career as a scuba diving instructor ended, he turned to dealing drugs
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The mystery of 2 missing coins worth $46,000 ends in arrest

The mystery of 2 missing coins worth $46,000 ends in arrest | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A Key West man, who until April was the top assistant to treasure-hunting heir Kim Fisher, stole two coins valued together at $46,000 from his bosses and tried to sell them to a California dealer he found on eBay, police said.
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Diving Gear Company Accused of Fault in Underwater Filmmaker's Drowning

Diving Gear Company Accused of Fault in Underwater Filmmaker's Drowning | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Attorneys Monday debated whether defective equipment or diver error caused a renowned underwater filmmaker to drown, as trial began against the company that made the equipment.
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U-Boat Worx plumbs new depths with latest tourist subs

U-Boat Worx plumbs new depths with latest tourist subs | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The U-Boat Worx Cruise Sub can take 5, 7 or 9 people to 1,140 m (3,740 ft), making them the deepest-diving 5 and 7-person tourist submarines on the market.
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The Great Barrier Reef’s Best Hope Is a Killer Robot

The Great Barrier Reef’s Best Hope Is a Killer Robot | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Crown-of-thorns starfish are the zombies of the sea. They won’t die even if you cut them in half.
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Magnetism from underwater power cables doesn’t deter sea life

Magnetism from underwater power cables doesn’t deter sea life | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
High-voltage power cables that ferry electricity across the seafloor do not negatively impact local fish and crabs, new studies show.
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Significant Civil War-Era Shipwreck Discovered Off N.C. Coast

Significant Civil War-Era Shipwreck Discovered Off N.C. Coast | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The shipwreck of a large iron-hulled Civil War era steamer has been discovered in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina, near Oak Island.
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Artifacts recovered from HMS Erebus have many claimants, including Inuit

Artifacts recovered from HMS Erebus have many claimants, including Inuit | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Parks Canada divers have recovered 55 artifacts from the wreck of HMS Erebus since it was discovered in Arctic waters in 2014.
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The World’s First Underwater Tennis Court Is Set To Be Built In Dubai

The World’s First Underwater Tennis Court Is Set To Be Built In Dubai | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Polish architect Krzysztof Kotala, from the ’8 + 8 Concept Studio’, has come up with a seriously ambitious project — an underwater tennis court.
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"World's largest" underwater restaurant will give diners a taste of the ocean

"World's largest" underwater restaurant will give diners a taste of the ocean | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Diners at one of the Maldives' luxury resorts will soon be able to take in not just views across the crystal clear Indian Ocean, but views out under it too.
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Bronze bell recovered from World War II aircraft-carrying submarine off Oahu coast

Bronze bell recovered from World War II aircraft-carrying submarine off Oahu coast | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
During a test dive last week, the Hawai'i Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL) recovered the bronze bell from the I-400 - a World War II-era Imperial Japanese Navy mega-submarine, lost since 1946 when it was intentionally sunk by U.S.
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