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X-Ray Mag #89

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Lizard dives with an 'air tank'

The Water anole (Anolis aquaticus) seem to be able to breathe underwater by using a bubble of air trapped on their nose.

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Fish get anxious in murky water

Human activity has caused suspended sediment concentrations in tropical coastal waters to increase substantially over the past few decades.

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Satellite tracking yield info about resident fin whales in Gulf of California

Thanks to satellite tracking, researchers were able to find out more about a population of fin whales that have been living in the Gulf of California all year round, an unusual behavioural trait since this species is known to migrate great distanc

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Dive Rite CX1 Light

The CX1 is a powerful, compact, handheld dive light that is great for the travelling diver, and a good backup for tech divers.

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Japan to resume whale hunt

Japans announcement that it is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whale hunting next year, have sparked swift condemnation from other governments and conservation groups.

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How I Got The Shot: Backstories on Our Contributors’ Favorite Picks

Amanda Cotton

— Humpback Whale Calf, Vavau, Tonga

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A third Massachusetts town to ban balloon releases?

On Wednesday 2 January 2019 the Board of Selectmen agreed that Orleans residents would have the opportunity to discuss the proposed bylaw at a public hearing.

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NDAC announces new diving attraction

The Chepstow dive site took delivery of a decommissioned Hyperbaric Chamber on Friday 4 January 2019.

We understand that the ex-DDRC Healthcare chamber will be sunk in approximately 30 mt / 100 ft of fresh water.

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Thoughtful Sharks

Long term study of the behaviour of individual sharks has shown that they are not just acting on instinct. Not only are they thinking and highly intelligent—they are likely conscious too.

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The Elm Tree Hotel marks New Year with Balloon Release

The hotel obviously prides itself in providing a personal service for guests, ie a complimentary bottle of Prosecco for a landmark birthday. However it missed the mark on New Year's Eve.

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Ingesting balloons can cause a slow death to wild birds and mammals as well as farm animals, horses and marine life. Adam Grogan, RSPCA

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Last Call for Photography Competition

must be submitted by Friday 4 January 2019 (midnight GMT) because judging will be taking place from Sun

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World's First Plastic-free Flight Takes off

In a first for the airline industry, Portuguese airline Hi Fly made the first-ever jet-age passenger flight without a single-use plastic item on board.

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THE WOES OF CARRY- ON

Recent moves by Virgin Australia and Qantas to limit carry-on baggage to 7kg on domestic flights illustrates an on-going and concerning trend; the inconsistency of carry-on baggage allowances.

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