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How to Survive the Shark Attack That Is Never Going to Happen To You

How to Survive the Shark Attack That Is Never Going to Happen To You | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
No, seriously, you are not going to be attacked by a shark
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Discovery Channel Owes Its Viewers An Apology

Discovery Channel Owes Its Viewers An Apology | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
I love Shark Week, and every year since it started airing on Discovery Channel, I've planted myself in front of the television to watch every minute of it. So last night, I tuned in to watch the fi...
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Diver Situation!

Diver Situation! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Chantelle Taylor-NewmanThe Diver MedicIncident Discussion: A diver conducted a 35 min dive to a depth of 10m.  2 hours 14 min later he dived to 22m.  Whilst preparing for this second dive he was slightly seasick but felt well enough to continue.  During the dive he vomited again but did not alert his two buddies.  The dive leader noticed that the sick diver seemed uncomfortable but he did not indicate any problem.  After 25 min they started their ascent up a shotline.  At 6m they stopped to complete a 3 min stop.  At this point the diver vomited again and his regulator became blocked.  One of his buddies handed him his octopus regulator which he took.  The diver did not seem to be breathing correctly so the dive leader, fearing that he might lose consciousness, brought him to the surface in a rapid buoyant ascent.  The third diver made a normal ascent.  At the surface the dive leader signalled for the boat to recover them.  Once in the boat the sick diver was placed on oxygen but he continued to vomit.  The Coastguard was alerted and the two divers were airlifted to a recompression facility.  The dive leader was discharged after 3 hours and the sick diver was discharged the following day.  Neither experienced any other symptoms.

 

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Kathy Dowsett's insight:

This picture does not represent the situation above---just a clip art picture of a diver.

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Marian Locksley's comment, August 7, 2013 3:04 AM
They were taking a huge risk, especially the rapid ascent!
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The river UNDER the sea: Haunting images of scuba diver exploring mysterious channel

The river UNDER the sea: Haunting images of scuba diver exploring mysterious channel | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Submerged in deep water, one of the last things a diver may expect to find 90ft below the surface is a river view. But that's exactly what awaits those bold enough to dive in Mexico's Cenote Angelita.
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6 Shark Myths Solved to Keep You Safe This Summer

6 Shark Myths Solved to Keep You Safe This Summer | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sharks have a bit of a PR problem. We turned to an ecologist to tell us separate myths from facts.
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Nova Scotia shipwrecks swallowed by sea, ignored by government

Nova Scotia shipwrecks swallowed by sea, ignored by government | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Private operators say the sea will destroy Nova Scotia’s shipwrecks before the government gets around to salvaging them
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Desolate Desertions: 7 Abandoned Wonders of Antarctica | WebUrbanist

Desolate Desertions: 7 Abandoned Wonders of Antarctica | WebUrbanist | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
At the end of the earth, in some of the most remote places known to man, the remains of ill-advised human exploration and activity can be found in the form of ...
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Dolphin Stranding Linked to Hearing Loss

Dolphin Stranding Linked to Hearing Loss | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A new study found that over half of stranded bottlenose dolphins and more than a third of stranded rough-toothed dolphins suffer from hearing loss. Whether hearing loss causes the stranding or is related in some other way is not yet known.

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, August 3, 2013 4:03 AM

Dolphins use echolocation to orient themselves in their surroundings and to communicate with other members of their pod. Because of this, an inability to hear properly could contribute to a higher rate of stranding.

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To Knife Or Not To Knife?

To Knife Or Not To Knife? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Do we really need to bring knives when we dive? And if so, what kind of knife is the best to bring?

Ah, the dive knife. The quintessential piece of dive gear, and probably the most recognizable piece in the diver’s ...
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Review::::Regulator Mares Abyss 52

Review::::Regulator Mares Abyss 52 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Overall, I enjoyed using the Mares Abyss for a week’s repetitive diving, and encountered no snags. Its bomb-proof design has evolved over all the years
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Divers find unidentifiable matter under the sea - The Nation

Divers find unidentifiable matter under the sea - The Nation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Divers find unidentifiable matter under the sea The Nation Preliminary investigation by State Marine Watch officials showed some unidentified black matter in the sea near Koh Samet's Ao Phrao beach in...
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, August 1, 2013 10:40 AM

After 30 minutes under water in this spot, Achit and his team found that though the physical condition of the coral reef had not changed, there was an oil film on the area. He also found red sediment floating in the sea at this site. "I could smell oil while diving there," he said. 

Achit and his team will be diving regularly for a few months to ensure that the precious coral remain in good condition

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Helium Depletion | Balloons Blow… Don't Let Them Go!

Helium Depletion | Balloons Blow… Don't Let Them Go! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

 

As the Nobel Prize winner in 1996 for his work on superfluidity of helium, Robert Richardson has issued a warning that our supplies of helium are being used at a unimaginable rate and could be gone within a generation.

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Shipwreck Yields Most Silver Ever

Shipwreck Yields Most Silver Ever | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A remotely operated vehicle has retrieved thousands of pounds of silver from a sunken World War II-era cargo ship.
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A Tale of Chamber Pots and Scallops

A Tale of Chamber Pots and Scallops | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In the chilly pre-dawn hours of March 14th, 1886, the passengers of the ocean liner Oregon slept soundly amid the luxurious trappings of what was the Concord SST of it’s day. With the age of sail...
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Puffer/Blowfish Facts

Puffer/Blowfish Facts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

If you've ever been fishing or crabbing in the inter-coastal waterways or in the ocean, you may have seen or caught a puffer fish (also known as a blowfish). The eyes and internal organs of puffer fish are highly toxic. 

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News: Dive Boat Etiquette Guide - Dive Report

News: Dive Boat Etiquette Guide - Dive Report | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Shortly after “that diver” came on board. First thing that irritated me was how he came on board, smoking a cigarette and just dropping his large dive bag on the deck

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SeaWorld Criticized After Video Release Shows Dolphin Hurt, Bleeding At Park

SeaWorld Criticized After Video Release Shows Dolphin Hurt, Bleeding At Park | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is firing more criticism at SeaWorld after video was uncovered showing a hurt and bleeding dolphin at the park's Texas location, just days after another recording showed a pilot whale stuck on the ledge...
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A Lesson In Humility: My Dive with Harry

A Lesson In Humility: My Dive with Harry | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A few days ago my friend invited me to go diving with a group of disabled divers. He told me that one group member, Harry, is a quadriplegic who is one of the best divers he's ever trained. Harry can't use his legs.
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Lost Egyptian City Revealed After 1,200 Years Under Sea

Lost Egyptian City Revealed After 1,200 Years Under Sea | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It is a city shrouded in myth, swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years.
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The 60 foot long jet powered animal you've probably never heard of

The 60 foot long jet powered animal you've probably never heard of | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Screen cap from one of the only pyrosome videos out there (see the end of this post). I was living in Africa the first time I saw a pyrosome, and I nearly cried.
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