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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Website goes virtual so divers can go deep

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Website goes virtual so divers can go deep | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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The fear of scuba diving and why I do it

The fear of scuba diving and why I do it | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As I breathe through the regulator, I can’t help but think that if my line gets tangled or caught somehow, …Continue reading »
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I struggle with buoyancy problems at times too!!!! However I love it, and keep at it!!!!

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Flipper furore: Dolphin lands ashore

Flipper furore: Dolphin lands ashore | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Mammal spotted on Marina around 11 a.m.; later, fishermen took it out into sea in boat...
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CEO Note: Building a Better Baltic

CEO Note: Building a Better Baltic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Baltic Sea is in terrible shape.One of the most polluted seas in the world, more than 90% of commercially exploitable species in the Baltic and the adjacent Kattegat are fished without any limits...
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Ocean 3.0: Popping the Blue Bubble Wrap

Ocean 3.0: Popping the Blue Bubble Wrap | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
I've heard for decades the same story of the ocean getting a fraction of the attention, funding and protection it deserves and needs. I know you have, too.
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Unusual Friendship Between Kira the Dog and a School of Dolphins! (Video)

Unusual Friendship Between Kira the Dog and a School of Dolphins! (Video) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
While seeing dogs and dolphins play together isn't very common, it's certainly not impossible. Check out this video of Kira and her friends!
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Warming Up To Shrinking Fish

Warming Up To Shrinking Fish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
By Elizabeth Brown and Carl Safina A few years ago, some scientists at the University of British Columbia were thinking about how climate change would affect fish.
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Take Note, Michael Phelps: Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider Swims 9,000 Miles To Australia, Breaks Record

Take Note, Michael Phelps: Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider Swims 9,000 Miles To Australia, Breaks Record | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider robots have been in the news regularly for the last year because of the scale of their endeavor: Tiny wave-powered machines, swimming on their own to perform scientific studies, in the vastness of the world's oceans...
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Shark news: Good for whale sharks, bad for great whites | Asia News – Politics, Media, Education | Asian Correspondent

Shark news: Good for whale sharks, bad for great whites | Asia News – Politics, Media, Education | Asian Correspondent | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Whale sharks – big, lumbering and friendly – will now be safer due to new fishing net regulations agreed upon at a recent conference of Asia and Pacific nations, which took place in Manila, Philippines.
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Diving sickness rises after naval ship sinks - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Diving sickness rises after naval ship sinks - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Medical experts blame an ex-naval ship for a spike in the number of sick scuba divers in NSW.
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Korea Abandons Whaling Plans

Korea Abandons Whaling Plans | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

In 1986 the IWC (International Whaling Commission) banned commercial whaling but allowed that member states to still catch whales for scientific research, a loophole that Japan has exploited to continue whaling in the southern ocean.

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill not over!

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill not over! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
I think the recent decision by the EPA banning BP from seeking new contracts with the US federal govt. is also a reminder that we still have a long...
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Vancouver Becomes First City to Pave Its Streets With Recycled Plastic

Vancouver Becomes First City to Pave Its Streets With Recycled Plastic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The City of Vancouver is testing recycled plastic asphalt to create city streets. The move will reduce greenhouse gases by 20% in the city.
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Divers need to know when to abort: inquest

Divers need to know when to abort: inquest | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
More research is needed into a little-known medical condition that killed a woman scuba diving off Sydney's shoreline, a coroner has found.
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There is nothing wrong in calling a dive---better to be safe than sorry!!!!

 

 

 

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Alabama Getting First Artificial Diving Reef

Alabama Getting First Artificial Diving Reef | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Remember the Yokamu? A 270 foot cargo ship towed from Miami to Pleasure Island in hopes of becoming the states first artificial diving reef.
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Giant sunfish washed up on beach

Giant sunfish washed up on beach | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A giant sunfish - rarely seen in the North Sea because it prefers warmer water - is washed up on a Norfolk beach.
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David Van OPynen

 

In the early morning hours of Sunday, August 9, 1998, 19 year old David James Van OPynen went for a ride on a Sea Doo watercraft and disappeared during the dark, moonless night somewhere under the surface of Crystal Lake.  Witnesses stated they saw Van OPynen buckle his life vest then leave shore towards the middle of the lake.  He did a few tricks when offshore, and then went further out into the lake.  Van OPynen was said to occasionally stop the Sea Doo and go for a swim, but he was not known to be a strong swimmer.  The following morning his green and white Sea Doo and his life vest were found floating between the Van OPynen cottage and the Crystal Lake Yacht Club by a mother and son on Wave Runners.  Van OPynen was nowhere to be seen.

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Bumper crop ends squid season early

Bumper crop ends squid season early | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Wildlife Fish and Game Department calls end to season 4 months early as annual limit is reached, which normally never happens Fishermen along the California coast have caught so many of the tasty cephalopods that Department of Fish and Game...
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Video: A Magical Nighttime Journey Through a Fluorescent Reef | Wired Science | Wired.com

Video: A Magical Nighttime Journey Through a Fluorescent Reef | Wired Science | Wired.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A coral reef is a world of kaleidoscopic shape and color. To see one at night, illuminated by its own fluorescence, is even more marvelous still.
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Overpopulation, Climate Change, Nighttime Is Turning Lobsters Into Cannibals

Overpopulation, Climate Change, Nighttime Is Turning Lobsters Into Cannibals | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The study was the first time that lobsters were seen cannibalizing in the wild.
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Jimmy Buffett narrates Manatee awareness video

“Preventing the risk of extinction of manatees due to human related encounters is critical to all of us in the dive industry who have enjoyed snorkeling and diving with these majestic marine mammals,” said Tom Ingram, Executive Director of DEMA. “DEMA feels privileged to work with Jimmy Buffett and the Save the Manatee Club on this important endeavor.

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PHOTOS: Underwater Photogs Capture That Deep Blue Something

PHOTOS: Underwater Photogs Capture That Deep Blue Something | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Graceful turtles off Hawaii. Tiny sea critters on Caribbean coral. Dark holes in the earth where only the bravest and most competent adventurers should journey.
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Key West scuba center seeking scuba diving Santas for world record attempt

Key West scuba center seeking scuba diving Santas for world record attempt | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A Key West, Florida Scuba facility is looking for swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers of all shapes and sizes to be part of their attempt to set a world recor...
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: 6 Things to Leave at Home on Your Next Dive Trip

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: 6 Things to Leave at Home on Your Next Dive Trip | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Scale-tipping gear bags don’t have to be your fate as a dive traveler. Stroll onto the dive boat with less stress and a lighter load with this list of our six favorite things to leave behind.

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Giant Crustaceans, Possible Alzheimer's Drug Among Findings from James Cameron's Deep Sea Expedition | Wired Science | Wired.com

Giant Crustaceans, Possible Alzheimer's Drug Among Findings from James Cameron's Deep Sea Expedition | Wired Science | Wired.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In March of this year, filmmaker, explorer, and high-profile tinkerer James Cameron etched his name in the record books when he became the first man to pilot a solo submarine to the world’s deepest ocean trench.
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