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Japanese whaling fleet spotted in sanctuary

Japanese whaling fleet spotted in sanctuary | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says reports that Japanese whaling has occurred in New Zealand's sovereign waters are incorrect.
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Deadly Diving

Deadly Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It's a rough way to start 2014 when you're posting about a tragic double fatality. What's even worse is that they were avoidable fatalities. You can read the news reports.[1][2][3] My condolences t...
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Whale feeding time!

Whale feeding time! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A whale shark feeds on hundreds of tiny fish while lurking below nearby fishing boats. With its mouth wide open, the 26ft long beast drifts past at about five miles an hour gobbling up all the small fish in one go. A total of six whale sharks emerged, keen to take advantage of the easy food on offer. Wildlife photograper Reinhard Dirscherl from Munich, and wife Daniela hopped off the boat to grab the snaps just off the West Papua coastline in Cendrawasih Bay, Indonesia.

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How do you lose a whole city?

How do you lose a whole city? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

How do you lose a whole city? Surprisingly, it happens more often than you might think. With sea levels constantly rising thanks to melting ice caps and other factors, losing cities to the sea is an unfortunate fact of history. Thankfully, today's technology allows us to rediscover and study these underwater ruins. One of the most notable examples exists off the coast of Egypt. The city of Thonis, known as Heracleion to the ancient Greeks, has a foundation that dates back over a thousand years. Parts of the ancient city have been excavated and the quality of the materials recovered gives us a glimpse into its past importance and wealth. We might not have been able to pull it out of the water in its entirety, but finding it at all after believing that it was lost to history forever is definitely recovery enough. It was discovered in 2000.

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I was going to ask....

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Dad drowns in tragic scuba diving accident after wife tells him she is pregnant | Latest News | Latest Breaking News | Daily Star. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week

Dad drowns in tragic scuba diving accident after wife tells him she is pregnant  | Latest News | Latest Breaking News | Daily Star. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
SCUBA diver Lex Warner died at sea just hours after his wife ­revealed she was pregnant. (Latest...
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Not all sponges are named "Bob"!

Not all sponges are named "Bob"! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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5 Bad Habits of Scuba Diving

5 Bad Habits of Scuba Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
From skipping the buddy check to miscalculating your weight, we all are guilty of bad diving habits from time to time.Bad Habit #1 - Skipping the buddy checkYou ask your buddy, 'You ready? Yeah?
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Help us laugh Harper’s tar sands ads off the air

As we speak, the federal government is spending $16 million of your tax dollars trying to sell the tar sands as environmentally friendly...seriously! Help us laugh the Harper government's tar sands ‘greenwash’ ads off the air!
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Is a liveaboard scuba diving trip right for you?

Is a liveaboard scuba diving trip right for you? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
If you are an avid scuba diver and have experienced diving all over the world, you might be considering a liveaboard scuba diving trip next time around. However, there are a few things you should consider before you book a liveaboard trip.
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My Scubadiving Stories: Scuba diving in Iceland - part 2

My Scubadiving Stories: Scuba diving in Iceland - part 2 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scuba diving in Iceland is a serie of posts leading up to my diving adventure in march 2014.
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Rise Above Plastics - Plastics Kill - YouTube

There's some scary creatures in the ocean... none more scary than plastic. http://riseaboveplastics.org
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Revealed: how global warming is changing Scotland's marine life

Global warming could cut commercial fish catches around Scotland by 20% while they increase by 10% around the south of England, according to a new study by more than 150 Government and university scientists.
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Fishermen declare war on Cape York sea pirates, backed by Chinese crime gangs, who are plundering Great Barrier Reef

Fishermen declare war on Cape York sea pirates, backed by Chinese crime gangs, who are plundering Great Barrier Reef | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
PIRATES are pillaging the tip of Australia's Great Barrier Reef in an illegal fishing blitz backed by Chinese-organised crime syndicates.
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More protection for the big ones

More protection for the big ones | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Many popular measures to combat overfishing help conserve mostly small juvenile fish. The results from a set of international studies may now revolutionise fishing regulations.
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Michiganmysteries

Michiganmysteries | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This website is dedicated to unsolved mysteries in the State of Michigan. People, aircraft and even huge ships have mysteriously vanished in and around Michigan, and the waters which surround her.
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Diving Incident discussion!

