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5 Historical Wreck Diving Destinations | Pelican Products Blog Site | Welcome to www.pelican.com - Pelican Products is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and...

5 Historical Wreck Diving Destinations | Pelican Products Blog Site | Welcome to www.pelican.com - Pelican Products is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced lighting systems and... | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Did you know Pelican Products actually began as a scuba diving company? As a child, Dave Parker, the founder of Pelican Products, loved to scuba dive. In 1975, Dave began ...
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David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 min

http://www.ted.com In this highly personal talk from TEDMED, magician and stuntman David Blaine describes what it took to hold his breath underwater for 17 m...
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Japan's Mysterious Underwater Circles Are Lovely

Japan's Mysterious Underwater Circles Are Lovely | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Behold the ocean's version of crop circles. But this wasn't made by aliens or humans pretending to be aliens. A single, small fish made this circle.
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Lauri's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:14 AM

The additional shell decorating aspect of it really amazes me. Artistic fish : ).

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Hockey in bathing suits

Hockey in bathing suits | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Underwater hockey is an intense, high-speed game that's growing in popularity. The problem is, it doesn't exactly sell tickets.
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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Antarctic ice core sheds new light on how the last ice age ended - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Antarctic ice core sheds new light on how the last ice age ended - US National Science Foundation (NSF) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Futurity.org – These blobs are our closest invertebrate kin

Futurity.org – These blobs are our closest invertebrate kin | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Research news from leading universities
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Washed up whale set for composting - ABC North and West SA - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Washed up whale set for composting - ABC North and West SA - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The South Australian Museum will use a composting technique to clean the skeleton of a southern right whale recently washed up near Tumby Bay.
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Sea snail makes its way into boy's KNEE during beach holiday and hatches three weeks later

Sea snail makes its way into boy's KNEE during beach holiday and hatches three weeks later | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Paul Franklin, from Aliso Viejo in Orange County, was surprised to find the tiny creature, which had made itself at home in his wound three weeks before being found.
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Sea slugs and tuna spines make their way onto restaurant menus as chefs swap expensive fish for cheap 'trash from the sea'

Sea slugs and tuna spines make their way onto restaurant menus as chefs swap expensive fish for cheap 'trash from the sea' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It's called trash fish dining, and it's catching on with chefs around the country searching for fresh ways to fill their menus with sustainable - and delicious - seafood.
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Lobster Disease Creeps Up The Coast

Lobster Disease Creeps Up The Coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A shell disease that has plagued the southern New England lobster industry for years by making lobsters unsightly and in some cases unmarketable appears to be creeping northward to the lobster-rich grounds off the coast of...
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Jeff Hopkins - The Green Machine's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:39 AM

We had many harvesting problems in LI Sound,  Maine is in for an apparent hit of a strange shell disorder - Jeff Quit Smoking and had fun at it.http://share.tastelogic.tv/SH8

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Paralympian barred after disability ruled non-permanent

Paralympian barred after disability ruled non-permanent | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A teenage paralympian world record holder paralyzed from the waist down hoping to compete in this week's championships has been barred from the event because her disability is not considered permanent by the organizers.
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Woman Wins Most Amazing Fake Contest EVER

Woman Wins Most Amazing Fake Contest EVER | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Zahra could have never known that when she entered a contest on Travel Blog California, she was about to win the best prize of her life.
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Shark Week is Over — So Let's Focus On the Other Fish Who Need Our Help More

Shark Week is Over — So Let's Focus On the Other Fish Who Need Our Help More | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Saving the great white shark is important. But the more biologists learn about great whites, the more it seems sharks are doing okay. Other species need our help more.
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, August 13, 2013 12:15 PM

Fishing nets pose a great danger to juvenile sharks, and there are only a few hundred adult sharks left off the California coast.

 

However, this particular species' danger of going extinct pales in comparison to that of other fish around the world.

 

The great white is not even listed among the 20 most threatened shark species, and is not included on the IUCN Red List of species close to extinction. Although the great white is a necessary and vulnerable species, there are others that deserve the same attention.

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10 New Rules of Scuba Diving

Thanks to research and equipment advances, today's divers are taught a new set of skills. How up-to-date are you?
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Suspect in fatal BUI is gone | KeysNews.com

Suspect in fatal BUI is gone | KeysNews.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Suspect in fatal BUI is gone Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 18, 2013 A Key West live-aboard charged last year in the boating death of his wife has vanished and prosecutors have asked U.S. Marshals for help finding him.
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Can Swarming Robots and Cloud Umbrellas Help Save Coral Reefs?

Can Swarming Robots and Cloud Umbrellas Help Save Coral Reefs? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As reefs continue dying off, scientists have started to think more boldly about how to protect them.
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Hunting for an elusive Confederate blockade runner wreck | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Lifestyle

Hunting for an elusive Confederate blockade runner wreck | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Lifestyle | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Piracy, spies, gun running — and shipwrecks. There's more to Bermuda than its famous pink beaches!
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Video shows sharks feeding on baby whale carcass

Video shows sharks feeding on baby whale carcass | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A DOZEN sharks feeding on a baby whale carcass have given tourists a day they will never forget on the ocean - and the pictures and video to prove it.
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: “Always analyse your gas” – Statement from the NACD

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: “Always analyse your gas” – Statement from the NACD | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

These days it’s not uncommon to see divers analyzing their cylinders for CO during the pre-dive process. However, even with that awareness it is a bit surprising that there are still divers that do not analyze all cylinders for oxygen content

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Samantha Sanchez's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:03 AM

NACD statement...
May prove to be useful 

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Dying dolphins keep washing up on the Atlantic. Here’s what could be killing them

Dying dolphins keep washing up on the Atlantic. Here’s what could be killing them | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Since last month, scores of dolphins have washing up on Atlantic Ocean beaches, dying or already dead. Marine biologists are alarmed.
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With new technology, scientists track every move of sharks

With new technology, scientists track every move of sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Every summer, scientists are tagging bull sharks in the Boca Grande pass, tracking their movements via satellites.
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Explore the ocean floor via live cam, in high definition, RIGHT NOW

Stop what you're doing and watch this. Below the fold are three high-definition streams of the ocean floor, currently broadcasting LIVE via NOAA's new 6,000-meter remotely operated vehicle (ROV), Deep Discoverer.
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Underwater Evidence Collecting

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Underwater Evidence Collecting | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Tom is a Police Staff Sergeant with the RCMP, Underwater Criminal Investigator and an amateur photographer. He resides in the great far north of Canada in Inuvik.

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Man killed in Grand River scuba diving accident remembered as 'answer guy,' preservationist

Man killed in Grand River scuba diving accident remembered as 'answer guy,' preservationist | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Robert Shoemaker, 29, died Saturday in a Grand River scuba diving accident
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