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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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Underwater Photography: Ice Diving in a Quarry Lake, Skane, Sweden

Underwater Photography: Ice Diving in a Quarry Lake, Skane, Sweden | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An interesting underwater photograph taken while ice diving in a quarry lake in Skane, Southern Sweden. How dod Stefan Beskow get the shot?
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4 dirty secrets of the seafood industry

4 dirty secrets of the seafood industry | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The fishing industry is isolated from public view, so you rarely see the long, dirty road your seafo
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Why is the Advanced Scuba Class Useful?

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Why is the Advanced Scuba Class Useful? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Lets look into the purpose of the Advanced Open Water class. The Open Water class provides the new diver with a set of skills that are necessary to dive safely.

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Tell Producers to Cut SeaWorld Scenes Out of ‘Anchorman’ Sequel | The Scuba News

Tell Producers to Cut SeaWorld Scenes Out of ‘Anchorman’ Sequel | The Scuba News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Despite receiving letters from PETA pointing out that SeaWorld cruelly denies orcas everything that is natural and important to them, the producers of Ancho
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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 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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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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Dominican Republic divers discover Hispaniola's 'biggest' cave - DominicanToday.com

Dominican Republic divers discover Hispaniola's 'biggest' cave - DominicanToday.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The first and only english language online news publication in the Dominican Republic. Providing local and international news, DR guides and access to real estate and car portals. Your most up to date source for info on the Dominican Republic.
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Update: Weight Watchers UK Change Policy Following Public Backlash | The Scuba News

Update: Weight Watchers UK Change Policy Following Public Backlash | The Scuba News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Some of you may have seen yesterdays article in which I was quite critical of Weight Watchers UK. I wasn't necessarily critical of including Swordfish or Monk
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The Narwhal's Tale: Surviving Sea Ice Change | NOAA Climate.gov

The Narwhal's Tale: Surviving Sea Ice Change | NOAA Climate.gov | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Kristin Laidre, a marine mammal biologist, has taken more than thirty trips to the Arctic, many of them to study the mysterious narwhal.
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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

Bog Snorkeling | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Anybody heard of this? Bog Snorkeling Races.

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