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Watershot Inc.® Launches Two Waterproof Camera Housings for iPhone® 5 | X-Ray Magazine

Watershot Inc.® Launches Two Waterproof Camera Housings for iPhone® 5 | X-Ray Magazine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Watershot Inc. has just debuted the latest waterproof camera housings designed specifically for the iPhone 5. With ample time before the summer season begins, consumers can choose between two options, the Watershot and Watershot Pro.

In September of 2012, the company unveiled the housing for the iPhone 4 to superior reviews and social media success. Designed specifically for the water sports market, the Watershot proved quickly to be the most durable and dependable solution for those seeking to venture into the surf and sea using their iPhone cameras. The anticipated housing for the iPhone 5 was designed specifically with feedback from their stable of top photographers and videographers as well as avid water sports enthusiasts who prefer to leave their digital cameras at home.

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Freediver Teaches Navy SEALs To Hold Breath Underwater | Navy SEALs Blog by USNavySEALs.com

Freediver Teaches Navy SEALs To Hold Breath Underwater | Navy SEALs Blog by USNavySEALs.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Holding one's breath in water isn't necessarily the greatest skill, but a Navy SEAL can definitely benefit from acquiring it. Renowned freediver Kirk Krack
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Tornadoes and Global Warming: Is There a Connection?

Tornadoes and Global Warming: Is There a Connection? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Global warming is causing more extreme weather. But when it comes to tornadoes, it could go either way.
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Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 30, 2014 5:03 PM

Title: Tornadoes and Global Warming: Is There a Connection?

Author: Robert Kunzig

Main Idea: Global Warming could be a major factor to the development of larger storms

Summary:

1) Climate change is increasing the Earth's temperature and is decreasing our atmospheric energy

2) The change in climate has the ability to not only strengthen storms, but also make less tornadoes

3) Global Warming might also be the cause to suppressing gases, which cause more dangerous tornadoes to form

Opinion: No, it was based off of scientific theories by researchers and scientists

Question: Can Global Warming be linked to other hazardous weather occurrences?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it informs us that since Global Warming may be a key factor to the fact that we have more dangerous weather it can help us to reduce anything that causes Global Warming, like burning fossil fuels.

Source: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/05/130522-tornado-climate-change-oklahoma-science-global-warming/

Martha Resavy's curator insight, July 14, 2015 3:59 PM

This article takes a look at global warming and its potential influence on the frequency/strength of tornadoes.

Logan Willits's curator insight, July 19, 2015 9:34 PM

Article discussing global warming and the changes in weather patterns and how it will affect tornadoes and their severity/commonality.

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Top 5 Actions to Make a Difference in the Fight Against Climate Change

Top 5 Actions to Make a Difference in the Fight Against Climate Change | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
If you've ever had the feeling that your lifestyle changes amount to tiny drops in a very large proverbial bucket, I invite you to consider taking one of these 'Top 5 actions' to fight climate change.
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Sloop Clearwater's curator insight, May 22, 2013 3:00 PM

This is a great list, with hard-hitting actions beyond carrying your own shopping bags, eating locally, and leaving the car at home. 

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CDC: Fecal Bacteria Common in Swimming Pools

Health officials say they found fecal bacteria in more than half of the water samples taken from Atlanta-area public swimming pools last summer. And they say...
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Always suspected it, but hard to read about it!

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Jessica Lee Clasen's curator insight, June 13, 2013 8:36 AM

this is very huge issue with public pools, going to a private pool is much more preferred.

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Bad Luck in Underwater Photography: When Disaster Strikes

Bad Luck in Underwater Photography: When Disaster Strikes | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

You’ve been planning and saving up this photography trip for years.  It’s your dream to take photos in (insert bucket list destination). You fly half way around the world carrying more than your weight in luggage and finally you get in the water.  You see that first perfect shot, get in position to make photography magic…and your strobes don’t fire.

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Dolphins say 'thanks' as fish farmer comes to rescue - Independent.ie

Dolphins say 'thanks' as fish farmer comes to rescue - Independent.ie | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A FISH farm worker has been hailed a hero after single-handedly saving two dolphins from dying on a beach.
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As Arctic Council Gathers, Kerry Has Opportunity to Push for Ocean Conservation | Frances Beinecke's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

As Arctic Council Gathers, Kerry Has Opportunity to Push for Ocean Conservation | Frances Beinecke's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Just two decades ago, most of the Arctic Ocean was covered in ice all year long. But climate change has caused the Arctic to heat up twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and the region is rapidly...
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Frogs, salamanders and climate change

Frogs, salamanders and climate change | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Increasingly erratic rainfall patterns can lead to declines in southeastern frog and salamander populations, but protecting ponds can improve their plight.
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Seaventures Rig Resort

The only converted dive platform in the world! Seaventures is a PADI 5* IDC Centre and Resort and is based 20 minutes from the world class dive sites of Sipa...
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kirkscubagear!

