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Navy: Hundreds Of Dolphins, Whales Will Die During Bomb Testing - CBS DC

Navy: Hundreds Of Dolphins, Whales Will Die During Bomb Testing - CBS DC | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The US Navy acknowledged Friday that because of bomb testing and heavy sonar activity hundreds of marine mammals and will be killed and injured.
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Nice to know-----thanks--not!

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Kenneth Jordan's comment, September 3, 2013 11:07 PM
This just shows how as humans, we don't respect the living creatures around us. We only care about personal gain as a species and don't take into consideration what effects we have on the environment.
Marian Locksley's comment, September 4, 2013 4:08 PM
Absolutely right Kenneth.
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Sun tans in whales warn of ocean health says North East experts

Sun tans in whales warn of ocean health says North East experts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Important studies on whales' suntans by North East experts can help show the state of the world's oceans and show the impact of climate change
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: 11 Quick Tips for Avoiding Motion Sickness

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: 11 Quick Tips for Avoiding Motion Sickness | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Even the smallest things can disrupt comfort while traveling and diving. Perhaps nothing ruins a dive trip more quickly than an urgent need to “feed the fish” from the railing. Thus, most divers try very diligently to avoid getting motion sickness – but how?

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Great white sharks visit beaches more often than believed - Telegraph

Great white sharks visit beaches more often than believed - Telegraph | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Great white sharks make more visits to coastlines than was previously thought and may even have spots that they consider to be “home”, returning there year after year.
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Ancient Fish Downsized But Still Largest Ever

Ancient Fish Downsized But Still Largest Ever | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Once thought to be 90 feet long, the fish is now a more modest 26 to 55 feet.
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Kenneth Jordan's comment, September 3, 2013 11:15 PM
Its just amazing how big animals used to really be. what we consider huge now (55 foot wale) once was a 90 foot creature. I couldn't imagine seeing a 90 foot animal swimming in the ocean today.
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Divers discover ship sunk by 'gentlemanly' German U-Boat in WWI

Divers discover ship sunk by 'gentlemanly' German U-Boat in WWI | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scottish divers have identified the last resting place of a
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Scuba Diving in Iceland with Dive.is – Review

Scuba Diving in Iceland with Dive.is – Review | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Freezing crystal clear water and drysuits. My Dive.is review after experiencing one of the greatest adventures you can do while Scuba Diving in Iceland.
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19th-century shipwreck finally identified off NJ coast - NBC News.com

19th-century shipwreck finally identified off NJ coast - NBC News.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A 19th-century steamer that sank beneath the waves after a violent crash off the New Jersey coast has now been found. The Robert J....
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Scientists Discover A New Species Of 'Walking' Shark

Scientists Discover A New Species Of 'Walking' Shark | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new species of "walking" shark, Hemiscyllium halmahera, caught in eastern Indonesian waters uses its pectoral and pelvic fins to wriggle on the ocean bottom.
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Kith Crannòg's curator insight, August 28, 2013 5:10 PM

Could be a lot more like this following Pacific radiation.

Kenneth Jordan's comment, September 3, 2013 11:17 PM
I find it so interesting how we find new species of animal everyday. Its just amazing how many creatures are unknown to the human world just waiting to be discovered.
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Scotland's Loch Morar monster makes comeback after 20 years - eTurboNews.com

Scotland's Loch Morar monster makes comeback after 20 years - eTurboNews.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
She has been quiet for more than two decades without even the hint of a recorded sighting…

But now Scotland’s second most famous Loch monster ...
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Software Update to $20 Phones Could Topple 2G Cell Networks | MIT Technology Review

Software Update to $20 Phones Could Topple 2G Cell Networks | MIT Technology Review | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Swapping software can give one GSM phone the power to prevent incoming calls and text messages from reaching other phones nearby.
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Divers uncover more artifacts from Blackbeard's shipwreck site

