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Rising Ocean Temps Threaten The Ocean Food Chain

Rising Ocean Temps Threaten The Ocean Food Chain | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
From Climate Central's Michael D. Lemonick: Of all the plants and animals facing a potentially dire future because of climate change, a study released Thursday in Science paints a potentially grim picture for one of the most important and...
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Healthy White Coral | X-Ray Magazine

Healthy White Coral | X-Ray Magazine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Coral without symbiotic algea dwells in holes and ceiling of caves where almost no light occurs

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Diver fights to save catch, and arm, during surprise grouper attack

Diver fights to save catch, and arm, during surprise grouper attack | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The spearfisherman's shot was well-placed. Dinner was practically in the bag; all the diver had to do was swim to and secure his catch. Enter much bigger fish, what looks to be an enormous grouper, which recognizes an easy meal when it sees one.
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UnderwaterTimes.com | Guy Harvey Launches Petition Drive To Protect Stingray

UnderwaterTimes.com | Guy Harvey Launches Petition Drive To Protect Stingray | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

 Marine wildlife artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey is leading a petition drive calling on the government of the Cayman Islands to immediately put the National Conservation Law into effect, ensuring the safety and protection of all stingrays in the country's territorial waters.

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Live SHARK mysteriously drops 'from the sky' onto California golf course FOUR miles from the coast

Live SHARK mysteriously drops 'from the sky' onto California golf course FOUR miles from the coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A startled marshall at San Juan Hills golf club in California spotted the sea creature thrashing about on the grass near the 12th tee box at around 4pm on Monday.
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Petition to Stop Seafood Fraud

Petition to Stop Seafood Fraud | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
More than 500 chefs, restaurant owners and culinary leaders are calling on the United States government to require that ‘seafood is traceable in order to prevent seafood fraud and keep illegal fish ou...
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Emperor Penguins: Escape Velocity - Photo Gallery - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Emperor Penguins: Escape Velocity - Photo Gallery - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Awkward on land, emperor penguins soar through the sea. Now scientists have discovered the secret of their speed.
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SHARC to target sharks in WA waters | watoday.com.au

The state government isturning to the community for more ideas to protect beachgoers from shark attacks.

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US downplayed effect of Deepwater oil spill on whales, emails reveal

US downplayed effect of Deepwater oil spill on whales, emails reveal | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Documents obtained by Greenpeace show officials controlling information about wildlife affected by the disaster...
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Alert Diver | PFO and Decompression Illness in Recreational Divers

Top medical researchers debate the risks of PFO and the treatment.
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Lack of climate change in presidential debates part of larger trend

Lack of climate change in presidential debates part of larger trend | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, focusing on foreign policy, ended like all the others: without a mention of climate change or its likely impacts on Americans, from rising sea levels to...
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Indian, US Navies to undertake submarine rescue operations deep underwater - The Times of India

Indian, US Navies to undertake submarine rescue operations deep underwater - The Times of India | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Indo-US submarine rescue exercise ‘INDIAEX-2012’ will kick off this week with the US Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command flying down a submarine rescue system to Mumbai.
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Whale 'makes human-like sounds'

Whale 'makes human-like sounds' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Researchers in the US are shocked to hear a whale making vocalisations similar to human speech in frequency and cadence.
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Mazotos shipwreck shed new light on ancient shipbuilding | X-Ray Magazine

Mazotos shipwreck shed new light on ancient shipbuilding | X-Ray Magazine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The excavation of the Mazotos shipwreck sheds light on very important issues such as seafaring in Cyprus in antiquity, commerce between the Aegean and Cyprus, the types and sizes of the period’s cargo ships.

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Distracted Diving: How to be a safer “focused” diver | California Diver Magazine - Dedicated to Scuba Diving and Skin Diving California. Subscribe today!

Distracted Diving: How to be a safer “focused” diver | California Diver Magazine - Dedicated to Scuba Diving and Skin Diving California. Subscribe today! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

You don’t want to be my dive buddy.  I can’t help it; I’m a photographer.  I get distracted.

As divers gain skills and experience, they tend to specialize.  Maybe you’re also a photographer, or a wreck diver who has found something unique and new.  The specifics don’t matter; as divers build confidence and develop specialized interests, ‘dive buddy discipline’ can suffer.

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On Our Radar: A Diminished Dead Sea

On Our Radar: A Diminished Dead Sea | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The Dead Sea has dropped a record 4.9 feet in depth over the last year because of industry use and evaporation, the Hydrological Service of Israel says. This is prompting calls for Israel and Jordan to prevent fertilizer makers from drawing on so much of the water.

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Researchers Use Cell Phones to Monitor Coral Reefs

Researchers Use Cell Phones to Monitor Coral Reefs | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Cell phones in waterproof casings are being tested as a replacement for divers making routine monitoring trips.
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Mini Greenhouse Using 2 Liter Bottle

Making a Greenhouse using a 2 Liter Bottle: Step 1) Cut bottom of 2 Liter Soda Bottle (box cutter then scissors) Step 2) Wash any remaining soda out of bottl...
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Eugene Becomes Third City in Oregon to Ban Plastic Bags « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

Eugene Becomes Third City in Oregon to Ban Plastic Bags « EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Eugene has become the third city in Oregon to implement a single-use plastic bag ban following the city council’s vote to ban plastic checkout bags and put a fee on paper bags. The decision will have big payoffs for Oregon’s environment and the Pacific Ocean.

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Event honors those who strive to keep oceans blue

By Michelle KaplanSpecial to The Palm Beach PostThe phrase going green brings to mind the environmental efforts to help mother nature breath a little easier.
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How Noisy were Whales before Industrial Whaling? - SCUBA News

How Noisy were Whales before Industrial Whaling? - SCUBA News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Concern is growing that human-generated noise in the ocean disrupts marine animals that rely on sound for communication and navigation.
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Fisherman's shock as he hauls in 23st thresher shark just 100 yards off English coast

Fisherman's shock as he hauls in 23st thresher shark just 100 yards off English coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Skipper Chris Glaves and his crew were fishing for seabass when they hauled in the dead 320-pound thresher shark just north of Padstow, Cornwall.
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Chinese Medicine Proves Disastrous for Manta Rays | Project AWARE

They are the gentle giants of the ocean, weighing as much as 1400 kilograms. But an emerging market in Chinese medicine for gill rakers is threatening global populations of giant manta rays.

''The giant manta ray is a highly migratory species - with some being known to travel more than 1000 kilometres - and threats often arise outside of protected areas”

Tony Burke, Australia Environment Minister

Now, amid increasing international efforts to curb the decline, the federal government will today protect the species - found predominantly in the tropical waters of northern Australia - under national environment law.

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News: Can Jellyfish Affect Climate Change ? : Video : Discovery News

News: Can Jellyfish Affect Climate Change ? : Video : Discovery News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The collective motions of jellyfish, plankton, and other swimmers may be just as important to ocean currents as tides and wind.
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Breathing Heavy: How to reduce your gas consumption

For some divers, being the first to hit turn pressure means nothing more than a goodnatured

jibe from dive buddies once back on the boat. For others, a high rate of gas

consumption stands as an obstacle to their full enjoyment of diving.

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