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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Scuba Diving Tips for Beginners

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Scuba Diving Tips for Beginners | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

If you’re already certified to dive, avoid diving if you’re not feeling one hundred per cent.  In particular, don’t dive with a cold or a bad hangover!  Save the big party night for the finale of your diving days.

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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, 6:05 PM

Needs to be nation-wide.

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Native Alaskan Villagers May Become the First U.S. Climate Refugees - The Equation

Native Alaskan Villagers May Become the First U.S. Climate Refugees - The Equation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The health, future, and fate of thousands of native villagers and their cultural heritage hangs in the balance as rapid climate change tightens its grip on Alaska.

Of Alaska’s 213 native villages, 184 are already experiencing severe problems with flooding and erosion. Thirty-one had already been identified by the U.S. Government as under “imminent threat” six years ago.

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Decomposing ‘whale shark’ five metres long found off Cheung Chau in Hong Kong with nylon rope around its tail

Decomposing ‘whale shark’ five metres long found off Cheung Chau in Hong Kong with nylon rope around its tail | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The decomposing body of a whale shark, a rare species in local waters, was found off the coast of Cheung Chau....
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New Hunting Grounds: Jellyfish Attract Small Fish for Birds to Feed On

New Hunting Grounds: Jellyfish Attract Small Fish for Birds to Feed On | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Jellyfish provide easy access to hunting grounds for some sea birds, since they attract small fish to hang around their tentacles in exchange for plankton.
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Million gallons of wastewater closes another beach in Hawaii

Million gallons of wastewater closes another beach in Hawaii | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Hawaii Department of Health advises the public to stay out of the waters at popular Sandy Beach and its surroundings
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How Ted Danson, Cobie Smulders and Mary Steenburgen Are Fighting for the Oceans

How Ted Danson, Cobie Smulders and Mary Steenburgen Are Fighting for the Oceans | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ask Ted Danson, 67, about his connection to the ocean, and he's quick to admit he's actually a landlubber. "I'm not a boat guy. I don't even like to get wet," he says. ("He doesn't shower; he dry cleans," quips his manager, Keith Addis.) "I like to talk about water," adds Danson, "from inside ballrooms, fundraising."
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Beached whale now swimming free

Beached whale now swimming free | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Minke whale beached in Auckland harbour for seven hours is now swimming free and "heading in the right direction".
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White sharks are killing sea otters — but not eating them - Conservation

White sharks are killing sea otters — but not eating them - Conservation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
More and more dead sea otters are washing up on shore with shark bite wounds. But oddly, the sharks don’t appear to be eating their furry catch.
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Texas scuttles derelict ship Kinta S to make artificial reef for marine life

Texas scuttles derelict ship Kinta S to make artificial reef for marine life | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
After slipping beneath the waves, the Kinta S sank 75 feet to its watery grave off the Gulf of Mexico. The 40-year-old freighter will become a sanctuary for aquatic life.
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Scotland Takes Urgent Action After Evidence of Illegal Dredging Found

Scotland Takes Urgent Action After Evidence of Illegal Dredging Found | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND, UK - An urgent Marine Conservation Order (MCO) has been brought in to safeguard fragile ecosystems off the coast of Wester Ross, after evidence emerged of a scallop dredger towing in a protected area.
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The World's Oceans Are in Peril

The World's Oceans Are in Peril | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Overfishing has dramatically reduced fish stocks, while climate change is warming and acidifying the oceans. The Worldwatch Institute, widely rated as one of the
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Dugongs on brink of extinction, poaching continues in India - The Times of India

Dugongs on brink of extinction, poaching continues in India - The Times of India | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Union government's Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) on Wednesday declared that dugongs among the five species to be the focus of conservation, but the marine mammals, ironically called the 'angel of the sea', continue to be poached for their meat.
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Awesome footage of rare white whale off the coast of Australia

