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Diving With Family

Diving With Family | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

It’s a common challenge for a dedicated scuba diver: you wanting to spend your vacation diving but your non-diving family members are less enthusiastic about the prospect of you spending all your time beneath the surface. With a bit of flexibility, planning and understanding, your vacation priorities and your family’s can mesh just fine. Just do as follows.

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Don’t allow our oceans to be destroyed by deep-sea mining | Oceana

Oceana is the largest international ocean conservation organization. We work on a limited number of strategic campaigns to stop ocean pollution, protect marine wildlife, promote responsible fishing, stop offshore drilling, ocean acidification, and more.
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Rare Fanged Cannibal Fish Discovered Alive On North Carolina Beach (PHOTO)

Rare Fanged Cannibal Fish Discovered Alive On North Carolina Beach (PHOTO) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A live specimen of the rare cannibalistic deep sea monster was caught at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina, with visitors shocked at the scary-looking fanged fish.
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Greenland Glaciers More Susceptible to Melt Than Thought | Climate Central

Greenland Glaciers More Susceptible to Melt Than Thought | Climate Central | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Greenland's glaciers could melt for longer and contribute more to sea level rise than previously thought.
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Hydration and Dive Safety

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Hydration and Dive Safety | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

While you were taking your open water or other course(s), I'm sure the importance of hydration while diving was mentioned. But how much was it stressed? Everyone knows that being dehydrated is bad in general, but was the significance of hydration during scuba diving explained to you? Do you know why it's important to scuba diving specifically? Do you know how scuba diving itself dehydrates you faster than many other activities? Do you know the symptoms and what to do about it? If you do, great! If you're still unsure, then this article is for you.

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Rare sharks becoming more prominent off coast

Rare sharks becoming more prominent off coast | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sevengill sharks all but disappeared off our coasts in the 1980s and have only recently been seen again.
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Shark Of The Month: Horn Shark

Shark Of The Month: Horn Shark | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This month let's look at the Horn Shark. These relatively small, bottom-dwelling sharks mostly eat invertebrates like crabs, shrimp and sea urchins, and hunt primarily at night. Learn more facts HERE ...
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The Eyes Have It: Up Close with Your Favorite Creatures

The Eyes Have It: Up Close with Your Favorite Creatures | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Do you wish to convey a sense of connection between you and your underwater subject, such as turtles, sharks, seals and fish? One of the ways to showcase a fish or marine mammal is to photograph the animal's eye. In underwater photographer Aaron Gekoski's photo gallery, we see not only an amazing collection of marine life photos but examples of how to capture clear images of the eyes of a number of creatures. From sharks to nudibranchs, sea turtles and more, his photo gallery gets up close with your favorite animals. (Plus, find out what he has in common with Homer Simpson.)
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‘No way!’ Clock found in shipwreck debris off Galveston

‘No way!’ Clock found in shipwreck debris off Galveston | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An underwater archeology project coordinated from a high-tech command center in Galveston has discovered a centuries-old clock amid the debris of a shipwreck found in the Gulf of Mexico.
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The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melt: Defending the Drama

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melt: Defending the Drama | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Increasingly, it appears that if there is any systemic bias in climate models, it’s that they understate the situation’s gravity.
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Experts call for urgent defense of deep ocean

Experts call for urgent defense of deep ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An oceanographer is working with experts from around the globe to warn against lasting damage to the deep ocean, caused by fishing, oil and gas development, industrial-scale mining, waste disposal and land-based pollution. The world's deep ocean spans more than half the planet and holds vast quantities of untapped energy resources, precious metals and minerals. But as advancements in technology enable greater access to these treasures of the deep, experts are urging caution, highlighting the potentially irreversible damage that extracting such materials can cause.
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International Sea Turtle Society Calls on Mexico to Stop Endangered Sea Turtle Bycatch

International Sea Turtle Society Calls on Mexico to Stop Endangered Sea Turtle Bycatch | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The International Sea Turtle Society passed a strongly worded resolution urging Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto to stop the high rates of bycatch of endangered North Pacific loggerhead turtles in commercial fisheries operating in Baja California Sur.
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East Africa Climate Change Network.'s curator insight, May 27, 2014 7:44 AM

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History of Kirby Morgan Dive Helmets

History of Kirby Morgan Dive Helmets | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In 1966, a company was formed that would change the face of commercial diving forever. The Kirby Morgan Corporation was dedicated to the development of lightweight, comfortable, professional diving...
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: How to Do SCUBA Dive Calculations

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: How to Do SCUBA Dive Calculations | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

One of the dangers of scuba diving is the absorption of nitrogen into the bloodstream, as too much nitrogen causes decompression sickness. For this reason, dive table calculations are taught in any basic scuba diving course. Through these calculations, a diver can track how much nitrogen her/his body has absorbed on a given dive, and therefore plan her/his time on the surface and her next dive within the bounds of safety.

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Fourth-Grader With Shark Tooth Necklace Must Have Killed Great White

Fourth-Grader With Shark Tooth Necklace Must Have Killed Great White | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
BRUNSWICK, ME—Fourth-grade sources reported this week that in order to acquire the shark tooth necklace he wears to school each day, area 10-year-old Brendan Landsley must have killed a great white shark.
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New Species of Colorful Golden Bass Discovered on Caribbean Coral Reef

New Species of Colorful Golden Bass Discovered on Caribbean Coral Reef | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a colorful, new species of golden bass that makes its home on warm, Caribbean coral reefs.
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Two Cartoonists SeaWorld Isn’t Laughing At

Two Cartoonists SeaWorld Isn’t Laughing At | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Two infographics -- “Who is Shamu?” and “Mothers and Calves” -- have blazed trails across social media and helped galvanize support against SeaWorld’s continued use of captive orcas as entertainment. They’ve become ubiquitous on Facebook and Twitter, and been employed by conservation groups such as ...
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[VIDEO] Dramatic Footage of Liveaboard Sinking in Thailand | The Scuba News

[VIDEO] Dramatic Footage of Liveaboard Sinking in Thailand | The Scuba News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The boat, named Aladdin, takes only minutes to sink and thankfully everyone on board was saved by another passing dive boat. Swedish diver Dennis Karls
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A Bird’s Eye View: Looking for Oil Spills from the Sky

A Bird’s Eye View: Looking for Oil Spills from the Sky | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This is a post by LTJG Alice Drury of the Office of Response and Restoration’s Emergency Response Division, with input from David Wesley and Meg Imholt. During an oil spill, responders need to answ...
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Discard ban can benefit fish and fishers, but sustainability must come first

Discard ban can benefit fish and fishers, but sustainability must come first | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
It was hailed as a great victory for conservation, common sense and people power. Last year the European Commission finally voted to phase out the shameful practice of discarding hundreds of thousands…
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Get to know the Leafy Sea Dragon

Get to know the Leafy Sea Dragon | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Many underwater creatures are masters of disguise. With predators abound and only so far to flee, many opt to hide. The leafy sea dragon looks just as you would assume. The sea dragon blends in with the underwater leaves of seaweed. It is adorned with leaf-shaped appendages and they often …
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Drive and Dive: Straits of Mackinac

Drive and Dive: Straits of Mackinac | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ask a Straits of Mackinac diver for a favorite shipwreck and there will likely be a pause, a sure indication of the quantity of quality dive sites. There are many standouts on this region's dive slate, and diving Michigan's Lower Peninsula wrecks makes history come alive.
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