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World's only real pirate treasure dug up and coming to Galveston..
The most valuable haul of pirate treasure ever found is heading to Galveston for an exhibit showcasing dozens of cannons, coins and muskets. The ship, the Whydah, sank off Cape Cod in 1717 under the command of notorious pirate Black Sam Bellamy. It was carrying tens of thousands of gold coins earned from selling slaves in the Caribbean.
Forbes estimates the ship's 200,000 artifacts, which include African jewelry, muskets, gold belt buckles and 60 cannons, to be worth more than $100 million. The ship is the only authenticated pirate ship ever to be found. "When people see it, it's like they are looking at the only T. Rex ever to be found," said Barry Clifford, who discovered the ship and is therefore the owner of all the treasure. "It's the only pirate treasure in the world." 
Clifford started looking for the ship in 1982 after hearing stories about the wreck growing up as a child. One-hundred eighty pirates died when it sank. Eight survived and were tried in Massachusetts.

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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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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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Dolphins Are Still Washing Up Dead 5 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

Dolphins Are Still Washing Up Dead 5 Years After Gulf Oil Spill | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.
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US pays $1.97 million to Philippines for damaged reef

US pays $1.97 million to Philippines for damaged reef | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government said Wednesday it had received 87 million pesos ($1.97 million) from the United States to pay for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper to a protected reef two years…
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Kirk Scuba Gear – Secure Home Shopping For Scuba Diving Equipment / Blog :::: KSG Scuba Scoop

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

Diving can be fun and enjoyable. With your first underwater breath, your life will never be the same again. But while you’re considering everything you read and hear about SCUBA diving, lets keep our eyes open about the process of learning to SCUBA dive.

While most SCUBA instructors and certification agencies sell the, “adventure”, of SCUBA diving, learning to dive is a process. To master this process, remember three basic rules of learning to SCUBA dive:

SCUBA will give you, what you put in.It is always better to have your own gear.There will be a time, that the SCUBA experience will not be fun!
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Penguins' sense of taste hobbled by their icy habitat - life - 16 February 2015 - New Scientist

Penguins' sense of taste hobbled by their icy habitat - life - 16 February 2015 - New Scientist | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Would you serve penguins lemon sole? It might go down well: genetic screening shows they haven't the chemical tools for anything but salty and sour
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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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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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Commentary: Oil drilling near Florida’s Atlantic coast not...

Commentary: Oil drilling near Florida’s Atlantic coast not... | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Georgia, you’re on my mind.
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Hawaiian Monk Seal Facts | Endangered Sea Animals

Hawaiian Monk Seal Facts | Endangered Sea Animals | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Amongst endangered mammals are the Hawaiian monk seals, an endemic species related to the (endangered) Mediterranean monk seal, and the (extinct) Caribbean monk ...
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Climate change hampering world food production: scientists - The Times of India

Climate change hampering world food production: scientists - The Times of India | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The acceleration climate change and its impact on agricultural production means that profound societal changes will be needed in coming decades to feed the world's growing population, researchers at an annual science conference said.
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Ocean plastic is likely disappearing into the food chain, new study indicates

Ocean plastic is likely disappearing into the food chain, new study indicates | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A study out today in Science indicates that the environmental threat of plastic in our oceans is much larger than we thought.
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Even a SeaWorld Scientist Agrees That Marine Captivity is NOT Educational (VIDEO)

Even a SeaWorld Scientist Agrees That Marine Captivity is NOT Educational (VIDEO) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As Dr. John Hall, the former research director for SeaWorld San Diego explains, whatever little educational benefits that marine parks had in the 1950s and 60s have completely disappeared in modern times.
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Rising mercury levels in tuna may make the fish off-limits in a few years

Rising mercury levels in tuna may make the fish off-limits in a few years | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new study says the mercury levels in tuna are high—and getting even higher.
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