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Space-age underwater hotel planned for Maldives

Space-age underwater hotel planned for Maldives | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Space-age underwater hotel with moveable discs set to be built in Maldives, with plans for Dubai construction.
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Lauri's curator insight, June 13, 2013 9:23 PM

It does look a bit like a James Bond set. With the Maldives losing the battle with rising ocean heights, something like this makes even more sense.

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What is Phytoplankton?

What is Phytoplankton? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Phytoplankton are microscopic organisms which contain chlorophyll and require sunlight in order to live and grow. Most phytoplankton are buoyant and float in the upper layers of the ocean, where sunlight penetrates the w ...
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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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The Death of a Conservationist Who Fought Poachers and the Drug Trade That Funds Them

The Death of a Conservationist Who Fought Poachers and the Drug Trade That Funds Them | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Conservationist Jairo Mora Sandoval's passion for protecting sea turtles likely cost him his life
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Purple Urchins Quickly Adapt To Acidic Oceans - Science News - redOrbit

Purple Urchins Quickly Adapt To Acidic Oceans - Science News - redOrbit | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new study has found that purple sea urchins Strongylocentrotus purpuratus are capable of evolving in a way that copes with potential negative impacts of ocean acidification.
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Possible discovery of the Henry B. Smith

A group of shipwreck hunters stumbled on the remains of a ship lost nearly 100 years ago.
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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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