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31 October 2007
Recall of FDX-10 and CDX-5 First Stage Regulators
Oceanic has been notified by its supplier (ROMI, Ent.) that they have received isolated reports of DX type Regulator First Stages exhibiting uncontrolled flow of air to the Second Stage. Evaluation has shown that a specific batch of HP (High Pressure) Seats contained material that can deteriorate and fail to properly perform its mechanical sealing (shut off) function, causing an uncontrollable free flow which could result in serious injury to or death of the user.
(Full story via scubaherald.com: http://www.scubaherald.com)

31 October 2007
Iran alarmed by mass dolphin deaths
The mysterious "mass suicide" of 152 dolphins washed up on Iran's coast over the past month has alarmed environmentalists, with the blame pointed at regional fishing practices, officials said on Monday. In September, 79 striped dolphins were found washed up near Jask port in southern Iran, and last week another 73 were found dead in the same area.
(Full story via scubaherald.com: http://www.scubaherald.com)

31 October 2007
Sea Basin Expedition Nets Rare Species
Scientists exploring a deep ocean basin in search of species isolated for millions of years found marine life believed to be previously undiscovered, including a tentacled orange worm and an unusual black jellyfish. Project leader Dr. Larry Madin said Tuesday that U.S. and Philippine scientists collected about 100 different specimens in a search in the Celebes Sea south of the Philippines.
(Full story via scubaherald.com: http://www.scubaherald.com)

31 October 2007
Colombia: Sharks in Malpelo
With lethargic grace, the hammerhead shark slices through the blue gloom. It flicks its T-shaped head this way and that, surveying its underwater domain with the surety of knowing that the food chain comes to an abrupt end in its mouth. The shark is cruising some 20 feet beneath me as I snorkel through the turbulent waters surrounding the Pacific islet of Malpelo, a Colombian wildlife sanctuary and gem for scuba divers.
(Full story via scubaherald.com: http://www.scubaherald.com)

31 October 2007
Bonaire’s Alan Zale Provides Images to the New York Times
Over this past weekend, the New York Times ran an article in their regular travel section called “Why we Travel.” Bonaire’s own Alan Zale provided the most recent image, and he has provided an image for a past article, too.
(Full story via feeds.feedburner.com: http://feeds.feedburner.com)

31 October 2007
Protection Rescinded for Threatened Sea Turtles
The New England Fishery Management Council have voted to rescind protections for Loggerhead and other sea turtles, many of which are caught in scallop dredges in New England and mid-Atlantic waters.
(Full story via scubatravel.co.uk: http://www.enn.com)

30 October 2007
Global Ocean Media - The Power of a Million Readers
Cooperative Media Organizations Can Provide Massive Readership Crossing All Regional Bounderies for a True Global Readershp
(Full story via scubaprwire.com: http://www.scubaprwire.com)

30 October 2007
Divers find strong evidence of Civil War shipwreck in Georgia
(Full story via underwatertimes.com: http://www.accessnorthga.com)

30 October 2007
No sunglasses required for fish supper
Just as fishermen wear Polaroid sunglasses to help improve contrast, fish have evolved to do the very same thing without the need of sunglasses. In a paper published this month in the Biophysical Journal, Dr Nicholas Roberts of Manchester University reports how individual light sensitive cells within the retina of goldfish are able to detect polarised light. It's believed this type of polarisation vision improves visual contrast and can help an animal catch its prey more easily. Researchers say this latest research is important because it is the first direct experimental evidence of a polarisation detection mechanism in any normal vertebrate eye.
(Full story via scubatravel.co.uk: http://www.news.scubatravel.co.uk)

30 October 2007
Enter the Mares Promaster Adventure Dive Challenge
Divers are now invited to enter a team of four dive buddy’s to compete in the Promaster Mares Adventure Dive Challenge from May 9-18, 2008 at Barra Peninsula, Inhambane, Mozambique. Teams of four divers are invited to buddy up and join the adventure dive challenge to compete against other teams...
(Full story via divenews.com: http://www.divenews.com)


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