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Weightless Music Video by BadDiverBill and Ron Lynne - YouTube

download weightless on itunes!! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/weightless-single/id635982760 http://baddivers.com/weightless
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Weightless---by BadDiverBill and Ron Lynne----download this from iTunes----all portions of this download go to help Ocean Conservation!

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Do Stoned Dolphins Give 'Puff Puff Pass' A Whole New Meaning? - Science Sushi | DiscoverMagazine.com

Do Stoned Dolphins Give 'Puff Puff Pass' A Whole New Meaning? - Science Sushi | DiscoverMagazine.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Do dolphins used pufferfish to get high? A new BBC documentary claims to have footage of stoned dolphins, but I'm not entirely convinced.
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13 amazing things scientists discovered about sharks in 2013

13 amazing things scientists discovered about sharks in 2013 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Other than a certain week in August whose name we shall not speak here, 2013 was a great year for both shark science and the communication of that shark science. There were many important and fasci...
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A Newly Discovered Underground Lake in Greenland Will Help Us Understand Climate Change | TIME.com

A Newly Discovered Underground Lake in Greenland Will Help Us Understand Climate Change | TIME.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An aquifer bigger than West Virginia has been found underneath the ice in Greenland. What that means for the rising seas.
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Sharks with frickin' tweets set off alerts for swimmers — but how much good will they do? - NBC News.com

Sharks with frickin' tweets set off alerts for swimmers — but how much good will they do? - NBC News.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Hundreds of sharks have been equipped with transmitters to trigger Twitter alerts when they get close to Western Australia's popular...
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JellyFish Fact!

JellyFish Fact! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Did you know? The worlds largest known jellyfish can reach a diameter of 2.5 m / 8ft and its tentacles can grow to be half the length of a football field.

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Fukushima radiation hits San Francisco

Fukushima radiation hits San Francisco | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This shocking video was taken December 23rd 2013 with a quality Geiger Counter at Pacifica State Beach (Surfers Beach), California. Location: Geiger Counter used: Background radiation is 30 CPM. Ne...
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The Top Five Ocean Stories of 2013

The Top Five Ocean Stories of 2013 | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
This year we've seen amazing footage of marine creatures, discovered how plastic works its way into the food chain, employed 3D printing to build new reefs, and more
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Dr. E. Lee Spence, Marine Historian, Elected to Academy - The Epoch Times

Dr. E. Lee Spence, Marine Historian, Elected to Academy - The Epoch Times | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For Dr. E. Lee Spence it was formal recognition for his career as a shipwreck historian, underwater archaeologist, discoverer, diver and author.
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The fate of the eels | Science Codex

The fate of the eels | Science Codex | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Smoked, fried or boiled - the European eel (Anguilla anguilla) has always been a popular fish in Europe. Even though people have consumed it for millennia, the origin of the eel has long been shrouded in mystery. While the fish spend most of their lives in fresh and coastal waters, spawning and the birth of the larvae take place in the Sargasso Sea in the central Atlantic Ocean, about 4500 km away from the European coastlines. "Because the observation of eels in the Sargasso Sea is scarcely possible, some details of the life cycle are still unknown" says biologist Miguel Baltazar-Soares, from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel.

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Five Reasons Why Cenote Diving Is Not For You - Book Your Dive

Five Reasons Why Cenote Diving Is Not For You - Book Your Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Cenote Diving is one of the main scuba diving attraction in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and surrounding areas. Explore these ancient cenotes but come prepared.
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If you are lucky enough to be in this part of the world, do yourself a favor;  book a cenote dive.  A cenote is a fresh water cavern with relatively no sea life in it.  You enter a pool in the middle of a jungle and drop underneath a rock formation to begin your dive.  


The water is a brisk 72, so it's best to bring a wetsuit.  72 sounds warmer than it actual is so the wetsuit recommendation should be heeded.  The sights you will behold  on this type of dive are unparalleled and bringing an underwater camera is highly recommended.  A GoPro would do the job nicely as long as its the type with a light source.  There is nothing like this and you need to see it.


