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Sea turtles - at ‘loggerheads’ with global warming - maltatoday.com.mt

Sea turtles - at ‘loggerheads’ with global warming - maltatoday.com.mt | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Ensuring maximum protection for a loggerhead turtle's 79 eggs has got us thinking of protection, but what are the major threats affecting turtles?

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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, 2014 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, 2014 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?

Maria Loughran's curator insight, May 18, 2015 6:05 PM

Needs to be nation-wide.

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Scottish puffins found with plastic pellets in their stomachs | Fauna & Flora International

Scottish puffins found with plastic pellets in their stomachs | Fauna & Flora International | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Autopsies of dead puffins collected from the Isle of May in Scotland have revealed that, along with their usual diet of sand eels, these charismatic seabirds have been eating plastic pellets, known as nurdles.

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If Labels on a Plastic Water Bottle Told the Truth, Here’s What They Would Look Like

If Labels on a Plastic Water Bottle Told the Truth, Here’s What They Would Look Like | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An image by International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) fellow Jurgen Freund shows us that if bottled water companies were honest with their customers, this is how the labels would really look.
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5 Small Things That Explain The Big Problem with Microbeads | Greenpeace UK

5 Small Things That Explain The Big Problem with Microbeads | Greenpeace UK | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Don't know how to spread the word on microbeads amongst your friends? Take a look at these 5 things.
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Tagging Seals Improves Ocean Weather Forecasts - SCUBA News

Tagging Seals Improves Ocean Weather Forecasts - SCUBA News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Elephant seals improve weather forecasts by up to 6%. Real time data from tagged animals being used by UK's Met Office.
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Scuba Diving with Hypertension — Medical Dive Article — DAN | Divers Alert Network

Scuba Diving with Hypertension — Medical Dive Article — DAN | Divers Alert Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A recent report in a diving medical journal cited several episodes of acute pulmonary edema (i.e., lungs congested with fluid) in individuals with uncontrolled hypertension while they were diving.
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Rare Columbus crabs from Bermuda found on mystery box washed up on Dorset beach

Rare Columbus crabs from Bermuda found on mystery box washed up on Dorset beach | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
MORE than 80 Columbus crabs, which are rarely seen in the UK, have washed up with the mystery box on a Dorset beach.
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Fish Getting ‘Drunk’ From High Carbon Dioxide Levels: Study

Fish Getting ‘Drunk’ From High Carbon Dioxide Levels: Study | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
By 2100, marine life in half the world’s surface oceans are expected to be affected by carbon dioxide intoxication, which is a condition known as hypercapnia.
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Corals Grown in Labs Help Restore Critically Endangered Reefs

Corals Grown in Labs Help Restore Critically Endangered Reefs | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An international team of researchers recently bred elkhorn corals (Acropora palamata) in a laboratory setting, to be used to repopulate critically endangered Caribbean reefs. This won't do all the work of fighting warming waters, but it helps.
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Buried Treasure

Buried Treasure | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A buried treasure is an important part of the popular beliefs surrounding pirates and Old West outlaws.

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The Lite Buddy

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New product:::As divers, we are aware of the importance of having our hands free to adjust buoyance or to help our buddy. This is sometimes challenged by having to hold a light in or on our hands. There is another option, The Lite Buddy.

 

The Lite Buddy

The Lite Buddy is a hands free flash-light holder increasing safety and fun in low light environments such as scuba diving, hiking, dog walking, and other activities that require you to use your hands instead of holding a flashlight.
 

The Lite Buddy, straps the light onto your forearm for easy use and hands free diving. Having your hands available, allow for easy access to help your buddy, adjust or operate equipment eg. cameras, spearfishing gun or to maintain buoyancy in the water. Excellent for dive instructors, technical divers and any diver that needs a light.

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Marine turtles' nesting troubles attributed to continuing drought

Marine turtles' nesting troubles attributed to continuing drought | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Queensland's continuing drought is causing problems for marine turtles attempting to nest on an islet in the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef.
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Icelanders Don’t Like Whale Meat—So Why the Hunts?

