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U.S. freighter runs aground near Sarnia, Ont.

U.S. freighter runs aground near Sarnia, Ont. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A U.S. freight ship loaded with iron ore pellets ran aground last night off the shore of Sarnia, Ont. A U.S. freight ship loaded with iron ore pellets ran aground last night off the shore of Sarnia, Ont.
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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, 5:08 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.

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Great Barrier Reef will be 'pretty ugly' within 40 years, warn experts

Great Barrier Reef will be 'pretty ugly' within 40 years, warn experts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of Queensland, is in the worst state it's been in since records began, Australian scientists say.
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Tackling Illegal Fishing in Italy: Behind the Scenes

Tackling Illegal Fishing in Italy: Behind the Scenes | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Oceana in Europe and Corriere della Sera, an Italian newspaper, embarked on a behind-the-scenes mission to uncover illegal fishing in the Port of Bagnara in southwest Italy. During
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Sixth grader's lionfish discovery blows ecologists out of the water

Sixth grader's lionfish discovery blows ecologists out of the water | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Among ocean conservationists, invasive lionfish are known as a severe threat to marine environments, but a 12-year-old discovered that the pervasive fish can harm freshwater ecosystems as well.
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We always find it thrilling when a young mind makes a discovery that others had not considered.

 

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Underwater vehicle to measure Antarctic Sea ice

Underwater vehicle to measure Antarctic Sea ice | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Underwater vehicle to measure Antarctic Sea ice
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Simply Scuba Blog » Where Should I Mount My Dive Knife?

Simply Scuba Blog » Where Should I Mount My Dive Knife? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Lost for choice on which dive knife to buy or where to mount it? This blog goes through the pro's and con's of different types of knives from an instructors
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EASY DIVING | STAY CALM

EASY DIVING | STAY CALM | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Great tips on how dive safely
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Seventy sharks found dead on the Gower were 'probably' thrown off a fishing boat

Seventy sharks found dead on the Gower were 'probably' thrown off a fishing boat | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Shark Trust is demanding limits be set on fished numbers to avoid a population crash
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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, July 21, 9:14 AM

Criminal, cynical and senseless - by catch is an affront to anyone who respects nature and believes that we are working towards sustainable  marine harvests.  Those who catch and dump do not deserve any respect.

SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, July 22, 6:21 AM

How tragic that others see some of these sharks as pests and discard them as trash.

 

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Gold & silver worth millions of dollars recovered from SS Central America shipwreck | Uncover California

Gold & silver worth millions of dollars recovered from SS Central America shipwreck | Uncover California | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Alert Diver | Hyperbaric Chambers for Dive Injuries

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'Earthship' takes shape on Alberta prairie

'Earthship' takes shape on Alberta prairie | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A family is building a so-called Earthship on the southern Alberta prairie, and plans to move in by the end of the year.
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World's oldest bottle of mineral water uncovered

World's oldest bottle of mineral water uncovered | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Archaeologists found the 12 inch (30cm) bottle in shipwreck lying 12.2 metres (40 feet) below water in the Gdańsk Bay close to the Polish coast.

Via Darrin Jillson
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Darrin Jillson's curator insight, July 20, 6:34 AM

Here is one I bet Mack hasn't found yet. 

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Historic Steamship Found in San Francisco Bay

Historic Steamship Found in San Francisco Bay | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Love historic shipwrecks? Read about the City of Chester, which NOAA recently discovered in San Francisco Bay. This Gold-Rush-Era steamship was an amazing discovery off the Golden Gate Bridge, and touts fascinating maritime history.
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Boy, 8, Recovering From What Is Believed To Be A Shark Bite

Boy, 8, Recovering From What Is Believed To Be A Shark Bite | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Aadyn Crick says he was just playing in the surf on Monday afternoon around 1 p.m. in Indialantic, Fla. when he felt sudden pressure on his right knee.
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Why Are All These Legos Washing Up on the Beach?

Why Are All These Legos Washing Up on the Beach? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A rogue wave and a lot of plastic octopi shed light on the workings of ocean currents.
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Glad they are at least washing ashore and people are looking to pick them up, instead of becoming a permanent fixture of the sea.

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Alert Diver | Treating DCS in the Miskito Coast

The lobster boats that supply the seafood industry in the United States rely on the work of Miskito Indians, natives of the Caribbean coasts of Honduras and Nicaragua. The profiles of these divers are superhuman: Each one routinely dives to 90-130 feet as many as 12-16 times a day to catch lobster. Often they are on the surface for only minutes between dives, and they rarely if ever conduct decompression stops. The boat owners provide only rudimentary equipment: a cylinder, a regulator, a mask and fins. A length of rope serves in place of a BCD. There are no depth gauges or wetsuits, and dive computers are unheard-of luxuries. As a consequence of the risks they take, the incidence of DCS among the Miskito Indian divers is unprecedented. 

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Another Example of Stupidity – Do You Know This Man? | The Scuba News

Another Example of Stupidity – Do You Know This Man? | The Scuba News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As you know from some of my recent posts on The Scuba News, I have a major issue with people who touch, man-handle or stress the marine life while diving.
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Un-cool catch: Protected sandbar sharks are off-limits to Rodeo anglers

Un-cool catch: Protected sandbar sharks are off-limits to Rodeo anglers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sandbar sharks resemble the legal bull shark species but can be distinguished by an elevated ridge between the dorsal fins of the protected sandbar species.
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Diving Florida's Caves - YouTube

A narrated look at Florida cave diving. Shot and narrated by Pete Bucknell http://www.PeterBucknell.com Two cameras were used: a Panasonic GH2, and the GoPro...
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Can Drones Fight Illegal “Pirate” Fishing?

Can Drones Fight Illegal “Pirate” Fishing? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Aquamarine waters and an abundance of marine life make Glover Reef off the coast of Belize a popular diving spot. But soon the azure sky above this barrier reef may be filled with the buzzing of drones, sent to combat the illegal fishing that plagues the region. An estimated 20 percent of all fish hauled…
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Eye on the Arctic | Radio Canada International » Fishing-net death toll of endangered seals continues to rise in Finland

Eye on the Arctic | Radio Canada International » Fishing-net death toll of endangered seals continues to rise in Finland | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Wood off Shipwrecks

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Wood off Shipwrecks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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But First, Let Me Take a [Scuba] Selfie

But First, Let Me Take a [Scuba] Selfie | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The #Selfie song by The Chainsmokers might be the worst thing to happen to music since Slash left Guns 'N Roses, but there's no denying that selfies are sweeping the nation. The next victim? Scuba Divers near you.
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Clean Shaven

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Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao

Your guide to 21 of the best wreck and reef dives in the ABCs.
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Fraud, Deception And Lies: How Discovery's Shark Week Became The Greatest Show On Earth - Science Sushi | DiscoverMagazine.com

Fraud, Deception And Lies: How Discovery's Shark Week Became The Greatest Show On Earth - Science Sushi | DiscoverMagazine.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Faked documentaries? Shady publicity stunts? Discovery Channel's Shark Week might be entertaining, but it's all showmanship, little substance.
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