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How to conquer a fear of the ocean? Dive in the most beautiful place you can find

How to conquer a fear of the ocean?  Dive in the most beautiful place you can find | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Indonesian archipelago is home to supersized manta rays and pygmy sea horses, and is considered one of the best scuba spots on Earth.
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Whale feeding time!

Whale feeding time! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A whale shark feeds on hundreds of tiny fish while lurking below nearby fishing boats. With its mouth wide open, the 26ft long beast drifts past at about five miles an hour gobbling up all the small fish in one go. A total of six whale sharks emerged, keen to take advantage of the easy food on offer. Wildlife photograper Reinhard Dirscherl from Munich, and wife Daniela hopped off the boat to grab the snaps just off the West Papua coastline in Cendrawasih Bay, Indonesia.

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Indonesia’s national airline carrier bans shark fins

Indonesia’s national airline carrier bans shark fins | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda Indonesia has joined a growing number of airlines looking to curb the international shark fin trade by banning the transport of shark fins and other shark products on their aircraft.
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Sharks most often caught by Indonesia, India ... and Spain?

Sharks most often caught by Indonesia, India ... and Spain? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The nonprofit Pew Environment Group singled out the worst shark-catching offenders last year, using United Nations data to identify the 20 countries that reported landing the most sharks from 2000 to 2008.
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A ray of hope for mantas

A ray of hope for mantas | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Indonesia just set aside its national waters to protect manta rays. Greenpeace celebrates salutes Indonesia and celebrates on behalf of mantas.
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AYANA Resort and Spa in Bali, Indonesia

AYANA Resort and Spa in Bali, Indonesia | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Indian Ocean on tsunami watch after quake off Indonesia - World - CBC News

Indian Ocean on tsunami watch after quake off Indonesia - World - CBC News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A tsunami watch has been issued for countries across the Indian Ocean after a large earthquake hit waters off Indonesia, sending residents pouring from their homes in panic.
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