Icelanders Don’t Like Whale Meat—So Why the Hunts? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Icelanders have little appetite for whale meat, but hunters are reluctant to give up the trade, a new film highlights.
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Discover the Vibrant Underwater Delights of South Florida

Discover the Vibrant Underwater Delights of South Florida | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Travellers looking for a unique location for their scuba diving holidays should take a trip to Lauderdale-By-The-Sea in South Florida where they can divide their time between beautiful pristine Broward beaches and the [...]...

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A New Fish Species Speaks in Electric Shocks

A New Fish Species Speaks in Electric Shocks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
John Sullivan has seen plenty of electric fishes. But when he pulled his trap out Gabon’s Ogooué River in 2014, he knew right away he'd found a doozy.
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Killed in a protected park - Nation | The Star Online

Killed in a protected park - Nation | The Star Online | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
KOTA KINABALU: A picture of a reef shark killed by fishing nets within the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Park has sparked calls for immediate action to restrict fishing within the marine park.
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What I Learned From Near Tragedy

What I Learned From Near Tragedy | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Diving in the waters of the Marianas Islands is a true gift. The water is warm, clear, and full of life. Guam is an island located in the Marianas and it represents the top of the tallest mountain in the world from top to bottom.

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Indonesia and US join forces to police the seas | Johnny Langenheim

Indonesia and US join forces to police the seas | Johnny Langenheim | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Johnny Langenheim: A new strategic partnership to improve marine law enforcement and combat illegal fishing in Indonesia builds on existing progress
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Carnival Passenger Dies During SNUBA Excursion in St. Kitts : Cruise Law News

Carnival Passenger Dies During SNUBA Excursion in St. Kitts : Cruise Law News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We were informed yesterday that a Carnival cruise passenger from the Carnival Glory died in St. Kitts during a SNUBA excursion booked on the ship. A c
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High-tech river studies reveal benefits of habitat restoration for fish

High-tech river studies reveal benefits of habitat restoration for fish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An emerging research method to gauge the benefits of stream restoration for salmon and other native fish is revealing improvements in fish numbers, survival and reproduction in key rivers across the Pacific Northwest, according ...
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Geophysicist questions stability of Antarctic ice sheet

Geophysicist questions stability of Antarctic ice sheet | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A professor in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences is joining the growing debate over the fate of the world's largest ice sheet, whose sudden melting is sending shockwaves throughout the geophysics community.

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Scuba Divers and Spearfishermen Balk at 68 New Regulations Recommended to Protect Coral

Scuba Divers and Spearfishermen Balk at 68 New Regulations Recommended to Protect Coral | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Stakeholders concerned about Florida’s coral reefs run an umbrella working group known as Our Florida Reefs (OFR) . Now, there are 68 suggested regulat...
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Meet the lumpsucker, the adorable fish revolutionizing salmon farming

Meet the lumpsucker, the adorable fish revolutionizing salmon farming | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There aren't too many fish that would be called "cute," but ask any in-the-know fish person about the lumpsucker, and that will likely be the first word used to describe it. The bulbous little suckers are popular guests at birthday parties in Japan and their roe makes an inexpensive alternative to caviar. But they are also great pest managers on salmon farms,...
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An open letter to humans from 20 animals who may not be around much longer.

An open letter to humans from 20 animals who may not be around much longer. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Humans got them into this mess, but humans can save them too.
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What Europe has done for the UK environment

What Europe has done for the UK environment | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Clean beaches  EU regulations on water quality have been instrumental in cleaning up Britain’s beaches. Nearly 600 coastal bathing areas are monitored for potentially dangerous bacteria such as E.coli – with minimum standards set out for safe bathing which have to be displayed.  This pressure has resulted in a significant increase in water quality, with 99 per cent of England’s bathing waters meeting the minimum European standard, and over 82 per cent meeting the tighter guideline standard. Fish stocks
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