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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Time to Save Lagos From Environmental Degradation

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Time to Save Lagos From Environmental Degradation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Lagos — Mega city with a population of roughly 18 million dominated by its system of islands, sandbars, and lagoons have had its share of the global apocalypse. The city itself sprawls over four main islands: Lagos, Iddo, Ikoyi, and Victoria, which are connected to each other and to the mainland by a system of bridges.

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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Scuba Diving: How to Perform the Open Water Skill "proper Weighting"

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Scuba Diving: How to Perform the Open Water Skill "proper Weighting" | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Before you learn how to properly weight yourself, you must first understand the principles behind it. Scuba divers should be able to descend easily into the water, but not be so weighted that they are pulled down to the bottom. They should be able to swim with ease, and not use too much air.

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Scottish fish farmers use record amounts of parasite pesticides

Scottish fish farmers use record amounts of parasite pesticides | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Farmers have been forced to increase amount of chemicals as the sea lice parasite becomes resistant to treatment...
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Greenbrier Lake gets annual cleaning by volunteer scuba divers

Greenbrier Lake gets annual cleaning by volunteer scuba divers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A set of yellow, blue or neon green flippers occasionally appeared Sunday morning beyond the rope line bordering the swimming area at Greenbrier Lake.
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Pioneer shark expert Ron Taylor dies - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Pioneer shark expert Ron Taylor dies - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ron Taylor, the first man to film great white sharks without a protective cage, has died at the age of 78.
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5 outlandish ideas for saving coral reefs

5 outlandish ideas for saving coral reefs | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As carbon dioxide drastically changes the ocean's chemistry, something must be done to save the coral reefs. Here are 5 ideas suggested by a team of marine biologists.
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New snorkel passes Divemaster’s test

New snorkel passes Divemaster’s test | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In my opinion, the TREK Folding snorkel is a great inexpensive product that I would highly recommend to any and all divers/snorkelers at all levels, and for dive professionals to consider if they w...
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Coastal Cleanup Day 2012 | Heal the Bay

Coastal Cleanup Day 2012 | Heal the Bay | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

On Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, from 9 a.m. until noon, tens of thousands of Southern Californians will head to their local beaches and inland waterways on a mission to clear the sand and water of harmful and unsightly pollution. Last year, over 67,000 volunteers from California removed 676,768 pounds of trash and 115,773 pounds of recyclable waste!

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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Waters of Lake Michigan are a treasure trove of sunken wrecks

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Waters of Lake Michigan are a treasure trove of sunken wrecks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

"Lake Michigan was a nautical superhighway for schooners and freighters in the 1800s and early 1900s, and a lot of them (hundreds, in fact) went down on the shoals off Door County, at Death's Door on the tip of the peninsula and over in Green Bay," said Rice, a veteran scuba diver.

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The Arctic's Most Productive Glacier Has Shed an Area the Size of Manhattan Over Last 12 Years

The Arctic's Most Productive Glacier Has Shed an Area the Size of Manhattan Over Last 12 Years | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It might be the "most productive" glacier in the entire Northern Hemisphere, and it is melting far too fast.
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Groups call for global shark protection - UPI.com

Groups call for global shark protection - UPI.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Asia News and latest headlines from UPI Asia: Top News, Entertainment, Health, Business, Science and Sports News from across Asia.
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Water Up Your Nose

Water Up Your Nose | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Everyone hates it, right?  It’s why you see so many people holding their noses before they jump into the water.   One of the biggest problem skills I’ve seen as an instructor is breathing without a mask underwater.
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Right Whales Wronged: Judge allows Navy to expand sonar use in Florida calving area | Taryn Kiekow's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Right Whales Wronged: Judge allows Navy to expand sonar use in Florida calving area | Taryn Kiekow's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
North Atlantic right whales just lost in court, and that decision could possibly sentence the last remaining 300 whales to extinction.   In a disappointing decision, the court denied our motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit that challenged the...
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Great Lakes Invasive Species

Great Lakes Invasive Species | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An "invasive species" is a plant or animal that is non-native (or alien) to an ecosystem, and whose introduction is likely to cause economic, human health, or environmental damage in that ecosystem. Once established, it is extremely difficult to control their spread.    
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Trapped Antarctic Methane Could Escape, Worsen Warming

Trapped Antarctic Methane Could Escape, Worsen Warming | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Swamp gas trapped under miles of Antarctic ice may someday escape and further heat up the planet, a new study says.
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» 10 Essentials for your Save-a-Dive Kit! Cold Water Diver

» 10 Essentials for your Save-a-Dive Kit! Cold Water Diver | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Just about every dive instructor admonishes their students about the importance of having a save-a-dive kit. Like a lot of other things, this often flies over the heads or in one ear and out the other of new divers; who are often more interested in the fact that they’re now scuba divers than what they might need one day down the road. Others are put off by the impressive nature of the kits assembled by some dive groups. Here’s a quick list of 10 must haves for a small kit, appropriate for travel and fitting in your gear bag

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Franklin Expedition hunt turns up remains believed to be from wreck | News | National Post

Franklin Expedition hunt turns up remains believed to be from wreck | News | National Post | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
'They did find a human tooth, and some bone and a toothbrush,' said Marc-Andre Bernier.
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The Lemon Shark: A Social Learner

The Lemon Shark: A Social Learner | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Although sharks often have the reputation of being loners, the lemon shark actually prefers the company of others, and a new study has even indicated that it can learn from those around it.

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How sea otters can reduce CO2 in the atmosphere: Appetite for sea urchins allows kelp to thrive

How sea otters can reduce CO2 in the atmosphere: Appetite for sea urchins allows kelp to thrive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new study suggest that a thriving sea otter population that keeps sea urchins in check will in turn allow kelp forests to prosper and help reverse a principal cause of global warming.
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How is a dead whale disposed of?

How is a dead whale disposed of? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The BBC News Scotland website looks at the procedures that follow the stranding of marine animals.
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La. officials close 12 miles of coastline after Isaac washes up tar balls, oil from BP spill hotspot

La. officials close 12 miles of coastline after Isaac washes up tar balls, oil from BP spill hotspot | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Section is between Caminada Pass to Pass Fourchon...
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Conservation Groups Issue Call to Halt Shark Trade

Conservation Groups Issue Call to Halt Shark Trade | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Pressure to end the shark fin trade may be at an all-time high after dozens of conservation groups called for global shark fin protection.

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Wayward Sea Lion Rescued in California

Wayward Sea Lion Rescued in California | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The U.S. Coast Guard helped rescue a 500-pound sea lion named Franklin who kept getting into trouble in Southern California.
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