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Tagged Whale Shark Likely Caught, Eaten in Indonesia
Ningaloo, Western Australia - Dec 8, 2005 00:00 EST

A whale shark tagged with a tracking device off north-west Western Australia is believed to have been caught and eaten in Indonesia. Satellite data has shown the electronic tracking device attached to the seven-and-a-half metre whale shark, off Ningaloo, has been...
 
Tensions Rise as Buddies Banned from Search for Missing Diver off Irish Coast
Kilmore, Ireland - Dec 8, 2005 00:00 EST

Tensions between the Navy, the Coast Guard and club divers desperate to recover the remains of their missing colleague, Billy O’ Connor reached fever point at Kilmore on Sunday night as accusations of engaging in politics were levelled at the...
 
Adverturer Set to Break Worlds Longest Scuba Dive
Singapore - Dec 8, 2005 00:00 EST

Just a few months after attempting to swim across the English Channel, local adventurer Khoo Swee Chiow is set to make headlines again. This time, he wants to break the Guinness World Record for the world's longest scuba dive. The current Guinness...
 
Investigation Reveals Boat Captain at Fault for Stranding Three German Divers in the Philippines
Bohol, Philippines - Dec 7, 2005 00:00 EST

The boatmen, who took three German scuba divers to the seawaters off Anda peninsula, were blamed for negligence that caused the near fatal accident of the tourists who were billeted in a resort in Anda town. Philippine Coast Guard Commander William...
 
Report: Titanic Sank Faster Than Previously Thought; Breakup 'Never Accurately Depicted'
Falmouth, Massachusetts - Dec 6, 2005 00:00 EST

The discovery of two large pieces of the Titanic‘s hull on the ocean floor indicates that the fabled luxury liner sank faster than previously thought, researchers said Monday. After the bottom section of the hull broke free, the bow and stern...
 
Research: Less Seafloor Disturbance than Anticipated from 2004 Earthquake/Tsunami
San Francisco, California - Dec 6, 2005 00:00 EST

The first research expedition to directly observe the seafloor near the epicenter of the earthquake that caused the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami has revealed unexpected results that will dramatically improve forecasting of future tsunamis. Scientific results of the expedition were...
 
Research: 'Buckyballs" Harzardous When Dissolved in Water; 'Safe is a Difficult Word to Define'
Nashville, Tennessee - Dec 6, 2005 00:00 EST

Soccer-ball-shaped "buckyballs" are the most famous players on the nanoscale field, presenting tantalizing prospects of revolutionizing medicine and the computer industry. Since their discovery in 1985, engineers and scientists have been exploring the properties of these molecules for a wide...
 
Experts: Mercury in Fish Harmful, Harvard Study Shown to Have Major Weaknesses
Washington, D.C. - Dec 6, 2005 00:00 EST

Mercury levels in fish are high enough to pose health risks to moderate and heavy fish eaters, mercury experts said in a report released today. Commissioned by Oceana and the Mercury Policy Project and written by mercury and environmental health...
 
Male Water Fleas Debut at University Lab; Aquatic 'Coal-Mine Canaries'
Buffalo, New York - Dec 6, 2005 00:00 EST

Male water fleas that scientists have never seen have made their debut in a University at Buffalo laboratory, providing biologists with their first glimpse of these elusive organisms. The UB research, published last month in Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological...
 
Sea urchins' unexpectedly diverse 'innate' immune capability points to new research avenue
Washington, D.C. - Dec 6, 2005 00:00 EST

’We are beginning to understand how an animal without an adaptive immune system can still protect itself,’ Smith said, adding: ’The sea urchin may use genes that are different from antibodies and possibly even different mechanisms from humans.’ Inside that seemingly...
 
Great White Shark Attacks Aussie Bait Boat; 'It was Bloody Huge'
Adelaide, Australia - Dec 5, 2005 00:00 EST

ROBERT Hogg, his son James and a friend have had a terrifying brush with a 4m Great White Shark.rnThe trio were enjoying a "relaxing day in the boat" last week at Middle Beach, about 40km north of Adelaide, when a...
 
Struggle for life as divers run out of air
Auckland, New Zealand - Dec 4, 2005 00:00 EST

Two students are today in Auckland's Devonport Naval Hospital undergoing decompression treatment after a near-fatal diving accident off the Bay of Plenty coast. The two marine studies students suffered the bends after both running out of air at a depth of...
 
Shark Fin Traders Protest at Hong Kong University
- Dec 3, 2005 00:00 EST

Dozens of merchants and businessmen marched onto the campus of Hong Kong's oldest university Friday with the aim of teaching vice chancellor Tsui Lap-chee and his students a thing or two about ecology and conservation.But instead it became a lesson...
 
Canadian Political Leader Calls for End of Seal Hunt
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada - Dec 1, 2005 00:00 EST

It's time to end federal support for the seal hunt and instead use federal programs to develop sustainable jobs that will bring Newfoundland and Labrador international praise, said Green Party of Canada leader Jim Harris today at a news conference...
 
Diver-held sonar developed to help locate objects in zero visibility
Washington State, US - Nov 30, 2005 00:00 EST

A new device has been developed to help divers conduct searches underwater. The engineers at the University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory have invented a diver-held sonar with better resolution than any other hand-held sonar used today by the...
 
Tiger shark found on Aussie beach with another shark in its mouth
Tannum Beach, Australia - Nov 30, 2005 00:00 EST

Mystery still surrounds the tiger shark. Fortunately, this one doesn't appear to have eaten anything more interesting that the smaller shark protruding from its mouth. But tiger sharks, the garbage guts of the ocean, have been found with handbags, rolls...
 
The Incredible and Never-Ending Ballad of the Polluce Wreck
Genoa, Itay - Nov 28, 2005 00:00 EST

Like every grand tale of shipwreck and lost treasure, the story about the Polluce has it all. A paddlewheel steamboat shipwrecked in 1841, it is the centrepiece of a drama spanning more than one and a half centuries and...
 
World Exclusive! Monterey Bay Aquarium Great White Shark's Snout Ground to a Pulp
Monterey, California - Feb 17, 2005 12:42 EST

UnderwaterTimes.com has obtained disturbing photos of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's great white shark that detail shocking damage to the shark’s nose. It is clear from the pictures that the shark's nose has been ground down into a blunt end, with...
 
Feeding Tigers: What Happens to a Whale Carcass at Sea
Kane'ohe Bay, Hawaii - Jun 24, 2004 16:06 EST

Stories about whales being towed out to sea aren't really front page material. In fact, when I ran across a story in mid-May about a whale being towed out to sea from Hawaii's Kane'ohe Bay, I didn't think it merited...
 
Surfer's Shark Attack Story: A Biting Tale at Florida's 'Shark Bite Capital of the World'
New Smyrna, Florida - Nov 3, 2003 16:38 EST

If someone didn’t tell you, you would never know by looking that there’s something different about New Smyrna, Florida. Even if they did tell you, you probably wouldn’t believe it. That is, on the surface, New Smyrna doesn’t look that...
 



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