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Lessons Learned: A Close Call In Kelp

Lessons Learned: A Close Call In Kelp | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The narrow road leading down to our dive site seems magically quaint, as it winds out of the trees by the guard shack and down ...
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See Restoration in Action for California’s Kelp Forests

See Restoration in Action for California’s Kelp Forests | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In July of 2013, a large-scale project to restore kelp forests began off the Palos Verdes peninsula of California. The Bay Foundation, with funding and technical assistance from NOAA’s Montrose Set...
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Should California make Sea World's killer whale shows illegal?

Should California make Sea World's killer whale shows illegal? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Killer whale shows may be a bad idea, but should they be illegal? An upcoming bill in the California Legislature would ban such shows in the state — which boils down to banning them at Sea World in San Diego — as well as forbidding captive breeding and the import or export of killer whales, which despite their names are actually the largest of the dolphins.
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U.S. Navy Warship Stops For Hours To Let Whales Pass

U.S. Navy Warship Stops For Hours To Let Whales Pass | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A pod of Gray whales was saved from injury or death over the weekend after a whale-watching boat successfully halted a U.S. Navy warship that was moments away from colliding with them.Captain Todd Mansur of Dana Wharf Whale Watching was leading a tour off the coast of Dana Point, California when he ...
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Karen Kay's curator insight, March 11, 2014 2:50 PM

How bout that!  Awesome news!  Now if we could cut down on the noise.....

Deep End's curator insight, March 11, 2014 10:21 PM

Now that's what I call respect!

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Giant Pacific Octopus Encountered by two Scuba Divers | Austrian Tribune

Giant Pacific Octopus Encountered by two Scuba Divers | Austrian Tribune | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A beautiful eight-legged Giant Pacific octopus has been encountered by two scuba divers off Bluefish Cove in Carmel, CA, earlier this month. David Malvestuto and Warren Murray, the two divers and underwater photographers, spotted the octopus with the help of their large, expensive, professional underwater camera, 80-feet beneath the ocean's surface.

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Flipper gets flipped! Gigantic killer whale sends dolphin somersaulting 20ft into the air

Flipper gets flipped! Gigantic killer whale sends dolphin somersaulting 20ft into the air | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An unfortunate dolphin finds itself in the path of a killer whale in Santa Cruz, California and is sent somersaulting through the air by its giant fin.
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PBS Features Oceana’s Campaign to End Drift Gillnet Use off California

PBS Features Oceana’s Campaign to End Drift Gillnet Use off California | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Last weekend, PBS NewsHour Weekend Edition aired a feature story on Oceana’s campaign to end drift gillnet use off California. This commercial fishery sets out mile-long nets at dusk to catch swordfis
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Lack of Sardines Leaves California Sea Lions Starving

Lack of Sardines Leaves California Sea Lions Starving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just announced a lack of Pacific sardines is a “likely contributor” to the “Unusual Mortality Event” (UME) that
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Shipwreck Monte Carlo Visible - New History Comes To Light

Shipwreck Monte Carlo Visible - New History Comes To Light | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In her prime, the S.S. Monte Carlo was the largest of a fleet of ships making up Gambling Ship Row that dotted the map between San Diego, Long Beach and Santa…
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Exposing California’s Dirty Little Secret

Exposing California’s Dirty Little Secret | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Mile-long drift gillnets create a deadly trap for ocean wildlife. These nets, meant for swordfish and thresher sharks, form dangerous underwater walls that entangle iconic ocean marine life, preventin
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5 Tips: Diving in Kelp

5 Tips: Diving in Kelp | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We've got advice on how to navigate through a kelp forest. Some of the world's best diving can be found in kelp forests, but this can be an intimidating environment, especially the first time.
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The ScubaDiver girls dive this in San Diego all the time---they are experts!

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