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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: The Woman the Plastic Industry Can’t Beat

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: The Woman the Plastic Industry Can’t Beat | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Emily Utter was instrumental in getting the City of San Francisco to ban plastic bags. Now she works on staff with BagIt The Movie to help other cities and towns do the same. In spite of the plastic and chemical industries millions of dollars and best efforts, Emily and the BagIt team are making huge progress.

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Another Major City Bans Plastic Shopping Bags

Another Major City Bans Plastic Shopping Bags | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Chicago has become the latest U.S. city to approve a ban on plastic shopping bags.

The City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of a partial plastic bag ban in Chicago on Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports. The proposal was backed by Mayor R...
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Thumbs up---wish other cities would ban them as well!

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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, May 2, 8:08 AM

Plastic bags will become a thing of the past very soon; it can be done and more governments are showing the courage to take a stand.

CEC Houston's curator insight, September 3, 5:32 PM

California, Chicago.... While Texas contemplates the legality of bag fees. Which city in the Houston region will be the first? Houston, Pasadena, Pearland, Sugar Land, Baytown, League City?

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Bull shark tore sea anchor 'to shreds'

Bull shark tore sea anchor 'to shreds' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
NEWCASTLE: A bull shark tore a sea anchor to shreds, leaving two anglers shaking in their tinny.
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Mopping up a sea of plastic

Mopping up a sea of plastic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old on a mission to rid the world’s oceans of plastic - but will his system work?
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Thousands of sharks, one tiny island

Thousands of sharks, one tiny island | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Why a tiny island's hidden secret attracts some of the biggest shark numbers in the world
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2014 Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Inductees

2014 Scuba Diving Hall of Fame Inductees | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Six people were inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame this past weekend. See why these individuals were chosen and learn how they are chosen for the honor!
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seaturtle.org - Satellite Tracking

seaturtle.org - Satellite Tracking | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A project of University of Exeter Cornwall in conjunction with the partners and sponsors detailed below.

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Sleeping sperm whales look so eerie and magical

Sleeping sperm whales look so eerie and magical | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
I can't remember if I ever saw sleeping sperm whales when I was a kid watching each and every single episode of The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau on TV. Had I seen a scene as eerie and magical as this one, I would remember it. So weird and wonderful.
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Video shows baby whale caught in shark net as distressed mother looks on

Video shows baby whale caught in shark net as distressed mother looks on | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Aerial cameras today captured the shocking rescue of a baby whale caught in shark net off Queensland's Rainbow Beach.The juvenile became badly tangled in the net earlier today, prompting rescue teams to make their way out to assist the distressed animal.Video footage, captured by television news teams in helicopters above, shows the baby whale's mother swimming around its calf; clearly distressed but unable to help.
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22 Reasons for NOT eating Farmed Salmon

22 Reasons for NOT eating Farmed Salmon | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A host of environmental and social problems regarding the fish meal production in Peru, which supplies this feed to the &helip;
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Surprise! Life Discovered Inside Deep-Sea Rocks

Surprise! Life Discovered Inside Deep-Sea Rocks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Rocks found in the deep ocean near methane vents are teeming with microscopic life, new research finds. Microbes live in (and build) these rocks, surviving on the greenhouse gas methane seeping from below the ocean floor.
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Game Wardens Hooking Poachers in the Gulf|| TPW magazine|October 2014

Game Wardens Hooking Poachers in the Gulf|| TPW magazine|October 2014 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine, the Outdoor Magazine of Texas: Game wardens thwart illegal long-line fishing, gill-netting.
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2015 Manta Ray of Hope research expedition to Myanmar

2015 Manta Ray of Hope research expedition to Myanmar | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
At the end of February 2015, Thailand Dive and Sail will depart on the fifth Manta Ray Of Hope Expedition to Myanmars Mergui Archipelago in co-operation with the Marine Megafauna Foundation. On the...
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Awesome---we can learn so much more about these beautiful underwater creatures!

 

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When island nations drown, who owns their seas? - The Boston Globe

When island nations drown, who owns their seas? - The Boston Globe | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As climate change jeopardizes the huge ocean claims of tiny nations, experts propose some bold legal solutions.
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Visualize underwater trash with Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris Map

Visualize underwater trash with Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris Map | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Visualize underwater trash with Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris Map was last modified: June 10th, 2014 by
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Massive One Ton Great White Shark Caught In Russian Far East

Massive One Ton Great White Shark Caught In Russian Far East | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fisherman in Eastern Russia recently landed a massive great white shark, and a video of the one ton apex predator being dragged from the surf has made its way
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Sexual Selection | Manta Trust

Sexual Selection | Manta Trust | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Like all elasmobranchs, but unlike nearly all the other fish in the sea, manta rays reproduce through internal fertilisation, which means male and female must come together to mate. They give birth to live young which are miniature replicas of their parents; ready to fend for themselves, they are completely independent from birth.

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Franklin Expedition find 'almost unbelievable'

Franklin Expedition find 'almost unbelievable' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Jonathan Moore has a couple of pretty important accomplishments to add to his resume.
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Lessons Learned: Know Your Buddy

Lessons Learned: Know Your Buddy | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
If you don’t know your buddy, you know the most. I learned to live by this rule and have been reminded on more than one ...
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Remembering Audrey Mestre - 12 Years Ago – DeeperBlue.com

Remembering Audrey Mestre - 12 Years Ago – DeeperBlue.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
October 12th 2002 – a date etched into the memory of many Freedivers and those that follow the sport of Freediving.  A date of that awful day in the ocean off Bayahibe, Domincan Republic.  A date on which people watched and waited for seconds and then minutes for their hero – a real life mermaid …
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Powerful and sad video!

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The Scuba News

The Scuba News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Scuba News is brought to you by Dive Media Solutions - leading provider of scuba publications and media services for the scuba diving industry. Developed by a small team of dedicated scuba divi...
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Always a good read!

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Ocean Roundup: Seven Sharks Illegally Caught in Costa Rica National Park, Dolphins Cross-Breeding in UK Waters, and More

Ocean Roundup: Seven Sharks Illegally Caught in Costa Rica National Park, Dolphins Cross-Breeding in UK Waters, and More | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
- Scientists warn that otters off of Scotland are only living for about a third of the time than those off mainland Europe, largely due to more polluted waters and prey sources. The scientists warn th
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