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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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Get ready for the 2014 dive season

Get ready for the 2014 dive season | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The 2014 dive season is underway and if you aren’t ready to grab your dive bag and head off for your next exotic location, what are you waiting for?  Before
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Deeper-Living Fish Have More Mercury - Blue Ocean Institute

Deeper-Living Fish Have More Mercury - Blue Ocean Institute | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
How is mercury in fish related to the depth they live at? This is the question a few marine scientists at the University of Hawaii started asking back in 2
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Desert whale graveyard mystery solved

Desert whale graveyard mystery solved | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Scientists think they have figured out how a trove of ancient marine mammal fossils ended up in a Chilean desert 40 metres above sea level.
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A cool 34° plunge into Lake Erie

A cool 34° plunge into Lake Erie | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
COLCHESTER, Ontario — This small village on the northern shore of Lake Erie is billed as the “Walleye Capital of Canada.” Wineries dot the landscape and shipwrecks litter the lake bed. Residents here are used to a diversity of visitors. But even ice
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Why YOU Should Go Tech

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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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