Awesome footage of rare white whale off the coast of Australia | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the coast of Queensland on Monday, and whale watchers are hoping it is Australia's famous whale Migaloo.
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See the Whales Swimming in an Ocean of 70,000 Plastic Water Bottles

See the Whales Swimming in an Ocean of 70,000 Plastic Water Bottles | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An art installation project in Bristol, England, is turning the spotlight on the problem of single-use containers.
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Deep sea robots livestream ocean floor landscapes, creatures

Deep sea robots livestream ocean floor landscapes, creatures | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
You can virtually join two robots exploring the deep sea off British Columbia during a three-week mission to discover new species, map the ocean floor, upgrade high-tech undersea sensors – and drop off a couple of fresh pig carcasses.
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U.S. Is Seen as Laggard as Russia Asserts Itself in Warming Arctic

U.S. Is Seen as Laggard as Russia Asserts Itself in Warming Arctic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
With warming seas creating new opportunities at the top of the world, nations are scrambling over the Arctic. But Russia may be beating the United States to the punch.
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15+ Sea Slugs That Prove Aliens Already Live On Planet Earth

15+ Sea Slugs That Prove Aliens Already Live On Planet Earth | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Seeing how much you liked our Sea Bunny and Sea Sheep post, we decided to dive deeper to see what else is hidden beneath the sea. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the ocean is full cute slugs!
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Comeback of the century: The California sea otter's return from the brink of extinction

Comeback of the century: The California sea otter's return from the brink of extinction | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
How California sea otters came back from the brink of extinction to save their environment.
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Warning about Nylon braided Regulator Hoses » The Scubademon Blog

Warning about Nylon braided Regulator Hoses » The Scubademon Blog | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

This plastic debris was attributed to degradation inside the regulator hoses, which were (un-named, pending confirmation of brand) nylon-braid type. It is believed that these hoses have a plastic lining inside the hose which breaks down over time, under certain conditions.
Various explanations were offered; hose O2 compatibility, hardened lubricant, UV damage from sun exposure or material ejected from a 1st stage plug assembly (HP seat) failure. However, the best theory seemed to be that of polymorphism on the hose lining.

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Reef sharks travel far to give birth

Reef sharks travel far to give birth | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Near sanctuary zones at Mangrove Bay and Coral Bay, marine biologists tagged 83 reef sharks. They then tracked the sharks' movements in order to find out how much protection the marine park provides the sharks. Over a two year period, the movements of blacktip reef sharks, grey reef sharks and sicklefin lemon sharks at Ningaloo Reef were examined.
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Sidemount Cave Diving in the Dominican Republic

Sidemount Cave Diving in the Dominican Republic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Dominican Republic's ancient underground river system is a new frontier in diving for those with the experience and courage to try it.
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Whale and dolphin survey to assess effect of seismic testing

Whale and dolphin survey to assess effect of seismic testing | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
GMIT-led project to measure importance of Irish waters as habitat for marine mammals
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Can a coronary calcium scan improve the prediction of heart attacks in older divers?

In the July 2015 issue of Undercurrent, an article titled “A better heart-check tool than a stress test?” discusses the possible benefits of a coronary calcium scan for older divers to reduce the r...
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We Need to Empower Everyone to Tackle Water Issues

We Need to Empower Everyone to Tackle Water Issues | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The USGS, U.S. EPA and Blue Legacy hosted the 2015 Visualizing Nutrients Challenge. An interactive tutorial about algal blooms on Lake Erie, a water body that the
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The Wexford

The Wexford | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Historically referred to as the “Big Blow,” Freshwater Fury,” or the “White Hurricane,” was a blizzard with hurricane-force winds that devastated the Great Lakes Basin in the Midwestern United States and the Canadian province of Ontario from November 7 through November 10, 1913. The storm was most powerful on November 9, battering and overturning ships on four of the five Great Lakes, particularly Lake Huron. Deceptive lulls in the storm and the slow pace of weather reports contributed to the storm’s destructiveness.

 

One of the ships that went down was the SS Wexford.

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