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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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Deep Sea Explorers Stumble Upon A Creature They Can Hardly Believe Is Real

Deep Sea Explorers Stumble Upon A Creature They Can Hardly Believe Is Real | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Ban plastic microbeads, say citizen advisors to Great Lakes Fishery Commission

Ban plastic microbeads, say citizen advisors to Great Lakes Fishery Commission | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Canada and the United States should ban the sale of products such as body washes and toothpaste containing microbeads by 2015, a binational committee of...

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Take Your Photography to the Next Level|Underwater Photography Guide

Take Your Photography to the Next Level|Underwater Photography Guide | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
3 Essential Camera Settings for Shooting Underwater
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Japan's Prime Minister Confirms Whale Hunt Will Resume In 2015

Japan's Prime Minister Confirms Whale Hunt Will Resume In 2015 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Canada Cool I Scuba Rockies underwater town

Canada Cool I Scuba Rockies underwater town | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
You can scuba through an underwater town high in the heart of the Rockies
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First Dive Jitters

First Dive Jitters | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

As someone who lives her life counting the days between dives, it may seem unlikely that I wasn’t always comfortable with scuba diving. As badly as I wanted to explore the underwater world, there were not enough pool sessions to prepare me for the way I felt when I jumped into the green waters of the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle for my first checkout dive. The visibility wasn’t great and the two people in front of me were too far down the anchor line for me to see. I couldn’t see the bottom, anything around me, or in the distance. I was engulfed in a thick, green blanket. My breathing grew rapid as I clenched the rope as if my life depended on it. I tried to control my breathing and remember the things I learned in class, telling myself that this was no different than the pool.

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Introducing: Megamouth Shark

Introducing: Megamouth Shark | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
  After it emerged last week that a rare deep-sea megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) washed up in the Philippines, I had a lot of people contacting me asking if it was even real. You bet it...
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The Case for Leaving Shipwrecks at the Bottom of the Ocean - Tested.com

The Case for Leaving Shipwrecks at the Bottom of the Ocean - Tested.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Explorers may have found Columbus' lost ship, the Santa Maria, but recovering the wreck is controversial.
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Researchers Discover Key to Mantis Shrimp’s Unique Vision

Researchers Discover Key to Mantis Shrimp’s Unique Vision | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Mantis shrimp possess an amazingly keen visual system and are able to discern ultraviolet light, which humans aren’t capable of seeing. A new study conducted by Michael Bok at the University of Maryland indicates that mantis shrimp use amino acids that are normally found as a natural sunscreen in animal skin in order to see UV light.

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Lawless race to the bottom of the ocean must end

Lawless race to the bottom of the ocean must end | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The human footprint on the ocean, from the shoreline to the deepest abyss, is growing.
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Protect our Great Bear Sea | David Suzuki Foundation

Protect our Great Bear Sea | David Suzuki Foundation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Manhattan Beach great white attack: Was the shark provoked?

Manhattan Beach great white attack: Was the shark provoked? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The great white shark attack in Manhattan Beach, Calif., Saturday happened when a swimmer accidentally swam toward a shark that had been hooked by a fisherman 45 minutes before and was struggling to get free.
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Now a Canadian Tar Sands Pipeline Threatens Endangered Whales

Now a Canadian Tar Sands Pipeline Threatens Endangered Whales | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Environmentalists are fighting plans to send an armada of oil tankers through whale feeding grounds.
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Too Old To Learn Scuba Diving?

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Too Old To Learn Scuba Diving? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

To enjoy a scuba diving trip, you will have to love the sea and I mean really really love it with all its wonderful creatures large and small. You will know what I mean on your first ever scuba diving trip after you have cleared your Open Water tests.

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Headless seals found in Gaspé have experts stumped

Headless seals found in Gaspé have experts stumped | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
At least five headless seals have been found over the past few weeks on the banks of Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula between Ste-Anne-des-Monts and Mont-Louis.
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How to Calculate a Scuba Weight Belt

How to Calculate a Scuba Weight Belt | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Proper weighting depends on many variables such as exposure suit type and thickness, tank composition and diver experience, in addition to body weight. For a streamlined profile, weight can and sh...
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Fabien Cousteau on Fate of Oceans: ‘I’m a Realist, But a Hopeful Realist’

Fabien Cousteau on Fate of Oceans: ‘I’m a Realist, But a Hopeful Realist’ | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fabien Cousteau was still getting his land legs back on Monday after “Mission 31,” which wrapped up on July 2 after the 46-year-old adventurer spent 31 days at the Aquarius Reef Base, the world’s only undersea research station, located a few miles south of the Florida Keys and 60 feet below the surface.The experience gave [...]
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A free diver meditates on the beauty of the ocean – Still – Aeon Film

A free diver meditates on the beauty of the ocean – Still – Aeon Film | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Journey with a free diving philosopher, into the beautifully alien world of the living ocean
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Plundered for their unique body parts, sawfish are on the brink

Plundered for their unique body parts, sawfish are on the brink | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sawfish are the most endangered group of marine fish in the world, largely thanks to overfishing and habitat loss. Formerly abundant, they have disappeared from many countries' waters, and in many others…
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Wreckage found of U.S. Air Force plane that crashed into Lake Ontario in 1952

Wreckage found of U.S. Air Force plane that crashed into Lake Ontario in 1952 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The wreck of a U.S. Air Force twin-engine plane that crashed into Lake Ontario more than 60 years ago has been found in deep water off upstate New York, a team of underwater explorers said Tuesday.
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Divers Alert Network, Skin Rash Should Not Be Ignored

An unrecognized case of skin DCS resolves spontaneously.
(2012, Tobago)
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Global Issue of Marine Plastics is Gathering Significant Media Attention

Global Issue of Marine Plastics is Gathering Significant Media Attention | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
From the straws in your fountain drink to the soles of our shoes, plastics are a part of our daily lives, and we’re surrounded by them without often realizing it. Unfortunately, as plastic waste makes
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WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT: 350M SCUBA DIVE

WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT: 350M SCUBA DIVE | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Meet Australia's Amazing And Mysterious Snubfin Dolphin, The Happiest-Looking Mammal In The Sea

The snubfin dolphin appears to smile from its smooth, round head, like an old friend who’s lost his hair but still has an abundance of happiness to share.
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Indonesia Tops Brazil in Rainforest Destruction and It's All Our Fault

Indonesia Tops Brazil in Rainforest Destruction and It's All Our Fault | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Demand is soaring for palm oil, an ingredient found in half the products sold at the local supermarket.
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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, July 6, 10:46 AM

Don't blame others for environmental degradation dear fellow consumer, it's us and our buying habits that are driving an accelerating rate of extinction.