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How to Prevent a Shark Attack

How to Prevent a Shark Attack | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sharks are fearsome predators, but humans are rarely on the menu. In fact, far more humans are killed or injured by dogs, bees, snakes, and a whole host of other animals. Still, sharks can be dangerous, and anyone who ventures into their...
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Scuba Diving in Canada

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Scuba Diving in Canada | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

There are a multitude of Canadian scuba diving destinations that will enthrall divers with their beauty. From the Pacific Ocean waters off the British Columbia coast to the shipwrecks of the Great Lakes and the marine parks of Quebec, scuba diving in Canada has something for everyone.

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Movie Pictures | Movie Posters - Yahoo! Movies

Movie Pictures | Movie Posters - Yahoo! Movies | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

"Blackfish," the horrifying tell-all documentary that SeaWorld doesn’t want you to see was written, directed and produced by a mild-mannered, yet persistent, California mother of two. Gabriela Cowperthwaite told Yahoo: "I am a documentary filmmaker and so I don’t let sleeping dogs lie." Or killer whales, like SeaWorld’s Tilikum a.k.a. Shamu. You know: that playful, shiny black-and-white predator that has inspired an armada of stuffed toys, appeared on countless T-shirts and doused busloads of cheering tourists.

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Divers come within feet of getting eaten by whales

Divers come within feet of getting eaten by whales | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A pair of giant humpback whales pop up for lunch, nearly swallowing two divers in the process.
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HOLLIS Gear set to release Explorer SPORT Rebreather

HOLLIS Gear set to release Explorer SPORT Rebreather | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

According to technical diving and rebreather instructor Bill Coltart, “They have taken the best designs from others, then designed and created a product that is simple to use for even new recreational divers yet incredibly sophisticated to be safe – it is in class all by itself,”  Coltart explained.

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US jets 'bombed' Great Barrier Reef

US jets 'bombed' Great Barrier Reef | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Two US fighter jets dropped unarmed bombs on the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's coast during a training exercise that went wrong, it has emerged.
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sasha nicolas's curator insight, July 23, 2013 9:56 PM

the great barrier reef got bombed by accident during a training excercise having an environmental impact.

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3 Reasons Why Swimming with Dolphins is a Bad Thing

3 Reasons Why Swimming with Dolphins is a Bad Thing | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Over the past few weeks, I've noticed that some of the national newspapers I read are carrying travel ads promoting "swim-with-the-dolphin" (SWTD) experiences.
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Eight Arrested in Puerto Rico on Charges of Illegal Trade in Endangered Sea Turtles for Human Consumption

Eight Arrested in Puerto Rico on Charges of Illegal Trade in Endangered Sea Turtles for Human Consumption - up-to-the-minute news and headlines.
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GREAT NEWS: Proposal Will Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtle Habitat in Coastal Waters Off Six States

GREAT NEWS: Proposal Will Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtle Habitat in Coastal Waters Off Six States | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We're thrilled to share some great news with you -- After more than five years of delay, the federal government finally proposed to protect 36 areas of ocean habitat across six states for lo
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'Shark repellent' wetsuits launched

'Shark repellent' wetsuits launched | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An Australian company working with university researchers develops two wetsuits they say will help protect divers and surfers from shark attacks.
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The sea is invisible to us – so it's become our trash heap

The sea is invisible to us – so it's become our trash heap | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Philip Hoare: A new exhibition should remind British island dwellers of the mysteries the sea still holds, as well as the pollution and plastic bottles
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, July 20, 2013 12:17 PM

The sea defines and delineates us, sustains and supports us.


It provides 50% of the air we breathe, and carries 95% of our global trade by volume. Yet most of us only interact with it for these few weeks, when it becomes our resort and playground; a place of careless abandon, left littered and abused once we're done with its aestival charms. (Jet skis, for instance, pump out almost as much fuel into the sea as they burn up in their petrolhead frolics).


Defied by its greater vastness, we chose to ignore the ocean and fly over its expanses, as though it were a veil drawn over our sins. Of which there are many.

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PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Dead Stingrays Blanket Beach

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Dead Stingrays Blanket Beach | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
VERACRUZ, Mexico — Mexican authorities are investigating the death of at least 250 stingrays found on a beach of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz.
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William Trubridge - Freediver

William Trubridge dives deep on a breathtaking journey into the big blue sea while by land breathing the zen of freediving. More on www.theavantgardediaries.com Produced…
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8 Cities That Global Warming Will Turn Into Great SCUBA Diving Spots

8 Cities That Global Warming Will Turn Into Great SCUBA Diving Spots | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Better learn how to swim now! In the coming century, sea levels are expected to rise over 7 feet and the affects could be devastating.
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India bans captive dolphin shows, says dolphins should be seen as ‘non-human persons’

India bans captive dolphin shows, says dolphins should be seen as ‘non-human persons’ | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In a bold move to protect the well-being of dolphins, India has moved to ban dolphin shows -- a push that helps elevate their status from creatures of mere curiosity to one that borders more closely to the personhood we seem to share.
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Scuba lessons make kids happy at Miller Children's Hospital

Scuba lessons make kids happy at Miller Children's Hospital | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
LONG BEACH - Layah Tisdale giggled and shivered slightly as she eased into a large pool Saturday with the help of a few new friends. | Photo gallery: Scuba lessons for pediatrics at Miller Childrens
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Thresher sharks use their tail to stun and kill | X-Ray Magazine

Thresher sharks use their tail to stun and kill | 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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News - Five women to attempt to swim length of Lake Ontario in a marathon relay - The Weather Network

News - Five women to attempt to swim length of Lake Ontario in a marathon relay - The Weather Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Saturday, July 20, 2013, 4:53 PM - Five women will attempt to swim across Lake Ontario lengthwise starting Tuesday morning, in a grueling 305 km relay they expect will take five straight days of non-stop swimming.

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Researchers have few options for going after lionfish at depths beyond scuba divers’ reach

Researchers have few options for going after lionfish at depths beyond scuba divers’ reach | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
ABOARD THE SUBMERSIBLE ANTIPODES — The invasive lionfish that crowds coral reefs and preys on native fish in the Atlantic’s shallower waters is such a problem that divers in Florida and the Caribbean are encouraged to capture and eat them whenever...
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Scuba diver finds wedding ring at bottom of Great Barrier Reef - Telegraph

Scuba diver finds wedding ring at bottom of Great Barrier Reef - Telegraph | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A scuba diver has found a wedding ring lost in the Great Barrier Reef by a couple on their honeymoon after hours of searches for it failed.
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Lessons for Life: No Way Out

Lessons for Life: No Way Out | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Two divers enter a cave and only one comes out. Whose fault was it?
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Excellent Read!

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Niagara Falls 1911

Niagara Falls 1911 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

1911---Niagara Falls totally frozen!!!

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Healthy Waters's curator insight, July 19, 2013 6:53 PM

Climate chnage, or what?!

Kathy Dowsett's comment, July 19, 2013 7:29 PM
No kidding Melanie!
Johnny Sonny's curator insight, February 18, 2014 1:11 PM

first time ever being frozen fully

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UK Seahorses in danger of being wiped out - Telegraph

UK Seahorses in danger of being wiped out - Telegraph | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Britain's largest colony of seahorses is on the brink of being completely wiped out by boats anchoring in their delicate habitat, campaigners have warned.
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Treasure hunters find 300-year-old gold coins off Treasure Coast

Treasure hunters find 300-year-old gold coins off Treasure Coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Saturday turned out to be a good day to treasure-hunt on the Treasure Coast. Divers are celebrating a rare, valuable find of nearly 300-year-old gold coins.
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