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Greenland shark in the St. Lawrence Estuary

These sharks live further north than any other shark species. They are closely related to the shark sleeping Pacific. This is one of the largest species of sharks, size, comparable to the Great White Shark. 

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10 Alarming Facts About Overfishing

10 Alarming Facts About Overfishing | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Many people who decide to begin eating more responsibly, continue to eat fish or other sea animals. Unfortunately, fisheries and aquaculture are wreaking havoc on the oceans.
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Are 90 Companies Responsible For Two-Thirds Of Global Warming?

Are 90 Companies Responsible For Two-Thirds Of Global Warming? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Can climate change be blamed on a handful of corporations?
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Gentle Giants - The Whale Shark

Gentle Giants - The Whale Shark | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Swimming with whales sharks may be one of the best experiences I have ever had.

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The Ocean is our Silent Partner: Yet it has No Place at the Dive Industry Table. | Dive Travel Business News

The Ocean is our Silent Partner: Yet it has No Place at the Dive Industry Table. | Dive Travel Business News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The ocean is our silent partner.
And if we don't take care of it we have no business. It seems so obvious, so essential to our business model and operational mindset, and yet the ocean has no seat at our industry table. It's evident by its absence on the "Dive Industry Stakeholders" slide at DEMA's Moving Towards 20:20 brainstorming session. 

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Incredible video - fishing boats in rough sea

2 fishing vessels brave the Grey River bar in full flood. Greymouth New Zealand HD Video by Geoff Mackley and Bradley Ambrose.
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Shark Attack News: Video: Swimmer in Bora Bora Bear Hugs Shark and Goes For a Ride

Shark Attack News: Video: Swimmer in Bora Bora Bear Hugs Shark and Goes For a Ride | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The early videos were usually put out by individuals who had years of experience around sharks.  In most of those cases, they would acknowledge that there was risk involved but they were able to minimize that risks due to their understanding of shark behavior and their ability to read the animals.

But this new growing trend is with ordinary folks spotting a shark and then deciding to have a go. 

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Not a fan of this!

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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Key Largo dive spawned young girl’s passion for scuba

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Key Largo dive spawned young girl’s passion for scuba | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

t was during a cruise on the family boat from Hamilton, Ontario, to the Bahamas that Tess Miller came to appreciate her parents’ passion for scuba diving.

Just eight years old at the time, Tess, from London, Ontario, had taken some scuba lessons before the journey began.

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Eerie critters from the deep sea: SPOOKY EYES

For Halloween 2013, a collection of deep-sea animals with very spooky eyes! In order of appearance: Glass squid, owlfish, vampire squid, rattail fish, longno...
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Little Dragon?

Little Dragon? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

This sea creature was found in California. No one is able to say what it is but it looks like a dragon. So much is still unknown about the ocean. 

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Volcano discovered smoldering under a kilometer of ice in West Antarctica: Heat may increase rate of ice loss

Volcano discovered smoldering under a kilometer of ice in West Antarctica: Heat may increase rate of ice loss | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A temporary seismic array in Marie Byrd Land in West Antarctica recorded two bursts of activity in 2010 and 2011. Careful analysis of the events shows they originate from a subglacial volcano at the leading end of a volcanic mountain chain.
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:32 PM

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Series of large earthquakes in Scotia Sea close to South Orkney Islands
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A Deep-Water Diver From Brooklyn Dies After Trying for a Record

A Deep-Water Diver From Brooklyn Dies After Trying for a Record | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Nicholas Mevoli was competing at Vertical Blue, a championship event in the sport of free diving, where he was attempting to achieve his second American record.
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Baby dolphin 'does happy dance' after rescue

Baby dolphin 'does happy dance' after rescue | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A good deed by a group of fishermen in Brazil was rewarded instantly after they rescued a baby dolphin that was struggling to free itself from a plastic bag.
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6 Tips for Crowd Control While Diving

6 Tips for Crowd Control While Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Having trouble avoiding the crowds while diving? Check out our six best tips for avoiding and dealing with crowds on your next dive.
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'Ghost Particles' In Antarctica Offer Glimpse Of Deep Space

'Ghost Particles' In Antarctica Offer Glimpse Of Deep Space | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Researchers hope the work could eventually yield a way to see the core of exploding stars.
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Madagascar: Nine dead after eating shark meat

Madagascar: Nine dead after eating shark meat | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Poverty and elections drive many to take risks
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, November 23, 2013 3:31 AM

The death toll has reached nine after residents from the eastern Madagascar village of Mahasoa Ampasimbe Manatsatrana ate shark caught by traditional fishermen last week.