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kirkscubagear is having server problems---please bear with me till this is fixed---thank you for your patience and understanding. If you are interested in product---please e-mail me @ diverdown@kirkscubagear.com

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How to be "That Person" on a Dive Boat (NOT!)

How to be "That Person" on a Dive Boat (NOT!) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Have you ever met "that person" on a dive boat? The author has actually been "that person" prior to gaining some experience, and she's not going to confess it all, but this will help YOU avoid the pitfalls of bad etiquette on a dive boat!
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Ocean Wanderers - Whale Shark Documentary

Towering underwater structures of the coast of Qatar are home to oilworkers above the waves. Beneath is a gathering place for giant fish, a wonder of the wor...
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UnderwaterTimes.com | Study Reveals How Fishing Gear Can Cause Slow Death Of Whale

Using a
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India Just Banned Dolphin Shows, and the U.S. Should Too

India Just Banned Dolphin Shows, and the U.S. Should Too | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The decision to ban dolphin exploitation is a distinctly moralistic one, and if India can make this next logical step, surely the United States can too.
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That goes for Canada as well!

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Tough Days Ahead » We Are Water - Ride Across Canada

Tough Days Ahead » We Are Water - Ride Across Canada | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Some tough cycling days ahead for Jill and Robert as they continue their quest across Canada to raise awareness for "We are the Water"

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What It's Like: To Get Bent

What It's Like: To Get Bent | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Feeling marching ants crawling under the skin of my thighs at 60 feet during decompression, it was clear to me that I was bent.
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Do Whales Suffer from Decompression Sickness? | Saltwater Science | Learn Science at Scitable

Do Whales Suffer from Decompression Sickness? | Saltwater Science | Learn Science at Scitable | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The air we breathe is made up of 78% nitrogen - an inert, completely harmless gas - at the surface at least, but as we dive into the ocean depths it's another matter....When diving, we experience pressure that is twice as great as the pressure on...
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, May 23, 2013 7:38 AM

All vertebrates have a reflex response to diving (the ‘diving response'), that allows them to limit nitrogen uptake into the blood and body tissues and conserves oxygen, allowing them to dive for longer.

The diving response has two main effects on the body: 1) reduced blood flow to muscles (peripheral vasoconstriction), and 2) reduced heart rate (bradycardia). Both of these limit gas transport around the body, conserving oxygen for the vital organs, and limiting nitrogen uptake by the blood and body tissues. Many marine mammals have the added ability to store gas in their windpipe (trachea) when diving.

The trachea, together with smaller branches in the lungs, are reinforced by rings of cartilage, and when the air sacs within the lungs (alveoli) collapse under pressure, gas is forced out into these strengthened lung cavities, rather than the bloodstream. This prevents excess nitrogen entering the blood as they descend.

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Quebecer dead in Mexico after scuba diving incident - Montreal - CBC News

Quebecer dead in Mexico after scuba diving incident - Montreal - CBC News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The day before his death, he had to undergo a hyperbaric chamber treatment after resurfacing too quickly while scuba diving.
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The Overwhelming Odds Of Climate Change | Overthinking It, Scientific American Blog Network

The Overwhelming Odds Of Climate Change | Overthinking It, Scientific American Blog Network | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
If you listen to global warming deniers, or even much of the public, it seems like there is some stack of scientific studies somewhere that refute ...
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Why Killer Whales Won't Abandon Their Disabled Mates

Why Killer Whales Won't Abandon Their Disabled Mates | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A whale pod off the coast of South Africa was seen feeding one of their disabled members.
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, May 21, 2013 3:14 AM

In many animal societies, if a member of a group is gravely wounded or born with disabling deformities, that animal becomes an unsustainable burden on the others, and is often left behind at the mercy of predators, hunger and disease.

Not so with killer whales. They are among the few species in the world to look after members of their family who cannot look after themselves. Their patience and compassion for each other surpasses, perhaps, even that of humans

The most recent example of this extraordinary commitment to one another was revealed today in the U.K.'s Daily Mail, which ran a story and photo essay of a disabled young male orca off the coast of South Africa; he's missing a pectoral fin and the normally towering dorsal fin that sprouts from the backs of mature bulls.

These disfigurements make it impossible for the whale to hunt alongside his pod. Luckily for him, they are only too willing to hunt for their disabled pod mate.

VanAllen's comment, May 21, 2013 6:47 AM
How wonderful, I didn't realise this.
VanAllen's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:51 AM

Wonderful compassion shown by killer whales

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Deep sea 'gold rush' moves closer

Deep sea 'gold rush' moves closer | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer.
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Swine flu found in marine mammals | X-Ray Magazine

Swine flu found in marine mammals | 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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Marian Locksley's curator insight, May 21, 2013 3:18 AM

None of the infected seal appeared to be ill, indicating marine mammals may be infected without showing clinical signs of illness.


They detected H1N1 infection in two northern elephant seals and antibodies to the virus in an additional 28 elephant seals, indicating more widespread exposure. None of the infected seal showed any clinical signs of illness