Chantelle Taylor-NewmanThe Diver MedicIncident Discussion:
A group of five divers undertook a 'dry dive' in a recompression chamber. They were taken to a simulated depth of 41m. Problems with ear clearing resulted in less time than planned at this depth. During the decompression phase, they breathed 100% oxygen for 9 min at 9m. Their total dive duration was 31 min. After the dive one of the party experienced a dull ache in his elbow but did not think it was related to the dive. The following morning he had a swelling in his neck and felt unwell. He contacted the hyperbaric facility and went to them for examination. He was diagnosed with a possible skin DCI and given recompression treatment. During an air break he began to fit. He was stabilized and returned to surface pressure. He was referred for a PFO test which proved positive. He was advised not to dive again.
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Sharks are entitled to their domain

Sharks are entitled to their domain | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
How vain do we want to be as a culture? How disconnected with our natural environment?
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, January 4, 2014 6:27 AM

TAKE  ACTION  here>>  https://www.greenpeace.org.au/action/?cid=60&src=TW1&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=blog&utm_term=010814_1101&utm_campaign=Arctic&txtArea=twitter

 

& HERE pls>  https://secure.marineconservation.org.au/donate.php?campid=701900000006XVIAA2

 

Ban Drumlines & Shark Nets in South Africa:  https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/KwaZuluNatal_Sharks_Board_Ban_Drumlines_Shark_Nets_in_South_Africa/?wowBBbb

 

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Petition to STOP illegal killing of 'juvenile Sharks' into a jar! https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Make_putting_sharks_in_a_jar_illegal/?towBBbb

 

 

Outrage over EPA shark-cull decision: http://www.projectaware.org/update/outrage-over-epa-shark-cull-decision

 

Global shark crisis! - POWERFUL VIDEO: 3.22m http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSaxDGdet4g&feature=youtu.be

 

 SHARK deterrent Wetsuit:  http://www.ted.com/talks/hamish_jolly_a_shark_deterrent_wetsuit_and_it_s_not_what_you_think

 

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VICTORY for SHARKS   http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2014/09/11/victory-for-australias-sharks-1625#.VBJSPECsjSQ.twitter

 

23.5.14 ~ 

Comment: WA's shark cull didn't answer the big ocean safety questions:  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/05/23/comment-was-shark-cull-didnt-answer-big-ocean-safety-questions

 

8.5.14 ~  

Australia: More than 170 sharks caught under controversial cull program:  http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/08/world/asia/australia-shark-cull/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

 

 

 

29 April 2014, 9.30pm BST

WA shark cull season ends, and ocean users don’t want it to return:  http://theconversation.com/wa-shark-cull-season-ends-and-ocean-users-dont-want-it-to-return-26038

 

 

 

19.4.14 ~ 

Live tracking of tagged sharks still not on SharkSmart website http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/live-tracking-of-tagged-sharks-still-not-on-sharksmart-website/story-fnhocxo3-1226889964661

 

 

14.4.14 ~ 

Australia Wants to Selectively Slaughter Sharks for Three More Years:  https://news.vice.com/articles/australia-wants-to-selectively-slaughter-sharks-for-three-more-years

 

13.4.14 ~  Leave the SHARKs aloan!  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/13/activists-sink-teeth-was-shark-baiting-programme

 

 10.4.14 ~ 

A shark cull divides a nation:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26937924

 

 

24.3.14 ~ 

Shark cull policy in Western Australia faces fresh challenge from Greens: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/shark-cull-policy-in-western-australia-faces-fresh-challenge-from-greens

Party brings in private member's bill to tackle an environmental exemption it dismisses as a 'cynical PR exercise'

 

 

 14.3.14 ~ Why Saving Sharks is a Good Investment:  http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/03/14/the-real-life-shark-tank-why-saving-sharks-is-a-good-investment/

 

 

13.3.14 ~ 

WA Shark Cull Update - EPA rules out assessment despite 23,000 public submissions:::  http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/03/13/wa-shark-cull-update-epa-rules-out-assessment-despite-23000-public-submissions-1586

 

 

 

26.2.14 ~ Shark victim's mother takes court action against shark cull

Read more: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/shark-victims-mother-takes-court-action-against-shark-cull-20140226-33hfx.html#ixzz2uX1blsK6