Another 110 remain admitted in hospital with medics reporting an acute lack of facilities, while doctors from the capital were dispatched to the area.

The sick complained of a numbing of nerves believed to be from the absorption of toxins contained in the shark flesh.

Many then became paralysed, losing complete control of their bodies, with delirium also reported.

Authorities are still waiting for results from a laboratory analysis ordered on the meat.

The government's Population and Public Health ministers on Thursday visited the affected community.

Authorities have also issued a notice banning the consumption of seafood--including shark and tuna--in reaction to the tragedy.

A list of marine fishes that should not be consumed during the hot season (October-April) has been published by the fishing ministry.

Poisoning from seafood is common on the island nation. Two years ago 20 people died and another 130 were admitted in south western Madagascar.

The source is thought to be the natural changes that happen to seaweed, which is food for the smaller fish species.

 

Toxins ~~ 

This results in the production of harmful toxins which are harmless to the fish, but extremely harmful for humans.

The smaller fish are then consumed by bigger ones and transmitted to humans.

Such scientific evidence has always been published in the country for decades, but the intense election campaigns over the last few months have made everyone less careful this year.

The economic downturn on the island is also blamed.

"Mahasoa’s residents rushed into the market to buy the caught 100-kilo shark sold at Ar2,000 ($0.9) a kilo," local journalist Kami Channe said.

Seafood and other meats are today a luxury for many Malagasy households.

Nearly 92 per cent of the population is poor, according to the World Bank.

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Longfin eels could soon be extinct

Longfin eels could soon be extinct | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The longfin eel could soon be extinct, ecologist Dr Mike Joy has told an international conference.
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Oceans are storing heat, but for how much longer? - Futurity

Oceans are storing heat, but for how much longer? - Futurity | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A reconstruction of 10,000 years of Pacific Ocean temperatures shows its middle depths have warmed 15 times faster in the last 60 years.
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, November 26, 2013 3:24 AM

24.11.13 ~  http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/deep_oceans_may_be_storing_heat_20131124

 

  Far below the surface, the waters of south-east Asia are heating up. A region of the Pacific is now warming at least 15 times faster than at any time in the last 10,000 years. If this finding – so far limited to the depths where the Pacific and Indian Oceans wash into each other – is true for the blue planet as a whole, then the questions of climate change take on a new urgency.

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Mexico and diving!

Headed to Mexico this winter for some diving?

kirkscubagear recommends Erik Rosenstein's Beyond Diving Playa del Carmen @ Riviera Maya. Erik is a former Torontian relocated to Mexico and running Beyond Diving. Many Canadians visit him every year! He is also a Leaf's fan, but we won't hold that against him!

http://www.beyonddivingscuba.com/

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Norwegian salmon farm offers bounty for escaped fish | Al Jazeera America

Norwegian salmon farm offers bounty for escaped fish | Al Jazeera America | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Escaped salmon can edge out their wild cousins and weaken the gene pool
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10 Ways to Tell Your Students Are Not Ready for Open Water | Cave Diver Harry

10 Ways to Tell Your Students Are Not Ready for Open Water | Cave Diver Harry | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Dispatch from Ireland: Using DNA to Track Humpback Whales

Dispatch from Ireland: Using DNA to Track Humpback Whales | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Dr. Scott Baker, a pioneer in the use of DNA to better understand the population, abundance, and genetic diversity of dolphins and whales, spoke at University College Dublin.
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Cookie Cutter Sharks

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Cookie Cutter Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

he cookie cutter shark was once called the cigar shark due to the fish's dark brown color and long, rounded shape. Most cookie cutters average 12 to 15 inches long, though specimens as large as 20 inches have been recorded. The shark has a distinctive, rounded jaw opening with somewhat fleshy lips and protruding lower teeth.

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Killer Whales (Orcas) - Nature Documentary HD Part-3 - Shark Attacks 2013 Video

Killer Whales (Orcas) - Nature Documentary HD - Shark Attacks 2013 Video Part-3 New Research and Stunning Photography Reveals the World of the Orca in KILLER...
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Diver Cartoon---Dive Flag!

Diver Cartoon---Dive Flag! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Kinda give a new meaning to the expression----"we're gonna need a bigger boat"!!!

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