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19 January 2019

30 November 2007
New gadget aims to track lost divers
The winners of a BSAC competition have developed an innovative new device than can detect lost divers within a 400m radius and at depths of up to 200m.
(Full story via divemagazine.co.uk: http://www.divemagazine.co.uk)

30 November 2007
Sharks and subs in the graveyard of the atlantic
The wrecks off North Carolina have become a haven for sand tiger sharks and other marine life. Michael Patrick O'Neill tours the wrecks in search of some shark action
(Full story via divemagazine.co.uk: http://www.divemagazine.co.uk)

30 November 2007
Win a copy of Red Sea Wrecks of Northern Egypt
SCUBA Travel are giving away three copies of the Red Sea Wrecks of Northern Egypt - a combined dive guide and log book. The guide covers 16 wreck sites, including the Thistlegorm and Rosalie Moller.
(Full story via scubatravel.co.uk: http://www.scubatravel.co.uk)

30 November 2007
Bonaire Artist is Exhibiting at Broadway Gallery in New York City
Known for his colorful murals that beautifully complement the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, artist Henk Roozendaal is currently exhibiting his art at the Broadway Gallery in New York City.
(Full story via feeds.feedburner.com: http://feeds.feedburner.com)

30 November 2007
Odyssey's Real Life Treasures to be Featured on Disney Channel
Disney's "Movie Surfers" goes behind the scenes of upcoming Disney movies and this installment showcases the soon to be released NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS and the real life treasures discovered by Odyssey! Segments of "Movie Surfers" were shot aboard the Odyssey Explorer, at the SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure exhibit...
(Full story via divenews.com: http://www.divenews.com)

30 November 2007
Navy Grant Awarded To Study Decompression Sickness
"Dr. Bruce Spiess, principal investigator and VCURES Director, states “these studies will also advance our understanding of oxygen transport in many states of critical illness and injury.”The U.S. Office of Naval Research awarded a grant to Virginia Commonwealth University's Reanimation Engineering Shock Center to study decompression sickness. The $1.3 million...
(Full story via divenews.com: http://www.divenews.com)

30 November 2007
Coral Reef Bacteria Toxin May Be Latest Cancer Fighting Drug
"The big surprise was finding that a GNAT enzyme helps initiate the chain-building process that forms curacin A. "It's a totally new function for these GNAT enzymes," Sherman said. "Decoding these biosynthetic pathways is like trying to understand a series of hieroglyphics," he said. "And this GNAT discovery is like...
(Full story via divenews.com: http://www.divenews.com)

30 November 2007
World's Largest and Deepest Hyperbaric Chamber Planned (UK)
"Our work is driven by the opportunities presented from the knowledge created by our experience of the North Sea's harsh environment. And it is that which is giving rise to potential to export such expertise around the world." Aberdeen's National Hyperbaric Centre (NHC) revealed a plan to build a build...
(Full story via divenews.com: http://www.divenews.com)

30 November 2007
Australia's Rowley Shoals Set to Shine on World Stage
“These three atolls are arguably among the most pristine coral reef environments remaining on the planet and the importance of their successful conservation cannot be overstated,” Templeman said. “It is expected that this survey will establish the Rowley Shoals as a global benchmark for coral reef conservation. Experts Team Up...
(Full story via divenews.com: http://www.divenews.com)

30 November 2007
Umbria: Wingate Reef, Sudan
Initially built as a freighter in Hamburg in 1912, the Umbria started life as the Bahia Blanca and had a name-change when it was sold on a few years later.
(Full story via divemagazine.co.uk: http://www.divemagazine.co.uk)


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