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OCEANS TWELVE – 2013 CALENDAR ON SALE NOW - Bite-Back

OCEANS TWELVE – 2013 CALENDAR ON SALE NOW - Bite-Back | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Bite-Back, the UK shark and marine conservation charity, has just announced details of its highly anticipated 2013 fundraising calendar, featuring images and text from 12 of the world’s very best underwater photographers

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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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Protection plan 'will not save reef'

Protection plan 'will not save reef' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Australia's Academy of Science says a government draft plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef will not prevent its decline.
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Downed Second World War plane recovered from Lake Muskoka | Toronto Star

Rusted wreckage brought to surface on ‘extremely emotional day’ coinciding with Hamilton funeral of slain soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.
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Ignoring International Limits, U.S. Expands Fishing for Declining Bigeye Tuna

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Scuba Jobs: What It’s Like to Work on a Liveaboard

Scuba Jobs: What It’s Like to Work on a Liveaboard | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The biggest and most upsetting myth (at least for me) is when people come up to you and look at you and say: “What a life, getting paid and go diving all the time… this is not a job”. The truth is ...
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just published @ kirkscubagear's Scuba Scoop

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Photos capture the quadrennial phenomenon as millions of salmon jam B.C.'s Adams river

Photos capture the quadrennial phenomenon as millions of salmon jam B.C.'s Adams river | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As millions of sockeye crush into Adams River to mate, a bulging crowd of spectators gather to watch the spectacle unfold
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Nice photo work here!

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Man sentenced to prison for diver's death near Catalina Island - MyNewsLA.com

Man sentenced to prison for diver's death near Catalina Island - MyNewsLA.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A 50-year-old man was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the diving death of a man near Catalina Island.
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15-Ton Prehistoric Shark Captured Off Coast Of Pakistan

15-Ton Prehistoric Shark Captured Off Coast Of Pakistan | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Karachi | A giant prehistoric shark previously thought to be extinct for more than 20 million years has been captured by local fishermen off the coast of Pakistan, reports the Islamabad Herald this m
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Lauri's curator insight, October 27, 7:18 PM

Well the picture looks like it might be real...

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Tranquil diving excursion turned nightmare when sea lion attacks!

Tranquil diving excursion turned nightmare when sea lion attacks! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This exceptionally rare moment nearly ended in disaster as freediver Chris Okamoto was unexpectedly attacked by a passing sea lion!
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Scuba Diving Dangers & Safety | Essential Diving Tips

Scuba Diving Dangers & Safety | Essential Diving Tips | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As scuba divers, we have to be careful from fire coral, reef rash, venomous fish, and other dangerous sea creatures.
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Miami Deep Dredge: Environmentalists Win Court Battle but Not War as Blasting Continues

Miami Deep Dredge: Environmentalists Win Court Battle but Not War as Blasting Continues | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Call it a split decision. The latest legal skirmish over the Deep Dredge devolved into an all-day court battle over...
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Protesters aim for world's biggest animal rights demonstration against dolphin slaughter

Protesters aim for world's biggest animal rights demonstration against dolphin slaughter | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
PROTESTERS want to hold the world's biggest animal rights demonstration in
opposition to the "barbaric" slaughter of dolphins in Japan.
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: 3 Factors Ruining Your Scuba Education

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: 3 Factors Ruining Your Scuba Education | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

I've seen a lot of good students with bad instructors and I've seen a lot of good instructors with bad students. This has as much to do with the mindsets and motivations of the individuals involved as it has to do with their actual abilities. I find the following three major factors work against both students and instructors in the dive industry.

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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Tackling underwater rugby at 74

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Tackling underwater rugby at 74 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

By age 74, the closest many people come to sports is watching it on television from their recliner chair, remote control in hand.

Not Tom Elliott of Brantford, Ontario. He not only runs the underwater rugby club in Brantford, but is a player – tackling and being tackled in the pool. He also plays underwater hockey and is a free diver – a sport in which participants descend to great depths without scuba gear.

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THROWBACK THURSDAY::::originally published July 2, 2010 @ Scuba Scoop!

 

 

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Seabed feeding frenzy proves dead jellyfish get eaten - life - 29 October 2014 - New Scientist

Seabed feeding frenzy proves dead jellyfish get eaten - life - 29 October 2014 - New Scientist | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Time-lapse imagery of scavengers tucking in proves that dead jellyfish aren't unpalatable after all, so can return nutrients to the sea's food webs
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Researchers: A massive amount of BP oil is coating the bottom of the Gulf

Researchers: A massive amount of BP oil is coating the bottom of the Gulf | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Oil is splattered for miles surrounding the spill's source, a new study finds (updated0
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 29, 4:28 PM

Option topic: Marine environments and management

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The octopus that strangled its lover to death

The octopus that strangled its lover to death | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In a single extraordinary act, a female octopus has changed how we think of her kind
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Love em and kill em!

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Lauri's curator insight, Today, 12:14 AM

Reminds me of spiders that kill the male they mate with.

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UnderwaterTimes.com | Report: World-Record Pregnant Hammerhead Caught Off Florida was Carrying World-Record 55 Pups

UnderwaterTimes.com | Report: World-Record Pregnant Hammerhead Caught Off Florida was Carrying World-Record 55 Pups | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A great hammerhead shark caught by a recreational fisherman in Boca Grande in May was pregnant, scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory confirmed after a necropsy on the animal
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Glow In The Dark Sharks

Glow In The Dark Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Are you afraid of the dark? Are you afraid of sharks? If, so you might think that the cold, dark depths of the deep-sea would be a nightmare. With predators such as the goblin shark, the knifetooth...
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Four divers charged with raiding ancient shipwreck

Four divers charged with raiding ancient shipwreck | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A southern Finland district prosecutor has pressed charges against four men for allegedly stealing from a shipwreck protected by antiquities law. The suspected wreck raid took place in 2011.
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Coast Guard in Costa Rica Arrests Shark Fin Poacher

Coast Guard in Costa Rica Arrests Shark Fin Poacher | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
70 shark fins confiscated and one arrest made in Costa Rica
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'Imprisoned' Killer Whales Spark Outcry in Moscow | News

'Imprisoned' Killer Whales Spark Outcry in Moscow | News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Russian police have refused to open a case into orca whales being held in Moscow in what animal rights campaigners say are cramped tanks that could leave the mammals deaf and insane.
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11 scary movies that are secretly about the environment

11 scary movies that are secretly about the environment | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We are seriously ready to get our spook on, so here are some scary movies you probably didn't realize are actually about the environment.
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The Role of Private Sector Investment in Climate Change

The Role of Private Sector Investment in Climate Change | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The role and nature of private sector investment in producing positive social and environmental outcomes remains hotly contested....
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NBC2 News: Albino nurse shark caught on cam off Captiva Pass | Shark Year Magazine

Video uploaded by 'NBC2 News' on 23. October 2014: A family from Cape Coral hooked the catch of a lifetime. The Silvestri family believes they caught a
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Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters

Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Strategic issues are not the only driver behind the recent incidents involving Chinese fishermen.
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