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Scuba-loving couple marry 36ft underwater in the Maldives

Scuba-loving couple marry 36ft underwater in the Maldives | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Chris and Janet Wright, from East Yorkshire, exchanged vows 12 metres under the surface of the Indian Ocean off the Maldives.
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Lessons for Life: Photography Takes a Life

Lessons for Life: Photography Takes a Life | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Taking photographs takes a diver's life. Forgetting about everything but the picture spells danger.
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WA premier flags new shark policy

WA premier flags new shark policy | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Changes to the way the Western Australian government deals with sharks that lurk in popular swimming and surfing areas will be unveiled next week.

The WA government last year responded to an unprecedented spate of fatalities - five deadly shark attacks within 10 months - with plans to catch and kill any that were too close to beach-goers.

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Halifax Explosion | Historica Canada

Halifax Explosion | Historica Canada | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

"What do you think you're doing?" shouted chief clerk William Lovett as train dispatcher Vince Coleman turned back towards the office. "We've only got a minute or two left! Anyone in the office won't stand a chance, and you're a married man with a family to think of!" But Vince Coleman was thinking about the passenger trains speeding towards the threatened harbour. He had to stop them. 

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Alert Diver | South Africa: Predator’s Paradise

South Africa is well known for its terrestrial big five, the iconic game found in the country's savannah that include the lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhino. Yet just offshore swim equally compelling marine predators, most notably, of course, the great white shark. In addition there are many other shark species, megapods of dolphin, various species of whales, flocks of penguins and a huge diversity of other marine life — all within a few hours' drive of each other. - See more at: http://www.alertdiver.com/SouthAfrica#sthash.1Q45zOsE.dpuf

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CDFW Officers Snag Diver off Catalina Island

CDFW Officers Snag Diver off Catalina Island | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers cited a 46-year-old Ventura County man for using rubbing alcohol to force fish out of rocks and capturing them to sell. The diver was cite...
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An Ancient City Is Discovered Underwater. What They Found Will Change History Forever

An Ancient City Is Discovered Underwater. What They Found Will Change History Forever | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The ancient city of Heracleion is discovered and the findings could change the history books. And it was discovered while looking for something else.
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Ugly Critters: The Bizarre, Weird and Wild

Ugly Critters: The Bizarre, Weird and Wild | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Hard to spot and even harder to look away from, creatures like the tasseled anglerfish, stargazer, red-lipped batfish and reef stonefish are among the most unsightly species in the underwater world.
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Species: 7 Parrotfish Facts

Species: 7 Parrotfish Facts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
From the secret lives of parrotfish - find out where that perfect white-sand beach really comes from (and more interesting facts about this tropical reef fish).
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MIDWAY : This film should be seen by the entire world !

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This is a powerful video. We all have to step up and be responsible. It starts with one individual that is you! 

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Hong Kong Kids’ Aerial Art Encourages the Public to Respect Sharks

Hong Kong Kids’ Aerial Art Encourages the Public to Respect Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Each year, up to 73 million sharks are killed for their fins. Most end up in shark fin soup, a delicacy in both Hong Kong and Mainland China.  However, the last few years have seen a sea change in Hong Kong’s attitude toward shark finning—and an event early this month demonstrated how far the island territory has come.

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Calls to stop overfishing tuna in the Pacific

Calls to stop overfishing tuna in the Pacific | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Environmentalists will call for no new fishing vessels in the Pacific region and sharp cuts to tuna catches at a meeting in Cairns.
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Recycle Runway: Sustainable Fashion Promotes Conservation

Recycle Runway: Sustainable Fashion Promotes Conservation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An artist's sustainable fashion designs send a strong conservation message.
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WATCH: In 50 Years, There May Be No Fish Left To Catch

WATCH: In 50 Years, There May Be No Fish Left To Catch | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A powerful video about how overfishing is decimating our oceans reminds us this week to pause and think twice about the seafood we eat.
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New genetic research finds shark, human proteins stunningly similar

Despite widespread fascination with sharks, the world’s oldest ocean predators have long been a genetic mystery.
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Are Chemicals in Drinking Water Giving People Cancer?

Are Chemicals in Drinking Water Giving People Cancer? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Traces of 18 unregulated chemicals were found in drinking water from more than one-third of U.S. water utilities
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Alert Diver | The Evolution of a Shipwreck

Alert Diver | The Evolution of a Shipwreck | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

What happens when 9,000 tons of steel hit a sandy bottom less than a mile from a coral reef in the nation's preeminent marine sanctuary? There's a high probability of a world-class dive site, which will enhance tourism. But what about all the fish and invertebrates that make the wreck their home? Where do they come from? Does the wreck alter the concentration of native marine life on nearby natural reefs? Are the fish on a wreck congregated and therefore easier to catch? Important questions such as these are central to any discussion of the liabilities and benefits of artificial reefs.

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Alert Diver | Swim Training for Scuba Divers

Alert Diver | Swim Training for Scuba Divers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said, "Fatigue makes cowards of us all." When we're scuba diving, fatigue can do more than make cowards of us: It can endanger us. Swimming and fitness training will help ensure you are safe in the water and able to enjoy your diving experience.

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Robotic sea turtle will dive to explore ship wrecks

Robotic sea turtle will dive to explore ship wrecks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The robot uses sea turtle-inspired propulsion to navigate the tight spaces of underwater archaeological sites.
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Survival 'expectation low' for pilot whales stranded in Florida's Everglades park

Survival 'expectation low' for pilot whales stranded in Florida's Everglades park | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The outlook for dozens of short-finned pilot whales stranded in shallow water off Florida's Everglades National Park "does not look good," wildlife officials said Wednesday.
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Dolphin slaughter in Peru

Dolphin slaughter in Peru | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As many as 15,000 dolphins are killed each year in Peru, an investigation by conservation charities has revealed. In shocking images and video, the dolphins are butchered - only to be used as shark bait in the shark fishing industry.
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How do you figure out how much plastic is in the ocean? | Deep Sea News

How do you figure out how much plastic is in the ocean? | Deep Sea News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Nobody ever told me that becoming a marine biologist would involve spending four years figuring out how to count. Because, seriously, how hard can counting be?
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