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Can Fish Sauce Be Vietnam's Champagne?

Can Fish Sauce Be Vietnam's Champagne? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The country is ready to start trademarking its cultural goods but is unsure how to go about it.
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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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Shark Fin Sales Halved in China - SCUBA News

Shark Fin Sales Halved in China - SCUBA News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Good news at last for sharks: prices and sales of shark fin are falling in China by 50-70% according to a report by WildAid.
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Google Protects Its Undersea Fiber Optic Cables... From Sharks

Google Protects Its Undersea Fiber Optic Cables... From Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Maybe the animals were just mad about their low page-ranking
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As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground

As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
TEPCO is running out of space to store contaminated water.
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Finding PTSD relief through scuba diving

Finding PTSD relief through scuba diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Studies have shown veterans who become scuba certified experience relief from PTSD and physical injuries, and one Southern Utah business hopes to help veterans get their certification with money raised during the 2nd annual Ultimate Diver Challenge.
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To Dive or Not To Dive: Considerations for Older Scuba Divers

To Dive or Not To Dive: Considerations for Older Scuba Divers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Written by Michael B. Strauss, MD, FACS, AAOS As the population gets older, coupled with increased awareness of good health practices and the recognition that ...
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Excellent article---good read!

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Discovery's Shark Week has Betrayed the Sharks

Discovery's Shark Week has Betrayed the Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Shark Week used to be informative and entertaining. Chad R. MacDonald takes a look at how it's become a second rate SyFy Channel movie.
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'State pirate ship' found under the Thames after 400 years

'State pirate ship' found under the Thames after 400 years | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Officially the Cherabin led an honest existence trading with Turkey in the 1500s, but it led sinister double life - stealing more than £2,000 disguised as pirates.
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Tekdeep To Hunt For The Lost Italian Submarine In Sudan

Tekdeep To Hunt For The Lost Italian Submarine In Sudan | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

When Italy entered the Second World War they had a colony called Italian East Africa (Eritrea). This was a large area, but as soon as they entered the war it became cut off from Italy by the British who controlled the Suez Canal and the Straits of Gibraltar. The Italians decided that they could do nothing else but quickly attack the British in Port Sudan.

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Save the Sharks By Swimming With Them

Save the Sharks By Swimming With Them | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ecotourism is helping promote shark conservation around the world—while also boosting local economies.
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Mission Blue - Official Trailer - Exclusively on Netflix Aug 15 - YouTube

Official trailer for Mission Blue, a Netflix original documentary. Mission Blue tells the story of world-renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle as she travels t...
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 I wish I had Netflix---I so want to see this! Sylvia is an amazing women. Without the Ocean, there is no life!

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200-year-old booze found in shipwreck -- and it's still drinkable

200-year-old booze found in shipwreck -- and it's still drinkable | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Exploring a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, researchers found a 200-year-old bottle of alcohol intact
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Diving Bonaire, The Shangri-La of Shore Diving

Diving Bonaire, The Shangri-La of Shore Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scuba diving tips for diving '1000 Steps' - a highlight of Bonaire diving - as well as shore diving in Bonaire.
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Breathtaking Underwater Photos Help Save Sea Life - weather.com

Breathtaking Underwater Photos Help Save Sea Life - weather.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Underwater photographer Richard Salas' work benefits the seas in more than one way.
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Thinning Arctic Snow Could Alter North Pole Ecosystem

Thinning Arctic Snow Could Alter North Pole Ecosystem | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Decades of research has revealed that snow ice in the Arctic in thinning, especially over the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.
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Q&A: Sylvia Earle’s Personal Journey and Why the Ocean is Vital to Life

Q&A: Sylvia Earle’s Personal Journey and Why the Ocean is Vital to Life | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Explorer Sylvia Earle shares her personal journey in new documentary film 'Mission Blue' and explains why the ocean is essential to life on Earth.
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SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, August 19, 7:16 AM

Dr. Sylvia Earle is such an amazing woman and modern day pioneer.  Our hats to off to her amazing contributions!

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Lessons for Life: Panic in Kelp

Lessons for Life: Panic in Kelp | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Another case study in our Dive Training series 'Lessons For Life': Panicking while diving in kelp searching for lobster leads to a fatal entanglement for a diver.
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Afghan war veteran Chris Middleton aiming to be world's first double amputee diving instructor

Afghan war veteran Chris Middleton aiming to be world's first double amputee diving instructor | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An Afghan war veteran who lost his legs in a bomb blast is beating overwhelming odds to train for a world first. Chris Middleton, of Syston, is hoping to become the first double amputee diving...
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Thumbs up to this guy!

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SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, August 18, 6:23 AM

Amazing what the human spirit can accomplish!

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Scyllarides latus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scyllarides latus

Scyllarides latus , the Mediterranean slipper lobster, is a species of slipper lobster found in the Mediterranean Sea and in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. It is edible and highly regarded as food, but is now rare over much of its range due to overfishing.

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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Ask an Expert: Should Divers Reveal Their Medications?

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Ask an Expert: Should Divers Reveal Their Medications? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Is the average dive professional really qualified to safeguard — never mind interpret — your personal medical history?

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Kathy Dowsett | The Scuba News

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Thanks to Lee Taylor-Young  of The Scuba News! Your continued support is always appreciated!

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keep up to date with the Scuba News ::::http://www.thescubanews.com/

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Whale of a time: Japanese event where citizens PRETEND to be whalers

Whale of a time: Japanese event where citizens PRETEND to be whalers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A strange reenactment of a replica of a big whale being harpooned (pictured) has been used as a source of entertainment at a festival in Japan.
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809-pound tiger shark fed to Texas poor, homeless

809-pound tiger shark fed to Texas poor, homeless | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

An 809-pound tiger shark caught in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this month has been cooked and served to more than 90 poor and homeless Texans.

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Old cannon found in NT dates to 1750s

Old cannon found in NT dates to 1750s | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
New dating of an old cannon found at Dundee Beach in 2010 by a Darwin schoolboy shows the weapon was probably dumped in the water in the 1750s, prior to Captain Cook's arrival in Australia.
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Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.
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Recovering a Malibu

Recovering a Malibu | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
With inshore commercial diving, every job is a bit different, and it's very probable that you can do two or three different things on the same day. One job that tends to crop up regularly in the Ok...
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