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BUMPHEAD PARROTFISH

BUMPHEAD PARROTFISH | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Facts about bumphead parrotfish, and whether this endangered species has a positive or negative impact on coral reefs
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Dolphin Pushes Man Underwater off Irish Coast

Dolphin Pushes Man Underwater off Irish Coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

A bottlenose dolphin named “Clet” is reported to have attacked a man twice and “aggresively” pushed him underwater as he was swimming near an anchored yacht off the Irish coast.

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Ask an Expert: Is It OK to Touch a Shark?

Ask an Expert: Is It OK to Touch a Shark? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sharks Angels' Julie Andersen shares why you should do as she says, and not as she has done.
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Why some conservationists take issue with 'Shark Week'

Why some conservationists take issue with 'Shark Week' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
"I have a complicated relationship with 'Shark Week,'" said David Shiffman, a marine biologist at the University of Miami. "'Shark Week' was a big part of the reason I became a marine biologist. But in recent years, there's been a real shift toward fear-mongering over education, and pseudoscience over science."
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Siamese fins! Body of two-headed DOLPHIN washes up on Turkish beach

Siamese fins! Body of two-headed DOLPHIN washes up on Turkish beach | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The conjoined corpse was seen floating onto the shore in Izmir on Turkey's west coast on Monday by sports teacher Tugrul Metin.
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Weeks After Disappearing, Sea Lions Return To Pier 39 - CBS San Francisco

Weeks After Disappearing, Sea Lions Return To Pier 39 - CBS San Francisco | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
After going missing for several weeks, the famed sea lions that make their home on San Francisco’s Pier 39 have returned.
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Save the Endangered Florida Manatees!

Save the Endangered Florida Manatees! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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6 Stunning Stats That Will Change Your Mind About Going on a Cruise | TakePart

6 Stunning Stats That Will Change Your Mind About Going on a Cruise | TakePart | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A one-week getaway can have a major impact on the environment.
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Volunteering in film re-enacting fatal shark attack a solemn memory of Shark Week for BadDiverBill

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Volunteering in film re-enacting fatal shark attack a solemn memory of Shark Week for BadDiverBill | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

BadDiversTV is behind Bill Hill now but his love for scuba remains and two new passions -- music and promoting causes -- have been added.

When a funding deal fell through for BadDiverBill’s Quest, which was to find the most interesting DIVE sites, Dive buddies and DIVE bars, Hill's pseudonym of BadDiverBill was set aside, along with his trademark "adult beverages," hat and sunglasses. They're gone, but not forgotten. If the opportunity arose, says Bill, "BadDiverBill would don his hat and sunglasses and make a cocktail." However, BadDiversTV.com exists online forever.

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Risks to penguin populations analyzed

Risks to penguin populations analyzed | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A major study of all penguin populations suggests the birds are at continuing risk from habitat degradation. Scientists recommend the adoption of measures to mitigate against a range of effects including; food scarcity (where fisheries compete for the same resources), being caught in fishing nets, oil pollution and climate change.
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Lolita Has Now Been Held In America’s Tiniest Whale Tank For 44 Years

Lolita Has Now Been Held In America’s Tiniest Whale Tank For 44 Years | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For the love of animals. Pass it on.
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Shark Week's dark side: After fake documentary controversy, Discovery doubles down on its lies

Shark Week's dark side: After fake documentary controversy, Discovery doubles down on its lies | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Discovery kicked off last year's Shark Week with a two-hour documentary about the mega-shark megalodon. The only problem: The entire program was a hoax, which infuriated fans and caused a social-media backlash. Now the network is repeating the deception with a new fake documentary about the extinct shark.
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Dolphin Pox Running Rampant

Dolphin Pox Running Rampant | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
At the beginning of this week, an anonymous follower of our cause was able to get into Seaworld Orlando and photograph and ID several dolphins which are infected with pox. The whistleblower is quot...
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New dolphin species gets a name | Science News

New dolphin species gets a name | Science News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A species of humpback dolphin from Australia has now received its proper name.
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We Asked PADI Staff: What’s Your Favorite Scuba Diving Innovation

We Asked PADI Staff: What’s Your Favorite Scuba Diving Innovation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Simply Scuba Blog » Jacques-Yves Cousteau – The Dynamiting Conservationist

Simply Scuba Blog » Jacques-Yves Cousteau – The Dynamiting Conservationist | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Hopefully everybody reading this has heard of the late Jacques Cousteau 1910-1997, a famous French explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator,
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These Waves Keep Sharks Away From Swimmers

Sharks are sensitive to electromagnetic fields, thanks to certain receptors in their snouts. Surfers, divers and others nervous about attacks can strap on field-generating devices for peace of mind.
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Codfish numbers at Northeast U.S. fishery hits all-time low

Codfish numbers at Northeast U.S. fishery hits all-time low | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The level of codfish spawning in one of the most critical fisheries in the Northeast U.S. is at an all-time low, putting more pressure on a fishery already dealing with declining catch and dramatic quota cuts.
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155-Year-Old Eel: Tests To Determine Swedish Eel’s Actual Age

155-Year-Old Eel: Tests To Determine Swedish Eel’s Actual Age | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A 155-year-old eel has reportedly died after a long life, being the world's oldest, says one Swedish man. According to E Canada Now, Tomas Kjellman says the animal was 155-years-old, ...
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Scuba Gear | Understanding Different Types of Dive Lights

Scuba Gear | Understanding Different Types of Dive Lights | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Understanding your scuba gear, specifically the different types of dive lights and when to use them while diving.
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GoPro: Diver Saves Sea Turtle - YouTube

Divers off the coast of Mexico save a sea turtle that became tangled in rope. Special thanks to Colin Sutton & Cameron Dietrich who freed the turtle and shar...
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From Lake Fenton to Cozumel to Alaska... you can SCUBA dive anywhere

From Lake Fenton to Cozumel to Alaska...  you can SCUBA dive anywhere | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fenton Twp. — At a small boat slip off North Long Lake Road, a group of teens from Saginaw Township are checking their SCUBA equipment.
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Family on holiday saves stranded dolphins with the help of luggage straps - Telegraph

Family on holiday saves stranded dolphins with the help of luggage straps - Telegraph | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Nineteen dolphins returned to the sea on Isle of Mull after beaching in front of holiday home
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5 Reasons You Need Sharks

5 Reasons You Need Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sharks have always struck a chord in the human psyche. In the 1975 movie “Jaws,” Steven Spielberg managed to capture the world’s imagination with his fictional monster shark and j...
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Divers Alert Network, King Triggerfish Attacks, Wounds Diver

A large triggerfish attacked a diver, hitting him in the head and causing a large wound on the scalp.
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