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‘Blackfish’ Prompts SeaWorld Mass Exodus for Bands, Boycott May Be Imminent

‘Blackfish’ Prompts SeaWorld Mass Exodus for Bands, Boycott May Be Imminent | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Barenaked Ladies, Willie Nelson, and Heart have canceled shows at the theme park after watching ‘Blackfish,’ and there are petitions for others to do the same.
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18.12.13 ~ Administrators at Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School cancelled an annual spring field trip to SeaWorld last week after students and parents complained of unethical treatment of orca whales alleged at the park in the controversial new documentary “Blackfish.”  :   http://www.malibutimes.com/news/article_55896ed0-67ae-11e3-9ab0-0019bb2963f4.html#.UrHBI5EmR4I.twitter

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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, 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.

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Flaws in the Buddy System

Flaws in the Buddy System | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Can you remember your first open-water scuba class? Whether you remember all the details or not, you probably remember having a dive buddy, or being told that you should always have a partner to dive with. Since this is ingrained in us from the very beginning, it's logical to think that always diving with buddy is better, and therefore safer. However, the buddy system as an absolute rule is a flawed logic.

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You Can't Buy These Underwater Iron Man Thrusters Without Gov't Approval - Gizmodo

You Can't Buy These Underwater Iron Man Thrusters Without Gov't Approval - Gizmodo | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
You Can't Buy These Underwater Iron Man Thrusters Without Gov't Approval Gizmodo If you combined the SkyMall catalog with the Christmas list of some spoiled rich kid you'd end up with Hammacher Schlemmer: an impossible menagerie of everything from...

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Gallery: Alien World

Gallery: Alien World | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It's a common feeling among scuba divers: As soon as that mask hits the water, you're immersed in an alien world, as oddities of every shape and size cross your field of vision.
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Reducing the Risk of Shark Attacks | Shark Sense Part 1

Reducing the Risk of Shark Attacks | Shark Sense Part 1 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
How sharks detect their prey and how to reduce shark attacks with a new technology, electronic shark deterrents.
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DolphinProject.org Live Stream

Follow Ric O'Barry as he travels the world to end dolphin exploitation and slaughter.
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Go Deep, Dive Safe: Proper Training Important for Safe & Enjoyable Freediving

Go Deep, Dive Safe: Proper Training Important for Safe & Enjoyable Freediving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Freediving is an inherently dangerous sport. Driving a car is inherently dangerous as well. Adding to this perception, whenever a person in the diving community ...
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News - Study: Amazon's largest fish is facing extinction - The Weather Network

News - Study: Amazon's largest fish is facing extinction - The Weather Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Amazon's largest fish is facing extinction
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NSW calls for national ban on shampoo additives that are choking the oceans

NSW calls for national ban on shampoo additives that are choking the oceans | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The NSW government has called for a national ban on the sale and production of shampoos and other products containing microplastics before they inflict worse damage on marine environments.
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Sea Shepherd criticised for exposing alleged shark killer in new doco

Sea Shepherd criticised for exposing alleged shark killer in new doco | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd is ramping up its campaign against a controversial shark-kill policy with a new documentary. The documentary, called Apex Harmony 'The Shark Cull',  features the mother of a man killed by a great white shark, as well as graphic images of dead sharks on the ocean floor. But Sea Shepherd has been criticised for exposing the contractor employed by the West Australian government to catch and kill sharks earlier this year.
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Whale nearly strikes kayaker with its tail

Whale nearly strikes kayaker with its tail | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A kayaker gets a bit too close to a pod of whales, leading to a close call when one dives suddenly underneath her.
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These Whales Were Alive When Moby Dick Was Published in 1851

These Whales Were Alive When Moby Dick Was Published in 1851 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists have found that they can live for roughly 200 years and possibly teach humans how to live healthier, longer.
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Image vs. Reality: What You Didn't Know About Sharks - Blog - Georgia Aquarium

Image vs. Reality: What You Didn't Know About Sharks - Blog - Georgia Aquarium | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
August 14, 2014

Image vs. Reality: What You Didn't Know About Sharks

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Why Is Wall Street Afraid of 'Blackfish'?

Why Is Wall Street Afraid of 'Blackfish'? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Everybody hates Sea World... apparently. The theme park operator has been hit with a barrage of criticism and bad publicity over the orcas, or killer whales, in its parks. The criticism really took off last year with the release of an independent documentary, called Blackfish. The documentary attacked the company both for [...]
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Standard Digital News : : The Counties - Drugs in sunken ship 'won't harm' marine, human life

The sinking of a ship laden with heroin worth Sh1 billion in the sea off the country's coast will not harm marine and human life in the long run, environmental experts have said.
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Advice from a commercial diver

Advice from a commercial diver | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A few months ago Dave Hardy, one of our past students who has been a commercial diver now for many years, came in to chat to our current air diving students about their new careers.  Below are a fe...
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Cock-ups Officially the Funniest Part of Scuba Diving

Cock-ups Officially the Funniest Part of Scuba Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Groundbreaking research at The Scuba Monkey’s top-secret labs (off the A3 near Horsham) has discovered that watching someone make a complete pig’s ear of a buddy check or giant stride entry is scie...
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How A Woman And her Camera Killed Sea World

Joey Nolfi examines Blackfish, the cruelties of Sea World, and the impact of documentary films nearly one year after its release.
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‘People are swimming in a plastic sea’ - The Malta Independent

‘People are swimming in a plastic sea’ - The Malta Independent | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
No part of the Mediterranean Sea is immune to plastic pollution, and area to the east of Malta hosts a particularly high concentration of such debris, a research expedition has discovered.
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Debris Month of Action

Debris Month of Action | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Do you hate underwater trash as much as we do? Plastic bottles strewn across the ocean floor, nets choking coral reefs, discarded fishing line entangling marine creatures... Together, we’re fighting back against marine debris – the ocean’s silent killer. And when we fight for the ocean, we like to fight on scuba.
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16 Things Nobody Knows About the Ocean

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412 Whale Sharks rescued in Gujarat in 10 years

412 Whale Sharks rescued in Gujarat in 10 years | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
According to WTI, a total of Rs 3 crore have been spent so far on the conservation efforts of this species.
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Overcome the Fear of Having Water in Your Scuba Mask

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As in most scary situations in life, the best way to overcome the fear of water in your mask is to face the situation, not ignore it. A person who is scared of water entering his mask is unlikely t...
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Empty the Cages and Tanks! Here’s the Truth About the Lives of Animals in Captivity Versus the Wild

Empty the Cages and Tanks! Here’s the Truth About the Lives of Animals in Captivity Versus the Wild | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Lives of animals in the wild versus captivity are worlds apart, and even the best captive facilities can’t recreate the conditions of the wild. This leaves animals in unnatural enclosures with no socialization, enrichment or joy. Here is a comparison of the two lifestyles for the most commonly captive caught and bred animals.
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Buddhists lead attempt to find Burma’s lost bell

Buddhists lead attempt to find Burma’s lost bell | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
DIVERS stand on the edge of a small wooden fishing boat ­gazing at the murky, choppy waters below.
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Is 'down the drain' ibuprofen making fish sick? - Futurity

Is 'down the drain' ibuprofen making fish sick? - Futurity | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Many rivers in the United Kingdom contain levels of ibuprofen that could be harming the health of fish.
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