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China’s demand for captured cetaceans is cause for concern

In China, whale shows are proliferating at new marine parks, driving demand for threatened species.

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Meanwhile in Russia...

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Blue Whales rely on memory to find food

The blue whale is the largest known creature to ever inhabit the Earth but up until very recently, almost nothing was known about its mating and migration routes.

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We think that blue whales have evolved to use historical migration routes and timing that put them in proximity to the most predictably high production feeding areas and then make minor adjustments based on local conditions,”

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Queensland ordered to suspend controversial shark control program

The decision has come after Humane Society International (HSI) earlier this year launched a challenge to the shark control program run by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

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Review of the OrcaTorch D570

This can be really disappointing and sometimes happens to me when guiding customers or diving with buddies who are not accustomed to our marine life.

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Maya Cenotes: Light, Shapes & Reflections

This huge karst system of underground caves and rivers has a combined length of about 350km and consists of around 7,000 cenotes.

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Read the manual more than once

When you get a new piece of kit, say a camera, read the manual thoroughly with the camera in hand. Then, read it again while familiarising yourself with all the knobs and buttons, and going through all the settings in the menus.

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Second nature

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Large piece of iceberg in Antarctica to break off any day now

A large chunk of iceberg in the Antarctic, twice the size of New York City, is due to break away any time soon.

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Malta to regulate wreck diving with new laws aimed at protecting underwater heritage

Besides protecting such sites, the new system is expected to offer local diving schools the opportunity to register with Heritage Malta, against a fee, in order to be able to take divers down to the listed zones.

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Choosing a BCD: Solutions for the Slight

The chief health and safety inspector who conducted the investigation into the death was quoted as saying: "… the ill-fitted equipment compromised the victim's ability to try and breathe when her air supply ran out.

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Komodo Island may close for one year because people keep stealing the dragons

According to Indonesia's Tempo newspaper, the government will temporarily close the popular tourist attraction in January 2020. The news comes after police busted a ring of lizard smugglers last month that were going to sell 41 Komodo Dragons.

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Galápagos home to as many as 53 invasive species

Until now, scientists believed that there were just five invasive species living on Galápagos Islands. However, a study published in the Aquatic Invasions journal has now upped the number to 53.

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Freediver Ant Williams breaks world record for deepest dive under ice

Now Williams has conducted a successful dive to 70mt / 229.6ft in a remote location in northern Norway. Williams confirmed that the Guinness World Records observed the dive and that he found it tough.

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Mares Product Recall

The inflator is made by Ferplast and the recall only relates to products that have been fitted with the new type of Ferplast inflator.

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#PforPlastic

The hand signal is being used to alert a buddy that you have spotted some rubbish and wish to pick it up.

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Warmer waters in Ontario lakes messes with lake trout's diet

According to a new study, climate change is giving rise to changes in the diets of fishes in Ontario lakes, thereby altering the food webs there.

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Wreck of WWII aircraft carrier USS Wasp found

On 14 January 2019, the wreck of USS Wasp was located by the research vessel Petrel. The carrier sits upright in 4,345 meters (14,255 feet) of water, though parts of the hull appear to have split.

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