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Franz Brümmer to receive EUF Lavanchy Award At Boot 2020

The is presented annually to an individual whom EUF members feel "has ma

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Following the presentation on the main stage at Boot 2020 Franz Brümmer gave this

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You've 15 days (and counting) to apply to be a DAN Research Intern

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How to apply

To apply for the internship, candidates should submit:

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48 hours to apply for 2020 OWUSS Rolex Scholarships

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Each year, a Rolex scholar is selected from North America, Europe and Australasia and they get to work with leaders in marine-related fields.

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Enjoy eclectic style and SCUBA at newly launched Ocean Treasure hotel

The Floridian located 'Ocean Treasure Beachside Suites' is the latest creation of dedicated diver Woody Alpern.

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Selective fishing of larger parrotfish lets algae flourish

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara have discovered that when fishermen selectively catch large and medium-sized parrotfish at coral reefs facing decline due to climate change, algae has a be

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Time to apply for the 2020 DAN / Hamilton Research Grant

At the time of the announcement, the grant was scheduled to run until 2020. It is not known if this is the last time this grant will be issued.

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Previous Recipients

2016 - Unknown
2017 - Dr Virginie Papadopoulou
2018 - Daniel Popa, MD, PhD
2019 - Dr Jens-Christian Meiners

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2020 kicks off with two separate cave diving fatalities

British Fatality

The Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) reported the first incident on social media. The fatality occurred on Saturday 4 January 2020 at Casterton Fell, near Kirby Lonsdale, England.

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Polish Fatality

The second incident occurred on Monday 6 January 2020 in Cassis, France. Cassis is located about 30km (18.5 miles) southeast of Marseille on the Mediterranean coast.

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BOLO: Scuba equipment stolen in California

The California dive centre has stated on social media that the thief was dressed in a hoodie and wore a baseball cap with a checkered brim and Converse trainers.

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If you should come across any of the above items, or have knowledge of the robbery, please contact San Diego Divers.

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Commercial fishing banned in Yangtze River for 10 years

The Chinese government has imposed a 10-year commercial fishing ban in the Yangtze River to combat "across-the-board" declines in the populations of rare species like the Chinese sturgeon.

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Grab your free 'Mike Scott' novel now!

Mike Scott is an international photojournalist who finds sun, sand and scuba diving adventures around the world. Whilst he is not a Government or Federal Agent, he does seem to be a bit of a James Bond.

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Mike Scott Thrillers

To date Eric Douglas has written ten Mike Scott Novels.

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Palau has banned sunscreens harmful to coral reefs

Sunscreens and lLotions that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate, two chemicals believed to cause damage to coral reefs, are no longer allowed to be worn or sold in the country.

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Chicago Dive and Travel Show (OWU) 2020 cancelled

Jim Gentile, president of Our World Underwater, has informed us that he has regrettably been forced to cancel the 2020 OWU show.

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Diving Docs warn using SCUBA when freediving can be fatal

The Australian authors - Dr Neil Banham (lead) and Dr John Lippmann - reported that a 26 year-old healthy male freediver dived to 10 m / 32.8 ft where he met a friend who was diving on scuba.

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Did sky lanterns cause the fatal Ape House fire?

Gerd Hoppmann, the city’s head of criminal police stated that it is likely the fire was caused by Chinese sky lanterns.

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"It was clear that we couldn’t save anything on the building. However, we protected the kangaroo house and were able to limit the fire," stated Kai Gunther, operations manager of the Krefeld fire department.

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