Divers uncover more artifacts from Blackbeard's shipwreck site | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Queen Anne's Revenge divers and other crew members have brought up more artifacts from Blackbeards' shipwreck site. This week, two more canons were brought to the surface as well as other items researchers are working to identify.
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U.S. Proposal Could Weaken Shark Conservation Laws - The Pew Charitable Trusts

U.S. Proposal Could Weaken Shark Conservation Laws - The Pew Charitable Trusts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The United States’ reputation as a world leader in shark conservation could be tarnished if a rule proposed by the Obama administration moves forward without changes.
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Hidden in Paradise: Fascinating, Rare Dolphins and Whales You've Never Seen Before - Wired Science

Hidden in Paradise: Fascinating, Rare Dolphins and Whales You've Never Seen Before - Wired Science | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

But the pantheon of cetaceans includes far more than just our charismatic, coastal kin. Preferring deeper water and diving for more than an hour at a time, some species of whales and dolphins are rarely seen, and seldom studied. These animals slip stealthily between the waves at the surface and retreat into a deep blue world that we still know very little about.

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The Text That Will Crash Almost Any Mac, iPhone Or iPad

The Text That Will Crash Almost Any Mac, iPhone Or iPad | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A bizarre flaw will crash your browser and disable your phone. And it's causing chaos on the open internet.
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Diana Nyad makes history swimming from Cuba to Florida

Diana Nyad makes history swimming from Cuba to Florida | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad made history Monday, becoming the first person to swim the 110 treacherous miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage — at the age of 64.
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PADI Master Instructor Jill Heinerth Bicycles Across Canada to Promote Water Conservation

PADI Master Instructor Jill Heinerth Bicycles Across Canada to Promote Water Conservation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
PADI Master Instructor Jill Heinerth just bicycled across Canada to protect our most valuable resource: water.
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Read Scuba Scoop's exclusive interview with JIll!

 

http://scubascoop-kirkscubagear.blogspot.ca/2012/07/jills-journey.html

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Severed Octopus Arms Have a Mind of Their Own

Severed Octopus Arms Have a Mind of Their Own | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Octopus tentacles still react up to an hour after being severed from their dead owner, and even try to pick up food and feed a phantom mouth
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Talking Travel with Scott Wilson - Travel Show Host, Pilot, & Adventurer

Talking Travel with Scott Wilson - Travel Show Host, Pilot, & Adventurer | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Is riding a reindeer across Siberia on your travel bucket list? How about visiting the last man living in the radioactive zone in Chernobyl? Or uncovering sunken ships and wreckage of World War II ...
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Read Scuba Scoop's article on Scott and his OLN show Descending  :: 

 

http://scubascoop-kirkscubagear.blogspot.ca/2013/02/scotts-descending-life.html

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Eighty sea turtles wash up dead on the coast of Guatemala

Eighty sea turtles wash up dead on the coast of Guatemala | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Mongabay: Eighty dead sea turtles have been recorded since the first week of July on the country's southeastern beaches
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How to Become an Environmentally Safe Diver - DIVE.in

How to Become an Environmentally Safe Diver - DIVE.in | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
With an increase in people taking up scuba diving there has also been an increase in eco problems. However divers can become environmentally friendly.
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5 Tips for Traveling with Scuba Diving Gear

5 Tips for Traveling with Scuba Diving Gear | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Hardcore divers know the one downside of their passion for the sport: the need to lug around all that expensive – and often fragile – equipment everywhere they go.
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Long-Lost Ocean Worm Rediscovered After 140 Years

Long-Lost Ocean Worm Rediscovered After 140 Years | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A species of acorn worm, Glandiceps abyssicola, which hasn’t been seen for 140 years, was dredged up from the ocean floor by researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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Ask an Expert: Is It OK to Touch a Shark?

Ask an Expert: Is It OK to Touch a Shark? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sharks Angels' Julie Andersen shares why you should do as she says, and not as she has done.
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Spare Air Review

Spare Air Review | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For years I’ve heard of Spare Air, but just had never had the opportunity to purchase one or try it out.  I queried a number of my instructor and diving friends to get their take on this product and found that none of ...
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