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Lake area woman dies in scuba incident abroad

Lake area woman dies in scuba incident abroad | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
COZUMEL, Mexico — A woman from the Lake of the Ozarks died on Wednesday while scuba diving, according to one of her fellow divers.
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Australia's Shark Cull Is Killing the Wrong Sharks

Australia's Shark Cull Is Killing the Wrong Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Bad news for sharks that present little threat to the humans that the cull is supposed to protect.
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Why YOU Should Go Tech

Why YOU Should Go Tech | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

I have often been asked by divers, “why do you do technical diving?” The response I give them is generally something to do with shipwrecks.

The truth is there is not one definitive reason for people to go “Tech” some people are interested in deep exploration, some in cave exploration, some in wreck exploration....... The common factor with each of these is exploration.

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Fishing authorities say super trawler banned from Australia can fish in Irish waters

Fishing authorities say super trawler banned from Australia can fish in Irish waters | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Fishing authorities have moved to ease fears over the presence of the world’s second largest trawler in Irish waters — the same vessel which has been banned by Australia from fishing in its waters.
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Photo Gallery: Blue Light Photography

Photo Gallery: Blue Light Photography | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Photo pro, Mike Bartick, inspires with his gallery of blue light photography and tips and tricks on how to get the right exposure.
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Can You Dive With Breast Implants - How Does Scuba Diving and Water Pressure Affect a Diver After a Breast Augmentation Surgery

Can You Dive With Breast Implants - How Does Scuba Diving and Water Pressure Affect a Diver After a Breast Augmentation Surgery | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Can you scuba dive with breast implants? Yes, after an appropriate recovery time, scuba diving after a breast augmentation surgery is safe. How do breast implants affect buoyancy? Do breast implants compress underwater?
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Exposing California’s Dirty Little Secret

Exposing California’s Dirty Little Secret | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Mile-long drift gillnets create a deadly trap for ocean wildlife. These nets, meant for swordfish and thresher sharks, form dangerous underwater walls that entangle iconic ocean marine life, preventin
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3 Health Tips For Aging Divers

3 Health Tips For Aging Divers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Look around dive boats these days and you'll see more than a touch of gray against that vast sea of blue. The generation that popularized our sport in the sixties and seventies is now a few decades older and still going strong, as evidenced by the fact that the average of DAN members is now 45, ...
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In Thailand the cost of overfishing is trafficked human beings

In Thailand the cost of overfishing is trafficked human beings | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Thailand has a long-standing problem with human trafficking. Migrants from Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos are conscripted into its seafood industry. A report out today from the Environmental Justice Foundation suggests that, despite increasing international pressure and Thai government attention, it's still happening. EJF found that industry operators are just working harder to avoid detection. One way...
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Camera lowered into deep ocean trench finds unexpected creatures

Camera lowered into deep ocean trench finds unexpected creatures | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists have taken their first look into the previously unexplored New Hebrides deep-sea trench in the Pacific Ocean. At the bottom of the trench — a depth of more than 23,000 feet (7,000...
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Kayaker Finds 110-Year-Old Ghost Ship in the Ohio River

Kayaker Finds 110-Year-Old Ghost Ship in the Ohio River | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The photos are cool, but what’s crazy is where it came from!
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SeaWorld Again Tries to Counter Bad Publicity by Going after Health and Safety Investigator

SeaWorld Again Tries to Counter Bad Publicity by Going after Health and Safety Investigator | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
SeaWorld’s attempt to shame and discredit a OSHA investigator seems like just another PR move.
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Indonesia creates largest manta sanctuary

Indonesia creates largest manta sanctuary | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Indonesia has established the largest manta ray sanctuary in the world. The government of Indonesia has outlawed fishing for manta rays in its terriorital waters. The move creates a 5.8 million sq mile sanctuary for manta rays
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Internet Slams Bindi Irwin For Siding With SeaWorld

Internet Slams Bindi Irwin For Siding With SeaWorld | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
After Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late wildlife expert Steve Irwin, announced a new partnership with SeaWorld on Good Morning America (with a pair of SeaWorld penguins in tow), she was met with an overwhelmingly negative response. Many people took to the internet to express their outrage regarding ...
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WOW---Bindi has caused a huge uprising!

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UnderwaterTimes.com | Researcher Unravels Mystery Of Sea Turtles' 'Lost Years

UnderwaterTimes.com | Researcher Unravels Mystery Of Sea Turtles' 'Lost Years | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Jeanette Wyneken, Ph
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She is right on!!!

She is right on!!! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Love Jerry King's cartoons!

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Rays In Danger!

Rays In Danger! | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Of the 1,041 species assessed, 107 rays and 74 sharks are classified as threatened.Widespread public awareness, media attention, and protection policies tend to focus on sharks, yet rays make up five out of the seven most threatened families of cartilaginous fishes.
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Scuba Diving - New Jersey & Long Island New York - dive Wreck Valley - Dive Sites - The Mud Hole Chart

Scuba Diving - New Jersey & Long Island New York - dive Wreck Valley - Dive Sites - The Mud Hole Chart | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Deep and dark, the Mud Hole is the Hudson River's channel from a time when the oceans were much lower. Today it collects all the silt and sediment that the river carries out to the sea, making it a very fertile fishing ground, frequented by pelagic fishes and large sharks.

With depths ranging from 130 to 200 ft and difficult diving conditions, most Mud Hole wrecks are beyond the capability of a typical recreational diver without specialized equipment and experience. Where river water mixes with seawater, suspended particles form a constant snow of sediment in a process known as flocculation. This results in very dark and turbid conditions, often with visibility measured in inches and total darkness at the bottom. In addition to this, most Mud Hole wrecks are heavily fished, and are covered with dangerous tangles of monofilament and fishing nets

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Great white shark's epic ocean trek

Great white shark's epic ocean trek | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A great white is about to make history as the first of its species to be seen crossing from one side of the Atlantic to the other.
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Warming Up After a Cold Dive

Warming Up After a Cold Dive | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Most dry suit and ice-diving courses will teach you how to combine dry suits and undergarments for optimum insulation during the dive. But once you reach the dive boat or the shore significant heat loss sets in, and you’ll need to get out of your dive gear and into normal clothes as quickly as possible.

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Seal entangled in dangerous netting escapes

Seal entangled in dangerous netting escapes | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Shetland News - Daily News magazine and first with information about what has been happening in the Shetland Islands
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Here's A Fact About Sharks And Humans That'll Stay With You Every Hour On The Hour Today

Here's A Fact About Sharks And Humans That'll Stay With You Every Hour On The Hour Today | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Jaw-dropping. (Get it?)
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9 Crazy-Looking Deep-Sea Creatures

9 Crazy-Looking Deep-Sea Creatures | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Out of sight should not mean out of mind when it comes to these very special fish deep down in the ocean.
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