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Tagged Mako Shark Takes Amazing 13,000 Mile Journey

I just read this interesting story about a Mako shark that was tracked 13,000 miles. The shark was named Hell’s Bells. He or maybe she was tagged in May 2015 off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland. In 600 days he traveled halfway around the planet. It is the longest track ever in the Atlantic […]

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Diving Isle Royale

I was just reading about Isle Royale. Isle Royale is a remote Island in the middle of Lake Superior. It is part of the U.S. National Park Service. It offers some amazing scuba diving. There are numerous shipwrecks in the area-all protected by the park service. The area is open from April 16 to October […]

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Rare Green Sea Turles Found Dead

It is being reported that 15 dead green sea turtles washed ashore this past December on Texas’s South Padre Island at Boca Chica Beach and Isla Blanca Beach. About 100 to 150 dead sea turtles are found in the South Padre Island, Laguna Madre and Boca Chica Beach area every year. To find 15, over […]

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Artificial light may alter underwater ecosystems

Light from harbours, ships and offshore structures such as oil rigs may be disrupting the lives of marine worms, barnacles, and corals, preventing their wayfaring larvae from finding suitable habitats in which to settle down, according to a new study.

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Which dives in Dahab are better than the Blue Hole?

Dahab, on the Eygptian Sinai peninsular in the Red Sea, has some very good diving. It is most famous for its Canyon and Blue Hole dive sites, but it has many others – some arguably better than these the most well known dives.

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The Reef: A Passionate History: The Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to Climate Change

Stretching 1,400 miles along the Australian coast and visible from space, the Great Barrier Reef is home to three thousand individual reefs, more than nine hundred islands, and thousands of marine species, and has alternately been viewed as a deadly ma…

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Goodbye to sunburn

Sunburn can ruin a scuba diving holiday, but you could soon tell when to cover up thanks to an early warning sunburn indicator, developed by Queen’s University Belfast.

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Looking for dive buddy in Jeddah

Looking for a dive buddy here in Jeddah. I’m a certified DM and dive every Friday, if any one is interested please let me know, I have logged over 130 dives in the Red Sea here in Jeddah

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Ocean bacteria pumped-up by dying plankton

Surprising new short-circuit to the biological pump: dying phytoplankton release chemicals with a steroid-like effect on marine bacteria.

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Lotus leaves inspire oil-spill cleaning net

Oil catching coatings, inspired in part by lotus leaves, could aid the clean up of ocean oil spills

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US govt sued over turtles snared in shrimp nets

Tens of thousands of endangered turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleges, filing a lawsuit Wednesday against the government.

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North sea cod stocks bounce back, analysis shows

The fish that was once one of the most disastrous examples of overfishing could be certified as sustainable within five years, according to new research

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Captain deliberately sank illegal fishing vessel, claim Sea Shepherd rescuers

Conservationist group�s four-month pursuit of Thunder ended off west Africa, with the captain cheering and applauding as the boat went down, say rescue crew

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What’s next in the fight against illegal fishing?

The political and industry support is already there, but what systems are being put in place to make sure countries can be more effective against illegal fishing in the future?

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Male dolphins form complex alliances when trying to control females

Outside of humans, the most complex alliances known are found in a population of bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops cf. aduncus, in Shark Bay, Western Australia.

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