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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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Flipper Trainer Sues Japan’s Dolphin-Hunt Town for Animal Abuse

Flipper Trainer Sues Japan’s Dolphin-Hunt Town for Animal Abuse | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Environmental groups sued the
Japanese town known for its annual cull of dolphins, saying it’s
unconstitutionally keeping foreign observers away from dolphins
held in captivity.
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Cave Diving Rope

Cave Diving Rope | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Cave Diving Rope. From Canada. 1/16 or 3/32 thickness. Just charge the line with a light source and you’ve got life line that can guide you out when things go bad.
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10 Best Warm-Water Scuba Diving Destinations

10 Best Warm-Water Scuba Diving Destinations | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Are you dreaming about warm, sunny days, sugar-white sand beaches and sparkling, clear water? It's time for a winter getaway to somewhere tropical. We've got the hottest dive destinations - from the Caribbean to the Pacific - to beat the cold-weather blues!
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Mysterious sea star disease makes its way to Oregon | PBS NewsHour

Mysterious sea star disease makes its way to Oregon | PBS NewsHour | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The mysterious disease that has caused widespread sea star die-offs in Puget Sound is now killing dozens of sea stars off the Oregon Coast. Continue reading →
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10 curious facts about Octopi

10 curious facts about Octopi | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The octopus is much more than eight legs and tiny suction cups. With 300 recognized species spread throughout our oceans, there are many facts about this amazing creature that may surprise curious divers. Check out our collection of the top 10 fascinating things you may not know about the octopus: …
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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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