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Super Snake

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The Green Anaconda is the largest snake in the world, growing to 29 feet long and weighing up to 550 pounds. Freaked out yet? Their super duper skills are being able to squeeze the life out of their food with muscular long bodies AND- swallow large prey whole like wild pigs, deer, birds and turtles. 

Their jaws have very stretchy ligaments. I'll say! Once fed, they can just chill out for a few months and digest. Baby anacondas break out of the egg with instant abilities to swim and hunt. So they are basically perfect killing machines? Let's add these guys high on the list of species to avoid when trekking through South America. Unless of course we're traveling with Ice Cube.

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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?

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Titanic Waters: Exploring the Shipwrecks, Mines, and Cold Water Diving of Newfoundland

Titanic Waters: Exploring the Shipwrecks, Mines, and Cold Water Diving of Newfoundland | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
“You’re going where? What’s there?” And so it went, from one person to another, no one could understand why we wanted to dive in Newfoundland. After all, you can’t really blame them, the RMS Titani...
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just published @ Kirk Scuba Gear Travel

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The Ocean is the World's 7th Largest Economy

Only the world's biggest economies top the bounty of the seas. According to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund, the world's oceans are worth a whopping $24 trillion. If the ocean was a country, it would be the seventh largest economy.
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SEAWORLD REFUSES TO RELEASE ORCAS

SEAWORLD REFUSES TO RELEASE ORCAS | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
SeaWorld has refused to release its captive orcas into sea sanctuaries, claiming the environment would be
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After the spill: Mystery of the vanishing Gulf of Mexico turtles - life - 17 April 2015 - New Scientist

After the spill: Mystery of the vanishing Gulf of Mexico turtles - life - 17 April 2015 - New Scientist | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Five years on from the worst oil spill in US history, turtle populations are struggling, dolphins are in ill health and whales have lost habitat
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Earth Day 2015: It's Our Turn to Lead

For over two decades divers have tackled the marine debris problem.
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Flow Bottles's curator insight, April 21, 11:04 AM

Celebrate Earth Day with knowledge! Read this. 

 

Veronica Steele

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37 tons of dead fish removed from Rio Olympic rowing venue

37 tons of dead fish removed from Rio Olympic rowing venue | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fish continued to die by the ton Thursday in a Rio de Janeiro lake that's slated to host Olympic rowing events, while city authorities and biologists argued about the cause of the die-off.
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The History of Scuba diving in 2 minutes

The History of Scuba diving in 2 minutes | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The history of scuba diving is very long and it is hard to ascertain what is and isn’t a true account of course. We will try to give a brief overview.
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Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project: The Beginning | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project: The Beginning | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Flow Bottles's curator insight, April 21, 11:06 AM


“A dolphin's smile is the greatest deception. It creates the illusion that they're always happy.” Once said by Ric O'Barry. 


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Activists shut down Nestlé plant In drought-stricken California

Activists shut down Nestlé plant In drought-stricken California | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As California suffers a record drought, local residents and activists took a stand to Nestlé to stop its guzzling of California's water for profit
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Divers’ psychology examined

The long-term Health of Divers research project, run by Plymouth’s DDRC Healthcare, has entered a new phase – that of getting to grips with scuba divers’ mental status.
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Has SeaWorld Sunk To A New Low? | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Has SeaWorld Sunk To A New Low? | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This is just one of the protests being held outside of SeaWorld parks. What's different about today is that a mysterious group of "Communists" joined the ranks.
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GULF OIL DISASTER: FIVE YEARS ON

GULF OIL DISASTER: FIVE YEARS ON | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Five years ago, between April and July 2010, over 4.9 million barrels worth of oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico. Geographical looks at how the local environment has attempted to recover from this incident
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15 of the most toxic places to live: Citarum River

15 of the most toxic places to live: Citarum River | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Citarum is the third longest river in Java, but it has been called the world's most polluted river — and for good reason. While the debris on top of the water is the most visible sign of a problem, what lies under the surface is the bigger problem. The 5 million people who live in the river basin are directly affected, but around 30 million people rely on the river in some form for drinking, bathing or agricultural use.

The Guardian sums up the situation well: "Over 200 textile factories line the river banks. The dyes and chemicals used in the industrial process — lead, arsenic and mercury amongst them — are churned into the water, changing its color and lending the area an acrid odor."
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Sharks' blood gives them turbo speed

Sharks' blood gives them turbo speed | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A study reveals how some shark and tuna species can swim more than two times faster than others: it's all in the warmth of their blood
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Costa Rica Scuba Diving Vacations | Bill Beard's Costa Rica Newsletter

Costa Rica Scuba Diving Vacations | Bill Beard's Costa Rica Newsletter | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Costa Rica is a small republic on the Central America isthmus. The Pacific Ocean lies off its west coast, and the Caribbean Sea is to the east. With more than
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Huge Underwater Canyon Home to Amazing Deep-Sea Life : DNews

Huge Underwater Canyon Home to Amazing Deep-Sea Life : DNews | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A two-week-long seafaring mission off the coast of western Australia has helped illuminate an underwater abyss the size of the Grand Canyon.

Via Darrin Jillson
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CLERC Watches's curator insight, April 21, 8:38 AM

Something to go explore with #Orcasub!

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Leave It to a 50-Year-Old Classic Song to Show Us Why Our Planet Is Worth Protecting.

Leave It to a 50-Year-Old Classic Song to Show Us Why Our Planet Is Worth Protecting. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Beautiful video!!!

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Oceana Files Lawsuit to Save Thousands of Endangered and Threatened Sea Turtles

Oceana Files Lawsuit to Save Thousands of Endangered and Threatened Sea Turtles | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON- Today, Oceana filed a lawsuit against the federal government to protect more than 53,000 sea turtles from shrimp trawl nets. Every year, the federal government allows shrimp trawls to harrass and potentially injure over half of a million threatened and endangered sea turtles in the Gulf and Atlantic, as well as kill over 53,000.
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Jan Vajda's curator insight, April 17, 1:39 PM

Přidejte svůj pohled ...

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Titanic tragedy's 103rd anniversary

Titanic tragedy's 103rd anniversary | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Titanic tragedy's 103rd anniversary
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CLERC Watches's curator insight, April 17, 9:50 AM

James Cameron filmed this movie using Nuytco's Deepworker subs - the same people who are involved in building our Orcasub.

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Former Sea World Trainer Sues Over Injuries Caused by Whale

Former Sea World Trainer Sues Over Injuries Caused by Whale | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A second former Sea World trainer has filed suit, alleging that injuries she suffered when a 6,000-pound killer whale landed on her and dragged her to the bottom of a tank were because of negligence...
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Petition: Stop The Secret Sea Slaughter In The UK

Petition: Stop The Secret Sea Slaughter In The UK | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Please sign and share this petition worldwide on all media sites as we seek a ban on the use of firearms... (2258 signatures on petition)
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2 whales beached on Neptune

2 whales beached on Neptune | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Karen Parker said biologists with the Wildlife Conservation Commission were on scene and attempting to rescue the animals. Additional information wasn't immediately available.
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'Warm Blob' in Pacific Ocean to Blame for Wonky US Weather

'Warm Blob' in Pacific Ocean to Blame for Wonky US Weather | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A warm blob of water squished into a patch in the Pacific Ocean may be to blame for the weird weather the United States has experienced this year.
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