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Huge Motivation! World Record in World Championships heats!

Huge Motivation! World Record in World Championships heats! | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Matt Malina breaks Freediving World Record. How important was healthy motivation in achieving it? Discover Freediving with Limitless school!
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Canada Gives BP Okay to Explore in Marine Conservation Area

Canada Gives BP Okay to Explore in Marine Conservation Area | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
How protected is a marine refuge, really, if oil drilling is allowed?
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When Rubber Hits the Road—and Washes Away

When Rubber Hits the Road—and Washes Away | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A stealthy source of pollution leaves the highway in astonishing amounts and heads to sea, toxic chemicals and all.
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Scientists uncover billions of gallons of hidden freshwater off Hawai'i

Scientists uncover billions of gallons of hidden freshwater off Hawai'i | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered close to a trillion gallons of freshwater hiding off Hawai'i's coast using a new imaging method.
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Fukushima’s Radioactive Wastewater Dilemma

Fukushima’s Radioactive Wastewater Dilemma | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
What to do with hundreds of thousands of tonnes of contaminated water?
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Sipekne’katik First Nation suspends lobster fishery after endangered whales spotted | Globalnews.ca

Sipekne’katik First Nation suspends lobster fishery after endangered whales spotted | Globalnews.ca | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
In a news release issued Wednesday, Chief Mike Sack says band council took the action "with conservation as our foremost concern."
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Teeth reportedly stolen from carcass of sperm whale stranded on Bali beach | Coconuts Bali

Teeth reportedly stolen from carcass of sperm whale stranded on Bali beach | Coconuts Bali | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Thieves may have gotten to the carcass of a sperm whale that recently washed ashore on a Bali beach first, after officials reported all of its teeth missing and pointed to a lack of awareness among the public about the protected specie
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‘It would be nice not to be villainised for once’: Investigation finds no other headless seals in Kerry

‘It would be nice not to be villainised for once’: Investigation finds no other headless seals in Kerry | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
An investigation by the National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) has found no further seal carcasses in Kerry after reports of two headless seal
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More than 100 pilot whales - plus dolphins - die in a beaching on New Zealand islands | Daily

More than 100 pilot whales - plus dolphins - die in a beaching on New Zealand islands | Daily | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The isolated Chathm Islands east of New Zealand were the site of a beach stranding of more than 100 pilot whales and bottlenose dolphins.
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At Sea and in Court, the Fight to Save the World’s Rarest Whales Intensifies –

At Sea and in Court, the Fight to Save the World’s Rarest Whales Intensifies – | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
“The next five years are critical.”
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Alexey Molchanov Sets New AIDA Constant Weight Bi-Fins World Record

Alexey Molchanov Sets New AIDA Constant Weight Bi-Fins World Record | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Russian Freediver Alexey Molchanov has set a new AIDA men's world record in the Constant Weight with Bifins discipline with a 113m / 371ft dive.
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WWII Wrecks - a Toxic Legacy?

WWII Wrecks - a Toxic Legacy? | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
As I give the ‘ok’ sign to my buddy and prepare to roll over the side, I catch sight of a hazy sheen on the water beneath me and smell the distinct scent of oil. […]
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First Cut in Golden Ray Salvage Progresses Through Keel –

First Cut in Golden Ray Salvage Progresses Through Keel – | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Responders are continuing with the first cut in the salvage of the Golden Ray car carrier in St. Simons Sound, Georgia, the St. Simons Sound Incident Command said Wednesda
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Shark Bites Scientist's Leg During Expedition Studying Sperm Whales

Shark Bites Scientist's Leg During Expedition Studying Sperm Whales | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The tiger shark responsible likely measured over 13 feet in length.
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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fun, Fungie

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fun, Fungie | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A longtime resident of the Irish harbor of Dingle, Fungie the dolphin has likely left this world for good.
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The Twilight Zone as a Major Foraging Habitat and Mercury Source for the Great White Shark | Environmental Science & Technology

The Twilight Zone as a Major Foraging Habitat and Mercury Source for the Great White Shark | Environmental Science & Technology | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
The twilight zone contains the largest biomass of the world’s ocean. Identifying its role in the trophic supply and contaminant exposure of marine megafauna constitutes a critical challenge in the context of global change. The white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is a threatened species with some of the highest concentrations of neurotoxin methylmercury (MeHg) among marine top predators. Large white sharks migrate seasonally from coastal habitats, where they primarily forage on pinnipeds, to oceanic offshore habitats. Tagging studies suggest that while offshore, white sharks may forage at depth on mesopelagic species, yet no biochemical evidence exists. Here, we used mercury isotopic composition to assess the dietary origin of MeHg contamination in white sharks from the Northeast Pacific Ocean. We estimated that a minimum of 72% of the MeHg accumulated by white sharks originates from the consumption of mesopelagic prey, while a maximum of 25% derives from pinnipeds. In addition to highlighting the potential of mercury isotopes to decipher the complex ecological cycle of marine predators, our study provides evidence that the twilight zone constitutes a crucial foraging habitat for these large predators, which had been suspected for over a decade. Climate change is predicted to expand the production of mesopelagic MeHg and modify the mesopelagic biomass globally. Considering the pivotal role of the twilight zone is therefore essential to better predict both MeHg exposure and trophic supply to white sharks, and effectively protect these key vulnerable predators.
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Union gunboats didn't just attack rebel military sites – they went after civilian property, too

Union gunboats didn't just attack rebel military sites – they went after civilian property, too | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
A new look at detailed data about Civil War skirmishes along the Mississippi River reveals another key to the Union's victory.
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Stunning pictures show seals at Horsey and Winterton

Stunning pictures show seals at Horsey and Winterton | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Long-lens photos of seal pups and their mothers have provided a stark reminder of exactly what visitors could be jeopardising if they get too close.
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Fisherman recounts discovering whale in Alabama's Mobile Bay

Fisherman recounts discovering whale in Alabama's Mobile Bay | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Dauphin Island Sea Lab had to euthanize the whale Wednesday.
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New research shows even small ships pose deadly threat to North American right whales - Dal News - Dalhousie University

New research shows even small ships pose deadly threat to North American right whales - Dal News - Dalhousie University | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Dal researchers have developed a new model that shows small vessels can cause lethal injuries in North Atlantic right whales, while large ships can kill even at slow speeds.
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What do fish eat? | Waterline | yoursun.com

What do fish eat? | Waterline | yoursun.com | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Think about your favorite fish to catch. Any species at all, from snook to tiger sharks. Now, what does that fish eat? I didn’t ask what you use for bait.
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Dealing with Ghosts - Halloween with a Twist

Dealing with Ghosts - Halloween with a Twist | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Today, on Halloween; the time of year when children dress up as ghosts and in other costumes. But when I dress up to deal with ghosts it involves dry suits, BCDs, regulators, and other scuba […]
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New UK Fisheries Act turns back the clock on sustainable fisheries

New UK Fisheries Act turns back the clock on sustainable fisheries | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Oceana regrets that the Fisheries Bill, which has today received Royal Assent making it the Fisheries Act, fails to include a legal duty to fish sustainably, below Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY), for all stocks. The Fisheries Bill originally offered hope of a new gold standard for fisheries management in the UK, which could have served as an example across the globe. It could
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Freediver gets the fright of his life after spotting a giant saltwater crocodile on the ocean floor | Daily

Freediver gets the fright of his life after spotting a giant saltwater crocodile on the ocean floor | Daily | Soggy Science | Scoop.it
Chris Burnham had a wild experience sharing the water with the giant reptile swimming off the coast of Arnhem Land on October 26.
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