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Controversy swirls around aquarium collecting fish from Blue Heron Bridge Photo

Controversy swirls around aquarium collecting fish from Blue Heron Bridge

The Blue Heron Bridge dive site in South Florida is a well loved dive site for divers and underwater photographers alike due to its numerous species and shallow depths. However, it is also a constant target of hobbyist and professional tropical fish collectors - sometimes illegally, but often legally. The issue bubbled to the surface this weekend when a Galveston, Texas-based aquarium, Moody Gardens, employed three professional tropical fish collectors to remove dozens of species from the famous dive site.

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Microplastics found in river prove they are not just an ocean problem Photo

Microplastics found in river prove they are not just an ocean problem

During a unique expedition project, German professor Andreas Fath collected water samples throughout the length of the 652-mile long Tennessee River. What he found was alarming - sections of the river contained 12,000 - 18,000 plastic particles per cubic meter. In contrast, samples he had taken in Germany’s Rhine River contained only 200 plastic particles per cubic meter. Long thought to be a problem relating to ocean pollution, micro plastics have invaded intercoastal waterways as well.

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People are opting for their remains to be used in building artificial reefs Photo

People are opting for their remains to be used in building artificial reefs

People are opting for their final wish to be their remains are included in an artificial reef. The Neptune Memorial Reef is an artificial reef located 3.25 miles off Key Biscayne in the Florida Keys. The 16-acre memorial reef is situated in 45-fee of water and features the remains of people wishing a more environmentally friendly and ocean centric burial.

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Episode 9 of Timor Leste From Below has been released Photo

Episode 9 of Timor Leste From Below has been released

Episode 9 of the web series Timor-Leste From Below has been released. This week’s episode features saltwater crocodiles and an expedition to Oé-Cusse. “Crocodile Caller… an expedition to Oé-Cusse in Timor-Leste. An integral part of Timorese folklore, saltwater crocodiles inhabit the island of Timor-Leste in their thousands. Some indigenous elders on the island still revere and communicate with these aquatic beasts, they are known as the croc callers.

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Donations being accepted for victims of Palu Earthquake and Tsunami Photo

Donations being accepted for victims of Palu Earthquake and Tsunami

The Lembeh Foundation is accepting donations for the victims of the earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi. An aircraft from the Indonesian airforce will deliver everything that we can collect to Palu on Saturday 06 October. The funds will be collected with a credit-card form and will go directly Lembeh Foundations non-profit account. This means that no taxes or fees will be deducted, 100% of your donation will go to the families in need. Lembeh Foundation will purchase much needed materials and send them. Please contact info@lembehresort.com for more details on how to donate

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Girls that Scuba announces female only underwater photo competition Photo

Girls that Scuba announces female only underwater photo competition

Girls That Scuba has announced their first female-only underwater photography competition. The competition is accepting entries from September 13th to October 13th 2018. There are four categories for the competition: Beginner, Macro, Wide Angle, and Videography. One prize per category will be awarded, including a Red Sea live aboard trip with Emperor Divers.

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Results: 2018 SoCal Shootout Photo

Results: 2018 SoCal Shootout

The results of the 2018 SoCal Shootout have been announced. It took place from 14 to 16 September 2018 with participants diving throughout Southern Californian waters. Congratulations to Josh Musselwhite for his winning image and to all entrants and finalists.

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