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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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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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mmmmm tasty!

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Lionfish stalked and devoured by grouper in shocking video

Lionfish stalked and devoured by grouper in shocking video | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Lionfish, a non-native species to the region, have played havoc with the marine ecosystem in the decades since they were introduced.
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Let's hope this happens often. 

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Great Lakes Ice Cover, Water Levels - WOODTV.com (blog)

Great Lakes Ice Cover, Water Levels - WOODTV.com (blog) | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Great Lakes Ice Cover, Water Levels
WOODTV.com (blog)
On the left is Great Lakes ice cover now compared to past years on this data. We don't have as much ice as last year at this time, but ice cover is still well above average.
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Gordon Lightfoot's Other Shipwreck

Gordon Lightfoot's Other Shipwreck | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
           Many people are familiar with the haunting tune and poignant lyrics of Gordon Lightfoot’s Wreck of the   Edmund Fitzgerald folk rock ballad. The song tells the story of the ill-fated fre...
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Before Savannah harbor gets deepened, Confederate shipwreck must go - Online Athens

OnlineAthens.com is the daily online edition of The Athens (GA) Banner-Herald.
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Shipwrecks reveal ancient trade routes - News VietNamNet

Shipwrecks reveal ancient trade routes - News VietNamNet | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
 VietNamNet Bridge – Many centuries-old shipwrecks lie beneath the
waves in Quang Ngai, conveying new information about the past.
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Fugitive Shipwreck Hunter Arrested

Fugitive Shipwreck Hunter Arrested | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A treasure hunter who allegedly bilked investors after recovering tens of millions of dollars worth of gold from a shipwreck was arrested in

Via Grant W. Graves
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Villa Epecuen - The Argentinian Town That Spent 25 Years Underwater | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities

Villa Epecuen - The Argentinian Town That Spent 25 Years Underwater | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The Argentinian town of Epecuen, once a popular tourist destination, is now just a shadow of its former self, after spending 25 years submerged in salt water.

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Kim Keever Constructs and Photographs Underwater Phenomena

Kim Keever Constructs and Photographs Underwater Phenomena | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Kim Keever's photographs may look like documentation of natural phenomena from another planet, but the artist painstakingly constructs minuscule photo sets inside a fish tank in his studio to a...
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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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Ice divers, underwater archeologists to study Franklin ship in Arctic - CTV News

Ice divers, underwater archeologists to study Franklin ship in Arctic - CTV News | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Ice divers and underwater archeologists will plunge deep into Arctic waters starting next month in an effort to unlock the secrets of HMS Erebus, the ship on which Sir John Franklin himself sailed and may have died.
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GVSU students, professors brave cold to explore shipwrecks - WWMT-TV

GVSU students, professors brave cold to explore shipwrecks - WWMT-TV | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Students and professors at one west Michigan university brave cold temperatures to explore historic shipwrecks.
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NASA wants to send a submarine to Titan's seas

NASA wants to send a submarine to Titan's seas | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
In a sneak peek of a possible future mission to Saturn's moon Titan, NASA has showcased their vision of a robotic submersible that could explore the moon's vast lakes of liquid methane and ethane.
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Rich Synowiec's curator insight, February 15, 9:24 PM

I wanna go 

SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, February 16, 10:37 AM

Explore Saturn's moon methane and ethane lakes?  Sounds pretty exciting.  Wondering if there might be any aquatic life.

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Will the Great Lakes face a 'killer shrimp' invasion? - Futurity: Research News

Will the Great Lakes face a 'killer shrimp' invasion? - Futurity: Research News | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Scientists offer three 50-year forecasts—optimistic, pessimistic, and status quo—for invasive species and the Great Lakes.
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Scientists discover underwater Mayan shrine; 'It was a special place with a sacred function'

Scientists discover underwater Mayan shrine; 'It was a special place with a sacred function' | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Researchers have found an underground Mayan water shrine complete with human remains, and it gives us an idea of their weather patterns.
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Dive Into The World's Largest (And Greenest!) Underwater Theme Park

Dive Into The World's Largest (And Greenest!) Underwater Theme Park | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Who needs to stand in lines at theme parks when you could dive deep into an underwater theme park?

Developers have announced plans to create The Pearl of Dubai, a five-acre underwater wonderland inspired by the "Pirates of the Caribbean"...
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Scuba skydiving parachutes straight into the sea on Great Barrier Reef - Daily Mail

Scuba skydiving parachutes straight into the sea on Great Barrier Reef - Daily Mail | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
In a move worthy of James Bond, the two Australians' scuba gear lies on the seabed ready to collect after impacting the water and disengaging from their parachutes.
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Divers Find Wreckage Of Korean War-Era Skyraider - AVweb flash Article

Divers Find Wreckage Of Korean War-Era Skyraider - AVweb flash Article | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Two divers have discovered the wreckage of a Korean War-era Douglas A-1 Skyraider off the San Diego coastline, KSWB Fox 5 reported this week. Dennis Burns and Ruth Yu were exploring the shallow waters off Mission Beach when they found an airplane submerged about 60 feet deep. Its identification plate confirmed it was a Skyraider that had crash-landed in 1953.
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Great find! It was just waiting to be discovered. 

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Fish live beneath Antarctica

Fish live beneath Antarctica | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Drilling under 740 metres of the Ross Ice Shelf reveals translucent fish living in perpetual darkness and cold.
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Sounds like a good ice dive. 

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