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Shark Attacks: What Are the Odds? : Discovery News

Shark Attacks: What Are the Odds? : Discovery News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Turns out you're more likely to be killed digging in the sand at the beach or wrestling with a vending machine than in a shark attack.
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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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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, 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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Multi-faceted Dive Instructor; How to be a Diamond of the Scuba World

Multi-faceted Dive Instructor; How to be a Diamond of the Scuba World | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scuba diving tips on how a dive instructor can differentiate him/herself within the scuba world.
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The Netherlands | Holland Diving

The Netherlands | Holland Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An overview of diving in The Netherlands and diving around the North Sea
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Nassau Grouper To Be Listed as a Threatened Species in the USA | #oceans #scuba

Nassau Grouper To Be Listed as a Threatened Species in the USA | #oceans #scuba | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

"No critical habitat was proposed in the recent action, but the agency requests information and comments that may be relevant in formulating a critical habitat designation and the final listing."


Via Emocean Club
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Alert Diver | Prepare to Get Found

Take part in your own rescue before you get lost.
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Never be Nery base jumping at Vouliagmeni - Nicholas Kouvaras | Facebook

The Greek version of Guillaumes original idea with a funny twist.
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Should you stop eating fish?

Should you stop eating fish? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We asked legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle for her menu advice. Below, check out Earle’s take on omega oils, tuna rolls, and her ideal meal.
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The protective mouth brooding fish

The protective mouth brooding fish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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2 More National Records Fall at 2014 EuroCup Freediving Competition – DeeperBlue.com

2 More National Records Fall at 2014 EuroCup Freediving Competition – DeeperBlue.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
After a rest day the 2014 EuroCup Freediving Competition in Kamalata has started up again.  Day 2 saw further Freediving National Records fall. Stig Pryds (who managed a Constant Weight No Fins record on Monday) achieved 91m in Free Immersion (FIM) for a Danish National Record and Sweden had a new National Record for Constant Weight …
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BP's Recklessness Caused Gulf Oil Spill, Judge Rules

BP's Recklessness Caused Gulf Oil Spill, Judge Rules | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A U.S. judge has ruled that BP's recklessness caused 2010's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a move that could cost the company billions. Earlier this week Halliburton, the company in charge of sealing the completed Deepwater Horizon well that spewe...
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CREEPY-CRAWLY STORY

CREEPY-CRAWLY STORY | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
What happens when you discover a spider in your dive mask?
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Photos: Leonardo DiCaprio, Other Celebs Fight for Our Oceans at Oceana’s SeaChange Party

Photos: Leonardo DiCaprio, Other Celebs Fight for Our Oceans at Oceana’s SeaChange Party | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This past weekend, Oceana hosted the seventh-annual SeaChange Summer Party, a sold-out fundraiser event that raised $1.4 million for the oceans. Celebrities, ocean activists, and Oceana board members
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Great white shark destroys over $12,000 worth of GoPro equipment

Great white shark destroys over $12,000 worth of GoPro equipment | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Wildlife cinematographer, Andy Casagrande, watched from the safety of a shark cage in the New Zealand waters as the great whites took turns attacking the camera equipment.
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News - Reaching for the Beaufort Sea: Six things to know about the Franklin Expedition - The Weather Network

News - Reaching for the Beaufort Sea: Six things to know about the Franklin Expedition - The Weather Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
With one of the legendary explorer's ships found, here's what you need to know about the incredible journey of Franklin and his crew.
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Bull Shark Found In Ohio River

Bull Shark Found In Ohio River | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An Ohio fisherman set out after bass on Friday morning, but instead came home with an unexpected trophy: a bull shark measuring nearly three feet in
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Will Climate Change Bring an Invasion of the Octopuses—Or Halt It? | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network

Will Climate Change Bring an Invasion of the Octopuses—Or Halt It? | Octopus Chronicles, Scientific American Blog Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Climate change is bad news for many species. Environments are changing more rapidly than plants and animals can adapt to—or move out of—them.

Octopuses, however, reproduce so ...
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Unusual Encounters: Sea Turtles Roaming Off Los Angeles

Unusual Encounters: Sea Turtles Roaming Off Los Angeles | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
“Balloon straight ahead” one of my researchers tells the captain while leaning forward from the bow of our boat. We are so accustomed to find plastic debris during our dolphin surveys off Los Angel...
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Triton Scuba Mask Transforms Divers into Human Fish | fishhound.com

Triton Scuba Mask Transforms Divers into Human Fish | fishhound.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

South Korean designer Jeabyun Yeon just unveiled a conceptual scuba mask that would allow divers to breathe underwater without air tanks. The mask, called the Triton, consists of two branching arms designed to serve as “gills” that extract oxygen from the water and deliver breathable air directly into their wearer’s lungs. Instead of hauling around heavy scuba equipment, swimmers could simply bite down on a plastic mouth piece.

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Carmel man attacks 'Shark Hunters' on NBC Sports

Carmel man attacks 'Shark Hunters' on NBC Sports | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

AJ Mills was enjoying a little leisure time on the couch of his Carmel home, watching a Formula One race on NBC Sports when a commercial flashed before his eyes.

"Shark Hunters:The sharks are on the hook, and there's money on the line."

"I actually thought it was a joke. They can't be seriously doing this," Mills said. "I looked it up. They are actually doing this."

"Shark Hunters" is a show that gives money to contestants for killing sharks, animals already under pressure from overfishing, finning and environmental pollution, Mills said.

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Operations of shark fin importer-exporter suspended

THE City Government of Lapu-Lapu has temporarily stopped the operation of a business engaged in drying shark fins in Barangay Mactan.Mayor Paz Radaza issued a cease-and-desist order against the Sh...
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BERMUDA -- HISTORY

BERMUDA -- HISTORY | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In 1612, the Virginia Company sent 60 settlers to Bermuda to colonize the
island and build a capital city.
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California Legislature Passes Seafood Labeling Bill in Big Move for Tackling Seafood Fraud

California Legislature Passes Seafood Labeling Bill in Big Move for Tackling Seafood Fraud | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In a move that will help to turn the tide on seafood fraud, the California legislature passed a bill (SB 1138) late last Friday evening that will help consumers make more informed purchasing decisions
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Scuba Diving Is A Wonderful Sport: Just Eliminate The Risks

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Scuba Diving Is A Wonderful Sport: Just Eliminate The Risks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

just published @ Scuba Scoop :::: 
The simple answer is yes and no. It is similar to mountaineering. When Edmund Hillary was asked whether mountaineering was dangerous he said, not if you respect the mountain. Scuba diving is also not dangerous if you respect it. It is not dangerous as long as you follow security guidelines, have the right equipment, know your limitations and stay within those constraints.

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STRANGEST DIVES PART II

STRANGEST DIVES PART II | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Remains of a bygone era, mysterious rock formations and vast underwater caves. See what five of the strangest dives have on offer
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Oahu Divers Dive for 12 Hours To Benefit American Cancer Society

Oahu Divers Dive for 12 Hours To Benefit American Cancer Society | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
  Island Divers dive shop in Oahu, Hawaii took the well-known Relay for Life concept to a new level, raising more than $6,000 for the ...
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Deep-Sea Mushroom Creatures Found Off Australia

Deep-Sea Mushroom Creatures Found Off Australia | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Neither fungi nor fish, these oddball organisms collected in 1986 may represent an early branch on the tree of life
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