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The first generation helmets created for The Undersea World series were made of black rubber. The rubber helmets were eventually traded for the better known yellow fiberglass helmets.

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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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UnderwaterTimes.com | More People In Florida Sickened By Ciguatera Toxin In Tropical Reef Fish Than Previously Reported

Public health records may significantly underestimate the number of people in Florida who are sickened by a rare, dangerous food-borne toxin carried by popular sport fish, including barracuda, grouper, and amberjack, according to a new study published online today in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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Fish are getting harder to find and soon will be affordable only by the wealthy

Fish are getting harder to find and soon will be affordable only by the wealthy | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fleets travel widely to find seafood.
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Volunteer | Manta Trust

Volunteer | Manta Trust | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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CLERC Watches's curator insight, June 29, 11:35 AM

Give back to the Mantas this summer?

Anne-Mathilde BROCHARD's curator insight, June 30, 4:30 AM

Waouh ! Beau programme...

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“Washed Up” gathers ocean pollution to create environmental art

“Washed Up” gathers ocean pollution to create environmental art | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Alejandro Durán collects garbage from the shores of Mexico’s largest nature reserve to make art with a message from the ocean.
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Anti-whaling ship heads to Faroe to disrupt mass killing

Anti-whaling ship heads to Faroe to disrupt mass killing | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The anti-whalehunting vessel Sam Simon, which arrived in Lerwick yesterday, is today en route to Faroe with the aim of disrupting the annual mass killing of more than 1,000 whales.
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Despite Criticism, Half of Japan's Captured Dolphins Sold

Despite Criticism, Half of Japan's Captured Dolphins Sold | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Despite these exposes and instant backlash toward the marine mammal trade and using these animals as entertainment, half the dolphins caught in Taiji, Japan have been sold.
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Tell GrubHub to Take Shark Fins Off the Menu! | Oceana

Tell GrubHub to Take Shark Fins Off the Menu! | Oceana | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sign our petition to tell GrubHub to get shark fin off the menu now.
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Taking on the Marine Conservation Society’s Plastic Challenge

Taking on the Marine Conservation Society’s Plastic Challenge | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In their latest blog for Scubaverse Nick & Caroline Robertson Brown find out how hard it is to give up plastic as they take on the MCS Plastic Challenge.
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Humpback Whales Are Starving, and Climate Change Is to Blame

Humpback Whales Are Starving, and Climate Change Is to Blame | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
New research shows that more of the marine mammals are dying as their main food source in the Antarctic dwindles.
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Tide Turning on Plastic Microbeads in Toiletries

Tide Turning on Plastic Microbeads in Toiletries | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There are signs that the era where plastic microbeads from personal care products pollute bodies of water and aquatic food chains worldwide might be drawing to a close. Microbeads are miniscule sph...
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China’s Trade in Totoaba Fish Bladders Sending Porpoises to Extinction

China’s Trade in Totoaba Fish Bladders Sending Porpoises to Extinction | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We recently shared with you the tragic story of the Totaba – a highly endangered fish in the Sea Of Cortez on the brink of extinction due, in part, to ...
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Anne-Mathilde BROCHARD's curator insight, June 23, 3:55 AM

Une autre espèce de cétacé qui menace de s'éteindre prochainement : le marsouin vaquita...(endémique du golfe de Californie, près du Mexique)tout ça à cause d'asiatiques qui paieraient n'importe quel prix pour pouvoir mettre des vessies natatoires de marsouin dans leur soupe.

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The world’s most painful insect sting

The world’s most painful insect sting | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Many insects have stings that hurt us, but one scientist has made it his mission to become a connoisseur of them all
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Shark ‘selfies’ are the new dumb internet trend | human-impact | Earth Touch News

Shark ‘selfies’ are the new dumb internet trend | human-impact | Earth Touch News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new week is upon us, and that means a new dumb internet trend has spawned: the rise of the "shark selfie".
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Diving with the Cool Kids: Aboard the Sun Dancer II in Belize

Diving with the Cool Kids: Aboard the Sun Dancer II in Belize | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Our all-inclusive dive menu doesn’t start with the famous Blue Hole, but rather with the obscurely named Site Y. My boyfriend and I are stoked as we learn from the dive briefing that the wall start...
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Acoustic survey tracks whale population trends along the coast of Southern California

Acoustic survey tracks whale population trends along the coast of Southern California | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Blue whale numbers holding steady; fin whales increasing Staff Report FRISCO — A new acoustic survey in Southern California coastal waters is helping researchers track whale populations. The data a...
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Shark populations in decline

Shark populations in decline | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
By the late 1980s, shark populations around the globe were in decline. George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research, said as the
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Largest algae bloom ever seen is turning California seafood toxic

Largest algae bloom ever seen is turning California seafood toxic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Massive blooms of Pseudo-nitzschia, a type of single-celled algae, have been seen off the California coast. It can produce the neurotoxin domoic acid under certain conditions.
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The man who keeps finding new species of shark - BBC News

The man who keeps finding new species of shark - BBC News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Dave Ebert has dedicated his life to identifying every species of shark - and has found they can turn up in the most unlikely of places.
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14 Reasons Why We Must Never Drill in the Arctic

14 Reasons Why We Must Never Drill in the Arctic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, putting tremendous strain on its wildlife and people. There is currently no offshore oil
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How involved is Australia in the Global Shark Fin Trade?

How involved is Australia in the Global Shark Fin Trade? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Queensland recreational fisherman has been fined $7,750 after being caught with 3,206 shark fins suspected of being destined for the black market.
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Anne-Mathilde BROCHARD's curator insight, June 25, 6:56 PM

D'après l'UICN, environ 1/3 des requins des grands espaces océaniques sont menacés d'extinction. Une des causes : le commerce illégal d' ailerons de requins, vendus très chers pour faire de la soupe d'ailerons en Chine.

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The Incredible Female Sea-Divers who swim 65ft to the ocean floor

The Incredible Female Sea-Divers who swim 65ft to the ocean floor | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Haenyeo are female eco-divers who are main providers for their families in South Korea  If the current rate of decline continues, the Haenyeo are at risk from dying out completely within the ne...
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Only 50 (or fewer!) vaquitas—the world’s smallest cetacean—may be left

Only 50 (or fewer!) vaquitas—the world’s smallest cetacean—may be left | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A report finds that the world’s smallest cetacean has reached a dangerous new low.
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Renewable power will overtake coal if pledges kept

Renewable power will overtake coal if pledges kept | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Renewables will become the world's top source of electricity if pledges for a global climate change deal are met, the Financial Times reports.
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Despite Growing Fears, Sharks Are Integral To Coastal Ecosystem

Despite Growing Fears, Sharks Are Integral To Coastal Ecosystem | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Recent events have led to an interest in the 50 shark species that call our coast home. This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with Assistant
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