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Why Sidemount is My True DIR Diving Option

Ever since I can remember, two distinct parameters have pretty much ruled my entire learning life: common sense, and justifying anything that was being “fed” to me.

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Oceanographer Robert Ballard is searching for lost aviator Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was attempting to become the first woman to fly around the world  in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, when Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.&nb

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River dolphin offers clues to marine mammal communication

“We found that they do interact socially and are making more sounds than previously thought,” said Laura May Collado, a biologist at the University of Vermont and co-author of the study, which was published in the journal PeerJ.

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Dolphins form friendships

Bottlenose dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) in Florida were studied by a group of scientists of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University.

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Jens Umbach Portfolio

"We know more about the dark side of the moon than we know about the depths of the oceans, and so it is a perfect hunting ground for one’s imagination."
—Jens Umbach"

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What do white sharks make of divers in cages?

In a study, which monitored the surface behavior of white sharks during cage-diving activities around Guadalupe Island in Mexico, researchers observed a variety of behaviors as well as the role of an individual shark’s length and maturity on wheth

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World's largest stingray travels far

One pregnant female was recorded to have traveled 200km from Tofo to Bazaruto Archipelago and back—a total round-trip of 400km.

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Ultrasound scanning of wild reef manta rays

The team of researchers is studying reef manta rays in the Maldives in south Asia, where the largest populations are found.

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NOAA to present Florida Keys draft restoration plan

The ongoing outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease in the Florida Reef Tract began in 2014 and continues to spread. It is highly active off Key West, Florida and appears to be expanding to the Caribbean region.

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The plan, known as the Restoration Blueprint, seeks to address long-term declines to the Florida Keys’ marine resources as well as ongoing and emerging threats due to increased use and changing ocean conditions.

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Thin enamel? No problem for crocs

Crocodiles, which regularly chomp down on prey like turtles, wildebeest and other large animals, have very powerful bites.

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Mark Adlington Portfolio

"I am endlessly amazed by wild animals, and have infinite patience when it comes to looking for or observing them . . .

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Underwater Model Photography

Some may wonder where the sense is in making a human being the main subject of an underwater image, whilst the underwater flora and fauna have so much beauty to offer.

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Pollution may be keeping invasive fish out of Great Lakes

Since their accidental release in North America in the 1970s, silver carp have expanded their range in the Mississippi River Basin and have been moving northwards towards Lake Michigan.

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X-Ray Mag #93

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Split spawning can give coral reefs a second chance

When investigating whether corals that split their spawning over multiple months are more successful at spreading their offspring across different reefs, researchers discovered that split spawning can indeed improve the coral reef's resilience.

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Blue sharks ride the waves to get fed

The scientists, whose findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, moni­tored over a dozen blue sharks, which they tagged off the northeastern coast of the United States, for nine month.

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