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Cerianthus lloydii - Burrowing Anemone

Cerianthus lloydii - Burrowing Anemone | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

This common European species is not a true anemone. Instead of attaching itself to a rock it lives in a soft tube protruding above sand or mud.

The animal's tentacles are usually all that are visible. The inner set circle the mouth and are short and stiff. The long, flexible, attractive outer ones, over 100 of them, sweep prey inwards. When disturbed the whole anemone shoots back into its tube, like a tubeworm. The tentacle crown measures up to 10 cm across.

The burrowing anemone lives from the shallows down to 100 m. The tentacles may be white, brown, green or banded.

You find this tube anemone from Norway down to the Bay of Biscay.
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Photo credit: Tim Nicholson

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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, 2015 6:05 PM

Needs to be nation-wide.

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Hatching Sea Turtles Get a Hand from Their Siblings - Inkfish

Hatching Sea Turtles Get a Hand from Their Siblings - Inkfish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Smashing out of its egg is only the first step in a baby sea turtle’s grueling early days. The turtle fights free of its eggshell only to find itself buried underground. It has to intuit which way is up, then dig out of the packed sand. As soon as it breaks onto the surface of the beach, it begins a …
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Endangered bluefin tuna taken off Gordon Ramsay's menu after outcry from Hong Kong conservationist

Despite Sea Shepherd's constant vigilance against illegal activities on the high seas, their latest win has affected what the average Hongkonger loves most: food.
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Why is Antarctica's sea ice spreading as the Arctic's shrinks?

Why is Antarctica's sea ice spreading as the Arctic's shrinks? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Currents steered by Southern Ocean seafloor help create frozen shield.
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Where does America's e-waste end up? GPS tracker tells all

Where does America's e-waste end up? GPS tracker tells all | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Despite pledges to responsibly recycle old TVs and other unwanted electronics with toxic materials inside, an investigation tracks e-waste from the U.S. to unregulated scrapyards in Hong Kong.
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The world's top 5 weirdest destinations for scuba diving holidays

The world's top 5 weirdest destinations for scuba diving holidays | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As revealed in a recent online article published by CNN online, (2011) some of the world's weirdest and rarest destinations for unique scuba diving adventures have been identified and summarized in a list of the top five.

For those looking for truly exotic and astonishing destinations for their next scuba diving holidays, here we
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How You Can Assist The Sedna Epic Expedition to Canada’s High Arctic

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During July 25 to August 4, 2016, Team Sedna will fly to Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada, for an action-packed, 11-day expedition to study the impacts o
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Dan’s Dive Shop, Ontario Provides Once In A Lifetime Experience

Dan’s Dive Shop, Ontario Provides Once In A Lifetime Experience | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Dan's Dive shop is proud to bring you a once in a Lifetime Experience in the form of a pair of special tech talks hosted by deep cave and technica
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Prehistoric Site in Florida Confirms Pre-Clovis Peopling of the Americas

Prehistoric Site in Florida Confirms Pre-Clovis Peopling of the Americas | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Stone tools, butchered mastadon provide evidence of occupation 14,550 years ago.
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Ocean Blasting: Groups Seek Ban as Big Atlantic Test Looms

Ocean Blasting: Groups Seek Ban as Big Atlantic Test Looms
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Climate change is happening on Mars, where an ice age is coming to an end

Climate change is happening on Mars, where an ice age is coming to an end | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
On Mars, scientists find signs of climate change locked in polar ice
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The Scuba News Canada

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About The Scuba News Canada Developed by a small team of dedicated scuba diving media professionals, The Scuba News Canada brings you the best and most up to date scuba diving information from around the Canada.


Covering everything from the world of scuba diving including: The Environment, Dive Centers, Dive Resorts, Diving Equipment, Photos and Videos, Diver Training and news which affects the whole scuba community.


If you have any questions about The Scuba News or you would like to contribute to our news and blog pages please do not hesitate to contact me::::::kathy@thescubanews.com



http://ca.thescubanews.com/

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Scientists find sustainable solutions for oysters in the future by looking into the past

Scientists find sustainable solutions for oysters in the future by looking into the past | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Oysters are keystone organisms in estuaries around the world, influencing water quality, constructing habitat and providing food for humans and wildlife. Yet their populations in the Chesapeake Bay and elsewhere have dramaticall
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The growing threat from plastic pollution to human health

The growing threat from plastic pollution to human health | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Millions of tons of tiny debris from plastic bags, bottles and clothes in the world’s oceans present a serious threat to human health and marine ecosystems.

This is the stark warning issued by the United Nations in a report on the most dangerous environmental problems facing the world today.
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Sustainable Seafood Boom Brings Hope To An Overfished Planet

Sustainable Seafood Boom Brings Hope To An Overfished Planet | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The certified seafood market raked in $11.5 billion last year, according to a new report.
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Modern slavery is destroying the environment – to meet demand for shrimps and pet food

Modern slavery is destroying the environment – to meet demand for shrimps and pet food | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Saving the world’s forests and oceans means putting an end to slavery run by criminal gangs.
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Will One of the World's Most Endangered Whales Be Saved Before It’s Too Late?

Will One of the World's Most Endangered Whales Be Saved Before It’s Too Late? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The NRDC took legal action this week to get protection for one of the most endangered species of whales on Earth, the Bryde whale. “This is a unique group
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St. Lawrence Seaway: Let the flooding begin - CBC Archives

St. Lawrence Seaway: Let the flooding begin - CBC Archives | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
CBC Television travels to the towns that will soon be flooded over in the construction of the Seaway.
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Bizarre Hammerhead Was the First Vegetarian Reptile in the Ocean

Bizarre Hammerhead Was the First Vegetarian Reptile in the Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It arose in the wake of the world’s largest mass extinction
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The ice cold war: fight for sealife in remote wilds of Antarctica

The ice cold war: fight for sealife in remote wilds of Antarctica | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Ross Sea is the last intact marine ecosystem on Earth
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Beachgoers beware: Sea turtle nesting season is underway

Beachgoers beware: Sea turtle nesting season is underway | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sea turtle nesting season officially began Sunday and will continue into October, with Florida hosting 90 percent of nests in the United States.Wes Moore, a volunteer for the Ponte Vedra Sea Turtle Patrol, said volunteers will patrol the shoreline on ATV throughout the season to monitor nesting.“It’s impossible to tell what the numbers will be like,” Moore said. “But there’s already a report of a nest in south Ponte Vedra and that gives me an indication that it may be a good year.”
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