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Cave diver on what draws her to dangerous depths | Q with Jian Ghomeshi | CBC Radio

Cave diver on what draws her to dangerous depths | Q with Jian Ghomeshi | CBC Radio | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Jill Heinerth has gone farther into deep underwater caves than any woman in history. The diver has explored icebergs in Antarctica, the deep caves of Bermuda, and the oases of North Africa.
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One of the most dangerous sea creatures

One of the most dangerous sea creatures | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Saltwater Crocs

Along Australia’s Cape York Peninsula that juts toward Papua New Guinea, there’s a cautionary saying among divers and boaters: “Don’t worry about the tiger sharks, the saltwater crocs ate them.” Indeed, sharing water with Crocodylus porous — a species that’s changed little in 200 million years — is a real-life marine version of Jurassic Park. The Indo-Pacific saltwater crocodile is the largest of all living reptiles, a formidable,opportunistic eating machine that’s posted a record size of 20-plus feet – and incalculable human fatalities in Papua New Guinea. Improbable as it seems, diving with saltwater crocodiles is possible, with caveats. “Saltwater crocs are found all around PNG’s coastline, lakes and rivers,” explains Cheyne Benjamin, manager of Walindi Plantation Resort located on PNG’s New Britain Island at Kimbe Bay. “These animals are extremely dangerous to observe in the wild, so we offer a unique, controlled environment to see and photograph crocodiles that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.” The technique involves handlers with five-foot toothy juveniles tethered by clear monofilament lines attached toward the rear legs. On command, divers are allowed to fin in proximity of the croc as the creature swims while restrained. Those underwater photos of these saltwater denizens in their natural habitat? Chances are they originated at Walindi. “From what we know, we offer divers the only opportunity to see these animals in a safe environment where they naturally occur,” Benjamin says.

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Scuba Diving With Prescription Glasses or Contacts - Book Your Dive

Scuba Diving With Prescription Glasses or Contacts - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Prescription glasses are a good solution for the scuba diver who does not like to wear contact lenses. If you do wear contact lenses when scuba diving you do not have to fear you will loose them.
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DANGERS OF DEEP SEA DIVING Vintage Film - THE DIVING DRESS | Scuba Diver

DIVING DRESS, THE - 1944 - DIVING DRESS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF EACH PART, DANGERS OF UNDERWATER PRESSURE AND HOW TO AVOID INJURY FROM IT. HOW THE SUIT IS PRE...
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Dolphin-Killing Virus Spreads South, May Be Infecting Whales Too - Wired Science

Dolphin-Killing Virus Spreads South, May Be Infecting Whales Too - Wired Science | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A viral outbreak that’s killing bottlenose dolphins is moving down the U.S. East Coast as the animals migrate south for the winter. Between July 1 and November 3, at least 753 animals have died.

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Curbing China’s Massive – and Destructive – Distant Water Fishing Fleet | New Security Beat

Curbing China’s Massive – and Destructive – Distant Water Fishing Fleet | New Security Beat | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
the Blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program
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Divers Alert Network, Diving on Empty

Diver skips predive check and finds his tank is empty.
(2013, USA)

 

My wife and I were on a two-tank twilight/night dive. On the night dive, my wife, who is a new diver, entered the water first. I geared up quickly, checked my regulator and BCD inflator but failed to check my submersible pressure gauge (SPG). I entered the water, and the group (led by a divemaster) quickly descended. The divemaster swam off toward the spot where the group would watch the manta rays. I brought up the rear of the pack, since I descended more slowly. My wife was about 30 feet ahead of me.

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Looking for life at the bottom of the sea

Looking for life at the bottom of the sea | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Explorers fish for answers in the first systematic study of life in ocean trenches.
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Extinct 'Megamouth' Shark Species Finally Identified

 Scientists have finally identified a new species of megamouth shark that prowled the oceans about 23 million years ago, nearly 50 years after the first teeth were discovered and then forgotten.

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FYI Vintage Dive Gear

FYI Vintage Dive Gear | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Cenote Angelita a Cavern Dive Like No Other - Book Your Dive

Cenote Angelita a Cavern Dive Like No Other - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Would you like to dive cenote Angelita in the Yucatan Peninsula? This blog post explains more about how to get there and why she is so special + video
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The 10 Most Amazing Scuba Diving Finds in History -

The 10 Most Amazing Scuba Diving Finds in History - | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Coral reefs, sea creatures and ship ruins; these are the things one usually expects to find in an underwater expedition. You will be amazed at the discoveries...
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Bog Snorkeling

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Anybody heard of this? Bog Snorkeling Races.

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To breathe or not to breathe....enriched air?

To breathe or not to breathe....enriched air? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
I've been diving for almost six years now and for six years I've been meaning to become an enriched air diver. Better late than never, right? Problem was, I didn't really know where to start. So, I...
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Pygmy Seahorse

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Now this is a pygmy!


Photo: Dave Bretherton

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Can sea life adapt to souring oceans? | Sea Change | The Seattle Times

Can sea life adapt to souring oceans? | Sea Change | The Seattle Times | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For a glimpse of how nature might adapt to ocean acidification, scientists turn to the prickly sea urchin.
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, November 13, 2013 3:15 AM

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/-new-book-explores-how-a-vat-of-rotten-urine-led-to-one-of-science-s-big-breakthroughs-140725627.html#pTgs1Oo&nbsp;   <<  Please see video bottom of this link.

 

5 Ways to Save the World: Urine component as nourishment for sea?

 

More:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24904143 <   

Emissions of CO2 driving rapid oceans 'acid trip'  !

 

14.11.13 ~ 

Scientists warn of hot, sour, breathless oceans:  http://phys.org/news/2013-11-scientists-hot-sour-breathless-oceans.html ;
♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, April 14, 2014 2:01 PM

Our oceans are changing. 

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How hard is it to swim the length of Britain?

How hard is it to swim the length of Britain? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sean Conway this week finished his swim from Land's End to John O'Groats - via Ireland. But what makes it such a tough challenge?
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Interpol issues warning of new slice-and-dice shark-finning method / News Briefs / More news / Costa Rica Newspaper, The Tico Times

Interpol issues warning of new slice-and-dice shark-finning method / News Briefs / More news / Costa Rica Newspaper, The Tico Times | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Tico Times - Central America's leading English language news source.
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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:49 PM

This is pathetic and ugly.

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12.11.13 ~ Uh Oh, People Are Still Shark Finning Legally in Costa Rica Despite the Ban

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/uh-oh-people-are-still-shark-finning-legally-in-costa-rica-despite-the-ban.html#ixzz2kWv7NrXW

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Protector

Protector | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Three divers rescued off Kapiti Island - National - NZ Herald News

Three divers rescued off Kapiti Island - National - NZ Herald News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A search was launched this afternoon for three divers missing off Kapiti Island. - New Zealand Herald
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Tips for Canadians about online shopping from the United States

Tips for Canadians about online shopping from the United States | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
When Canadian residents make online purchases from U.S. based companies the shipping can become quite a hassle. While no one likes to pay shipping charges from the U.S. to Canada there are times wh...
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Gray whale dies bringing us a message — with stomach full of plastic trash

Gray whale dies bringing us a message — with stomach full of plastic trash | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
July 29, 2013, a sperm whale was stranded on Tershelling, a northern island in the Netherlands. A rescue attempt was attempted, but unfortunately the whale died. A young adult at 13.5 meters was taken for a necropsy at the port of Harlington.
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East Africa Climate Change Network.'s curator insight, November 9, 2013 4:55 AM

Plastic Menance in the planet

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