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Gold treasure recovered from 1857 shipwreck to make debut

Gold treasure recovered from 1857 shipwreck to make debut | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
More than $50 million worth of gold bars, coins and dust that's been described as the greatest lost treasure in U.S. history is about to make its public debut in California after sitting at the bottom of the ocean for more than 150 years.
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Robots map largest underwater volcanic eruption in 100 years

Robots map largest underwater volcanic eruption in 100 years | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
High-resolution mapping of a 2012 underwater volcanic eruption just goes to show there’s a lot we don’t know about deep-sea volcanism.
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Divers find two centuries-old shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea

Two shipwrecks, including one possibly dating back to the 14th century, have been found at the bottom of the sea as part of a project to open a new maritime museum in Stockholm.
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Scientists Create Material That Could Allow Us to Breathe Underwater Without Air Tanks

Scientists Create Material That Could Allow Us to Breathe Underwater Without Air Tanks | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
The ability to breathe underwater without oxygen tanks is very likely to become a reality, thanks to a new material created by scientists from Denmark
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Wreck found by reporter may be last American slave ship, archaeologists say

Wreck found by reporter may be last American slave ship, archaeologists say | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
"This would be a story of world historical significance, if this is the Clotilda," said John Sledge, a senior historian with Mobile Historical Commission.
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A New Species of Giant Octopus Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight

A New Species of Giant Octopus Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Now that we’ve been properly introduced to the new “frilled giant octopus,” we’ll need to learn more about it to ensure its survival.
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Ancient Biblical city of Corinth destroyed by earthquake 1,400 years ago unearthed in underwater excavations - Strange Sounds

Ancient Biblical city of Corinth destroyed by earthquake 1,400 years ago unearthed in underwater excavations - Strange Sounds | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Ancient Biblical city of Corinth destroyed by earthquake 1,400 years ago unearthed in underwater excavations. Awesome video of the findings.
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Swarms of miniature robots could map the ocean floor

Swarms of miniature robots could map the ocean floor | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Teams from 13 countries have entered a global challenge to map the ocean floor.
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Ancient Shipwrecks Discovered in Alexandria’s Harbor - Archaeology Magazine

Ancient Shipwrecks Discovered in Alexandria’s Harbor - Archaeology Magazine | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
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I bet there is more to find.
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Discovery of world's oldest astrolabe confirmed: shipwreck hunter

Discovery of world's oldest astrolabe confirmed: shipwreck hunter | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
David Mearns found the bronze disc during a dive on a shipwreck off the coast of Oman
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Life Inside The Civil War's Most Dangerous Submarine

Life Inside The Civil War's Most Dangerous Submarine | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
After changing the course of warfare forever, the H.L. Hunley disappeared for a century before its fate was finally revealed.
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Young daredevils use dam slipway as 'waterslide' - 9News

Young daredevils use dam slipway as 'waterslide' - 9News | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
A local council has issued a safety warning after a series of videos showing young people bodyboardin
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This is an easy way to drown. Damns and spillways are dangerous objects to be in the water on or near. We know people who have died doing this. 
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Scientists caught the deepest fish in the ocean on camera over 5 miles below the surface — take a look

Scientists caught the deepest fish in the ocean on camera over 5 miles below the surface — take a look | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
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The case of the phantom tsunami: Why an Alaska buoy showed a big wave that wasn’t there

The case of the phantom tsunami: Why an Alaska buoy showed a big wave that wasn’t there | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Coastal Alaska residents desperate for information after Tuesday's earthquake turned to buoy 46410 and then to social media to warn of the 35-foot wave it seemed to predict.
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11 billion pieces of plastic bring disease threat to coral reefs

11 billion pieces of plastic bring disease threat to coral reefs | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Coral reefs in the Asia-Pacific have been deluged with an estimated 11.1 billion pieces of plastic waste, increasing the risk of coral disease more than 20-fold.
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Extremely Rare (and Peculiar) Fish Found Off Coast of Tasmania

Extremely Rare (and Peculiar) Fish Found Off Coast of Tasmania | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it

The new population could double the known numbers of these oddball creatures
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First 'ghost ship' of 2018 washes up in Japan

First 'ghost ship' of 2018 washes up in Japan | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Another ship bearing grim cargo has washed up on the shores of western Japan.
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Starfish suffering from mysterious syndrome return to West Coast [PHOTOS]

From 2013 to 2014, a rare syndrome hit the marine animals and because of that a large number of dead starfishes appeared in the coastal area.
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The explosive compound RDX helped make America a superpower. Now, it’s poisoning the nation’s water and soil

The explosive compound RDX helped make America a superpower. Now, it’s poisoning the nation’s water and soil | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Military Pollution — Boilerplate for ProPublica custom story projects.
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Five Surprising Ways Your Christmas Tree Can Give Back Long After the Holidays

Five Surprising Ways Your Christmas Tree Can Give Back Long After the Holidays | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Buying a real Christmas tree is already one of the best things you can do during the holiday season. Here’s how to make your choice even better.
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Not all pods and lakes need a pile of underwater Chirstmas trees. 
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Lost submarine from World War I found after 103-year search

Lost submarine from World War I found after 103-year search | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
One of World War I's biggest mysteries has been solved after a 103-year search for Australia's first submarine, the HMAS AE1, ended off Papua New Guinea.
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TREASURE MIRED IN DISTRUST

TREASURE MIRED IN DISTRUST | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
This story originally ran in the Palm Beach Post on May 28, 1995
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Treasure from the San Miguel d
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‘Diabolical’ mussels begin their march into Montana

‘Diabolical’ mussels begin their march into Montana | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Divisions between state and tribal agencies could keep the door open for a most unwelcome visitor.
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Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers find high bacteria levels at open-water swim venue

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers find high bacteria levels at open-water swim venue | ScubaObsessed | Scoop.it
Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers said on Wednesday that tests showed levels of E. Coli up to 20 times above the accepted limit and fecal coliform bacteria seven times higher than agreed at the planned venue for marathon swimming and triathlon. Organizers have vowed to improve the water quality to ensure…
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