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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, 5:08 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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A Sharkonvenient Truth - YouTube

Need some real #shark science to detox from #sharkweek? So did @NRDCscience! We sat down with William Winram, freediving champ and swimmer with sharks; David...
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Which is the world's deadliest animal? Scuba Professionals of Arizona

Which is the world's deadliest animal? Scuba Professionals of Arizona | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Which is the world's deadliest animal? Is it the Shark? Dogs? Snakes? Humans? Mosquitos? No, the shark is the least dangerous,
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Lorne Gunter: Maybe humans aren't the cause of declining salmon stocks

Lorne Gunter: Maybe humans aren't the cause of declining salmon stocks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
I’ve fished for salmon on the West Coast, mostly without much significant success. I caught a 28-pound Chinook once about 160 feet down up against a wall of rock off an island an hour north of...
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Breathtaking Underwater Photos Help Save Sea Life - weather.com

Breathtaking Underwater Photos Help Save Sea Life - weather.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Underwater photographer Richard Salas' work benefits the seas in more than one way.
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Thinning Arctic Snow Could Alter North Pole Ecosystem

Thinning Arctic Snow Could Alter North Pole Ecosystem | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Decades of research has revealed that snow ice in the Arctic in thinning, especially over the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.
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Q&A: Sylvia Earle’s Personal Journey and Why the Ocean is Vital to Life

Q&A: Sylvia Earle’s Personal Journey and Why the Ocean is Vital to Life | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Explorer Sylvia Earle shares her personal journey in new documentary film 'Mission Blue' and explains why the ocean is essential to life on Earth.
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SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, August 19, 7:16 AM

Dr. Sylvia Earle is such an amazing woman and modern day pioneer.  Our hats to off to her amazing contributions!

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Lessons for Life: Panic in Kelp

Lessons for Life: Panic in Kelp | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Another case study in our Dive Training series 'Lessons For Life': Panicking while diving in kelp searching for lobster leads to a fatal entanglement for a diver.
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Afghan war veteran Chris Middleton aiming to be world's first double amputee diving instructor

Afghan war veteran Chris Middleton aiming to be world's first double amputee diving instructor | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An Afghan war veteran who lost his legs in a bomb blast is beating overwhelming odds to train for a world first. Chris Middleton, of Syston, is hoping to become the first double amputee diving...
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Thumbs up to this guy!

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SA Scuba Shack's curator insight, August 18, 6:23 AM

Amazing what the human spirit can accomplish!

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Scyllarides latus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scyllarides latus

Scyllarides latus , the Mediterranean slipper lobster, is a species of slipper lobster found in the Mediterranean Sea and in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. It is edible and highly regarded as food, but is now rare over much of its range due to overfishing.

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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Ask an Expert: Should Divers Reveal Their Medications?

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Ask an Expert: Should Divers Reveal Their Medications? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Is the average dive professional really qualified to safeguard — never mind interpret — your personal medical history?

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Kathy Dowsett | The Scuba News

Kathy Dowsett | The Scuba News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Thanks to Lee Taylor-Young  of The Scuba News! Your continued support is always appreciated!

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keep up to date with the Scuba News ::::http://www.thescubanews.com/

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Whale of a time: Japanese event where citizens PRETEND to be whalers

Whale of a time: Japanese event where citizens PRETEND to be whalers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A strange reenactment of a replica of a big whale being harpooned (pictured) has been used as a source of entertainment at a festival in Japan.
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Sick and Dead Fish: Overview | Baltic

Sick and Dead Fish: Overview | Baltic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Oceana has conducted several at-sea expeditions worldwide with the aim of gathering biological data for the basis of increasing available knowledge, proposing new Marine Protected Areas and management measures. Since the startup of our Baltic Sea office we have conducted three expeditions in the Baltic Sea and the Kattegat between 2011 and 2013, using a Remotely Operated underwater Vehicle (ROV), divers and Van Veen grab to document important species and habitats.

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Scuba diving an unlikely tool for kids and adults with autism

Scuba diving an unlikely tool for kids and adults with autism | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Going deep in search of a sense of calm. Scuba diving builds confidence, especially for those with disabilities. But for kids and adults with autism spectrum disorders, there’s an added benefit. Th...
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Lemon sharks hand-fed by diving tourists off Florida coast by John Chapa - Telegraph

Lemon sharks hand-fed by diving tourists off Florida coast by John Chapa - Telegraph | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Wildlife photographer John Chapa dives with brave tourists willing to hand-feed lemon sharks in the waters of Florida
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I am not a fan of this!

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BARNACLES

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Shark Fin Sales Halved in China - SCUBA News

Shark Fin Sales Halved in China - SCUBA News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Good news at last for sharks: prices and sales of shark fin are falling in China by 50-70% according to a report by WildAid.
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Google Protects Its Undersea Fiber Optic Cables... From Sharks

Google Protects Its Undersea Fiber Optic Cables... From Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Maybe the animals were just mad about their low page-ranking
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As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground

As Radioactive Water Accumulates, TEPCO Eyes Pacific Ocean As Dumping Ground | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
TEPCO is running out of space to store contaminated water.
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Finding PTSD relief through scuba diving

Finding PTSD relief through scuba diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Studies have shown veterans who become scuba certified experience relief from PTSD and physical injuries, and one Southern Utah business hopes to help veterans get their certification with money raised during the 2nd annual Ultimate Diver Challenge.
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To Dive or Not To Dive: Considerations for Older Scuba Divers

To Dive or Not To Dive: Considerations for Older Scuba Divers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Written by Michael B. Strauss, MD, FACS, AAOS As the population gets older, coupled with increased awareness of good health practices and the recognition that ...
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Excellent article---good read!

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Discovery's Shark Week has Betrayed the Sharks

Discovery's Shark Week has Betrayed the Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Shark Week used to be informative and entertaining. Chad R. MacDonald takes a look at how it's become a second rate SyFy Channel movie.
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'State pirate ship' found under the Thames after 400 years

'State pirate ship' found under the Thames after 400 years | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Officially the Cherabin led an honest existence trading with Turkey in the 1500s, but it led sinister double life - stealing more than £2,000 disguised as pirates.
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Tekdeep To Hunt For The Lost Italian Submarine In Sudan

Tekdeep To Hunt For The Lost Italian Submarine In Sudan | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

When Italy entered the Second World War they had a colony called Italian East Africa (Eritrea). This was a large area, but as soon as they entered the war it became cut off from Italy by the British who controlled the Suez Canal and the Straits of Gibraltar. The Italians decided that they could do nothing else but quickly attack the British in Port Sudan.

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Save the Sharks By Swimming With Them

Save the Sharks By Swimming With Them | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ecotourism is helping promote shark conservation around the world—while also boosting local economies.
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