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United States and New Zealand Propose the Largest Marine Reserve in the World | Mission Blue

United States and New Zealand Propose the Largest Marine Reserve in the World | Mission Blue | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The United States and New Zealand have put forward a joint proposal that would create a 1.6 million km2 no-take protection area in the Ross Sea located in the Southern Ocean. For the proposal to be accepted, it must be supported by all members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) currently meeting in Hobart, Tasmania.

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Raising the Concordia - the biggest marine salvage operation ever - Telegraph

Raising the Concordia - the biggest marine salvage operation ever - Telegraph | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An operation to raise the wreck of the Concordia cruise ship from its resting place is testing a British salvage team to the limits, reports Nick Squires on Giglio.
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Fossil fuels making world's oceans more acidic

Fossil fuels making world's oceans more acidic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A growing number of top marine scientists say the world's oceans are in crisis.
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Bahamas Operators Report Minimal Damage Fast Recovery From Hurricane Sandy

Bahamas Operators Report Minimal Damage Fast Recovery From Hurricane Sandy | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Any business operating in the Bahamas is accustomed to dealing with hurricanes, and dive operators in particular have become quite resilient in their response to passing storms. This once again seems to be the case with Hurricane Sandy.
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17 abandon stricken ship, HMS Bounty, off N.C. coast

17 abandon stricken ship, HMS Bounty, off N.C. coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Seventeen people aboard a replica of the HMS Bounty abandoned ship early Monday while stranded at sea off the North Carolina coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a press release.
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World Fishing - Seafood vacuum cleaner outdoes divers

World Fishing - Seafood vacuum cleaner outdoes divers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Nofima tests have shown that the remotely-operated underwater vehicle (ROV) ‘Seabed Harvester’ harvests more sea urchins than divers, and can harvest them in conditions that divers can’t.
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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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Forage Fish: The Tiny Fish That Support Our Entire Ocean | The Blog Aquatic

Forage Fish: The Tiny Fish That Support Our Entire Ocean | The Blog Aquatic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
California’s Fish & Game Commission is considering making big changes to better protect some of the ocean’s smallest fish.
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Blue-Ringed Octopus, one of the World's most Venomous Animals, is Creature of the Month - SCUBA News

Blue-Ringed Octopus, one of the World's most Venomous Animals, is Creature of the Month - SCUBA News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The blue-ringed octopus, one of the world's most venomous animals, carries enough poison to kill 26 people within minutes.
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50% in 10 years: a new global collaboration to restore fisheries

50% in 10 years: a new global collaboration to restore fisheries | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The global 50in10 collaboration aims to restore half of wild fisheries to health over the next decade, explains Hal Hamilton...
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Fearing floating shantytowns of derelict vessels, B.C. towns crack down on ‘liveaboard’ boaters | Canada | News | National Post

Fearing floating shantytowns of derelict vessels, B.C. towns crack down on ‘liveaboard’ boaters | Canada | News | National Post | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The complaints against liveaboarders are usually the same: Their boats are ugly or they are blamed for the coasts’ growing scourge of abandoned boats...
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World Fishing - Nofima: Frozen fish better than fresh

World Fishing - Nofima: Frozen fish better than fresh | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It is becoming increasingly common for defrosted fish fillets to be sold in fresh fish counters at European supermarkets, which can cause major consequences for Norwegian fillet producers, says Nofima.
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Australia's Antarctic Runway Is Melting: Discovery News | #oceans #scubadiving

Australia's Antarctic Runway Is Melting: Discovery News | #oceans #scubadiving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Carved into glacial blue ice, the Wilkins runway in Antarctica is succumbing to global warming.

Via Emocean Club, Mithuhassan
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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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