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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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The Year of the Shark 2019 Ends

As The Year of the Shark 2019 draws to a close, we look out across the planetary oceans to learn the plight of sharks, after a year of spreading the word about their desperately needed protection.

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UK sees record sightings of whales, dolphins and seals

The Wildlife Trusts, which comprises 46 individual wildlife trusts around the country, reports record numbers of more than 800 sightings of whales, dolphins and seals in the waters of the United Kingdom in 2019.

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Hungry humpbacks get sneaky on speedy fish

Lunge-feeding humpback whales plunge into dense schools of small fish to feed on them. However, these small fish tend to be pretty fast. So, just how do huge whales sneak up on such speedy prey if they are as huge and overbearing as a ...

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Exposure, Contrast & Curves

So, what is exposure? In photography, exposure is the amount of light that reaches your camera’s digital sensor, as determined by shutter speed, lens aperture and scene luminance.

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How shark skin resists infection

For the study, an international team led by researchers at KAUST's Red Sea Research Center collected a total of 88 mucus samples from the back and gill skins with lesions as well as from healthy skins of 44 wild-caught blacktip reef sharks caught

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X-Ray Mag #95

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Offshore coral reefs are healthier

Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the Centro de Investigaciones Marinas—Universidad de La Habana (CIM-UH) have discovered that offshore coral reefs that are also protected tend to be healthier than nearshore ones

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Massive Roman shipwreck discovered in Mediterranean

Greek archaeologists have discovered the remains of a massive Roman vessel believed to be the largest classical shipwreck found in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Stolen: Shearwater Teric Dive Computer

The serial number on the black watch style computer is .

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Light Monkey BAF Diver Strobe

Who can forget Custom Divers TDB wing system - officially "the technical buoyancy wing" - and affectionately called "the dog's bollocks".

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Land of the Sumps: Cave Exploration in the Cerro Rabón

Together with Katie Graham and Gilly Elor, we made use of some spare time we had and took the scenic tour to Huautla along the slopes of the picturesque Santo Domingo Canyon, home to several of the world’s deepest and longest cave systems (Sistema

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Wreck of Famed WWI Heavy Cruiser SMS Scharnhorst Discovered off Falklands

The wreck of the German battlecruiser SMS Scharnhorst, sunk by the Royal Navy during the First World War with the loss of all her crew and Admiral Graf von Spee has been found in the South Atlantic.

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Sixth-century shipwreck discovered off Cyprus

The survey was carried out by staff from the University of Southampton, Centre for Maritime Archaeology, as part of the Ancient Akrotiri Project, an ongoing collaborative research project on the peninsula conducted since 2015 and led by the Univer

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For the Love of Diving: Interview with Marissa Eckert

"Well, I would definitely say that diving is my life. I feel excited and happy to get up every day and go to work. I love what I do. I actually do not really feel that it is work . . .

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Shark Fishing: Can commercial shark fishing be sustainable?

Shark fins are among the most expensive seafood products. The total declared value of the world trade in shark products is close to US$1 billion per year and it is associated with much illegal activity, including murder.

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