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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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Shark Week 2013: Top 10 Shark Dives From Whale Sharks to Great White Sharks

Shark Week 2013: Top 10 Shark Dives From Whale Sharks to Great White Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
From Shark Week to Sharknado, there's no doubt we're obsessed with sharks. Here's where you can get up-close and personal with tiger sharks, great white sharks and more.
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Radisson Blu Hotel!

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin - Dont leave your hotel to go scuba diving!!!

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SPY EYE The Remarkable Acts of Heroism of Shavarsh Karapetyan:

SPY EYE The Remarkable Acts of Heroism of Shavarsh Karapetyan: | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

One cold morning on September 16th, 1976 he was doing his usual run along the dam in Erevan (Armenia), when a large trolleybus carrying 92 passengers lost control and flew off the road into the freezing water. During the impact, most of the passengers fell unconscious – the bus sank approximately 10 meters deep. Without a second of hesitation, Shavarsh leaped into the freezing water to rescue people.
Diving to the depth of 10 meters, Shavarsh used his feet to break the back window of the trolleybus. One by one, he saved 20 peoples’ lives (he actually pulled out more then 20, but not everyone made it). He spent nearly 20 minutes in the frigid water and accomplished 30 dives down to the wreck of the bus. His brother – Kamo Karapetyan – is also a swimmer, and took care of the injured people as Shavarsh brought them up to the surface. ... Bystanders who watched Shavarsh bring people up to the surface said that his feet and back were full of glass shards. When later asked, what was the most horrifying part of this, Shavarsh replied by saying:
“I knew that I could only save so many lives, I was afraid to make a mistake. It was so dark down there that I could barely see anything. One of my dives, I accidentally grabbed a seat instead of a passenger... I could have saved a life instead. That seat still haunts me in my nightmares.”
After his 30th dive, Shavarsh lost consciousness. This courageous act has cost him dearly; he incurred heavy 2-sided pneumonia and blood contamination from the polluted water. Doctors were unsure if Shavarsh would ever recover. His life was hanging on by a thread while he stayed unconscious for 46 days. He finally recovered, but was never able to compete again. Today's experts agree that no one but Shavarsh could have done what he has done.
As if this wasn't enough for one man... On February 19th, 1985, Shavarsh just happened to be near a burning building, that had people trapped inside. He rushed in and started pulling people out without a second thought. Once again, he was badly hurt (severe burns) and spent a long time in the hospital.
Since 1993, Shavarsh has been living a simple life. He owns and operates a shoe shop in Moscow called “Second Breath”.

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"Legends of Magdalen" Film Premiere and TV Broadcast, Presented by Gregory B. Gallagher and Parafilms

"Legends of Magdalen" Film Premiere and TV Broadcast, Presented by Gregory B. Gallagher and Parafilms | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 -- Sunken treasures come to life on August 2nd, as the film premieres in Old Harry Church, built from shipwreck wood.
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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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