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Brand new Lavacore line introduces a completely new category of diving suits

Brand new Lavacore line introduces a completely new category of diving suits | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

It’s not a dive skin and it’s not a wetsuit, but the new Lavacore line of exposure suits has the characteristics of both, and actually a bit more. Developed by the American Underwater Products manufacturing group (Oceanic, AERIS, HOLLIS), Lavacore is designed to give scuba divers “the best of both worlds”. Available @ www.kirkscubagear.com

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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, 6:05 PM

Needs to be nation-wide.

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Woman to again face Costa Rica court on shark finning charges - Inside Costa Rica

Woman to again face Costa Rica court on shark finning charges - Inside Costa Rica | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Puntarenas businesswoman of Taiwanese origin will once again head to Costa Rica’s criminal courts on charges of illegal shark finning, after the woman was previously acquitted of the same crime on April 7th of last year.
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Alaska Fishermen Organize Flotilla to Protest Navy’s Training Plans

Alaska Fishermen Organize Flotilla to Protest Navy’s Training Plans | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
On May 16, hundreds joined the Eyak Preservation Council for a peaceful protest to demonstrate against the Navy's training activities in the Gulf of Alaska.
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Mystery over 1,300 birds found dead on Chilean beach

Mystery over 1,300 birds found dead on Chilean beach | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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While this is not a lengthy scoop it really shows its viewers the harsh truth about the environment and what we are doing to it. Sadly the "mystery" probably has something to do with us humans and our direct impact on the planet, such as oil and chemical spills. The environment is something that has many problems, but should be saved if we want a place to live. 

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Bermuda Triangle: Ship Reappears 90 Years After Going Missing

Bermuda Triangle: Ship Reappears 90 Years After Going Missing | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Havana| The Cuban Coast Guard announced this morning, that they had intercepted an unmanned ship heading for the island, which is presumed to be the SS Cotopaxi, a tramp steamer which vanished in
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Octopus has automatic camouflage thanks to its light-sensing skin

Octopus has automatic camouflage thanks to its light-sensing skin | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Octopuses are good at changing colour, but for the first time it's been shown that one species' skin reacts directly to light to cover it in camouflage
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Aquariums Deal Big Blow to Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji

Aquariums Deal Big Blow to Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Most Japanese facilities no longer will buy animals captured during the annual hunt at the cove.
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Fish With More Siblings Found to Have Better Social Skills

Fish With More Siblings Found to Have Better Social Skills | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A study by the University of Cambridge found that fish born in larger groups have more social skills and different brain architecture than those with fewer.
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Explainer: how do you measure a sea's level, anyway?

Explainer: how do you measure a sea's level, anyway? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The tides come in, the tides come out. But what is a sea's level? Technology has evolved since we first started gauging the height of the ocean in comparison to the land.
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7 Easy Ways You Can Reduce Your Plastic Consumption

7 Easy Ways You Can Reduce Your Plastic Consumption | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
While we try to find a solution for the plastic already in the oceans, we need to prevent more from ending up there by reducing our plastic consumption.
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'Shell No' demo on Arctic drilling - Independent.ie

'Shell No' demo on Arctic drilling - Independent.ie | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Hundreds of activists decked out in wetsuits and life jackets took to the water off Seattle in kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other vessels to send the message that Royal Dutch Shell
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Researchers identify opah as first fully warm-blooded fish

Researchers identify opah as first fully warm-blooded fish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The opah, or moonfish, has been identified as the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body like mammals and birds, according to new research.
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Protesters warn against using chemicals in Santa Barbara County oil spill clean-up

Protesters warn against using chemicals in Santa Barbara County oil spill clean-up | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Dozens of protesters chanted "End Oil Now!" and hoisted signs alongside an inflatable mock pipeline on a Santa Barbara beach on Sunday, demanding an end to fracking and other forms of "extreme oil extraction" days after a spill sent thousands of gallons of oil into the ocean and onto beaches.
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Revealed: The Ocean's Tiniest Life At The Bottom Of The Food Chain

Revealed: The Ocean's Tiniest Life At The Bottom Of The Food Chain | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The ocean's tiniest inhabitants — including bacteria, plankton, krill — are food for most everything that swims or floats. Now, scientists have completed a count of this vast and diverse hidden world.
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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 25, 10:54 AM

YET SO SMALL BUT HELPER OF THE LARGE THAT MOST DONT EVEN KNOW ABOUT! EVEN IN THE OCEAN STREAM OF THINGS!!!

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10 Fabulous Facts About Sea Turtles | Ocean of Hope

10 Fabulous Facts About Sea Turtles | Ocean of Hope | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
10 facts about sea turtles, reptiles, 7 different species, have been around longer than the dinosaurs, can live to be 100 years old, hold breath for 6 hours
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Review:::GloRope from Kirk Scuba Gear

Review:::GloRope from Kirk Scuba Gear | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As a repeat customer of Kirk Scuba Gear and an avid cave diver, I really wanted to write and tell you I was really impressed when I found GloRope in your online shop. I ordered some and looked forw...
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just published @ KSG Scuba Scoop!

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Bringing the right bags on board - aircanada.com

Bringing the right bags on board - aircanada.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Effective April 21, 2015, customers eligible for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Pre✓™ program who complete web or mobile check-in no longer need to print their boarding pass at the airport to take advantage of the expedited screening service.
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Right on! So often I see oversized carry-ons and passengers with two bags!

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Why Ocean Waters Off California Must Be Free Of Drift Gillnets

Why Ocean Waters Off California Must Be Free Of Drift Gillnets | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The State of Oregon prohibits its fishermen from using these deadly nets -- leaving California as the only West Coast state still allowing fishermen to use them.
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Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara County Coastline

Oil Spill Off Santa Barbara County Coastline | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Here's the latest information on the Santa Barbara Oil Spill.

Refugio Oil Spill Fast Facts

Scientist React to Environmental Impact of Oil Spill

Campers Evacuate To Make Way For Oil Spill Cleanup

Slideshow: Santa Barbara County Oil Spill
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Actress and Ocean Advocate Kate Mara Stands up for West Coast Marine Life Being Killed by Deadly Drift Gillnets

Actress and Ocean Advocate Kate Mara Stands up for West Coast Marine Life Being Killed by Deadly Drift Gillnets | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The nutrient-rich waters off California teem with some of the world’s most iconic, brilliant marine life: humpback whales, leatherback sea turtles, dolphins, sea lions, ocean sunfish, large sharks, marlin and many more. But these economically and ecologically important creatures continue to be threatened by the California-based drift gillnet fishery, which kills about 100 marine mammals per year in the quest for swordfish.
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Montreal considers becoming the first major Canadian city to ban plastic shopping bags

Montreal considers becoming the first major Canadian city to ban plastic shopping bags | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
'We have to think global but act local and this is one of those issues where we have to take a look at the impact on our planet'
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Wonderful!

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Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Faces Imminent Risk of Collapse

Massive Antarctic Ice Shelf Faces Imminent Risk of Collapse | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A collapse of the Larsen C ice shelf would raise global sea levels by several centimeters
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