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Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89 RIP

Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89 RIP
Roger Moore will perhaps always be remembered as the man who replaced Sean Connery in the James Bond series, arguably something he never lived down. Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, the son of Lillian (Pope) and George Alfred Moore, a policeman. He first wanted to be an artist, but got into films full t...
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Filipino Diver Captures Underwater Footage Of Scary 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake

Filipino Diver Captures Underwater Footage Of Scary 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake
If you’ve been reading the news, you are probably aware by now that various parts of the Philippines have been rocked by back-to-back earthquakes just recently. To be specific, reports tells us that a 5.6 magnitude earthquake hit the town of Mabini in the province of Batangas, a place popular for diving and snorkeling. It was then followed by another magnitude 6 quake, which caused cracks on small buildings and minor landslides. In a radio interview with local network DZMM, Mabini Mayor Noel Luistro, said: “Our tourists left out of fear they may be affected by the earthquakes. I need to declare a state of calamity.” Villagers went in panic as they fled their homes and sought higher ground for fear of a tsunami. Government seismologists, however, did not declare any warning. Scuba diver Jan Paul Rodriguez managed to record underwater footage of the earthquake. While we all know how earthquakes...
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Researchers create new model for predicting severity of decompression sickness in divers

Researchers create new model for predicting severity of decompression sickness in divers
March 15, 2017 at 9:19 PM Researchers have created a new model for predicting decompression sickness after deep-sea dives that not only estimates the risk, but how severe the symptoms are likely to be. The US Navy Diving Manual may incorporate the model into its next update, as will commercial products intended to help recreational divers plan their ascents to avoid "the bends." The results appear online on March 15, 2017, in the journal PLOS ONE. "The current guidelines only give you a probability as to whether or not decompression sickness is likely to happen after a given dive," said Laurens Howle, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke, who has been working on these models with the Navy for a decade. "This is the first time we've been able to also address the likely severity of the potential sickness, helping divers determine acceptable risk." All risks have two...
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From the Red Sea to the Caribbean (ep.1 prologue)

From the Red Sea to the Caribbean (ep.1 prologue)
After a pretty disastrous last week for my family, my close friends and obviously myself; which included lawyers, connections, exhaustion, stress; an overnight in an overcrowded cell of 12 sq M, with 35 other men (don't ask, just don't ask ;) ) a soft deportation, a 3 night return trip of 3000Km from El Gouna to Cairo, Amman (Jordan), Cairo, back t...
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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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