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5 Ways Scuba Diving Works Your Body ALL Over

5 Ways Scuba Diving Works Your Body ALL Over | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Trend alert: A girl's most memorable workout ever is under the water.
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Best DSLR Camera Settings

Best DSLR Camera Settings | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Let's face it, while today's DSLR cameras have tons of features and menu items for customization, that can be overwhelming to the new shooter, or to one who makes only a couple of dive trips a year. Worse yet, some settings could give the false impression that your equipment is faulty, when a simple setting change solves the problem. Here are our best tips for getting started.



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Deep-sea 'graveyard' discovered

Deep-sea 'graveyard' discovered | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The discovery of a deep-sea graveyard is shedding light on the fate of dead ocean giants, scientists report.
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4 Crazy Awesome Underwater Records - Book Your Dive

4 Crazy Awesome Underwater Records  - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Here are just four of many underwater tournaments and the world records held, or attempted, by scuba divers from around the world.
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‘I have lived underwater’

‘I have lived underwater’ | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Living underwater is seen by some as a futuristic utopia, but what’s it actually like? Rose Eveleth asks a man who eats, works and sleeps on the sea floor
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Cozumel's Most Fascinating Underwater Creatures

Cozumel's Most Fascinating Underwater Creatures | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Are you planning to dive in Cozumel soon? Judy G's photography showcases the marine life you can expect to see underwater on the famed reefs of Mexico's largest Caribbean island.
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How Does That Crazy Camouflage Octopus Disappear? [Video] | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network

How Does That Crazy Camouflage Octopus Disappear? [Video] | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The vanishing octopus is back. This stunning cephalopod, caught on video by Roger Hanlon, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, has been ...
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Salmon Use Magnetic Field–Based Internal Maps to Find Their Way

Salmon Use Magnetic Field–Based Internal Maps to Find Their Way | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Even salmon raised in captivity have an innate sense of how to reach their oceanic foraging grounds
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The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms - CBS Baltimore

The World’s Most Incredible Underwater Hotel Rooms - CBS Baltimore | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
If you're looking for an unusual tropical vacation this time around, check out the world's most incredible underwater hotel rooms.
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This one pictured is only $30,000 a week for a couple!!!!

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Ming the Mollusc!

Ming the Mollusc! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Did you know? Ming the Mollusc is the oldest animal, aged at 507 years old, and was killed by researchers when they opened it to better study it.

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What It's Like...To Detonate an Underwater Bomb

What It's Like...To Detonate an Underwater Bomb | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
What's it like to detonate a bomb underwater? It's a crazy job for a scuba diver - but it's also just like fireworks on the Fourth of July, performed on a military scale, and I can't help grinning like a kid.
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Coral Reefs 101

Coral Reefs 101 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Coral reefs offer endless exploration opportunities for divers. It’s fascinating to think that these underwater structures are made from calcium carbonate secreted by living corals that grow and transform over thousands of years.
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Freediving: Going Back to Our Roots

Freediving: Going Back to Our Roots | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The theory of evolution claims that all land animals evolved from the sea. Some of them went inland, away from the ocean shorelines, while others, ...
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Largetooth Sawfish Declared an Endangered Species -- WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Largetooth Sawfish Declared an Endangered Species.
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Video: Finnish divers find century-old German sub

Video: Finnish divers find century-old German sub | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Finnish divers have released an unprecedented video showing the well-preserved wreck of a German submarine from the First World War in the Gulf of Finland.
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Scientists Have an ‘Oh My Gosh’ Moment While Searching for What They Thought Was a Shipwreck

Scientists Have an ‘Oh My Gosh’ Moment While Searching for What They Thought Was a Shipwreck | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists searching for what they thought to be a shipwreck found something entirely unexpected in the Gulf of Mexico instead. “It looked like a shipwreck,” Thomas Heathman, a Texas A&M-Galveston marine biology student, told KHOU-TV of the image that was first seen on an acoustic survey. “And then once we...
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Swallowed by the Sea: Amazing Underwater Pictures : Discovery Channel

Swallowed by the Sea: Amazing Underwater Pictures : Discovery Channel | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
These underwater pictures depict the life aquatic. Learn more about our oceans by looking at Swallowed by the Sea: Amazing Underwater Pictures.
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How Not to Abuse Your Underwater Signaling Device - Book Your Dive

How Not to Abuse Your Underwater Signaling Device - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Your Underwater Signaling Device is a valuable piece of equipment and should be handled with care and should only be used when appropriate
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Sunken World War II Plane Turned Into Scuba Playground

Sunken World War II Plane Turned Into Scuba Playground | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Just off the coast of Kas, Turkey, a World War II plane sits over 65 feet below the surface, hosting a party of men in scuba gear instead of soldiers strapped into parachutes.

The DC-3 Dakota plane was sunk on purpose, specifically to become an attraction for scuba divers and historians from around the world. Where it once carried paratroopers, the fuselage is now home to schools of fish, shrimp, and even barracudas.

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All you ever wanted to know about artificial Reefs but never dared to ask. - Book Your Dive

All you ever wanted to know about artificial Reefs but never dared to ask. - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
You may think that artificial reefs are a relatively new phenomenon however the history of them actually dates back to the Ancient Persians. The artificial reefs built back then weren’t for ecological reasons as described above but rather for trapping enemy ships and thwarting Indian pirates.
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Sartell Man Who Survived 25 Minutes Underwater Tells His Story - CBS Minnesota

Sartell Man Who Survived 25 Minutes Underwater Tells His Story - CBS Minnesota | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For the first time, we're hearing from a Sartell, Minn. man who fell through thin ice and spent more than 25 minutes underwater. He then spent three and a half weeks in a coma and lost more than 50 pounds.
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Incredible underwater hotel room!!!

Incredible underwater hotel room!!! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Incredible underwater hotel room keeping you close to the fishes. The first night would be scary, wouldn't it, or would it?

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30 new Antarctic marine species found | La Trobe University

30 new Antarctic marine species found | La Trobe University | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
La Trobe's Jan Strugnell part of global team discovering new species
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, December 11, 2013 9:47 AM

Bathysciadiid limpet (small round object in centre of the picture) feeding on the beak of a dead octopus. The species was found about 1,400 metres deep in Pine Island Bay. (Photo: Peter Enderlein) > see link