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Should Cities Ban Plastic Bags?

Should Cities Ban Plastic Bags? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Many cities around the globe have already banned the ubiquitous bags from stores, and activists are pushing for bans elsewhere. But skeptics say that science doesn't support the idea that plastic bags do any genuine harm.
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Student Arrested for Illegal Algae: DNews Nugget : Discovery News

Student Arrested for Illegal Algae: DNews Nugget : Discovery News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A 20-year-old faced charges for illegally importing algae that could kill whole species of New Zealand fish.
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Top cameraman reveals all on UK tour

Top cameraman reveals all on UK tour | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Doug Allan, the wildlife photographer and cameraman behind many of the BBC’s most successful marine and terrestrial natural history series, is embarking on a UK speaking tour this autumn.
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Hockey Team Found Floating Under Water - Hooligan Daily

Hockey Team Found Floating Under Water - Hooligan Daily | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

They call it Extreme Underwater Hockey and it is spooky as hell.

Apart from playing underwater, with no oxygen it’s pretty much the same as normal hockey. Players frequently get disoriented, have blackouts and pass out from time to time.

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Plastic Pollution | Coastal Care

Plastic Pollution | Coastal Care | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The world population is conglomerating along the coasts, standing on the front row of the greatest, most unprecedented, plastic pollution waste tide ever faced.
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Some fantastic photos of coastal pollution. An excellent discussion for teachers but maybe too detailed and complex for younger students

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Manatees reflect quality of health in marine ecosystems, longterm study finds

Manatees reflect quality of health in marine ecosystems, longterm study finds | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A longterm study conducted by researchers at George Mason University may be a benchmark in determining health threats to marine mammals.
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Editor's Blog: Florida's Wild West!

Editor's Blog: Florida's Wild West! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Florida's west coast may not have the Keys' coral reefs, but dive here and you're practically guaranteed to have in-your-face fish encounters...
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Rebuilt Bluenose II to hit the water in Lunenburg

Rebuilt Bluenose II to hit the water in Lunenburg | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The restored Bluenose II is finally ready to take its first dip in the ocean today, but high winds could keep it perched on its moveable wharf in Lunenburg.
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AIRPORT FINALLY BANS THE SALE OF SHARKFINS AFTER THOUSANDS SIGN CHANGE.ORG PETITION | Hotelier Indonesia News

AIRPORT FINALLY BANS THE SALE OF SHARKFINS AFTER THOUSANDS SIGN CHANGE.ORG PETITION | Hotelier Indonesia News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Petition starter Glenton Jelbert was going home to Singapore after his trip from Indonesia, when he was shocked to see a store selling huge sharkfins in the international terminal of the airport.Contrasted by his impression of the country’s amazing natural beauty, he was saddened and dissapointed. This led him to start a petition on Change.org entitled “Can you believe they sell THIS in Soekarno-Hatta International Airport? Help us stop it!”

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Underwater Bar in the Maldives | Islands.com

Underwater Bar in the Maldives | Islands.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The world's first underwater bar and music club has just opened in the Maldives at Nyama Resort.
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Ocean Acidification Can Mess with a Fish's Mind: Scientific American

Ocean Acidification Can Mess with a Fish's Mind: Scientific American | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In more acidic waters clown fish wander too far from safety, sea snails fail to avoid prey...
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Plan to kill great white sharks that swim too close to Australian beaches

Plan to kill great white sharks that swim too close to Australian beaches | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Western Australian officials have approved a plan to pre-emptively track and kill the endangered species...
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Animated graphics show records broken in levels of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice

Animated graphics show records broken in levels of Arctic and Antarctic sea ice | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A pair of animated maps, created by New Scientist, show how records were set in September for the average extent of sea ice at each pole...
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Protesters crash through Marineland gates

Protesters crash through Marineland gates | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Dozens of protesters crashed through the gates of an Ontario theme park on Sunday railing against its treatment of marine life.
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Return to Antikythera: Divers revisit wreck where ancient computer found

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Return to Antikythera: Divers revisit wreck where ancient computer found | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

In 1900, Greek sponge divers stumbled across "a pile of dead, naked women" on the seabed near the tiny island of Antikythera. It turned out the figures were not corpses but bronze and marble statues, part of a cargo of stolen Greek treasure that was lost when the Roman ship carrying them sank two thousand years ago on the island's treacherous rocks.

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UnderwaterTimes.com | Countries Propose To List Ten Shark And Ray Species Under International Wildlife Treaty

At least 37 countries, including the United States and Mexico, have proposed protections for ten shark and ray species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)...
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Most Whale Deaths in Past 40 Years Were Caused by Humans: Scientific American

Most Whale Deaths in Past 40 Years Were Caused by Humans: Scientific American | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Protection measures seem to have had no impact on whale deaths, according to a new study that reinforces the need for science-based approaches to reducing large-whale mortality...
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The Great Barrier Reef – Going, Going, Gone??? | Ocean Portal | Smithsonian

The Great Barrier Reef – Going, Going, Gone??? | Ocean Portal | Smithsonian | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Explore the sea on the Smithsonian Ocean Portal. Marine biology, videos, pictures, facts and more.
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At the Debate: Listen for the Climate Silence

At the Debate: Listen for the Climate Silence | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
When the candidates face off in Wednesday's debate, every word they utter will be scrutinized for gaffe-ability, flip-floppiness, and sound-bite-ification.
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Historic ships dear to vets but costly for museums

Historic ships dear to vets but costly for museums | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, a popular tourist spot in South Carolina's Charleston Harbor, is facing the same challenge as other U.S. Navy ship museums: keeping retired, once-storied warships afloat.
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Bubble trouble: 50ft tsunami of foam sweeps through village following chemical spill

Bubble trouble: 50ft tsunami of foam sweeps through village following chemical spill | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The mass of soapy suds (pictured) sparked panic as it floated down a river in southern China, but officials have said the bubbles were harmless...
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Diving with a buddy - are you liable if anything goes wrong?

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Diving with a buddy - are you liable if anything goes wrong? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

For most of us, our buddy is a close friend and someone we trust. Someone we know to be a properly trained diver, someone who understands the way we dive. But year after year, divers, in buddy teams, get into difficulty. Year after year, many divers are seriously injured or killed at home in the UK and abroad.

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Deadly connection: New report on extreme weather and climate change

Deadly connection: New report on extreme weather and climate change | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The links between climate change and costly, deadly weather events are robust and well-documented, according to a report from Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Henry Waxman (D-Calif.).
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