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A Lesson In Humility: My Dive with Harry

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A few days ago my friend invited me to go diving with a group of disabled divers. He told me that one group member, Harry, is a quadriplegic who is one of the best divers he's ever trained. Harry can't use his legs.
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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, 2014 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, 2014 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?

Maria Loughran's curator insight, May 18, 2015 6:05 PM

Needs to be nation-wide.

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Over Pressurizing a Cylinder, a Dangerous Concern

Over Pressurizing a Cylinder, a Dangerous Concern | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
I recently received a call/e-mail from an instructor about an unsafe situation. She stated that one of her employees recently took a trip and had thei
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Snorkeling in Michigan with Nancy Wasburne

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Snorkeling in Michigan with Nancy Wasburne.

YouTube:::
Published on Apr 26, 2017

Website: http://www.snorkelmichigan.com/
Video Narration: Nancy Washburne
Content Editor: Martin Ruiz Soto
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Petre 2 Wreck, Point Petre

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This wreck video by Terry Irvine, is known only as Petre 2 and is located in Lake Ontario, south of Point Petre
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Introducing Nancy Washburne ::: Her Fish Story

Introducing Nancy Washburne ::: Her Fish Story | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Kirk Scuba Gear will be featuring some of Nancy's Snorkeling videos in the coming weeks:::stay tuned!
Freshwater Discovery
As a certified scuba diver I have experienced some of the most spectacular underwater locations on earth, such as the Red Sea, the Great Barrier Reef, Truk Lagoon, Palau, Papua, New Guinea, the Solomon
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Robotic Underwater Lab Tracking Toxicity of Lake Erie Algal Bloom

Robotic Underwater Lab Tracking Toxicity of Lake Erie Algal Bloom | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. On July 18, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by algae that bloom each summer in the lake’s western basin. The goal is to provide advance warning to municipal water managers and thereby
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End the commercial seal slaughter in Canada!

End the commercial seal slaughter in Canada! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Each year, the Canadian government authorizes commercial sealers from Atlantic Canada to kill hundreds of thousands of baby seals. Almost all the seals killed are pups are under three months old.

The world wants the commercial seal slaughter to end. More than 36 countries — including the United States, the European Union nations, Russia, and Switzerland
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Divers stranded 8 miles off North Carolina coast when boat separated from anchor

Divers stranded 8 miles off North Carolina coast when boat separated from anchor | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
“The ocean doesn't care if you're in the Coast Guard. This kind of thing can happen to anyone."
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Divers Shocked To Find Large Sea Animals Chained Underwater Inside Cages

Divers Shocked To Find Large Sea Animals Chained Underwater Inside Cages | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fair warning: The following images are incredibly disheartening. Divers recently exploring the waters near the remote island of Kokoya, Indonesia, were shocked to find large sea creatures chained underwater, trapped inside small cages. The animals, dugongs, are known as “underwater cows” because of their size. Can you imagine being trapped in a tiny cage your entire […]
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Introducing Blue Fish Canada

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Blue Fish Canada is a grassroots charity dedicated to protecting the health and future of Canada’s water and wild fish stocks.
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Deep sea mining threatens unique marine habitats • Mares - Scuba Diving Blog

Deep sea mining threatens unique marine habitats • Mares - Scuba Diving Blog | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Deep sea mining threatens unique marine habitats
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Nature offers the best defence against flooding

Nature offers the best defence against flooding | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Spring flooding in Canada this year upended lives, inundated city streets and swamped houses, prompting calls for sandbags, seawalls and dikes t
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Nature Bag – Kirk Scuba Gear – Secure Home Shopping For Scuba Diving Equipment

Nature Bag – Kirk Scuba Gear – Secure Home Shopping For Scuba Diving Equipment | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The Nature Bag is homemade in Laos, a landlocked country in Southeast Asia which has one of the lowest per person income levels in the world. The knowledge and skill used in its craftsmanship rest exclusively with the Khmu ethnic group, which has lived at high elevations on the mountainsides of Northern Laos for thousands of years. These bags offered to the world on my website have been crucial to their survival, allowing for the gathering of essentials for subsistence.


From 2011 through 2015, 9117 products were purchased at a total cost of nearly $50,000. About 90% of the sales went directly to the artisans and their families.

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15 Ideas of How to Recycle Plastic Straws Artistically | DesignRulz

15 Ideas of How to Recycle Plastic Straws Artistically | DesignRulz | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Get inspired on how to reuse and recycle plastic straws with this amazing gallery.
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Lake Ontario Water Levels

Lake Ontario Water Levels | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Thank you Jeff Shaw for these photos depicting the rise of the water levels in Lake Ontario. Jeff took these pictures near Ontario Place on Lake Ontario.
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Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association (CHAA) Presents Two New Courses

Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association (CHAA) Presents Two New Courses | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Canadian Harvard Association Aircraft Recovery Team is hosting two new courses on the topic of Aviation Archaeology as it relates to the marin
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Underwater search launched for models of Canada’s Arrow jet

Underwater search launched for models of Canada’s Arrow jet | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In the late 1950s Canada’s Avro Arrow led the race to become the top military aircraft in the world. The others were not even close. Suddenly it died o
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Justice for pirates quick, brutal on Canadian seaboard

Justice for pirates quick, brutal on Canadian seaboard | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Canada was not exempt from piracy on the high seas. Edward Jordan led a diverse lifestyle. The Irishman had been a rebel in Ireland, as well as a fisherma
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