 

 

26.2.14 ~ 

Sea Shepherd seeks injunction to stop WA shark cull:  http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/21709551/sea-shepherd-seeks-injunction-to-stop-wa-shark-cull/

 

23.2.14 ~ 

Western Australia's shark cull will hit breeding stock of great whitesListen to the scientific community and look at the evidence from Hawaii to South Africa. Killing sharks doesn't work>>   http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/23/western-australia-shark-cull-great-whites

 

 

22.2.14 >>

Morning of cruelty, inhumanity and slaughter in the South West as Barnett's war on nature rages on: http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/02/22/morning-of-cruelty-inhumanity-and-slaughter-in-the-south-west-1577

 

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/18/shark-cull-condemned-after-attacks-fall-five-year-low?CMP=twt_gu

 

16.2.14 ~  Are shark shields a solution for Western Australia? :  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/02/16/shark-shields-better-drum-lines-alp   via @free_dive & @Seasaver 

 

 

13.2.14 ~ 

Jackie Chan interview: 'They served me shark fin soup and I said no way':  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10635496/Jackie-Chan-interview-They-served-me-shark-fin-soup-and-I-said-no-way.html

 

12.2.14 ~ All captured animals so far are reportedly tiger sharks, with white and bull sharks also targeted by the program. While the program was designed to reduce the risk of fatal shark attacks, it also poses a threat to shark populations.>>  http://theconversation.com/explainer-sharks-why-size-and-species-matter-22535

 

 

 

 

12.2.14   ~  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/12/shark-cull-government-in-clear-breach-of-international-obligations?CMP=twt_gu

 

 6.2.14 ~ http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/02/06/western-australias-indiscriminate-killing-of-precious-marine-life-rages-on-1567#.Uvfi08MJzvs.twitter

 

 

The Duke of Cambridge, David Beckham and Yao Ming joined forces to speak out, as fathers, against the illegal wildlife trade. They spoke about the much needed protection of elephants, rhinos and sharks for future generations::  http://www.virgin.com/unite/take-action/film-when-the-buying-stops-the-killing-can-too

 

Inside the Biggest SHARK Abattoir:

 

 http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1415351/inside-worlds-biggest-shark-abattoir-shocking-pictures-show-scale

 

11.1.14  ~  

This could be the year we start to save, not slaughter, the shark: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/11/shark-finning-in-decline-in-far-east

 

10.1.14  ~  SeaShepherd welcomes Ban on SharkFinning in NZ:  http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1401/S00016/sea-shepherd-welcomes-ban-of-shark-finning-in-nz-water.htm

 

10.1.14 ~ Diver who swims with Sharks http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2537040/Diver-swims-sharks-reveals-fear-makes-encounters-unpredictable-detect-racing-heart-beat.html

 

9.1.14 ~ SeaShepherd: http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/01/09/sea-shepherd-shark-update-france-and-australia-1556

 

Everyone knows they enter blue water at their peril. We do so at the risk of numerous possible misadventures, of which shark attack is the most remote.

 

What happens when SHARKS disappear:  http://baronvonmerkens.tumblr.com/post/72961850156/thingsofthewild-laureola

 

Australians oppose Cull  http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/01/04/australians-oppose-cull-of-protected-great-white-sharks-by-barnett-government-1553

 

Shark Cull.....is NOT the answer 
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-04/jeff-hansen/5184688

 

More>>  
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/27/sharks-to-be-shot-and-dumped?CMP=twt_gu

 

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/australia-sharks-twitter-warn-swimmers-053242664.html?vp=1#Q92yy9M

 

More>>  http://www.sail-world.com/UK/Sea-Shepherd,-others-opposed-to-culling-of-Great-White-Sharks/117827

 

Overfishing of Sharks harms Coral Reefs >>  http://yottafire.com/2013/12/overfishing-sharks-harming-coral-reefs/

 

Sharks to be baited, shot at sea for being more than 3metres long:  http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/latest/a/20471641/sharks-to-be-baited-shot-at-sea/

Marian Locksley's comment, April 19, 2014 3:28 PM
NEED to add this link: Live tracking of tagged sharks still not on SharkSmart website<br>:: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/live-tracking-of-tagged-sharks-still-not-on-sharksmart-website/story-fnhocxo3-1226889964661