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New restrictions bite Hong Kong shark fin traders - Channel NewsAsia

New restrictions bite Hong Kong shark fin traders - Channel NewsAsia | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A conservation victory restricting global trade in more shark species will take a fresh bite at Hong Kong's market in fins, which has already been hit hard by persistent attacks from anti-fin campaigners.
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Campaigners urge government to step into action after 884 seals are shot in two years

Campaigners urge government to step into action after 884 seals are shot in two years | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
THE Seal Protection Action Group (SPAG) spoke out after it emerged that 349 grey seals and 74 common seals were shot last year.
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Modern Hyperbaric Chamber Unveiled in Discovery Bay

Modern Hyperbaric Chamber Unveiled in Discovery Bay | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A modern Hyperbaric Chamber, to treat decompression illness in divers, was officially commissioned into service at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Discovery Bay marine laboratory, in St. Ann, on March 13.
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Penguin Fail - Best Bloopers from Penguins Spy in the Huddle

It's not easy being a penguin, as we soon learnt going through all the material shot for the BBC's Penguins - Spy in the Huddle, narrated by David Tennant. F...
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Tragedy at the Breakwater: A checkout dive goes wrong | Scuba diving and skin diving California and beyond

Tragedy at the Breakwater: A checkout dive goes wrong | Scuba diving and skin diving California and beyond | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Story submitted by Scott Cassell.

My Girlfriend started SSI SCUBA school in September 2012, largely due her
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I am furious at this story but also elated that Scott's g/f survived!!! These two instructors should be "outed" and never teach scuba diving anywhere! SSI should be looking into this and not ignoring Scott's emails or calls. I am going to have this story go viral!!! My best wishes to Scott's g/f, and to Scott!

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Dennis Monroe's comment, March 16, 2013 9:47 PM
Perhaps before you make it your personal mission to further smear the good name of SSI you may want to get both sides of the story, Kathy. SSI has not ignored Scott's emails or calls, contrary to his story. I find it interesting that he felt the need to precede every use of the word "instructor" with "SSI." I'm not sure what his personal grudge against SSI is but I daresay these instructors would have acted the same regardless of what agency's name was attached to them. Asses will be asses, regardless of their affiliation.
Kathy Dowsett's comment, March 18, 2013 5:44 AM
I posted this story as I found it on Facebook----I am not trying to smear SSI---they are welcome to post their side of the story.
Dennis Monroe's comment, March 18, 2013 12:27 PM
So you didn't write that you want the story to go viral? All I am asking is that you take a more balanced and factual approach before posting inflammatory comments. Clearly Mr. Cassell has his side, I'm sure the instructors have their side and SSI has theirs. For California Diver to publish this without fact checking and getting all sides is deplorable.
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Shark dies in Kmart commercial shoot in Van Nuys backyard pool

Shark dies in Kmart commercial shoot in Van Nuys backyard pool | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An investigation is ongoing into the death of a shark earlier this month that was shipped from New York to L.A. and placed in an above-ground pool in a Van Nuys backyard for a Kmart commercial shoot.
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LinkedIn Paid An Employee $3,000 To Go Scuba Diving (LNKD)

LinkedIn Paid An Employee $3,000 To Go Scuba Diving (LNKD) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
LinkedIn Paid An Employee $3,000 To Go Scuba Diving (LNKD) Other projects include raising funds for charities, building a chicken coop for an African orphanage, and drilling a well in a Central American village.
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Nature Blows My Mind! This Jellyfish Is Immortal

Nature Blows My Mind! This Jellyfish Is Immortal | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This tiny jellyfish has the ability to transform from a mature adult into polyps making it, well, kinda immortal.
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Friends share stories of diving beneath the ice

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Friends share stories of diving beneath the ice | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Ice diving is such a challenge that Dahl said PADI recommends a person have at least 50 dives before they can be trained.

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Guest Post: Hannah Quinn – Help Make Calgary Shark Fin Free

Guest Post: Hannah Quinn – Help Make Calgary Shark Fin Free | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Sharks Have Social Networks, Learn From Friends

Sharks Have Social Networks, Learn From Friends | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Lemon sharks have social networks, despite the lack of Facebook and Twitter—and learn from their interactions, according to recent research.
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TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Giant anaconda photographed underwater in Brazil

TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Giant anaconda photographed underwater in Brazil | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Future Life-Saving Medications may be found on the Seabed | X-Ray Magazine

Future Life-Saving Medications may be found on the Seabed | X-Ray Magazine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
X-RAY International Dive Magazine is the world�s first and only global dive publication. Subscription is free. Published 8 times a year. Pdf formatted. FREE downloads.
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Forced Inbreeding and Bloody Battles—Killer Whales Live in Horror at Spanish Theme Park

Forced Inbreeding and Bloody Battles—Killer Whales Live in Horror at Spanish Theme Park | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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How A Company Recycles Ocean Plastic Twice The Size Of Texas - Forbes

How A Company Recycles Ocean Plastic Twice The Size Of Texas - Forbes | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
When eco-conscious cleaning product company Method decided to offer its 2-in-1 dish and hand soap in the world’s first bottle made with recovered ocean plastic, it faced a unique logistics dilemma: How do you create a supply chain around the Great...
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Cenote Scuba Diving

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By guest blogger: Chris Alstrand One of the things Lesley and I were most anticipating when we were preparing for our recent trip to Mexico was a chance to dive in cenotes.
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These Rare Sharks Are Some Of The Weirdest Animals On Earth

These Rare Sharks Are Some Of The Weirdest Animals On Earth | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Not your average Great Whites.
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Shark wrestler saves children at Australian beach, later loses job

Shark wrestler saves children at Australian beach, later loses job | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Shark wrestler saves children at Australian beach, later loses job | World | News | National Post A Welsh grandfather hailed as a hero for wrestling a
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Aerial photos reveal Ontario communities flooded 50 years | NCPR News

Aerial photos reveal Ontario communities flooded 50 years | NCPR News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It's been more than 50 years since Inundation Day — July 1, 1958, when ten Ontario communities along the St. Lawrence were purposefully flooded and 6,500 people relocated so the St. Lawrence Seaway could come into being.
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Red Tide Algae Kills Record Number Of Manatees

Red Tide Algae Kills Record Number Of Manatees | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
MIAMI, March 11 (Reuters) - A red tide algae bloom has killed a record 174 manatees so far this year off Florida's southwest Gulf Coast, authorities said on Monday.
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Weird Fish Marine Reserve

Join Mel, the "very weird" fish, as he takes you on an adventure through a marine reserve. http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/take-action/impact-of-se...
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Scuba diving not hinered by age barriers

Scuba diving not hinered by age barriers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It's safe to assume that 12-year-old Samantha Sweat is probably the only sixth-grader you know who is certified to rescue scuba divers in danger.
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