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The History of Diving

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Read a sample or download The History of Diving by Jeffrey Gallant with iBooks.
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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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Dog swims with dolphins (Soundtrack: Miike Snow 'Animal') - YouTube

Visit http://www.earth-touch.com to see more. Kira is an ordinary dog with extraordinary habits: she swims with wild dolphins. Watch the magical dog-and-dolp...
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Victory! Southwest Airlines to End Long-Time Partnership with SeaWorld - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Victory! Southwest Airlines to End Long-Time Partnership with SeaWorld - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Southwest Airlines has announced today that they will end their long-standing partnership with SeaWorld at the end of this year.

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'If we don't change now we will lose the reefs' | Environment | DW.DE | 20.08.2014

'If we don't change now we will lose the reefs' | Environment | DW.DE | 20.08.2014 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A major study has found Caribbean coral reefs could disappear in 20 years. DW spoke to Carl Gustaf Lundin, director of the global marine and polar programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
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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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The Deadliest Animal in the World

The Deadliest Animal in the World | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Bill Gates introduces Mosquito Week on his personal blog, the Gates Notes. Everything posted this week is dedicated to this deadly creature. Mosquitoes carry devastating diseases like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and encephalitis.
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Tide turns suddenly for shark fin trade|China|chinadaily.com.cn

Tide turns suddenly for shark fin trade|China|chinadaily.com.cn | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A sprawling market floor in Guangzhou was once a prime location for shark fin, one of China's most expensive delicacies. But now it lies deserted, thanks to a ban from official banqueting tables and a celebrity-driven advertising campaign.
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Shark Discovery: 5 Wacky Sharks

Shark Discovery: 5 Wacky Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sharks are incredibly unique creatures, and exhibit a surprising diversity of shapes and sizes. Check out these 5 'wacky' sharks - including the infamous Goblin shark!
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Can Artificial Insemination Save Endangered Species?

Can Artificial Insemination Save Endangered Species? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Assisted reproduction is becoming one of the tools conservationists use to help manage endangered species populations.
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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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Looking at underwater pictures NEVER gets boring!

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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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