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St. Vincent bans shark fin fishing and harvsting of parrot fish

Shark fin fishing, although not currently practiced in St.

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Wreck of WW2 British Submarine found off Malta

HMS Urge -- part of Britain's 10th Submarine Flotilla -- left the Mediterranean island of Malta on April 27, 1942 but never made it to its destination of the Egyptian port of Alexandria.

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A little good comes from Brit wreck diver's death

61 year-old Tim Saville was diving the wreck of the Titanic’s sister-ship. At the time of writing this article it is not known why Tim died.

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Social media uncovers two pygmy seahorse species new to Taiwan

For many researchers, keeping an eye on their subjects in the field isn’t easy. It takes time, effort and funds to keep track of the animals’ movements and behaviour.

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US WW2 destroyer deepest wreck ever found

The ship was most famous for her bold action in the Battle off Samar. The sacrifices of Johnston and her little escort carrier task unit "Taffy 3" helped stop a massive Japanese fleet from attacking vulnerable U.S.

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CCR Instructor charged - "he conspired to smuggle high-tech scuba gear"

The Department of Justice confirmed in a press release that the 55-year-old Floridian "was arrested based on an indictment charging him with conspiracy to violate and attempted violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA

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Are UK diving fatalities rising? BSAC presents its 2018 Incident Report

Professor Clare Peddie recently took over Brian Cumming who used to produce the incident report. She opened her talk at the DOC by thanking him for his exemplary service.

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A historical safety resource

This safety report from the British Sub Aqua Club dates back to at least 1964, making it the oldest diving incident report in the world.

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Study reveals crabs' spatial learning skills

Many studies about spatial learning in animals have focused on land animals, and less so in marine animals, possibly due to the difficulty in following them around.

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Diveheart helps hearing-impaired kids dive at Perhentian Islands

Text by Majidah Hashim
Photos courtesy of Kids Scuba Malaysia

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Wrecks of two WW2 Japanese Aircraft Carriers found

This month's discoveries came after weeks of searching by crew members based on the research vessel Petrel. The vessel is owned by Vulcan Inc, a company created by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

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"Every shipwreck we find reminds us all of the ultimate sacrifice made by those who served their countries," said Robert Kraft, Vulcan Inc.'s director of undersea operations, in a press release.
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UK to Sharm el Sheikh flights are back!

The FCO now "no longer advises against all but essential travel by air to / from Sharm el-Sheikh."

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Tributes are paid to Dr Fiona Sharp

A report on social media stated that the 55-year-old diver was ascending from a 91.5 mt / 300 ft solo rebreather dive in Bonaire, and was found unresponsive on the reef at 24 mt / 80 ft with the loop out of her mouth.

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A Dandy

Always smartly dressed in bright colours, her outfits matched her personality, a bright light and a true force of nature. Nicky Finn, AP Diving

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Fiona was always like a storm blowing through in the best possible ways. Lee Ann Hires, Dive Rite

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She was just a bundle of untamed energy. Lars Bosman

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Hollis Rebreathers now have CE approval

The Utah, USA based manufacturer confirmed on social media that both the front mounted counterlung and back mounted counterlung variants passed all tests in accordance with EN 14143:2013.

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Coral disease triggers partial closure of Cozumel Marine Park

Text by Steve Rosenberg
FIle photos by Larry Cohen and Olga Torrey

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Ocean Reef GSM Mercury

OCEAN REEF has launched a new ultrasonic digital communication unit. 'GSM Mercury' has a 40 mt / 131 ft depth rating, a range of 250 mt / 820 ft and it is compatible with all previous OCEAN REEF and competitor units on the same frequency.

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