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The Crystalline Waters of the Cook Islands

The Crystalline Waters of the Cook Islands | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
No tropical dive circuit would be complete without a visit to the South Pacific's Cook Islands...
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WATCH OUT, SWIMMERS: Testicle-Eating Fish Species Caught In US Lake

WATCH OUT, SWIMMERS: Testicle-Eating Fish Species Caught In US Lake | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
When biologists say the pacu fish eats nuts, they may be correct in more ways than one. The pacu, a toothy fish that can weigh up to 55 pounds, has been spotted in Lake Lou Yaeger in Illinois, KSDK reports.
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How To Buy a Scuba Mask That Fits

How To Buy a Scuba Mask That Fits | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
  Scuba diving and snorkeling open the underwater world to first-hand exploration by anyone who can swim and has the desire to see fish and other underwater denizens in their natural habitat. ...
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Experiencing a nosebleed while scuba diving

Experiencing a nosebleed while scuba diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
  Experiencing a nosebleed while scuba diving isn’t uncommon and even though the sight of blood in your dive mask looks terrifying, a nosebleed isn’t a severe problem as long as it isn’t persi...
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It looks like a giant eel! Photographer captures rare moment world's weirdest whale breaches the ocean surface

It looks like a giant eel! Photographer captures rare moment world's weirdest whale breaches the ocean surface | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Photographer Andy Murch was on a boat in the Sea of Cortez off the coast of La Paz, Mexico, when the mature whale breached the surface.
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How Big Is the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”? Science vs. Myth

How Big Is the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”? Science vs. Myth | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
While everything may be bigger in Texas, some reports about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” would lead you to believe that this marine mass of plastic is bigger than Texas—maybe twice as big as t...
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Great White Sharks Thriving Off California Coast, Says Researcher | KPBS.org

Great White Sharks Thriving Off California Coast, Says Researcher | KPBS.org | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Many people will flock to San Diego beaches this 4th of July, despite a Great White Shark sighting near La Jolla earlier this week. A California shark expert says the dorsal-finned predators are thriving along the Southern California coast.
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Asian nations want to sink South Korea whale hunt plan

Asian nations want to sink South Korea whale hunt plan | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - South Korea's proposal to resume whaling for scientific research has angered other Asian countries and conservationists who said the practice would skirt a global ban on ...
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South Korea to begin 'scientific whaling' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

South Korea to begin 'scientific whaling' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
South Korea has announced that it wants to begin hunting whales for scientific research. That's allowed under international whaling law so there's little other countries can do but criticise.
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Sea turtles - at ‘loggerheads’ with global warming - maltatoday.com.mt

Sea turtles - at ‘loggerheads’ with global warming - maltatoday.com.mt | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Ensuring maximum protection for a loggerhead turtle's 79 eggs has got us thinking of protection, but what are the major threats affecting turtles?

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Plastic floated as commercial catch for fishing industry | The Copenhagen Post | The Danish News in English

Plastic floated as commercial catch for fishing industry | The Copenhagen Post | The Danish News in English | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The plastics industry has introduced a trawling net specially fitted to fish plastic waste out of the sea into in the fight against debris in Danish waters.

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China Bans Shark Fin Soup At Official Banquets

China Bans Shark Fin Soup At Official Banquets | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

China has announced that there will be a country wide ban of shark fin soup for official banquets.  China makes up the major part of the market for shark fin soup, which has been the cause of massive over fishing of sharks world wide.

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Bad Habits

Bad Habits | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Humans are by nature a complacent bunch. When taught something new, we do all the steps every time, but after a while, we start taking things for granted. We push the envelope to see how far we can...
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THE DAILY OCEAN: Day 303 - July 6, 2012

THE DAILY OCEAN: Day 303 - July 6, 2012 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

365 NON-CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF COLLECTING, WEIGHING, AND
DOCUMENTING BEACH TRASH

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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Jill's Journey

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Jill's Journey | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

When Jill Heinerth isn’t cave diving, she’s submerged in the issue of
water.
Water quality, quantity, access and overuse are all critical matters for her.

“All that we have wrought upon our land will be returned to us
to drink. People need to know where water comes from, how they may
unintentionally be polluting it and how to conserve it,” says Jill. “We are
running out of clean sources we can afford.”

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Arctic Row: The First Arctic Crossing

Arctic Row: The First Arctic Crossing | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
theadrenalist.com - On July 15, four rowers will set off to row nonstop across the Arctic Ocean.
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Activists Aim to Melt Climate Change Denial in D.C.

Activists Aim to Melt Climate Change Denial in D.C. | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Will an ice sculpture in a heat wave be enough to convince the GOP that climate change is real?

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Marine parks could help cut down on illegal fishing

Marine parks could help cut down on  illegal fishing | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Environment Minister Tony Burke announced the final proposed Commonwealth marine protected area (MPA) network last month.
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Turtles under attack in Barbados

(Barbados Nation) In the dead of night, a new enemy stalks the endangered hawksbill turtle.
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Dolphin rescue in Brazil is internet hit

Dolphin rescue in Brazil is internet hit | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Local people and tourists in Arraial do Cabo, in Rio de Janeiro state, helped a pod of 30 dolphins swim back out to sea after they got caught in the area's strong current and became beached.
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USGC Mohawk becomes new artificial reef in Florida | X-Ray Magazine

USGC Mohawk becomes new artificial reef in Florida | X-Ray Magazine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
X-RAY International Dive Magazine is the world�s first and only global dive publication. Subscription is free. Published 8 times a year. Pdf formatted. FREE downloads.
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Ocean Leaders “Shake Up” How We View the Seas

Ocean Leaders “Shake Up” How We View the Seas | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
  “Industrial fishing has never been sustainable, it’s always been using the capital, not the interest,” Daniel Pauly, a professor at the University of British Columbia’s Fisheries Centre, told a rapt audience at the Aspen Environment Forum 2012 in...
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Whales, gas and climate: A gray tale

Whales, gas and climate: A gray tale | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Gray whales are confusing animals. Go back just three years, and the accepted wisdom was that there were two populations in existence.
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Shark Savers responds to Charlie Lim of the Marine Products Association

Shark Savers responds to Charlie Lim of the Marine Products Association | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Shark Savers promotes shark conservation through programs that creates awareness and education and enable the public to take action in support of shark conservation.
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