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Goblin Shark: The Most Demonic Shark On Earth

Goblin Shark: The Most Demonic Shark On Earth | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The Goblin shark is truly one strange creature. It is easy to understand how  it got its name when you see it, for it looks like something straight out of a  Stephen King movie.

The Goblin shark has only been encountered a few times and very little is  known about it. What is known is that it is a slow moving deep sea shark that  lives at depths of 1200m/4000ft in seas around the world. Goblin sharks have  been observed in the western Indian Ocean, western Pacific Ocean and most of the  Atlantic. They are most commonly found in the waters around Japan, in an area  between Tosa Bay and Bosa Peninsula, where they were first discovered by modern  science.

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Wierder than sci-fi, and right here on Earth : ).

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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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Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster

Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.
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700BC WRECK FOUND

700BC WRECK FOUND | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Divers have discovered a 2,700-year-old Phoenician shipwreck off the coast of Gozo, Malta
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MSN Video

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Playful dolphin bumps surfer off his board

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Choking the Oceans With Plastic

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing — and there is really only one way to make it shrink.
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Scuba Safety - What to Do If You're Left Behind? - Book Your Dive

Scuba Safety - What to Do If You're Left Behind? - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Wondering what to do if you are left behind after a scuba dive?although it is a rare event it does happen. In this article we give some tips & tricks.
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Maldives Diving | Indian Ocean

Maldives Diving | Indian Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An overview on scuba diving in the Maldives, and around the Indian Ocean
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Record sightings of whale species off Irish coast - Independent.ie

Record sightings of whale species off Irish coast - Independent.ie | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
IRELAND is gaining a reputation as one of the best countries on the planet for whale-watching after record numbers of validated sightings of three different species in recent weeks arou
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Ten Tips for Newbie Divers

Ten Tips for Newbie Divers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

As a new diver, I learn something on every trip. Diving can be stressful at first as you’re getting acquainted with foreign procedures and equipment, but the more you know, the more fun you’ll have — and isn’t that what diving is all about? Here are 10 things I’ve discovered to make each of your dives better than the last.

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Bottlenose Dolphin Adopts a Baby Orphan of a Different Species

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The marine mammal has been spotted nursing an abandoned common dolphin off the New Zealand coast.
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Tufted puffin, Coastal Waters, Birds, Fratercula cirrhata at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Tufted puffin, Coastal Waters, Birds, Fratercula cirrhata at the Monterey Bay Aquarium | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Lovell charged with misdemeanor for May scuba attack off Kona coast

Lovell charged with misdemeanor for May scuba attack off Kona coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A West Hawaii fish collector has been charged with terroristic threatening, according to online court records.
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The Big Crack

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SILFRA, ICELAND

Swim through Iceland’s Silfra fissure — it’s called the “Big Crack” — and you can place one hand on the Eurasian tectonic plate, the other on that of North America. Dive Iceland offers day tours from Reykjavik to the tundra of Thingvellir National Park, 31 miles east of the capital. A small staging-area platform leads to the narrow underwater corridor with three major hollows: Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon. The water is 39.2 degrees F at its warmest. In between the jagged rock walls, the glacier-fed water unfurls visibility, stretching to 330 feet by Hossi Elefsen’s estimates. Says the Dive Iceland instructor, “This visibility gives you the feeling of floating in outer space like an astronaut.”

When to Go: Year-round

Operator: Dive Iceland is a PADI Five Star Dive Center in Reykjavik, offering day trips to nearby attractions, including Silfra.

Price Tag: The day trip to Silfra costs $295, and includes transportation, equipment, park fees and a guide.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 23, 8:54 PM

Interesting take on plate tectonics, landforms and landscapes

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What is a Whale Stranding and Why Does it Happen?

What is a Whale Stranding and Why Does it Happen? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
And while it’s fairly easy to determine if a whale or dolphin is stranded, it’s rarely easy to understand why.
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Russian Archaeologists Search for Remains of Ancient Civilization Under Lake Issyk Kul

Russian Archaeologists Search for Remains of Ancient Civilization Under Lake Issyk Kul | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Russian archaeologists are conducting an underwater expidition in search of the remains of an ancient civilization at the bottom of the lake Issyk Kul in Kyrgyzstan, Nikolay Lukashov, the president of the Russian Confederation of Underwater Activities, told RIA Novosti Monday.
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13 MUCK DIVING CRITTERS

13 MUCK DIVING CRITTERS | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
13 incredible critters that you see when you go muck diving. Soft-sediment sea beds may seem lifeless at first, but these weird and wonderful animals make this habitat their home
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Jellyfish sting hundreds in Florida: Is urinating on jellyfish sting a remedy?

Jellyfish sting hundreds in Florida: Is urinating on jellyfish sting a remedy? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Just when the whole family is enjoying summer fun at the beach, in come the dreaded jellyfish and likely your child with a nasty sting.

In this video, AOL Parenting and Health Expert, Dr. Karen Latimer shows you how you can prepare for the worst...
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Poacher Arrested for Stealing Turtle Eggs

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Authorities from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission are investigating one of the largest turtle egg poaching incidents on file, where a poacher nabbed 299 loggerhead of them.

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Tourist rescues endangered turtles that were tied up and left to die

Tourist rescues endangered turtles that were tied up and left to die | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
British tourist Chris Skone-Roberts, 44, was on holiday on Little Corn Island off the coast of Nicaragua when he saw two 5ft loggerheads tied up and on their backs struggling to breathe in the garden of a bar.
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Methane vents bubble up off US coast

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Researchers say they have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.
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Oarfish: The Ultimate Fish Tale

Oarfish: The Ultimate Fish Tale | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
\tThought to be the inspiration of sea serpent stories, the monstrously long oarfish provokes wonder in nearly all who witness it. Yet despite our fascination, little is known about this fish, its lifecycle, and how it navigates its deep sea environment. With the help of a frozen specimen, CalState assistant professor Misty Paig-Tran provides us with a biomechanist’s insight into the physiology of this real-life sea monster.
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Young corals, fish turned off by smell of damaged habitats

As if you need more motivation to keep all your corals healthy, researchers have discovered that fish and corals can both smell distressed and damaged reefs and are repulsed by the odors. Don't make your fish and corals live in insufferable stench!
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The dark side of Hawaii's aquarium trade

The dark side of Hawaii's aquarium trade | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Hawaii's salt-water aquarium trade is lucrative - but depends on the constant, scarcely regulated collection of wild fish, writes Elizabeth Claire Alberts. With 98% of fish in the trade taken from the wild, and high mortality rates from the moment of collection, Hawaii's coral reefs are experiencing a daily massacre.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 23, 8:53 PM

Environmental change: Option topic - Marine environments.

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Russia holds Japan whaling research vessel

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A Japanese whaling vessel and its crew were being held in Russia on Friday after the ship entered Russian territorial waters without permission, Tokyo said.

The 712-tonne Shonan-maru No.2 was ordered into a Russian port on August 15 after sailing through the Sea of Okhotsk off Sakhalin island, an official from Japan's Fisheries Agency said.

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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Can I Dive With.......

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Can I Dive With....... | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Dive doctors and operators have long lowered their own risk by limiting yours when certain medical conditions enter the picture. Asthma? Sorry, no dice … or dives. Ditto for diabetes, heart disease and other conditions that increase the odds of something going wrong down below. 

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WORLD RECORD DIVE BEHIND THE SCENES

WORLD RECORD DIVE BEHIND THE SCENES | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ahmed Gabr wants to smash the world record for the deepest scuba dive - an endeavour that takes quite a bit of planning and preparation. Here
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