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Should Florida allow Goliath grouper to be culled? | RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program

Should Florida allow Goliath grouper to be culled? | RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Goliath grouper, Epinephelus itajara, were documented as commercially extinct in the late 1980’s and have had protection from fishing in USA waters since 1990. They are the largest grouper in the Atlantic Ocean, growing up to the record size of 2.5 m in total length and 450 kg, making them popular to fish. Like many other top-predators, Goliath grouper are very susceptible to being overfished because they are long-lived, slow growing, late to sexually maturity, need spawning aggregations to reproduce and are also very habitat/site specific..........

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This article talks about the facts of spiceies such as spiney lobeter and a grey Grouper. It states the facts about there population. Also it goes into talking bout the over fishing along the coast of Florida.

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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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From Dolphins to Loons, Gulf Species Still Reeling From Deepwater Horizon Disaster

From Dolphins to Loons, Gulf Species Still Reeling From Deepwater Horizon Disaster | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Four years after the biggest oil spill in U.S. history, wildlife is struggling to recover.
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Health Tip: Asthma and Diving

Health Tip: Asthma and Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Many asthma sufferers worry that diving is not an option for them, so we asked our resident Dive Doc for his take on diving with asthma. Here's what he had to say ...
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The FishPool Hoard .. Lost treasure from the War of the Roses ???

The FishPool Hoard .. Lost treasure from the War of the Roses ??? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

On March 22, 1966, an unusual hoard of treasure was found by construction workers on a building site in the village of Fishpool, near present day Cambourne Gardens, England. The treasure was comprised of 1,237 coins, four rings, four pieces of jewelry, and two lengths of chain. The hoard was unusual because it contained both coins and jewelry made entirely of gold, which made it easier for historians to date.

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Simply Scuba Blog » 10 Tips to Prevent Your Dive or Snorkelling Mask From Leaking

Simply Scuba Blog » 10 Tips to Prevent Your Dive or Snorkelling Mask From Leaking | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A leaking mask is possibly one of the most irritating things that can affect a diver or snorkeller. Following a few simple steps can help ensure you get a great
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How Do Dolphins Sleep?

How Do Dolphins Sleep? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Dolphins sleep with one eye open, and with half their brain wide awake, researchers have found.
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Absurd Creature of the Week: 10-Foot Bobbit Worm Is the Ocean’s Most Disturbing Predator | Science | WIRED

Absurd Creature of the Week: 10-Foot Bobbit Worm Is the Ocean’s Most Disturbing Predator | Science | WIRED | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This is Eunice aphroditois, also known as the bobbit worm, a mix between the Mongolian death worm, the Graboids from Tremors, the Bugs from Starship Troopers, and a rainbow — but it’s a really dangerous rainbow, like in Mario Kart.
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Robotic sub aborts first search for Malaysian jet after reaching maximum depth in Indian Ocean

Robotic sub aborts first search for Malaysian jet after reaching maximum depth in Indian Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A robotic submarine hunting for the missing Malaysian jet aborted its first mission after only six hours, surfacing with no new clues when it exceeded its maximum depth along the floor of the Indian Ocean, officials said Tuesday.
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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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Invasive Lionfish On The Decline In Jamaica

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica is reporting a big decline in sightings of lionfish, the voracious invasive species that has been wreaking havoc on regional reefs for years and wolfing down native juvenile fish and crustaceans.
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Parasitic Flatworm Could Decimate Coral Reefs Worldwide

Parasitic Flatworm Could Decimate Coral Reefs Worldwide | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A coral-eating flatworm with a unique camouflaging strategy could be a major threat to the world's coral reefs
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Shipwrecks of April 13

Shipwrecks of April 13 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Considerable treasure is believed to have been lost in some shipwrecks that took place on April 13.  Today's Shipwrecks™ April 13 1749: Two of the East India Company's ships were lost during a storm, variously described as a hurricane or a monsoon, that...
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SDI Wreck Diver Solves Maritime Mystery | SDI | TDI | ERDI

SDI Wreck Diver Solves Maritime Mystery | SDI | TDI | ERDI | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Tamara Thomsen, a TDI Instructor and Maritime Archaeologist, shows us how wreck diving, along with underwater archaeology solved a century old mystery about the
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Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Becomes Scuba Diver

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Massive Great White Shark Spotted Off Australian Beach

A massive 16-foot great white shark was seen swimming close to the shore of a western Australian beach and was possibly attracted by the smell of a nearby dying humpback whale.

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54-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Found in Canadian Arctic

54-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Found in Canadian Arctic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A 54-year-old message in a bottle was found on Ward Hunt Island, a remote island in the northernmost part of the Canadian Arctic.
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Diving incidents drop to lowest level in two decades

The number of diving incidents has fallen to its lowest level in 21 years, according to latest figures from the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.
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10 Kinds of Freedivers » Freedive Blog

10 Kinds of Freedivers » Freedive Blog | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

In my years of freediving I’ve gotten to know a lot of divers, which has been (mostly) an absolute delight. I’ve had the privilege of diving with some of the top freedivers in the world, been asked to freedive with humpback whales with GroPro and every few weeks I get to join a group of new freedivers for classes and be reminded of why I started this whole thing anyway.

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Sharks Contain More Pollutants Than Polar Bears : DNews

Sharks Contain More Pollutants Than Polar Bears : DNews | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Greenland sharks joined the list of top Arctic predators that suffer under heavy loads of accumulated persistent organic pollutants in their bodies. Continue reading →
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Salvage team finds wreck of the Victory

Salvage team finds wreck of the Victory | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Experts fear historic legacy could be lost if US treasure hunters raise pre-Nelson flagship
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Save the Dolphins: Boycott Japan?.

Save the Dolphins: Boycott Japan?. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We have received a great deal of international correspondence lately suggesting that we "Boycott Japan" as a strategy to solve the drive fisheries problem. Although we are not telling other NGOs what their strategy should be, I wanted to clarify that we think a boycott of Japan is a big mistake. Hav...
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Spearfishing!

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DiveMoreWorkLessDrinking, Diving and Devil's Throat » DiveMoreWorkLess

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Entire marine food chain at risk from rising CO2 levels in water

Entire marine food chain at risk from rising CO2 levels in water | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fish will make themselves vulnerable by being attracted to predator odour and exhibiting bolder behaviour
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Five Frogfish Facts

Five Frogfish Facts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Frogfish are masters of disguise. Spot one during a dive and you will win the admiration of every diver in your group - especially photographers. Frogfish, a type of anglerfish, have a textured exterior that aids in their camouflage. While they do …

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