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The Ocean is our Silent Partner: Yet it has No Place at the Dive Industry Table. | Dive Travel Business News

The Ocean is our Silent Partner: Yet it has No Place at the Dive Industry Table. | Dive Travel Business News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The ocean is our silent partner.
And if we don't take care of it we have no business. It seems so obvious, so essential to our business model and operational mindset, and yet the ocean has no seat at our industry table. It's evident by its absence on the "Dive Industry Stakeholders" slide at DEMA's Moving Towards 20:20 brainstorming session. 

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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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Can You Spot These Amazingly Well-Camouflaged Frogfish?

Can You Spot These Amazingly Well-Camouflaged Frogfish? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Frogfish are not the most beautiful creatures in the sea, nor do they really resemble frogs. But man oh man are they good at camouflage. Can you see them?
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Five key questions to saving sea creatures - National - NZ Herald News

Five key questions to saving sea creatures - National - NZ Herald News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Why do marine reserves matter? We might think of them as sanctuaries for our cherished ocean species and habitats, but their benefits stretch well beyond conservation. - New Zealand Herald
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Marine environments and management option topic 

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Govt. cancels fishing licences of eight Chinese companies | The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

Govt. cancels fishing licences of eight Chinese companies | The Sunday Times Sri Lanka | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Government has cancelled fishing licences given to eight Chinese companies to fish in international waters under the Sri Lankan flag, after they were found
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Costa Rica Environmentalists Outraged at Permits Allowing Hammerhead Shark Fins to be Exported | The Costa Rica News

Costa Rica Environmentalists Outraged at Permits Allowing Hammerhead Shark Fins to be Exported | The Costa Rica News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Costa Rica's INCOPESCA and System for Conservation Areas (SINAC), has given permission for the export of hammerhead fins, a protected shark species.
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Brutal Russian Whale Hunt Exposed: Is This the Next 'Cove?'

Brutal Russian Whale Hunt Exposed: Is This the Next 'Cove?' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Demand by aquariums in China and elsewhere is driving the capture of beluga whales.
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Tiny Bits of Plastic May Be Clogging Up Corals

Tiny Bits of Plastic May Be Clogging Up Corals | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Researchers find that microplastic pollution has become a new threat to the health of ocean reefs
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Seal swims to freedom after being saved from choking in an illegal net

Seal swims to freedom after being saved from choking in an illegal net | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A seal was left struggling to breathe as a net, wrapped around its neck, dug into its skin as it lay helpless on a beach in Shetland, where it was stranded for three days.
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Tips | Recycle or Compost - We Hate To Waste

Tips | Recycle or Compost - We Hate To Waste | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Tips from WeHateToWaste.com on how to recycle or compost rather than sending unwanted items to the landfill. Living a no-waste lifestyle.
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National ocean acidification study finds Northwest among hardest-hit regions

National ocean acidification study finds Northwest among hardest-hit regions | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ocean acidification--a chemical imbalance in the water caused by carbon dioxide emissions--is hitting the Northwest harder than other parts of the country.
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how sad is that!

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So who is the Underwater Photographer of the Year?

So who is the Underwater Photographer of the Year? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It was the big new British-based photo competition of the year – and here is the happy outcome
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Kirk Scuba Gear – Secure Home Shopping For Scuba Diving Equipment / Scuba Travel

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

Say you want to scuba dive but your significant other is not a diver and would rather do other activities like shopping. If you both decided to go on a Caribbean cruise vacation, is it still possible for you to go scuba diving? The answer is yes. This will be a big relief to all certified scuba divers who are going on cruises with itineraries that include such great scuba dive destinations as Cozumel and Grand Cayman. After all, as certified scuba divers, it would be a shame to go to these ports and not dive.

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just published @ Kirk Scuba Gear Travel

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US tax dollars must not finance $1bn Great Barrier Reef destruction!

US tax dollars must not finance $1bn Great Barrier Reef destruction! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A powerful call has gone out the the US Export-Import Bank not to finance a massive coal mine, railway, port terminal and dredged 'canal' through Australia's Great Barrier Reef with $1 billion in loans and guarantees.
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Rare 25ft Arctic bowhead whale spotted off British coast for first time ever

Rare 25ft Arctic bowhead whale spotted off British coast for first time ever | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A bowhead whale has been spotted for the first time ever off the British coast - 2,000 miles from home. The whale was spotted by resident and diver...
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Gordon McGlone's curator insight, March 5, 12:01 PM

Wildlife discovery!

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News Story - Survival of the fittest – genetics reveals where emperor penguins survived the last ice age - British Antarctic Survey

News Story - Survival of the fittest – genetics reveals where emperor penguins survived the last ice age - British Antarctic Survey | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

During the last ice age, when much of the Antarctic coastline was uninhabitable due to extensive amounts of sea ice, emperor penguins probably continued to breed in just three localities.

These findings, published this week in the journal Global Change Biology, suggest that while current climate conditions may be optimal for emperor penguins, conditions in the past were too extreme for large populations to survive. In fact populations during the last glacial maximum may have been seven times lower than current population numbers.

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Mexico Moves to Save Endangered Porpoise

Mexico Moves to Save Endangered Porpoise | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The government’s new policy bans gillnets for two years across the northern Gulf of California and compensates shrimp fishermen for their lost catch.
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Seagull population down by half in Strait of Georgia: study

Seagull population down by half in Strait of Georgia: study | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Study says less marine food has led to decline of the seagull population since the mid-1980s.
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China in temporary ivory import ban

China in temporary ivory import ban | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
China imposes a one-year ban on the import of ivory, amid criticism that demand among Chinese consumers is fuelling poaching in Africa.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, March 3, 4:07 PM

Environmental change and management - biodiversity 

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CLICK HERE to support Whaler Watching - Ending the whale hunt in Iceland

CLICK HERE to support Whaler Watching - Ending the whale hunt in Iceland | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Whaler Watching is an independent citizen-led campaign to halt the brutal hunt for whales in Iceland | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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Freedom! Crew Rescues a Humpback Whale Trapped in Fishing Line for a Week

Freedom! Crew Rescues a Humpback Whale Trapped in Fishing Line for a Week | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The 45-ton animal was caught in abandoned ‘ghost gear’ in Hawaii.
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3 reasons to give a damn about the deep sea

3 reasons to give a damn about the deep sea | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists are slowly piecing together the dark and murky puzzle that is the deep ocean's effect on global climate.
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Ocean Plastic Pollution’s Shocking Death Toll on Endangered Animals

Ocean Plastic Pollution’s Shocking Death Toll on Endangered Animals | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists find that hundreds of species are being harmed or killed by the trash we toss into the seas.
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Industrial Fishing - The Daily Catch

Industrial Fishing - The Daily Catch | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In this episode, host Peter Neill will discuss the surprisingly small number of corporate conglomerates that control the industrial fishing industry.
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White House Proposes First-Ever Rules For Oil Drilling In The Arctic

White House Proposes First-Ever Rules For Oil Drilling In The Arctic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Environmentalists are queasy about the prospect of drilling in one of the most environmentally sensitive and isolated areas of the world.
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Vancouver Aquarium beluga whale dies while on loan to SeaWorld Orlando

Vancouver Aquarium beluga whale dies while on loan to SeaWorld Orlando | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
One of the Vancouver Aquarium’s nine beluga whales has died at a SeaWorld facility in Orlando, Florida.
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