Ed

CaribbeanReady.com 

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Divers see rare flame shell species for first time in half a century

SCUBA divers have found a rare species in the waters off Orkney, believing it to be the first time it has been seen since the 1950s.
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AYANA Resort and Spa in Bali, Indonesia

AYANA Resort and Spa in Bali, Indonesia | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
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Starfish

Starfish | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

When people think of starfish they think of the typical five armed creature as pictured above and that is correct for the majority of species. But the species is very diverse and starfish can have anything up to 50 arms and come in a large variety of shapes as shown by the feather stars on a previous post. There are so many beautiful members of this family that you can see while you visit the Great Barrier Reef. 

The starfish uses water to propel itself. Yes you thought that it used all those little “legs” with suction caps to move along. Well they do and they use water taken in through their body to provide suction to those “legs”. This helps the starfish to appear to float or glide across the surface of the water.

Starfish generally eat their food whole and use their stomachs to digest their food. They eat just about anything they can find on the reef including clams, fish, molluscs, small fish, coral and algae. They can also digest food outside their body by excreting their stomachs allowing them to eat creatures much largers then they could through their mouth.

Sea stars have endoskeletons. The top of the starfish is sensitive to light and the bottom of the starfish is sensitive to different chemical compositions allowing them to “smell” food. Another cool fact is the starfish breathes through it’s feet.

Starfish breed a lot depending on species. The can be hermaphrodites, capable of sexual and asexual reproduction, some are born males and later change into females. One common fact is you cannot tell the difference between the male and females unless you see them during spawning. Reproductive organs are contained within the starfish.

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Why Divers Die | California Diver Magazine

Why Divers Die | California Diver Magazine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Technical diving is considered more hazardous than standard recreational diving. Why?
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Dead diver’s dad wants cave closed

Dead diver’s dad wants cave closed | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
WEEKI WACHEE — From 1999 to 2003 it was illegal to scuba dive in Eagle Nest Sink because of a ban placed on it by the property’s former owner.
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It seems to me the fault is not with the cave, but with the divers. While I feel for the family's lose, the Father and uncertified son should never have been there diving. Dive according to your training!

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In the Aftermath of Radiation, Is Fish From the Pacific Ocean Safe to Eat?

In the Aftermath of Radiation, Is Fish From the Pacific Ocean Safe to Eat? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Radioactive water leaking from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has some people worried about contaminated seafood.
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Deep sea creatures 'new to science'

Deep sea creatures 'new to science' | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Four animals previously unknown to science discovered in deep water off Scotland, says the Scottish government.
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From Diver Dan!

From Diver Dan! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Thanks to diver Dan Dewolf for his wit and cartooning ability :: exclusive to kirkscubagear!

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Spanish sperm whale death linked to UK supermarket supplier's plastic

Spanish sperm whale death linked to UK supermarket supplier's plastic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sperm whale on Spanish southern coast had swallowed 17kg of plastic waste dumped by greenhouses supplying produce to UK
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Top 5 Places to Scuba Dive with Sea Turtles

Top 5 Places to Scuba Dive with Sea Turtles | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Do you dream of diving with turtles? Below are five great scuba diving areas for turtle sightings. You can click the link to get more information about the travel destination and start planning your trip!
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How to avoid unwanted shark encounters

How to avoid unwanted shark encounters | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
How to Avoid Unwanted Shark Encounters   There has been a noticeable increase in shark attacks not only here in Hawaii but all around the world and people are in bit of a panic mode.  Many are asking themselves if there is ONE specific reason for ...
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Fat livers fuel sharks on long journeys - Futurity

Fat livers fuel sharks on long journeys - Futurity | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
STANFORD (US) — To power non-stop migrations across the Pacific Ocean, great white sharks store energy in their massive livers. … Continued
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Brand New Reefers and Wreckers Website is Now LIVE! | Reefers and Wreckers

Brand New Reefers and Wreckers Website is Now LIVE! | Reefers and Wreckers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
An exciting day for us here at Reefers and Wreckers today as our brand new website is now officially live! There are still some areas which are in &quot...
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