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Park planned where visitors can watch dolphins and eating their flesh

Park planned where visitors can watch dolphins and eating their flesh | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The town of Taiji, which has already slaughtered thousands of dolphins every year, said the park would boost tourism in the region.
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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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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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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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1914 Sinkings

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World War One broke out 100 years ago this August, and the remaining months of the year saw a pattern set in terms of the war at sea that has left a rich legacy for today’s divers.
JOHN LIDDIARD looks at the key sinkings
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First samples of Antarctic lake reveal thriving life - life - 20 August 2014 - New Scientist

First samples of Antarctic lake reveal thriving life - life - 20 August 2014 - New Scientist | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
About 4000 microbe species have been found in Lake Whillans, 800 metres beneath Antarctica's ice sheets, raising hopes for life on Mars and Europa
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The Deadliest Animal in the World

The Deadliest Animal in the World | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Bill Gates introduces Mosquito Week on his personal blog, the Gates Notes. Everything posted this week is dedicated to this deadly creature. Mosquitoes carry devastating diseases like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis.
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Tide turns suddenly for shark fin trade|China|chinadaily.com.cn

Tide turns suddenly for shark fin trade|China|chinadaily.com.cn | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A sprawling market floor in Guangzhou was once a prime location for shark fin, one of China's most expensive delicacies. But now it lies deserted, thanks to a ban from official banqueting tables and a celebrity-driven advertising campaign.
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Shark Discovery: 5 Wacky Sharks

Shark Discovery: 5 Wacky Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sharks are incredibly unique creatures, and exhibit a surprising diversity of shapes and sizes. Check out these 5 'wacky' sharks - including the infamous Goblin shark!
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Can Artificial Insemination Save Endangered Species?

Can Artificial Insemination Save Endangered Species? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Assisted reproduction is becoming one of the tools conservationists use to help manage endangered species populations.
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A Sharkonvenient Truth - YouTube

Need some real #shark science to detox from #sharkweek? So did @NRDCscience! We sat down with William Winram, freediving champ and swimmer with sharks; David...
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Which is the world's deadliest animal? Scuba Professionals of Arizona

Which is the world's deadliest animal? Scuba Professionals of Arizona | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Which is the world's deadliest animal? Is it the Shark? Dogs? Snakes? Humans? Mosquitos? No, the shark is the least dangerous,
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Lorne Gunter: Maybe humans aren't the cause of declining salmon stocks

Lorne Gunter: Maybe humans aren't the cause of declining salmon stocks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
I’ve fished for salmon on the West Coast, mostly without much significant success. I caught a 28-pound Chinook once about 160 feet down up against a wall of rock off an island an hour north of...
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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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Russia holds Japan whaling research vessel

Russia holds Japan whaling research vessel | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

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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What to say to your friends who eat shark fins? - Book Your Dive

What to say to your friends who eat shark fins? - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
I am sure most of you know now that shark fins is a symbol of wealth for the Chinese, and that’s why we eat them. Shark fins on the menu is like a shout out to our guests – ‘We can afford shark fins!
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Are You Kidding? Larger Tanks Won't Cut it for Killer Whales

Are You Kidding? Larger Tanks Won't Cut it for Killer Whales | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Once again Sea World is missing the point. The aquatic entertainment enterprise just doesn’t seem to give up despite documentaries like Blackfish and a growing public awareness that keeping cetacea...
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Dog swims with dolphins (Soundtrack: Miike Snow 'Animal') - YouTube

Visit http://www.earth-touch.com to see more. Kira is an ordinary dog with extraordinary habits: she swims with wild dolphins. Watch the magical dog-and-dolp...
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Victory! Southwest Airlines to End Long-Time Partnership with SeaWorld - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Victory! Southwest Airlines to End Long-Time Partnership with SeaWorld - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Southwest Airlines has announced today that they will end their long-standing partnership with SeaWorld at the end of this year.

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'If we don't change now we will lose the reefs' | Environment | DW.DE | 20.08.2014

'If we don't change now we will lose the reefs' | Environment | DW.DE | 20.08.2014 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A major study has found Caribbean coral reefs could disappear in 20 years. DW spoke to Carl Gustaf Lundin, director of the global marine and polar programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
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Sick and Dead Fish: Overview | Baltic

Sick and Dead Fish: Overview | Baltic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Oceana has conducted several at-sea expeditions worldwide with the aim of gathering biological data for the basis of increasing available knowledge, proposing new Marine Protected Areas and management measures. Since the startup of our Baltic Sea office we have conducted three expeditions in the Baltic Sea and the Kattegat between 2011 and 2013, using a Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle (ROV), divers and Van Veen grab to document important species and habitats.

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Scuba diving an unlikely tool for kids and adults with autism

Scuba diving an unlikely tool for kids and adults with autism | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Going deep in search of a sense of calm. Scuba diving builds confidence, especially for those with disabilities. But for kids and adults with autism spectrum disorders, there’s an added benefit. Th...
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Lemon sharks hand-fed by diving tourists off Florida coast by John Chapa - Telegraph

Lemon sharks hand-fed by diving tourists off Florida coast by John Chapa - Telegraph | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Wildlife photographer John Chapa dives with brave tourists willing to hand-feed lemon sharks in the waters of Florida
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I am not a fan of this!

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BARNACLES

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