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Dolphins swam the oceans six MILLION years earlier than thought

Dolphins swam the oceans six MILLION years earlier than thought | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Studies of a skull fragment have revealed it to be from an ancient dolphin, according to a team led by Mizuki Murakami of the Waseda University in Japan. (RT @KirstenHenry: Dolphins swam the oceans 6 MILLION years earlier than we thought!
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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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Lake Ontario Water Levels

Lake Ontario Water Levels | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Thank you Jeff Shaw for these photos depicting the rise of the water levels in Lake Ontario. Jeff took these pictures near Ontario Place on Lake Ontario.
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Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association (CHAA) Presents Two New Courses

Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association (CHAA) Presents Two New Courses | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Canadian Harvard Association Aircraft Recovery Team is hosting two new courses on the topic of Aviation Archaeology as it relates to the marin
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Underwater search launched for models of Canada’s Arrow jet

Underwater search launched for models of Canada’s Arrow jet | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In the late 1950s Canada’s Avro Arrow led the race to become the top military aircraft in the world. The others were not even close. Suddenly it died o
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Justice for pirates quick, brutal on Canadian seaboard

Justice for pirates quick, brutal on Canadian seaboard | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Canada was not exempt from piracy on the high seas. Edward Jordan led a diverse lifestyle. The Irishman had been a rebel in Ireland, as well as a fisherma
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Introducing Divers Den, Tobermory

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Tobermory is a small community located at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula in the municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, approximately 30
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Deaf, Depressed and Deformed: The Top 5 Reasons Salmon Farming Makes for Unhealthy Fish

Deaf, Depressed and Deformed: The Top 5 Reasons Salmon Farming Makes for Unhealthy Fish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
When you tuck into a salmon steak, you might think about piscine athletes vaulting waterfalls or braving 1,100-kilometer (700-mile) treks to spawn. But for 70 percent of salmon consumed worldwide, these Attenborough-worthy images don’t reflect reality. Most salmon are farm-reared in conditions that leave them chubby, misshapen and morose. Yes, even fish can get depressed.
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Hollis M1 Mask Review

Hollis M1 Mask Review | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A few months back I purchased a Hollis M1 mask, and since then I have admired it daily, sitting in its container amongst my dive gear. I have been itchin
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Scuba Dive on an Underwater Boeing 737 Artificial Reef

On January 14, 2006 a former Canadian Airlines Boeing 737-200 was sunk in the waters off Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada. This Air Canada plan
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Pregnant endangered pink dolphin washes up dead on Lamma Island beach | Coconuts Hong Kong

Pregnant endangered pink dolphin washes up dead on Lamma Island beach | Coconuts Hong Kong | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It’s a sad day for Hong Kong animal lovers. Over the weekend, two highly endangered Chinese white dolphins — also known as pink dolphins — were discovered dead on a beach on Lamma Island. Yesterday morning, a man fishing at Kat Tsai Wan, off the west coast of Lamma Island, found that a 2.5 meter lon
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Nature Bags

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Now celebrating their 10 year anniversary, the JungleVine® Foundation presents Nature Bags. The Nature Bag is homemade in Laos, a landlocked country in Southeast Asia which has one of the lowest per person income levels in the world. The knowledge and skill used in its craftsmanship rest exclusively with the Khmu ethnic group, which has lived at high elevations on the mountainsides of Northern Laos for thousands of years.


These bags offered to the world on my website have been crucial to their survival, allowing for the gathering of essentials for subsistence.


From 2011 through 2015, about 90% of the sales went directly to the artisans and their families.


http://www.kirkscubagear.com/…/the-great-outdoo…/nature-bag/


Special DISCOUNT code :: use at checkout::::::savenaturebag!!


ALSO note::::a partial refund for shipping will be refunded...these bags are cheaper to ship than regular gear!

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Insurance protection offered diving professionals

Insurance protection offered diving professionals | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Divers Alert Network (DAN), in conjunction with its subsidiary Risk Retention Group, is offering liability insurance to scuba diving professionals an
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A Day in the Life of an Instructor – Rainy Days and Rays

A Day in the Life of an Instructor – Rainy Days and Rays | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
When you live in paradise not every day can be a perfect day. There are the good days and the bad days, sunny days and rainy days. Living in the tropics
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Over Pressurizing a Cylinder, a Dangerous Concern

Over Pressurizing a Cylinder, a Dangerous Concern | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
I recently received a call/e-mail from an instructor about an unsafe situation. She stated that one of her employees recently took a trip and had thei
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Snorkeling in Michigan with Nancy Wasburne

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Snorkeling in Michigan with Nancy Wasburne.

YouTube:::
Published on Apr 26, 2017

Website: http://www.snorkelmichigan.com/
Video Narration: Nancy Washburne
Content Editor: Martin Ruiz Soto
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Petre 2 Wreck, Point Petre

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This wreck video by Terry Irvine, is known only as Petre 2 and is located in Lake Ontario, south of Point Petre
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Introducing Nancy Washburne ::: Her Fish Story

Introducing Nancy Washburne ::: Her Fish Story | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Kirk Scuba Gear will be featuring some of Nancy's Snorkeling videos in the coming weeks:::stay tuned!
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As a certified scuba diver I have experienced some of the most spectacular underwater locations on earth, such as the Red Sea, the Great Barrier Reef, Truk Lagoon, Palau, Papua, New Guinea, the Solomon
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Robotic Underwater Lab Tracking Toxicity of Lake Erie Algal Bloom

Robotic Underwater Lab Tracking Toxicity of Lake Erie Algal Bloom | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new tool to safeguard drinking water is now keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie. On July 18, a robotic lake-bottom laboratory began tracking the levels of dangerous toxins produced by algae that bloom each summer in the lake’s western basin. The goal is to provide advance warning to municipal water managers and thereby
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