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Deliver A Postcard From the World's First Underwater Post Office - Tourism On The Edge

Deliver A Postcard From the World's First Underwater Post Office - Tourism On The Edge | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

The Underwater Post Office is situated in Vanuatu, an island nation located in South Pacific Ocean that consists of 82 small, geologically newer islands. The post office is just three meters below the surface and only 50 meters offshore the Port Villa, on Highway Island.

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Ariane Feijo's curator insight, September 8, 2013 5:59 PM

Enviar um cartão postal debaixo d'água? Agora é possível, nesta agência de correios "underwater" :)

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Giant alligator caught by Mississippi man - World - CBC News

Giant alligator caught by Mississippi man - World - CBC News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A record-breaking alligator was caught in Mississippi on Sunday, just hours into the annual alligator hunting season.
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Wonder if they have ever heard of "catch and release"?

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Red jellyfish a beach find that’s better seen than touched

Red jellyfish a beach find that’s better seen than touched | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ocean experts are warning anyone curious about the red jellyfish washing up on Vancouver Island beaches to keep their distance. Aquarist Sarah Friesen said the lion’s mane jellyfish,
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Right whale breeding ground discovered off N.S. - Nova Scotia - CBC News

Right whale breeding ground discovered off N.S. - Nova Scotia - CBC News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists believe they have located the breeding ground for the endangered North Atlantic right whale in the Gulf of Maine.
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Kirk Scuba Gear dives in with new prices, look

Kirk Scuba Gear dives in with new prices, look | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Kirk Scuba Gear has completely revamped its website to make our scuba, snorkel and outdoor products more accessible and affordable. Our new look comes with new pricing. More than 95 per cent o...f our gear has been reduced in price. All products priced at more than $50 will be shipped free to the lower 48 U.S. states.
We do not believe in over-charging for shipping to make a profit. Kirk Scuba Gear charges the actual rate that we must pay to deliver your order. This is a promise.
 Many new package deals have been added to help reduce the start-up costs for scuba divers and snorkel enthusiasts who are new to these sports.
Celebrating its fifth anniversary on the Internet, Kirk Scuba Gear is pleased to offer these improved prices and services.
Kirk Scuba Gear’s suppliers, who include Mares, Bare, Cressi, ScubaMax, Tilos, JBL, Aeris, Oceanic 1st, Akona, Omar, Trident, Innovative and Henderson, to name a few, offer warranties on all new gear that we sell.
We will be uploading more gear and new products to save you even more money.

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Was Diana Nyad Really Swimming With Sharks Between Cuba and Florida?

Was Diana Nyad Really Swimming With Sharks Between Cuba and Florida? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This week, 64-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad successfully completed the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida.
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Hidden in Paradise: Fascinating, Rare Dolphins and Whales You've Never Seen Before - Wired Science

Hidden in Paradise: Fascinating, Rare Dolphins and Whales You've Never Seen Before - Wired Science | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

But the pantheon of cetaceans includes far more than just our charismatic, coastal kin. Preferring deeper water and diving for more than an hour at a time, some species of whales and dolphins are rarely seen, and seldom studied. These animals slip stealthily between the waves at the surface and retreat into a deep blue world that we still know very little about.

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The Text That Will Crash Almost Any Mac, iPhone Or iPad

The Text That Will Crash Almost Any Mac, iPhone Or iPad | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A bizarre flaw will crash your browser and disable your phone. And it's causing chaos on the open internet.
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Diana Nyad makes history swimming from Cuba to Florida

Diana Nyad makes history swimming from Cuba to Florida | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad made history Monday, becoming the first person to swim the 110 treacherous miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage — at the age of 64.
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PADI Master Instructor Jill Heinerth Bicycles Across Canada to Promote Water Conservation

PADI Master Instructor Jill Heinerth Bicycles Across Canada to Promote Water Conservation | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
PADI Master Instructor Jill Heinerth just bicycled across Canada to protect our most valuable resource: water.
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Read Scuba Scoop's exclusive interview with JIll!

 

http://scubascoop-kirkscubagear.blogspot.ca/2012/07/jills-journey.html

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Severed Octopus Arms Have a Mind of Their Own

Severed Octopus Arms Have a Mind of Their Own | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Octopus tentacles still react up to an hour after being severed from their dead owner, and even try to pick up food and feed a phantom mouth
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Talking Travel with Scott Wilson - Travel Show Host, Pilot, & Adventurer

Talking Travel with Scott Wilson - Travel Show Host, Pilot, & Adventurer | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Is riding a reindeer across Siberia on your travel bucket list? How about visiting the last man living in the radioactive zone in Chernobyl? Or uncovering sunken ships and wreckage of World War II ...
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Read Scuba Scoop's article on Scott and his OLN show Descending  :: 

 

http://scubascoop-kirkscubagear.blogspot.ca/2013/02/scotts-descending-life.html

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The Strange and Wonderful History of Diving Suits, From 1715 to Today

The Strange and Wonderful History of Diving Suits, From 1715 to Today | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Long before we had spacesuits, we had diving suits. The ocean was the first hostile environment that we sent people into, completely covered with protective gear.
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Pollutants From Plant Killed Fish in China

Pollutants From Plant Killed Fish in China | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Tests showed extremely high levels of ammonia in the Fu River downstream from a chemical plant, raising new alarms about the degradation of rivers in China.
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10 fascinating dolphin facts

10 fascinating dolphin facts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Did you grow up loving Flipper?  Dolphins are truly lovable, but they are far more than just fun,  creatures of the sea. Here are 10 fascinating dolphin facts that will make you love them even more...
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Navy: Hundreds Of Dolphins, Whales Will Die During Bomb Testing - CBS DC

Navy: Hundreds Of Dolphins, Whales Will Die During Bomb Testing - CBS DC | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The US Navy acknowledged Friday that because of bomb testing and heavy sonar activity hundreds of marine mammals and will be killed and injured.
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Nice to know-----thanks--not!

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Kenneth Jordan's comment, September 3, 2013 11:07 PM
This just shows how as humans, we don't respect the living creatures around us. We only care about personal gain as a species and don't take into consideration what effects we have on the environment.
Marian Locksley's comment, September 4, 2013 4:08 PM
Absolutely right Kenneth.
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Sun tans in whales warn of ocean health says North East experts

Sun tans in whales warn of ocean health says North East experts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Important studies on whales' suntans by North East experts can help show the state of the world's oceans and show the impact of climate change
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: 11 Quick Tips for Avoiding Motion Sickness

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: 11 Quick Tips for Avoiding Motion Sickness | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Even the smallest things can disrupt comfort while traveling and diving. Perhaps nothing ruins a dive trip more quickly than an urgent need to “feed the fish” from the railing. Thus, most divers try very diligently to avoid getting motion sickness – but how?

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Great white sharks visit beaches more often than believed - Telegraph

Great white sharks visit beaches more often than believed - Telegraph | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Great white sharks make more visits to coastlines than was previously thought and may even have spots that they consider to be “home”, returning there year after year.
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Ancient Fish Downsized But Still Largest Ever

Ancient Fish Downsized But Still Largest Ever | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Once thought to be 90 feet long, the fish is now a more modest 26 to 55 feet.
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Kenneth Jordan's comment, September 3, 2013 11:15 PM
Its just amazing how big animals used to really be. what we consider huge now (55 foot wale) once was a 90 foot creature. I couldn't imagine seeing a 90 foot animal swimming in the ocean today.
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Divers discover ship sunk by 'gentlemanly' German U-Boat in WWI

Divers discover ship sunk by 'gentlemanly' German U-Boat in WWI | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scottish divers have identified the last resting place of a
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