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DIVE LAWYER: Diving with a buddy - are you liable if anything goes wrong?

DIVE LAWYER: Diving with a buddy - are you liable if anything goes wrong? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
SD's law pro discusses whether your buddy is your legal responsibility
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SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Why You Shouldn't Scuba Dive

SCUBA SCOOP/latest dive stories: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Why You Shouldn't Scuba Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Still, it shocks me to hear some of the myths on why people don't want to dive. Some of the most common myths include: scuba diving is too hard; there is nowhere around here to go diving; scuba equipment costs too much; or my favorite is that scuba diving is too extreme or dangerous.

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Female Body Washed Up in Malang May Be Missing Japanese Scuba Diver - The Jakarta Globe

Female Body Washed Up in Malang May Be Missing Japanese Scuba Diver - The Jakarta Globe | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The body of a woman, believed to be the Japanese scuba diver who went missing off Bali last month, was found floating off Sendang Biru beach in Malang, East Java.
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SeaWorld's Chlorine Affects Orcas — And Trainers

SeaWorld's Chlorine Affects Orcas — And Trainers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As SeaWorld remains under scrutiny by the media — and increasingly state legislatures, like California, where a bill would ban orcas in entertainment — there continues to be a disconnect between the public image SeaWorld projects and the more complicated and controversial reality of keeping killer w...
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Awesome decison!

Awesome decison! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Thumbs up to San Francisco for taking a step in the right direction!

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Can We Stop Overfishing Before It's Too Late?

Can We Stop Overfishing Before It's Too Late? | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Ocean catch reached its highest point, "peak fish," back in the 1990s. It's been declining fairly steadily since then.
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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, March 15, 2014 8:10 PM

Option : Marine environments

Richard Thomas's curator insight, March 16, 2014 6:21 PM

Over-population will inevitably lead to further overfishing.

Maria Loughran's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:17 PM

Smarter fishing! The amount lost versus the amount consumed -- we can do better.

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Rare sea creatures coming up from the depths- Nikkei Asian Review

Rare sea creatures coming up from the depths- Nikkei Asian Review | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
TOKYO -- Creatures that normally dwell deep in the ocean are being caught with startling frequency in shallow waters off Japan. So far, marine biologi
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CEO Note: Seismic Airguns Threaten the Atlantic

CEO Note: Seismic Airguns Threaten the Atlantic | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Several weeks ago, I wrote to you about how the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is planning to allow seismic airguns off the East Coast, despite the obvious harm they will cause marine life, includi
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Costa Rican Experts Call for Cooperation to Ensure the Survival of the Hawksbill Turtle

Costa Rican Experts Call for Cooperation to Ensure the Survival of the Hawksbill Turtle | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Costa Rica News TCRN) - Experts have called for bilateral agreements between Costa Rica and Nicaragua to ensure the survival of the hawksbill turtle, after a finding that confirms the presence of the endangered species in the Pacific. Investigators ...
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Join Miranda to Keep Dolphins Singing | Oceana

Join Miranda to Keep Dolphins Singing | Oceana | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Protect dolphins with Miranda Cosgrove by telling President Obama and Interior Secretary Jewell to stop deafening seismic airguns from sounding in the Atlantic.
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Where to dine

Where to dine | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives

The vast majority of restaurants are above sea level, but Ithaa isn’t among them, what with it being five metres beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean and all. The world’s first undersea restaurant became the 11th eatery in the sprawling Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort in 2005, allowing up to 14 guests to dine beneath a transparent acrylic dome.

The dining room is reached via a spiral staircase in a thatched pavilion at the end of a jetty, and features a six-course fixed menu that includes delicacies like Malossol imperial caviar, Maldivian lobster carpaccio and yellowtail kingfish. In short, seafood lovers won’t be disappointed — unless they were hoping to simply point toward the ceiling and exclaim, “I’ll have one of those!”

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The Mystery of the Sea Unicorn – Phenomena: The Loom

The Mystery of the Sea Unicorn – Phenomena: The Loom | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In 1577, the English explorer Martin Frobisher led an expedition of 150 men to the northern reaches of Canada, in search of a passage to India and a fortune in gold. As they surveyed the islands ne...
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Lessons for Life: Peer Pressure

Lessons for Life: Peer Pressure | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Another case study from our Dive Training series 'Lessons For Life': Poor communication and an unwillingness to cancel a dive lead to drowning
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Japanese company named as biggest online retailer of ivory and whale meat

Japanese company named as biggest online retailer of ivory and whale meat | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Conservation groups say Rakuten's website carries 28,000 adverts for elephant ivory and 1,200 for whale products
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Killing Season For Taiji Dolphin Hunters "Officially Over"

Killing Season For Taiji Dolphin Hunters "Officially Over" | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
After a season of brutal dolphin slaughter that garnered unprecedented international attention and criticism,Taiji’s annual dolphin hunt is finally over. According to Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians, workers have begun to clean the butcherhouse in Taiji’s infamous cove and take down the tarps used to ...
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Videos show MSC Cruises crewman dumping trash into the ocean

Videos show MSC Cruises crewman dumping trash into the ocean | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The Swiss-Italian cruise operator MSC Cruises has come under scrutiny after undercover videos emerged online showing what appears to be workers aboard one of its ships dumping trash into the ocean.
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Niyi Oluini K Famayegun's curator insight, March 17, 2014 11:02 AM

I always what was good for the goose was good for the gander, I was wrong.

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Shamu showdown: Orcas do not belong in captivity

Shamu showdown: Orcas do not belong in captivity | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The unnatural circumstances lead to shorter life spans and dangerous behavior.
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There's No Way!

There's No Way! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Picture says it all!

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Three things divers should never do::::

Three things divers should never do:::: | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

First, never dive alone. Always have a diving buddy in the water with you.

Second, never dive without checking and double-checking your equipment. Keep a pre-dive checklist to ensure that you have everything you need and that it is all in working order. You never want to dive with incomplete or damaged equipment.

Finally, don’t disturb the wildlife or the habitat. This is an important part of dive etiquette. You want to maintain the beauty and richness of the environment for other divers to enjoy.

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Breathing Underwater: 8 Tips to Save Air When Diving

Breathing Underwater: 8 Tips to Save Air When Diving | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Learning to improve air consumption increases your bottom time. Dive training tips for scuba divers.
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Clinton Takes the Stage

Clinton Takes the Stage | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
In October of last year, Oceana honored former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Partners Award Gala. Continue reading for coverage of Clinton's remarks in the recent issue of Oceana ma
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