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X-Ray Mag #33

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WW2 Warplane hauled from Lake Michigan

The Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber crashed into Lake Michigan in the 1940's.

The Dauntless was one of more than 100 military planes lost in Lake Michigan during World War II when naval pilots trained by landing on a pair of passenger liners turned into aircraft carriers, the Tribune reported.

A World War II-era bomber is to be put on display in a museum in New Orleans, salvage operators who raised the plane said.

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X-Ray Mag #32

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Wreckage of British destroyer found

Fourty-four sailors perished while another fourty-two were injured in the incident. The two ships managed to make their way to Greek island of Corfu for repairs. Nevertheless, the incident sparked off a diplomatic row at the time.

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Sperm whales arrange for babysitters

Sperm whales are one of the deepest diving whales on the planet and make dives of more than 2000ft below the ocean's surface lasting up to an hour while they search for the squid they feed on.

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Bluefin tuna trade ban is backed by science

Scientists estimate that the current spawning biomass is less than 15 per cent of what it once was before fishing began—meaning Atlantic bluefin tuna meets the criteria for a CITES Appendix I listing

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WWF: Sharks worth more alive than dead

"Shark tourism is a growing phenomenon but unfortunately shark populations are not," said WWF- Australia's Reef to Rangelands Policy Manager Nick Heath.

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WW1 submarine found in the Baltic

(Excerpts from Wikipedia) - E18 was dispatched to the Baltic as part of the British submarine flotilla in the Baltic.

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Ralph Hagen

The young Hagen would cut open paper grocery bags for drawing paper and draw until there wasn’t an inch of space left. In first grade, Hagen would turn over the handouts and draw before he had done the school work on the other side.

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Time to dive dry?

I’ve always been comfortable in the water, and happy as a puppy even under horrible weather conditions, simply because I dressed properly and warmly enough.

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Sharks pups survive on 'super livers'

While the use of the liver as an energy store and for buoyancy is well documented in adult sharks, this study provides the first evidence of a decline in liver mass of newborn sharks, from 20% of body weight at birth to 6% when they start to feed

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Whale curry

Asian Lunch, which says it sells 1,000-1,500 lunch boxes daily in Tokyo's business districts, will offer the meat once a week, starting Thursday with a South Asian-style keema curry.

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200-year-old schooner found in Lake Ontario

Jim Kennard and Dan Scoville told the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester, N.Y., that they discovered the ship while conducting a deep sonar survey of Lake Ontario. They used a remote operated vehicle equipped with a camera to take images of the wreck, which is located about 10 miles from Oak Orchard, Orleans County.

The men said they made the discovery in September, but waiting until December to announce the find. They have been unable to find a name for the wreck, but believe it dates to around the time of the War of 1812.

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Animal advocates celebrate historic shark fin ban

As of July 1st, the Hawaiian State Government has become the first in the world to ban the possession, distribution and sale of shark fins and its already sending ripples to the rest of the world.

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The Diabetes Controversy

In the mid-1970´s there was a diving accident in the UK. The diver in question developed a sudden onset of decompressions illness and died.

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U.S. Navy Shipwreck from War of 1812 to be excavated

The wreck which is one of the war's most significant artifacts was discovered nearly 30 years ago but after a limited, month-long excavation of the site east of Upper Marlboro in 1980, the wreck was reburied under four feet of mud and sediment to

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