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Alert Diver | South Africa: Predator’s Paradise

South Africa is well known for its terrestrial big five, the iconic game found in the country's savannah that include the lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhino. Yet just offshore swim equally compelling marine predators, most notably, of course, the great white shark. In addition there are many other shark species, megapods of dolphin, various species of whales, flocks of penguins and a huge diversity of other marine life — all within a few hours' drive of each other. - See more at: http://www.alertdiver.com/SouthAfrica#sthash.1Q45zOsE.dpuf

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CDFW Officers Snag Diver off Catalina Island

CDFW Officers Snag Diver off Catalina Island | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers cited a 46-year-old Ventura County man for using rubbing alcohol to force fish out of rocks and capturing them to sell. The diver was cite...
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An Ancient City Is Discovered Underwater. What They Found Will Change History Forever

An Ancient City Is Discovered Underwater. What They Found Will Change History Forever | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The ancient city of Heracleion is discovered and the findings could change the history books. And it was discovered while looking for something else.
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Ugly Critters: The Bizarre, Weird and Wild

Ugly Critters: The Bizarre, Weird and Wild | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Hard to spot and even harder to look away from, creatures like the tasseled anglerfish, stargazer, red-lipped batfish and reef stonefish are among the most unsightly species in the underwater world.
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Species: 7 Parrotfish Facts

Species: 7 Parrotfish Facts | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
From the secret lives of parrotfish - find out where that perfect white-sand beach really comes from (and more interesting facts about this tropical reef fish).
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MIDWAY : This film should be seen by the entire world !

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This is a powerful video. We all have to step up and be responsible. It starts with one individual that is you! 

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Hong Kong Kids’ Aerial Art Encourages the Public to Respect Sharks

Hong Kong Kids’ Aerial Art Encourages the Public to Respect Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Each year, up to 73 million sharks are killed for their fins. Most end up in shark fin soup, a delicacy in both Hong Kong and Mainland China.  However, the last few years have seen a sea change in Hong Kong’s attitude toward shark finning—and an event early this month demonstrated how far the island territory has come.

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Calls to stop overfishing tuna in the Pacific

Calls to stop overfishing tuna in the Pacific | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Environmentalists will call for no new fishing vessels in the Pacific region and sharp cuts to tuna catches at a meeting in Cairns.
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Dolphin Rescue Hawaii.mp4

Dolphin entangled with fishing line rescued by divers in Kona Hawaii Update: I learned that the hook and all line were removed after I spoke with the diver. ...
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New Caledonia Expedition: Diving in a Place Where the Fish Have Never Seen Divers

New Caledonia Expedition: Diving in a Place Where the Fish Have Never Seen Divers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Sometimes it is hard to tell who is more surprised, us or the fish. Every time we jump in the water, we are immediately surrounded by a swarm of curious reef sharks.
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Understanding rip currents (ScienceAlert)

Understanding rip currents (ScienceAlert) | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Rip currents cause more human fatalities per year than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks.
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China to recover ancient shipwreck's treasures

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China is to start removing treasures from its greatest ever marine archaeological discovery, six years after the wreck was raised from the seabed in a giant metal box, reports said Friday.

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Alert Diver | The Evolution of a Shipwreck

Alert Diver | The Evolution of a Shipwreck | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

What happens when 9,000 tons of steel hit a sandy bottom less than a mile from a coral reef in the nation's preeminent marine sanctuary? There's a high probability of a world-class dive site, which will enhance tourism. But what about all the fish and invertebrates that make the wreck their home? Where do they come from? Does the wreck alter the concentration of native marine life on nearby natural reefs? Are the fish on a wreck congregated and therefore easier to catch? Important questions such as these are central to any discussion of the liabilities and benefits of artificial reefs.

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Alert Diver | Swim Training for Scuba Divers

Alert Diver | Swim Training for Scuba Divers | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi once said, "Fatigue makes cowards of us all." When we're scuba diving, fatigue can do more than make cowards of us: It can endanger us. Swimming and fitness training will help ensure you are safe in the water and able to enjoy your diving experience.

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Robotic sea turtle will dive to explore ship wrecks

Robotic sea turtle will dive to explore ship wrecks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The robot uses sea turtle-inspired propulsion to navigate the tight spaces of underwater archaeological sites.
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Survival 'expectation low' for pilot whales stranded in Florida's Everglades park

Survival 'expectation low' for pilot whales stranded in Florida's Everglades park | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The outlook for dozens of short-finned pilot whales stranded in shallow water off Florida's Everglades National Park "does not look good," wildlife officials said Wednesday.
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Dolphin slaughter in Peru

Dolphin slaughter in Peru | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
As many as 15,000 dolphins are killed each year in Peru, an investigation by conservation charities has revealed. In shocking images and video, the dolphins are butchered - only to be used as shark bait in the shark fishing industry.
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How do you figure out how much plastic is in the ocean? | Deep Sea News

How do you figure out how much plastic is in the ocean? | Deep Sea News | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Nobody ever told me that becoming a marine biologist would involve spending four years figuring out how to count. Because, seriously, how hard can counting be?
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Kayak fisherman dies after shark attack off South Maui - Pete Thomas Outdoors

Kayak fisherman dies after shark attack off South Maui - Pete Thomas Outdoors | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
A kayak fisherman died Monday after being bitten by a shark beyond Makena on South Maui, Hawaii. The identity of the male victim was not released as of Monday afternoon, according to Hawaii News Now and other reports.
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Divers Guide To Marine Life: Sharks

Divers Guide To Marine Life: Sharks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Divers love to see sharks, but we forget that part of what makes sharks so amazing is often in the details. Find out everything you want to know about these apex predators here!
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A daring dive into the wild blue off Costa Rica

A daring dive into the wild blue off Costa Rica | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
The scent of diesel, rusting anchors and fish slurry hung in the humid air of the harbor.
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World Record: Scuba Diving in 100+ Countries

World Record: Scuba Diving in 100+ Countries | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
For most people, diving in a dozen countries is a feat worth bragging about. But what if you hit the 100-country mark? Furthermore, what if you claimed the World Record for scuba diving in the most countries?
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Ocean mystery: Disease kills millions of Starfish - Video on NBCNews.com

Ocean mystery: Disease kills millions of Starfish - Video on NBCNews.com | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: Top researchers go on a fact-finding mission to figure out why the millions of Starfish are dying at an alarming rate on the West Coast, including Washington and all along the coast of California.
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16 Can't-Miss Purpose-Sunk Wrecks

16 Can't-Miss Purpose-Sunk Wrecks | All about water, the oceans, environmental issues | Scoop.it
There's No better way to spice up A dive destination than by adding a new wreck.
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