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High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses Recalled by Innovative Scuba Concepts, Trident Diving and A-Plus Marine Due to Drowning Hazard

High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses Recalled by Innovative Scuba Concepts, Trident Diving and A-Plus Marine Due to Drowning Hazard | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The diving hose on Phantom and Mesh Flex brand name equipment can rupture.
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Secrets Beneath The Sea Call Out For Change - CBS Miami

Secrets Beneath The Sea Call Out For Change - CBS Miami | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Beneath the Atlantic Oceans’ shining waters lies a potential risk and experts are raising alarming questions about the health of our oceans and the impact it could have on the life above and below the sea.
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CounterStrike: No Pain, No Gain

CounterStrike: No Pain, No Gain | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
By tearing down the artificial barriers of age and sex and successfully distancing itself from the military-style teaching methods of yesteryear, recreational diving has achieved a skyrocketing participation rate.
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Extraordinary harp-shaped carnivorous sponge discovered living on the Pacific Ocean floor

Extraordinary harp-shaped carnivorous sponge discovered living on the Pacific Ocean floor | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A team from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Moss Landing, California, found the weird deep-sea predator off their state's northern coast.
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Previously unseen whale species washes up on New Zealand beach

Previously unseen whale species washes up on New Zealand beach | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Not one but two specimens of the world’s rarest known species of whale have been discovered on a New Zealand beach, according to a report published Monday in the journal Current Biology.
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Underwater Russian Cave

Underwater Russian Cave | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ordinskaya is located in Russia.This massive cave is composed of 5 kilomètres of channel where professional divers can swim thanks to Orda Cave Awareness Proj...
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Telstra BigPond News and Weather

Telstra BigPond News and Weather | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

About 40 whales have died in a mass  stranding on the west coast of India's remote North Andaman island  in the Bay of Bengal, wildlife officials say.

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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Life on a "liveaboard"

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Life on a "liveaboard" | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

It’s eating, breathing and sleeping scuba diving, 24/7.
That’s life on a “liveaboard” boat that Fraser Debney experienced in the Bahamas recently. He had liked his first liveaboard trip so he decided to try it again this year.

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Culling 70,000 seals over 4 years won't bring back cod: group

Culling 70,000 seals over 4 years won't bring back cod: group | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Senate committee’s proposal for an East Coast seal cull of some 70,000 animals over four years 'is not going to help bring back the cod,' says an animal welfare group.
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The deafening silence on climate change

The deafening silence on climate change | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Global warming has seldom been mentioned this year on the campaign trail, despite Obama's promise to the contrary.
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Brit Steve Cracknell feared drowned after Sharm el-Sheikh scuba accident

Brit Steve Cracknell feared drowned after Sharm el-Sheikh scuba accident | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A British man is believed to have been killed after he went missing during a scuba dive in Sharm el-Sheikh.
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BARE Australia_ Mike Ball Dive Expeditions

A promotional video shot by Warren Miller Entertainment for BARE wetsuits onboard Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, liveaboard dive vessel Spoilsport.

 

 

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Shark numbers may not be on the rise: researcher

Shark numbers may not be on the rise: researcher | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

BEHAVIOUR of great white sharks when a shark cage dive operator is present at Neptune Islands changes dramatically during daylight and causes the sharks to swim closer to the surface, according to researcher Dr Charlie Huveneers.

Dr Huveneers presented his findings at the Marine Innovations Southern Australia (MISA) Symposium in Port Lincoln on Tuesday.

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HowStuffWorks "How do sharks see, smell and hear?"

HowStuffWorks "How do sharks see, smell and hear?" | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A shark sense isn't so different from any of our senses, a shark sense is just sharper underwater. See more about shark sense and how each works.
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Smoking banned from Wrightsville Beach

Smoking banned from Wrightsville Beach | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - The two-year battle has finally come to an end with Wrightsville Beach residents voting to ban smoking on the beach. 
Of 1,675 residents, 966 voted in favor of the smoking ban at Wrightsville Beach.
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Shark in lake may be great white 

Shark in lake may be great white  | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A GREAT white shark could be in Lake Macquarie, according to five shark experts who looked at pictures taken in Croudace Bay.

After a spate of bull shark sightings in the lake, it’s now believed the greatest predator in the ocean is living in the waterway’s diverse marine habitat.

Sightings of great whites in the lake have been known, but the photos appear to be proof.

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WWF: Nearly 19,000 Tons of Bluefin Tuna Illegally Traded | Middle East Confidential

WWF: Nearly 19,000 Tons of Bluefin Tuna Illegally Traded | Middle East Confidential | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The equivalent of 18,704 tons of live bluefin tuna, a protected species subjected to fishing quotas, were traded via Panama between 2000 and 2010, without being reported to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) – the international body managing the fishery, reported on Wednesday the World Wildlife Fund.

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Facts About Coral Reefs | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia

Facts About Coral Reefs | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Quick and Fast Facts • The Great Barrier Reef is the largest structure built by living organisms on the Earth today. • The Great Barrier Reef region is the world’s largest group of coral reefs. • There are three main types of reefs found on the Great Barrier Reef: Ribbon, Platform, and Fringing reefs. • Tiny masses of coral polyps are responsible for building coral reefs. • Coral Reefs make up 6% of the entire Great Barrier Reef Marine Park by Area. • Reefs are masses of limestone made from skeletons of millions upon millions of tiny marine animals and plants. • Main threats to coral reefs include human activities, coral bleaching and crown-of-thorn starfish outbreaks. The Continental Shelf provides the platform from which the reefs of the Great Barrier Reef develop. In the north, the continental shelf lies close to the coast and gradually widens as it extends south

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Humans are the main threat to coral reefs. The Great Barrier Reefs makes up 6% of all the reefs. It is the largest Stucture built by living organisms on earth today.

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Forensic diving: Aiming for recovery and reconnaissance, not rescue - Lifestyle

Forensic diving: Aiming for recovery and reconnaissance, not rescue - Lifestyle | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
When veteran divers John Walker and Bud Kauffman are called in to assist in locating someone, the men are not conducting a rescue.
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Last surviving whale from stranding returned to sea - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Last surviving whale from stranding returned to sea - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Authorities in Tasmania are hoping a whale that beached itself for a second time will remain at sea.
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Hurricane Sandy: The Last Straw on Climate Change

Hurricane Sandy: The Last Straw on Climate Change | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The deniers have been beaten by Sandy and other overwhelming evidence. The question now: what do we do?
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10 Ways You Can Help Save Coral Reefs

Combined global warming and local pressures threaten marine environments and oceans. Learn 10 ways to preserve, save and protect coral reef ecosystems and organisms.
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Photos: Whale Dies After Getting Caught in Fishing Nets in Persian Gulf

Photos: Whale Dies After Getting Caught in Fishing Nets in Persian Gulf | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A 30-ton sperm whale that had been caught in the fishing nets in Persian Gulf last Saturday, died after being washed to the shore in Jask, Iran

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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Diving Doc: Preventing and Treating Coral Scrapes

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Diving Doc: Preventing and Treating Coral Scrapes | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Scuba diving is traditionally a look, don't touch kind of sport. But even careful divers can inadvertently run into trouble. By far the most common diving injury is the common scrape, usually from coral.

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