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Evolution of the great ocean garbage patches

Movie from Van Sebille et al (2013, Environmental Research Letters) showing how marine debris released on all coasts around the world gets swept into six gre...
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Will Your Drysuit Fail Unexpectedly?

Will Your Drysuit Fail Unexpectedly? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
If you're like most divers you probably don't give a lot of thought to your personal equipment on a day-to-day basis. If your helmet or drysuit worked as it should on your last dive, you can usually assume that it will work properly on the next dive.
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Diving and Breast Implants: Can I Safely Scuba Dive With Breast Implants?

Diving and Breast Implants: Can I Safely Scuba Dive With Breast Implants? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Do scuba diving and breast implants mix? If you have saline, silicone or saline/silicone implants, find out the low down on taking that next scuba dive. Is it safe?
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McDonald's to sell only 'sustainable' fish

McDonald's to sell only 'sustainable' fish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
McDonald's Corp. will begin using a Marine Stewardship Council seal on its fish products, to denote that they are certified sustainable.
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Sperm Whales Adopt Malformed Dolphin Into Their Group

Sperm Whales Adopt Malformed Dolphin Into Their Group | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Herman Melville’s Moby Dick may paint a picture of the sperm whale as a terrifying, ferocious creature that destroys ships and attacks the sailors on them, but modern research shows that sperm
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Stricken dolphin who 'asked' Hawaii diver for help: Moment mammal stuck on fishing line pushed itself into scuba instructor and waited patiently to be freed

Stricken dolphin who 'asked' Hawaii diver for help: Moment mammal stuck on fishing line pushed itself into scuba instructor and waited patiently to be freed | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A dolphin tangled in fishing line sought the help of divers in the waters of Hawaii.
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Plastics Suck Up Other Toxins: Double Whammy for Marine Life, Gross for Seafood

Plastics Suck Up Other Toxins: Double Whammy for Marine Life, Gross for Seafood | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that ocean creatures that ingest plastics suffer from toxins in the plastic plus other toxins the plastic sponges up from ocean water.
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Fitness company launches mobile App to encourage scuba diving fitness

Fitness company launches mobile App to encourage scuba diving fitness | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
ScubaFit®, a national company dedicated to promoting fitness for recreational scuba divers, today has launched a second workout in a series of mobile fitness a
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Sue Bream's curator insight, July 23, 2013 11:43 AM

Fitness for scuba diving is so important.....

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Four British warships could become artificial reef - Telegraph

Four British warships could become artificial reef - Telegraph | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A new artificial reef could be created off the coast of Britain by sinking decommissioned navy warships.
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We Want a Worldwide Shark Fin Ban - The Petition Site

Until shark fins sales and shark fishing are banned around the world, we won't be able to protect species. (50264 signatures on petition)
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Milwaukee man dies after scuba diving

Milwaukee man dies after scuba diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A 32-year-old Milwaukee man is dead after scuba diving in Nagawicka Lake in Delafield.
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Guess which North American country produces the most garbage. Wrong!

Guess which North American country produces the most garbage. Wrong! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We suspect that this factoid won't make it into tourism brochures.
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Here's Video of Crocodiles Being Handcuffed in South Africa

Here's Video of Crocodiles Being Handcuffed in South Africa | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
With as many as 10,000 on the loose after a massive flood, authorities and crocodile farmers on the hunt, with locals wrestling crocs to the ground and essentially handcuffing them. 
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Naked shark conservationist makes her point UNDERWATER!

Naked shark conservationist makes her point UNDERWATER! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

(DiverWire) Lesley Rochat isn’t afraid of a little exposure. After all, the South  Africa-based environmentalist IS a former lingerie and swimsuit model  who in the past hasn’t been shy about lending her image and body to the  cause of shark awareness. Tuesday, she spoke exclusively with  Examiner.com about the shoot.

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What not to say on a dive boat!

These are not cool to say on a dive boat!

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What Not To Say On A Dive Boat a. "Can I keep this coral your anchor broke off?" b. "Buddy? Oh, did I go down with a buddy?" c. "Can someone lend me a computer, mine keeps flashing 'DECO VIOLATION'?" d. "Does anyone else smell smoke?" e. "What do I do with this bucket of vomit?" f. "Is that your mask under my tank?"

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The Scariest Monsters of the Deep Sea

The Scariest Monsters of the Deep Sea | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
We took the spook-tacular celebration to the depths of the ocean, where some of the craziest—and scariest—looking creatures lurk in the dark.
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Dive Log Entry

Diver Name:Murray Einarson

Dive Date:August 3 2011Dive Location:Deception Lake ON CanadaMax Depth:25ftTotal Bottom Time:40 min

Notes / Comments: i was diving at Deception lake and found a set of false upper teeth, three months later i found out who they belonged to and that he had lost them about 15 years ago. fishing and laughing and they spit out.

 
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14 things you probably didn’t know about turtles

14 things you probably didn’t know about turtles | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There's more to our shelled friends than what meets the eye.
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Jill Heinerth to receive Outstanding Achievement Award at Our World-Underwater Expo

Jill Heinerth to receive Outstanding Achievement Award at Our World-Underwater Expo | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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