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Oxygen Plus::::Revive, Refresh, Re-coup and Rejuvenate

Oxygen Plus::::Revive, Refresh, Re-coup and Rejuvenate | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Coral Diversity to Rival the Great Barrier Reef

Coral Diversity to Rival the Great Barrier Reef | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A recent survey of coral species in the West Indian Ocean yielded a surprisingly high number of species, and scientists predict that some areas might even rival the Great Barrier Reef.

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PADI Altitude Diver – Diving a Swiss lake

PADI Altitude Diver – Diving a Swiss lake | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Mountain Lake Diving in Switzerland Living in a land locked country like Switzerland doesn’t mean you can’t get your underwater fix.  In fact Switzerland offers a vast amount of Lake and River diving (more on the river side in future post) Switzerland...
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Are You a Scuba Snob?

Are You a Scuba Snob? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
You may have heard the term “scuba snob” at some point in your life.  Sometimes it is used as a negative term by snorkelers who have to share a boat with divers.  (Something with which we have no problem- we like t ...
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Snap! Ancient crocodiles just like killer whales, Scottish scientists discover - Environment - Scotsman.com

Snap! Ancient crocodiles just like killer whales, Scottish scientists discover - Environment - Scotsman.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH experts have found a link between killer whales and ancient crocodiles which suggests that today’s reptiles don’t deserve their “living fossil” ­reputation.
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Review :: Dive Gear Carbon Monoxide Test Packet

Review :: Dive Gear Carbon Monoxide Test Packet | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The packet contains a balloon and small chemical sensor disk. An online how-to video shows how to place the small disk in the balloon and inflate the balloon with tank gas for a quick test for any ...
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Arctic Sea Ice Stops Melting, But New Record Low Is Set

Arctic Sea Ice Stops Melting, But New Record Low Is Set | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The apparent low point for 2012 was reached Sunday, when sea ice covered 24 percent of the surface of the Arctic Ocean, down from the previous low of 29 percent set in 2007.
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Antarctic Species May Get Greater Protections

Antarctic Species May Get Greater Protections | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The proposed protected area is home to half the world's emperor penguins.
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'Bends' study shows how mammals make mega-dives

'Bends' study shows how mammals make mega-dives | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists in California have shed light on a marine mystery: how diving mammals can hunt for food at great depths without getting the 'bends,' according to a new study.
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Urge Commission to Reject Seismic Testing on the Central Coast

Urge Commission to Reject Seismic Testing on the Central Coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is planning to conduct seismic testing off the Central Coast in order to map fault zones near Diablo Canyon nuclear plant to predict power plant "safety" during an earthquake. Surfrider questions the overall value of the project especially considering PG&E has failed to review existing onshore and offshore data to determine geologic hazards.

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Canned Oxygen — Q and A

Canned Oxygen — Q and A | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

 

Canned oxygen, a relatively new product, is a canned gas sold for inhalation. It typically contains only around 95% concentrated oxygen to avoid the problems of distributing medical grade oxygen. It may be flavored with flavors like mint or grapefruit to make the experience more pleasurable. Canned Oxygen follows the path of oxygen bars that started in the late 1990s in Japan, and quickly spread east to California and Las Vegas. Used for health and recreation as well, O2 bars can now be found in many venues such as nightclubs, salons, spas, healthclubs, resorts, tanning salons, restaurants, coffee houses, bars, airports, ski chalets, yoga studios, chiropractors, and casinos.

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Save the Arctic

Save the Arctic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Declare the Arctic off limits to oil drilling, industrial fishing and conflict. Plant your name under the North Pole with a Flag for the Future and declare a global sanctuary for all life on Earth.
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Sea surface temperatures reach record highs on Northeast continental shelf | e! Science News

During the first six months of 2012, sea surface temperatures in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem were the highest ever recorded, according to the latest Ecosystem Advisory issued by NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC).
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NewsDaily: Arctic sea ice thaw may be accelerated by oil, shipping

NewsDaily: Arctic sea ice thaw may be accelerated by oil, shipping | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Local pollution in the Arctic from shipping and oil and gas industries, which have expanded in the region due to a thawing of sea ice caused by global warming, could further accelerate that thaw, experts say.
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Divers halt cycling record bid

Divers halt cycling record bid | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An attempt to set the world record for cycling a distance of 240 miles underwater in 24 hours is halted for safety reasons.
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Pondering the Path To an Open Polar Sea

Pondering the Path To an Open Polar Sea | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This summer's remarkable ice retreat around the North Pole has come to an end, as the journey toward an open polar sea (in summers) continues.
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National Association of Black Scuba Divers to help Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary unravel shipwreck mystery - Florida Sportsman

National Association of Black Scuba Divers to help Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary unravel shipwreck mystery - Florida Sportsman | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Horror as divers use sea forts for training

Horror as divers  use   sea forts   for training | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A PENSIONER whose father died on the Maunsell Sea Forts has criticised divers who used the structures for training this month.Violet Waters was horrified to read in last week's Times of the stunt by...
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» Ogden Point by Day! Cold Water Diver

» Ogden Point by Day! Cold Water Diver | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

During a visit with family on Vancouver Island over the Easter weekend, I slipped off for a quick dive with my favourite Victoria dive shop’s sunday drop in dive. Weather, tides and vis conspired against us going to new areas, so we descended to that local standby, Ogden Point. Some may remember an earlier article I wrote about night diving at this location, and this short piece should round it off nicely!

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Cartoon shark from ‘Sherman’s Lagoon’ lobbies for underwater research lab

Cartoon shark from ‘Sherman’s Lagoon’ lobbies for underwater research lab | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Why would a cartoon shark campaign to save an underwater lab? Because Jim Toomey, the man behind the syndicated cartoon strip, wants ocean exploration to be taken seriously.
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BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Edinburgh, East and Fife | Sperm whales caught 'cat napping'

BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Edinburgh, East and Fife | Sperm whales caught 'cat napping' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Researchers from Fife record sperm whales sleeping in short bursts while performing dives.
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Urban Planet: How Growing Cities Will Wreck the Environment Unless We Build Them Right

Urban Planet: How Growing Cities Will Wreck the Environment Unless We Build Them Right | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
More and more people are moving into cities around the world—and those cities are getting bigger and bigger.
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Manta Ray Saved by a Divemaster From Bandos

Manta Ray Saved by a Divemaster From Bandos | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Maldives Promotion House - During a dive session at Boduhithi Thila, one of the dive sites located in North Malé Atoll, a Maldivian Divemaster for Bandos Island Resort & Spa, Abdulla Sivad, recently saved a 2.5 metre manta ray completely entangled...
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Treasure Island

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Artifacts found in the Dominican Republic might lead tothe discovery of an 18th-century Spanish vessel...
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The Top 5 Superbad! Awesome! Plans for Cleaning up Plastic in the Ocean!

The Top 5 Superbad! Awesome! Plans for Cleaning up Plastic in the Ocean! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Five sure-fire plans, brought to you by the same guys who created the problem, to ensure we can all enjoy another Century of Plastic in comfort, cleanliness, and guilt-free style.
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