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Chinese boat damaged Philippine reef: marine official

Chinese boat damaged Philippine reef: marine official | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Manila (AFP) May 4, 2013 - A Chinese fishing vessel that crashed into one of the Philippines' most famous reefs damaged almost 4,000 square metres of centuries-old coral, the marine park said on Saturday.
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Manatees Are Dying Off, and Florida Is Determined to Speed it Up

Manatees Are Dying Off, and Florida Is Determined to Speed it Up | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Who hates manatees? Sea cows, mermaids, whatever you want to call them—these massive, slow, people-loving warm-water swimmers are naturally adorable and devoid of natural enemies.
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Brave boy who lost both his legs to meningitis can now swim with his friends thanks to amazing custom-made legs fitted with FLIPPERS

Brave boy who lost both his legs to meningitis can now swim with his friends thanks to amazing custom-made legs fitted with FLIPPERS | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Seven-year-old Cieran Kelso, from Northwich in Cheshire, had both legs amputated below the knee and also lost the tips of most of his fingers.
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Can Salmon Farming Be Sustainable? Maybe, If You Head Inland : NPR

Can Salmon Farming Be Sustainable? Maybe, If You Head Inland : NPR | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For years, salmon farming has gotten a bad rap from marine biologists, who say the fish grown in open-ocean net pens generate pollution, disease and parasites. But now, a few salmon farms have moved on land.
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Think the Planet Isn't Warming? Check the Ocean : DNews

Think the Planet Isn't Warming? Check the Ocean : DNews | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Claims that global warming is slowing down are ignoring a very large part of the planet. ->
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My life as a MERMAID – Meet Jennifer Elizabeth

My life as a MERMAID – Meet Jennifer Elizabeth | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

How I first became a ‘mermaid’…well, there is a lot of layers to that. My parents had me in swim classes when I was an infant, so I literally swam before I ever walked. They always wanted feel safe with me growing up around a pool in the backyard. I would always swim after school when I was little. The worst punishment was taking that away from me. My father made me my first mermaid costume when I was 7 years old. I was obsessed with the movie ‘Splash’. The whole reason I wanted to be an actress was so I could be a mermaid in a movie. In my little girl mind, I was gonna be the mermaid daughter in ‘Splash 2′.

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Napoleon fish eats video camera, spits it out - all caught on film (video)

Napoleon fish eats video camera, spits it out - all caught on film (video) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Napoleon wrasse ate a video camera, that recorded the entire experience - the the fish spit it out.
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Mississauga councillors vote to repeal shark fin ban | Toronto Star

Mississauga councillors vote to repeal shark fin ban | Toronto Star | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Mississauga councillors have voted to repeal the city’s shark fin ban. Final vote is set for next week.
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“We shouldn’t need a bylaw, it should be the right thing that we should do. And the federal government should see that as well. It was disappointing to see the legislation not go through.”

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How to Save the Oceans from Invasive Lionfish: Eat Them : Living Green Magazine

How to Save the Oceans from Invasive Lionfish: Eat Them : Living Green Magazine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Lost Underwater City Uncovered (PHOTOS) - weather.com

Lost Underwater City Uncovered (PHOTOS) - weather.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Thonis-Heracleion, a lost city and vital port in ancient Egypt, was uncovered 30 feet below the Aboukir Bay by a French archaeologist and his team.
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Dolphins Protect Diver from Hammerhead Shark

While filming dolphins in the Bahamas I spotted a large Atlantic hammerhead shark coming straight for me. I raised my camera and started filming. Then four y...
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Scuba Diver Dream Job: Hollywood Stunts with Szilvia Gogh

Scuba Diver Dream Job: Hollywood Stunts with Szilvia Gogh | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Since 2008, PADI Course Director Szilvia Gogh has appeared in movies, TV series, commercials, music videos and even video games, using her diving skills to help tell stories on screen.
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Scuba diver's death was misadventure :: cayCompass.com

Scuba diver's death was misadventure :: cayCompass.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
During an inquest touching the death of scuba diver Pamela Langevin, jurors heard that the mouthpiece on equipment lent to her was badly deteriorated.
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Japanese diver says he saw submarine ‘crash’ coral wall; local divers confirm reef damage

Japanese diver says he saw submarine ‘crash’ coral wall; local divers  confirm reef damage | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Japanese diver who took the video of a yellow tourist submarine cruising by a wall of live corals in Mactan surfaced yesterday, saying he witnessed the sea craft “hitting the wall” in the Kontiki Drop last April 18.
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Owner Makes Lifejacket For Pet Fish Called Einstein Who Can't Swim

Owner Makes Lifejacket For Pet Fish Called Einstein Who Can't Swim | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
About the fantail fish called Einstein who couldn't swim, so his owner Leighton Naylor made him a lifejacket to help him move about the tank!
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Rebreathers changing scuba diving FOREVER – New SSI/Poseidon program introduced

Rebreathers changing scuba diving FOREVER – New SSI/Poseidon program introduced | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Scuba Schools International (SSI) and Poseidon are working together to solve the question of “how do we get more  bottom time” — through the Mark VI rebreather partnership. Until recently,  rebreather diving was limited to the highly technical and analytical  diver. That is changing, and the Mark VI rebreather is a major reason  why.

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Roz Savage: The Environmentalist Who Rows Across Oceans | yourpublicmedia.org

Roz Savage: The Environmentalist Who Rows Across Oceans | yourpublicmedia.org | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Well Roz Savage did that - but the challenge she took on was bigger than most of us could even imagine. She became the first woman to row - solo - across the world’s major oceans.

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Oslo Copes With Shortage of Garbage It Turns Into Energy

Oslo Copes With Shortage of Garbage It Turns Into Energy | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Oslo, where roughly half the city and most of its schools are heated by burning garbage, is forced to import garbage to supply its waste-to-energy incinerating plants.
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Empty nets in Louisiana three years after the spill

Empty nets in Louisiana three years after the spill | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In the three years since the Gulf oil disaster, studies show the catch is safe. But that's no consolation to the fishermen along Louisiana's hard-hit bayou.
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Sooke News Mirror - Get credit for scuba diving

Sooke News Mirror  - Get credit for scuba diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A marine program will allow students to attain credit in summer school course
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Sidemount Diving

Sidemount Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Click to watch Sidemount Diving - see the trailer and watch the full movie online
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Dive pros Jill Heinerth and Jeff Loflin lead you through the fundamentals of sidemount diving. Equipment selection, gear setup, techniques and skills are covered in this comprehensive video guide. From beginner to professional - recreational, cave, or wreck diver, you will find useful tools to help you improve your diving. Filmed in underwater locations around the world. Featuring leading sidemount divers including Nick Hollis, Brian Kakuk, Jakub Rahacek and others.

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Blue Hole: What's On The Bottom?

When we dive at the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, the most common question that non-divers ask is, "What's on the bottom?" We decided to answer the qu...
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