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Alien-like creature is a feeding Bryde's whale | GrindTV.com

Alien-like creature is a feeding Bryde's whale | GrindTV.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Eduardo Acevedo Fernandez was not swallowed by the gigantic sea creature he encountered recently near the Canary Islands. But the short period he spent only [...]
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, June 15, 2013 4:29 PM

Bryde’s whales are capable of extending and dislocating their lower jaw while feeding, in a manner similar to that of snakes, to encompass more foot. Their throat pleats, visible in the photos, span more than half of their bodies. This helps explain the balloon effect captured by Acevedo.

 

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SHFT | Why Drilling in the Arctic is a Bad Idea

SHFT | Why Drilling in the Arctic is a Bad Idea | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The argument against pushing for fossil fuel extremes in Alaska
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Lauri's curator insight, June 12, 2013 8:19 PM

Inversting in clean and renewable fuels the kind of resources it took to create this debacle would help us far more.

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The Ultimate Marine Life Field Guide

The Ultimate Marine Life Field Guide | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Underwater Photographer Brandon Cole's new book is a must-have marine life field guide
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Mexico approves measure to save world's rarest marine mammal

Mexico approves measure to save world's rarest marine mammal | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The government of Mexico has taken a decisive step to save the vaquita - a porpoise threatened by extinction - and to promote sustainable fisheries in the upper Gulf of California for the benefit of fishers and their families, says WWF-Mexico.
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Brave diver keeps his cool as he is circled by 8ft man-eating sharks in crystal clear Caribbean waters

Brave diver keeps his cool as he is circled by 8ft man-eating sharks in crystal clear Caribbean waters | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Vincent Canabal, 34, seems unphased by the oceanic whitetip as he swims in the water off Cat Island in the Bahamas - despite the species being thought responsible for the most human deaths in history.
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Go plastic free for our oceans

Go plastic free for our oceans | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Have you ever ordered fries at a sit down restaurant and with them came a plastic cup or plastic package with only a tear drop of ketchup?
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Are Plastic Grocery Bags Sacking the Environment?

Are Plastic Grocery Bags Sacking the Environment? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Between 500 billion and a trillion plastic grocery bags are consumed worldwide each year, according to some estimates. Cheap, sturdy, lightweight, and easy-to-carry, the bags use a fraction of the resources to produce as their paper counterparts.
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Record-Breaking Mako Shark Tips Off Conservation Debate

Record-Breaking Mako Shark Tips Off Conservation Debate | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Anglers spark controversy after hauling in a 1,300-pound shortfin mako shark in California.
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, June 9, 2013 2:24 AM

On Monday, a group of anglers from Texas, Colorado, and California hooked a colossal fish off Southern California. After a long struggle, they reeled in a shortfin mako shark that they say tipped the scale at 1,323.5 pounds (600 kilograms).

The shark is 11 feet (3.3 meters) long and 8 feet (2.4 meters) in diameter, Kent Williams, a certified weight master at New Fishall Bait Company in Gardena, California, told the Los Angeles Times.


The massive mako was caught by a team of professional hunters and fishers who produce reality television for the Outdoor Channel. The three-day, deep-sea excursion was being filmed for the show Jim Shockey's The Professionals, a program that aims to document the lives of Outdoor Channel crew.

The anglers are storing their catch in a deep-freeze locker in Gardena, and they are applying for a world record from the International Game Fish Association. The certification process is expected to take around two months, because the fishing group needs time to analyze the specimen and tackle used and to interview eyewitnesses.

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Whale tangled in crab gear sought in St. Lawrence - Montreal - CBC News

Whale tangled in crab gear sought in St. Lawrence - Montreal - CBC News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Marine mammal experts are trying to find a fin whale spotted yesterday with its head entangled in crab-fishing gear in the St. Lawrence River near Tadoussac, Que.
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Shared from Lee Spence!

Please share!

 

Reprinted from Dr Lee Spence!

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PLEASE HELP, by sharing this post.    I am trying to track down photos and/or ship's plans for the American screw steamer Ozama, which was built as the British steamer Craigallion by Ramage and Ferguson’s shipbuilding yard at Leith, Scotland, in 1881. for Messrs. Walker, Donald and Co. in Glasgow.
Her dimensions were: — 216'5" in length,  30'1" in breadth, by 15'1"  molded. Her quarterdeck was 76' and her forecastle 30'. She was 1,028.01 gross tons; 766.37 net; and 762 tons under deck.
She was engined by Messrs. Muir & Houston, Harbor Engine Works, Glasgow. It had a compound, steam engine with two cylinders. The high pressure cylinder being 20" in diameter and the low pressure one 50" in diameter, each with a 33" piston stroke. ... Although larger, her general design was said to be "somewhat similar to the screw-steamer Craigrownie," built in 1880 for the same owners.
THANKS! Don't forget to share this post. — Lee

