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Scottish Shellfish Reef 'Is World's Largest'

Scottish Shellfish Reef 'Is World's Largest' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A shellfish reef discovered in Scotland may be the largest in the world, according to the country's Environment Secretary.
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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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DiveNewswire

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DiveNewswire"  Dive travel wholesaler Deep Blue Adventures is teaming up with equipment manufacturer Aqua Lung and several local Ohio dive retailers early next month to host Dive Hope, an event held annually at Whitestar Quarry in Gibsonburg, Ohio, which happens to be close to the company’s headquarters and where Deep Blue’s owner and family frequently dive. 

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Sea Shepherd to Table on Select Dates of Aerosmith’s “Let Rock Rule” U.S. Tour - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Sea Shepherd to Table on Select Dates of Aerosmith’s “Let Rock Rule” U.S. Tour - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Blue Army & Whales Navy Team Up to Defend the Oceans
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Family finds 300-year-old sunken treasure off Florida's east coast

Family finds 300-year-old sunken treasure off Florida's east coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida family scavenging for sunken treasure on a shipwreck has found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold filigree necklace sacred to Spanish priests, officials said on Tuesday.

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5 Ways Scuba Diving Works Your Body ALL Over

5 Ways Scuba Diving Works Your Body ALL Over | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Trend alert: A girl's most memorable workout ever is under the water.
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So glad to see Women's Health magazine has covered a sport which to many may not seem like it has great health benefits, but it DOES!

 

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Turkish diver Can breaks third world diving record - CİHAN

Turkish diver Can breaks third world diving record - CİHAN | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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173-Year-Old Whaling Ship Returns to Save Whales

173-Year-Old Whaling Ship Returns to Save Whales | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The world's last remaining wooden whaling ship has sailed again. Built in 1841, retired 80 years later, and kept on display since then, the Charles W. Morgan set sail in July in the waters off Cape Cod. Once it roamed the seas to harvest whales. After more than five years of restoration, the majestic sailing ship is now used as a tool at Mystic Seaport to educate the public about preserving and protecting whales. To read more about the Charles W. Morgan, click here.
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It's awesome to see stories like this.  What was once used to kill whales is now used to protect them.

 

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Photos: A Look at Some of the Ocean’s Most Beautiful Tentacles

Photos: A Look at Some of the Ocean’s Most Beautiful Tentacles | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
If you’ve spent some time at the coast this summer, the chances are you’ve had a close encounter with a jellyfish, as these invertebrates have earned quite the reputation in the media for “invading” c
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Alert Diver | Ascent Rates

Slow is the way to go
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Blue Whales Roam Dangerously Close to Shipping Lanes

Blue Whales Roam Dangerously Close to Shipping Lanes | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The feeding grounds of blue whales along the U.S. West Coast overlap dangerously with shipping lanes, placing the behemoths in danger of collisions with ships. This finding could help prevent human threats to these endangered titans, scientists added.
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Divers Alert Network, Cutaneous DCS with Transient Neurological Symptoms after a Hot Shower

After a hot shower, a diver experiences blotchy rash and welts along with blurred vision and some dizziness.
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Great white shark near St. Andrews captured in vivid video

Great white shark near St. Andrews captured in vivid video | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Whale watchers departing the charming harbour of St. Andrews, N.B., were shocked and thrilled to encounter a great white shark, and it was all captured in photos and video.
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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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Why do accidents happen while scuba diving? - Book Your Dive

Why do accidents happen while scuba diving? - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This infographic explains how to make sure you do not get injured while scuba diving. But most important it gives a recap of safe scuba diving best practices and how to be a safe diver
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Man qualifies as PADI Divemaster at 69 - Scubaverse

Man qualifies as PADI Divemaster at 69 - Scubaverse | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, Richard Masin completed the PADI Divemaster Course in Thailand, with PADI Instructor Billy Reuter at A-One-Diving in Ranong. Well, you might ask, “What’s all the fuss about? He’s not alone in doing that”. Richard, who hails from the USA, happened to be 69 years old when he
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Leonardo DiCaprio and friends raise $25M for the environment

Leonardo DiCaprio and friends raise $25M for the environment | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Actor's first-ever charity gala took place at the Domaine Bertaud Belieu vineyard and included performances by Bono and Robin Thicke.
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What It's Like to be a Female Army Diver

What It's Like to be a Female Army Diver | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a diver for the Army? Well, it's not easy! Lt. Christie Plackis tells us the story of her journey through the grueling program.
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Why I Gave Up the Best Diving Job in the World | Bantin

Why I Gave Up the Best Diving Job in the World | Bantin | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Why would John Bantin give up a job that required him to travel to the best dive spots in the world, take beautiful photos, and write about them?
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Thrill Ride: Sucked Into the Vortex [Scuba Diving Video]

Thrill Ride: Sucked Into the Vortex [Scuba Diving Video] | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We've all been there: We hit an unexpected current and it can be unpleasant - and down currents can be frightening. Diver John Hoover had an unnerving experience during a dive off Maui's Nakalele Point. Watch the video and you be the judge: did he take the ride intentionally or unintentionally?
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Report: Gulf and Atlantic Coasts Not Prepared for Sea-Level Rise

Report: Gulf and Atlantic Coasts Not Prepared for Sea-Level Rise | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The National Research Council warns that U.S. coasts are at risk of flooding and storm damage, thanks to climate change.
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Manatee's Protected Species Status In Danger Because Of A Libertarian Boat Group

Manatee's Protected Species Status In Danger Because Of A Libertarian Boat Group | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.
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Heartbreaking footage of a dead baby whale that died in shark nets off Gold Coast

Heartbreaking footage of a dead baby whale that died in shark nets off Gold Coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
SHOCKING underwater footage shows a very young humpback whale drowning in shark nets off Bilinga Beach on Sunday while its distressed mother watches.
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America catches some of the world’s best salmon but eats some of the worst

America catches some of the world’s best salmon but eats some of the worst | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The US is a salmon-catching powerhouse. Nearly one-third of the world's wild salmon supply comes from US nets. Even when you take into account farmed salmon, US fishermen still bring around one-tenth of the total supply of salmon to the market. But more than half of America's salmon catch is going overseas: It's not that Americans aren't eating salmon....
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SILFRA - A DIVE BETWEEN TWO CONTINENTS

SILFRA - A DIVE BETWEEN TWO CONTINENTS | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Iceland’s Atlantic rift divides America from Europe and offers the unique experience of diving between two continents in near perfect visibility
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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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SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, July 23, 6:52 AM

Glad they are at least washing ashore and people are looking to pick them up, instead of becoming a permanent fixture of the sea.