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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Trubridge Powers Through to a New Constant Weight Freediving Record

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Trubridge Powers Through to a New Constant Weight Freediving Record | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

. The official top time for the event’s host William Trubridge came at 11:10 am eastern and just about four short minutes later a new national record for New Zealand appeared as he completed a dive to 121m under constant weight in Dean’s Blue Hole. As a freediving event Suunto Vertical Blue has become historic in its proportions garnering an incredible 53 national titles so far. This is Will’s first national record at the elite competition.

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NOAA Proposes Listing 66 Reef-building Coral Species under the Endangered Species Act :: NOAA Fisheries

NOAA Proposes Listing 66 Reef-building Coral Species under the Endangered Species Act :: NOAA Fisheries | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

NOAA Fisheries is proposing Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings for 66 coral species: 59 in the Pacific and seven in the Caribbean.

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Prehistoric shark captured on film

57th - Most Discussed (All Time) - Pets & Animals - Global Info-Copyright 2007 Reuters. Video- ITV News Wednesday January 24-2007 A species of shark rarely s...
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: History of the Dive Computer

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: History of the Dive Computer | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

In a 1951 secret meeting at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California, members of the US Navy Committee for Undersea Warfare and Underwater Swimmers discussed improvements to scuba diving gear. Top of their list was a foolproof way of monitoring nitrogen loading

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OceanicDreams: White Shark in Miami Beach

OceanicDreams: White Shark in Miami Beach | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Never thought I would be using that title for any of my posts...about a month ago Raul Boesel Jr. was freediving right off Miami Beach in about 80-90ft of water when Neptune decided to be good and grace him with a 10-12ft White Shark.  The encounter was quick - the shark was shy, but Raul was able to capture the moment.

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Luna, a wild orca boy, tries to communicate with humans by imitating their boat's motor!

Want to know more about Luna? Visit WWW.THEWHALEMOVIE.COM !!! ========================= Luna was a little wild orca-boy who lost his family and, after that, ...
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33 ways to dive safer

33 ways to dive safer | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

33 ways to  dive safer

 

Three of the country’s leading divers give their top safety tips. Interviews by Jo Mattock
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Paralympic Athlete and PADI Divemaster Ryan Chalmers finishes the PUSH across Cayman Islands

Paralympic Athlete and PADI Divemaster Ryan Chalmers finishes the PUSH across Cayman Islands | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
  On Saturday, 24 November 2012 Stay-Focused alumnus, Paralympian and PADI Divemaster Ryan Chalmers, pushed his racing chair across Grand Cayman, an 88 kilometre/55-mile route, in just over five hours.
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: 5 Diving Tips for Saving Air

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: 5 Diving Tips for Saving Air | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Diving Tips: Saving Air
Do you breathe your tank down faster than your buddy? Here are 5 diving tips to help conserve your oxygen and extend your bottom time.

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Greenland shark bycatch in Canada's Arctic concerns researcher

Greenland shark bycatch in Canada's Arctic concerns researcher | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Lack of data on Greenland sharks makes the impact on population hard to predict.
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Underwater robots from Stanford smart enough to explore treacherous deep-ocean terrain

Underwater robots from Stanford smart enough to explore treacherous deep-ocean terrain | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Engineers at Stanford and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have developed autonomous underwater vehicles that can photograph regions of the ocean floor that were once too risky for these robotic explorers.
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The world's weirdest places to scuba dive - CNN.com

The world's weirdest places to scuba dive - CNN.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Here are some of the most unusual, mysterious and awe-inspiring underwater landscapes from around the world.
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'Diverse' Bacterial Life Found in Ice-Sealed Antarctic Lake

'Diverse' Bacterial Life Found in Ice-Sealed Antarctic Lake | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
If life survives here, it could also survive on Mars or elsewhere in the Solar System.
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40 Eco-Apps that Put Technology to Work for the Environment

40 Eco-Apps that Put Technology to Work for the Environment | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Technology may not be a panacea to solve the climate crisis, but green applications (eco-apps) are helping to drive awareness and foster responsible action. There was a time when eco-apps did littl...
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Pilot whales use synchronized swimming when they sense danger

Pilot whales use synchronized swimming when they sense danger | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists have observed the behavior of various groups of cetaceans including long-finned pilot whales in the Strait of Gibraltar and Cape Breton in Canada.
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Kids Sea Camps 2013

Kids Sea Camps 2013 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Join a Kids Sea Camp in 2013! Sponsored by PADI Diving Society and Sport Diver magazine , Kids Sea Camp offers a full week of diving and activities for adults and kids ages 4-18.
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Sea lion found shot, headless on Vancouver Island, leaving Fisheries department searching for answers | Canada | News | National Post

Sea lion found shot, headless on Vancouver Island, leaving Fisheries department searching for answers | Canada | News | National Post | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The bullet riddled and decapitated remains of a sea lion have been found on a Campbell River, B.C., beach...
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RARE MASSIVE 6-GILL SHARK SIGHTING AT 3300 FT DEPTH!!

This six-gill shark (Hexanchus) was filmed during a submersible dive off the northeast coast of Molokai at a depth of 1000m (3280ft). The 2 red laser dots ar...
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The Shark Trade of the Arabian Sea | LightBox | TIME.com

The Shark Trade of the Arabian Sea | LightBox | TIME.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The shark trade is a thriving industry in the Arabian Peninsula. Last week, the European Union voted to tighten shark-fishing regulations. LightBox presents Thomas P.
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Ecuador: Extinct Galapagos Islands tortoise to be revived by scientists | Blue Channel 24

Ecuador: Extinct Galapagos Islands tortoise to be revived by scientists | Blue Channel 24 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

With the death of the aptly named Lonesome George, so went the last of the Pinta Island tortoises on the Galapagos Islands.

Researchers at Yale are now hoping to spur efforts to revive the species using DNA and crossbreeding over the next century or more.

“It would be the first time that a species was recovered after having been declared extinct,” Edwin Naula, director of the Galapagos National Park, told the Associated Press.

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THE SECRET LIVES OF RESEARCHERS: Corraling coral in the Pacific - The Tech

As my plane began its steep descent to Christmas Island, 2’N, 157’W, middle of nowhere, I was reminded that the islands I was to visit are some of the most remote pieces of land in the world.
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DEMA Show 2012: Unified Team Diving and the Extreme Scuba Makeover | DeeperBlue.com

DEMA Show 2012: Unified Team Diving and the Extreme Scuba Makeover | DeeperBlue.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Unified Team Diving was started back in 2007 by a group of divers and instructors who were dissatisfied with the inconsistencies between what was being tau...
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Blue Whales Surprisingly Nimble

Blue Whales Surprisingly Nimble | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Researchers from the Cascadia Research Collective have published findings that show Blue Whales performing 360-degree barrel rolls when approaching a Krill Patch.  Using harmless, suction-cupped acoustic tags, the whales movements were tracked off southern California

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Take a Look: Scuba Diving magazine's 2012 'LOOK' pages

Take a Look: Scuba Diving magazine's 2012 'LOOK' pages | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
 

We've taken the images chosen for each Look section from the 2012 issues and rounded them up for your viewing pleasure. Which is your favorite?

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Bigg's Killer Whale: the Mammal Eater

Bigg's Killer Whale: the Mammal Eater | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

John K.B. Ford from the Pacific Biological Station, operated by the Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans states that there is possibly a separate species of Killer Whale, distinct from the resident pods that feed on fish.

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