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kirkscubagear---your home on the net for scuba!

kirkscubagear---your home on the net for scuba! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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the "new and improved" kirkscubagear will be launched next week! Better check-out, new sales, easier to use. Thank you to all my Facebook/Twitter friends for your patience! Same great service, prices, warranty and products. More products will be added in the coming weeks. Stay tuned, I am excited about this, hope you divers are too!!! In association with kirkscubagear, Scuba Scoop has a couple of great stories coming up---an exclusive interview with Dr Lee Spence, and the story of Tess, a local London, Ontario girl that took to the water early as a diver, and who now as a teenager has over 70 dives to her credit. Watch for the "Grand Opening" of kirkscubagear---coming your way next week!

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Herbert Nitsch Talks About His Fateful Dive and Recovery

Herbert Nitsch Talks About His Fateful Dive and Recovery | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Herbert Nitsch, who nearly lost his life during a world record attempt on 6th June 2012, has spoken publicly on social media sites about the fateful day in June last year and his recovery since.
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Trapped for three days under the sea - Africa | IOL News | IOL.co.za

Trapped for three days under the sea - Africa | IOL News | IOL.co.za | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.
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Trapped shark rescued from culvert

Trapped shark rescued from culvert | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A 4ft (1.2m) smooth hound shark is rescued after becoming trapped in a culvert off Chesil Beach in Dorset.
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Fabien Cousteau Takes Grandfather's Legacy to New Depths With Mission 31

Fabien Cousteau Takes Grandfather's Legacy to New Depths With Mission 31 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2013) - No exploration team has ever spent 31 full days submerged underwater in the name of science and discovery, but a new ocean exploration endeavor named Mission 31 led by noted filmmaker and oceanographic...
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, June 12, 2013 7:10 AM

 About Aquarius::: http://aquarius.fiu.edu/about-aquarius/

 

&  Skype goes under water with Fabien Cousteau

 

 http://3blmedia.com/News/CSR/Skype-Goes-Under-Water

 

                       Scientists working 'like never before' !

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Infographic How, When and Where Sharks Attack - Book Your Dive

Infographic How, When and Where Sharks Attack - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sharks are no men eaters and their behavior is often misunderstood.
We need to conserve sharks for future generations. Read this Infographic and learn more about shark attacks.
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Stop Shark Finning

Stop Shark Finning | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Keep Sharks in the Ocean and Out of the Soup.
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Marian Locksley's curator insight, June 11, 2013 3:11 AM

Every year tens of millions of sharks die a slow death because of finning. Finning is the inhumane practice of hacking off the shark’s fins and throwing its still living body back into the sea. The sharks either starve to death, are eaten alive by other fish, or drown (if they are not in constant movement their gills cannot extract oxygen from the water). Shark fins are being “harvested” in ever greater numbers to feed the growing demand for shark fin soup, an Asian “delicacy”.

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Digital Photography 101: Split-Level Photography

Digital Photography 101: Split-Level Photography | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There are no other images that better connect land-loving humans to the underwater world than split-level photography. Tips for how to get the best over/under images from Scubazoo Images.
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How You Can Help the Ocean

How You Can Help the Ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Make the ConnectionThe first step in making a difference is learning about the ocean and how your actions have an impact. Keep reading to learn everyday things you can do to help protect and restore the seas.
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DestinationFeed's curator insight, June 9, 2013 10:20 AM
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Great article on protecting our Ocean. Here are the things to do:

- Make The Connection

- Be Water Wise

- Trim Down Trash

- Be Fish Friendly

- Cut Carbon

- Recreate Responsibly

 

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, June 9, 2013 3:39 PM

The 'Ocean' is our 'Life Support System' so look after it as though it was us *xx

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Pictures: Deep Sea Trash

Pictures: Deep Sea Trash | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new survey turns up piles of refuse off Southern California and beyond.
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Lauri's curator insight, June 9, 2013 2:05 AM

"Most of the waste could have been recycled"..."Nuff said?

Kathy Dowsett's comment, June 9, 2013 8:55 AM
Agreed!
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Pufferfish

Pufferfish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Fugu (pufferfish)
You may have heard that eating fugu (or pufferfish) is dangerous. But did you know how dangerous?
Let’s put it like this. The poison found in many of the internal organs of the fish - tetrodotoxin - is 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide. A lethal dose is smaller than the head of a pin. Each fish could kill 30 people. Fugu chefs have to go through two or three years of specialised training before they can serve a delicacy that, incredibly, the Japanese can’t get enough of.

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