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J.Y. Cousteau - Famous Quotes

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"The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in it's net of wonder forever." Never before and since (with exception of BBC2's - Blue Planet's Sir David Attenborough ) has one man been so influential as the late Commandant Cousteau in taking us onto his exploration voyages around the Sea's and Oceans of the world. He has shown the intricate secrets of the Oceans to millions, if not billions and still does till today. But he has also showed us 'humanity' and it's behavior on the environment, sometimes even in first person. I got to know about Cousteau's world through the works of 'Didi' Frederic Dumas - Le Monde du Silence. At age 10 I moved to the North Sea and from then on the Sea and I became inseparable; due to this passion the man had instilled in me. Many continents and Oceans later (I am now 47) I...
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Our growing taste for shrimp is bad news for climate change

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Split Second Stock/shutterstock.com By Erik Stokstad Apr. 2, 2018 , 1:25 PM Fishing boats are catching more shrimp and lobsters than ever before—and although that may be good news for your next visit to a seafood restaurant, it’s not so hot for climate change. The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by fishing vessels rose 28% from 1990 to 2011, according to a new study, thanks largely to a greater haul of this premium seafood. The findings are especially alarming because, over the past 2 decades, some fishing boats have become more fuel efficient and buyouts of excess fishing vessels have decreased competition and distances traveled. But the additional emissions from shrimp and lobster fishing have outweighed those gains. Pulling nets through the water adds considerable drag and also requires lower speeds, both factors that drain fuel tanks quickly. Lobster fishing also takes a lot of diesel to place, check, and...
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This is how the anglerfish makes sweet and freaky deep sea love

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The Fanfin Seadevil deep-sea anglerfish has been caught mating on camera for the first time. This beauty is an “apparently gravid” – pregnant, or egg-laden – female with a sexually parasitic dwarf male attached to her belly. She’s about 16 centimetres in length, linked to a three centimetre male. To reproduce, a male anglerfish has to locate a female in the deep sea and attach himself to her, leading to a permanent fusion of tissues and the interconnection of their two circulatory systems. In short: this guy’s hooked. Kirsten and Joachim Jakobsen took this shot on their LULA1000 submersible vehicle at a depth of 800 metres “in a zone characterized by steep, partially vertical walls" just off the south slope of São Jorge Island, Azores. The vehicle is able to take quality photos and videos at depths of up to 1,000 metres. “It's basically a propelled deep-sea camera with the camera...
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Indonesia declares state of emergency as oil spill spreads

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Indonesia has declared a state of emergency to help stop a deadly oil spill spreading off the coast of the island of Borneo. At least four fishermen in the port city of Balikpapan were killed over the weekend when the fuel ignited. Hundreds of people have reported health issues since Saturday's spill. It is not clear what caused the oil spill. As it continues to spread, the risk of further fires is increasing, the authorities said on Tuesday. The Balikpapan environmental agency has warned members of the local community to avoid any activities "that could spark fires". The spill, which threatens to further contaminate the fishing waters along the coast, currently covers an area of 12 sq km (seven sq miles). In addition to the four reported deaths, local health officials have said that hundreds of people in the area have experienced difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting since the oil fires...
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15 March 2017
I can just see Cousteau the father of diving turning in the grave. After the disastrous management of the Calypso by the late captain's last wife, now the last bastion of Cousteau's legacy Aqualung ha...
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14 May 2017
Aerial View of the Kodiak Queen with the Kracken. Image Owen Buggy. What if… … a WWII warship could mobilize a global network of researchers, philanthropists and artists to solve marine health problem...
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05 May 2017
A killer whale found dead on the West Coast of Scotland had the highest level of a class of banned chemicals in her blubber of any animal ever reported in the UK. The killer whale, known as Lulu, was ...
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