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Guadalupe Island great white shark enters Southern California waters; journey is unprecedented - Outdoors, action and adventure

Guadalupe Island great white shark enters Southern California waters; journey is unprecedented - Outdoors, action and adventure | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A great white shark tagged in 2012 at Guadalupe Island, west of Baja California, is closing in on Southern California and is the first known white shark from the Mexican island to have entered California waters.
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Giant Ocean Vortex Linked to Monsoon : DNews

One of the ocean's weirdest currents is the Great Whirl, a giant clockwise eddy that emerges every summer off the coast of Somalia.
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Cities can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent

Cities can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Cities around the world can significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by implementing aggressive but practical policy changes, says a new study by University of Toronto Civil Engineering Professor Chris Kennedy and World Bank climate...
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Penguin surprises in Antarctica - “These guys just keep amazing us” - WWF UK Blog

Penguin surprises in Antarctica - “These guys just keep amazing us” - WWF UK Blog | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Scientists Discover World’s Most Abundant Virus in the Ocean

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, February 13, 2013 4:07 PM

Researchers announced today the discovery of the most abundant virus in the world. Rather than attacking humans however, the virus, called a Pelagiphage, attacks the most abundant microorganism in our oceans, a type of marine bacteria called SAR11, with significant implications for how carbon moves between the atmosphere and our oceans.

 

The study was published in the scientific journal Nature today.

 

Dr. Steve Giovannoni, whose lab at Oregon State University made the discovery, said in a press release, "There's a war going on in our oceans, a huge war, and we never even saw it."

 

Until now.

 

"This is an important piece of the puzzle in how carbon is stored in the sea," he continued.

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Holiday photos can help track individual whale sharks (Wired UK)

Holiday photos can help track individual whale sharks (Wired UK) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Tourist pictures uploaded to photo sharing sites like Flickr could help conservationists track individual whale sharks
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Photo of the Biggest Crocodile, Which Died in the Philippines

Photo of the Biggest Crocodile, Which Died in the Philippines | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Lolong is the largest crocodile in captivity no longer—the giant reptile has died in the Philippines.
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Goldfish wears a harness

Goldfish wears a harness | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A disabled goldfish kept falling to the bottom of the tank, so they had to create a cool little life vest for him.
For more on the disabled fish check here http://www.youtube.com/user/synirr
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: DAN Case Study

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: DAN Case Study | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

DAN Case study 8
This diver was a 61-year-old male in good health, taking no medications.
He was on a liveaboard dive vessel in the South Pacific, vacationing with his son. He had completed 700 lifetime dives over 35 years. On this trip he had performed 13 dives over a five day period breathing air (two or three dives per day). His deepest dive was to 148 fsw (45 msw) and he reported having no problems with any of the dives. This was his typical style of diving.

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Luxury Home Décor From the Bottom of Our Dirty Oceans?

Luxury Home Décor From the Bottom of Our Dirty Oceans? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Over a billion pounds of fishing gear is left at bottom of our ocean floors annually. Coral reefs in particular are vulnerable to discarded fishing nets from independent and commercial boats alike.
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Crystal Lake Ice Dive, February 9, 2013, Beulah Michigan

Benzie Area Public Safety Dive Team (B.A.P.S.D.T.) doing an ice dive demo on Crystal Lake. Dive team members: Chuck DuPont, Mike Johnson, Lenny Merrill, Ross...
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Killer whale birth in San Diego: Killer whale calf born at SeaWorld San Diego

Killer whale birth in San Diego: Killer whale calf born at SeaWorld San Diego | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An Orca calf was born at SeaWorld San Diego Thursday, the theme park reported.
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Video: Expedition Team Reaches 460-foot Depth on Texas Cave Dive

Video: Expedition Team Reaches 460-foot Depth on Texas Cave Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A team of scientists led by leading cave biologist and Texas A&M Galveston professor Dr. Tom Lliffe recently explored the depths of Phantom Springs Cave, Texas, reaching depths of 460 feet on their seven-hour expedition, with no end in sight.
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World’s most beautiful shipwreck: Haunting hull of Sweepstakes lies just TWENTY FEET below clear blue water of Ontario lake where it sank in 1885

World’s most beautiful shipwreck: Haunting hull of Sweepstakes lies just TWENTY FEET below clear blue water of Ontario lake where it sank in 1885 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The world's ocean floor is littered with around 3 million shipwrecks according to the United Nations. But one of the most captivating is in a pool of water much smaller - the bottom of an Ontario lake in Fathom Five National Marine Park.
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Rich Synowiec's curator insight, February 13, 2013 7:57 AM

Other than the one picture that they mislabled (its the city of Grand Rapids in one of the pictures.  This is a pretty good article.  Too bad they didnt put a diver in the water, the vis look fantastic.

Kathy Dowsett's comment, February 13, 2013 3:38 PM
Yes would have been great to have an underwater picture!!
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A Closer Look at the Creation of a Vast Pacific Shark Sanctuary

A Closer Look at the Creation of a Vast Pacific Shark Sanctuary | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A marine conservationist describes the path to creating the world's biggest shark sanctuary.
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Unseen Titanic - Photo Gallery - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Unseen Titanic - Photo Gallery - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the
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Saudi women scuba divers demand their own section of the sea

Saudi women scuba divers demand their own section of the sea | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An increasing number of women scuba divers want designated areas to dive in the Red Sea to avoid the obstacles they face when trying to obtain a permit for a diving trip.The Coast Guard does not permit women to dive without mahrams (male guardians).
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Greater Protections for Great Whites

Greater Protections for Great Whites | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The unique population of great white sharks off California has been awarded ‘candidacy’ status under the California Endangered Species Act.
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Act now to suspend Shell's Arctic drilling permits

Act now to suspend Shell's Arctic drilling permits | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
With the Kulluk fiasco Shell proves yet again they can't be trusted in the Arctic. Tell President Obama to call a timeout on Arctic drilling.
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Yale Environment 360: Sea Urchins Offer a Clue To New Way to Capture Carbon Dioxide

Yale Environment 360: Sea Urchins Offer a Clue To New Way to Capture Carbon Dioxide | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Oyster hunting in the B.C.’s Discovery Islands

Oyster hunting in the B.C.’s Discovery Islands | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The only thing more thrilling than searching for oysters in this bio-dense paradise – is eating them fresh out of the sand
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