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  3. Daily Scuba News Round Up 31st March - 6th April 2019

Daily Scuba News Round Up 31st March - 6th April 2019

Sunday 31st - Blue Hole found in Malaysia

Scuba divers unsuspectingly found a blue hole whilst diving in Malaysia… you know as you do! To date, there are six blue holes scattered all over this flat earth, with the Great Blue Hole in Belize being the most popular of them all. On a side note if your interested in seeing more videos from Richard Branson’s latest trip to the great blue hole you should totally check out Aquatica Submarines channel they have some truly stunning footage.

Monday 1st - Was the Meg Correct?!? 

Believe it or not, the Jason Statham 2018 blockbuster The Meg may have had some kind of accurate science behind it. You may have missed the news but on a recent dive in the Mariana Trench scientists discovered something pretty cool.

Tuesday 2nd - Shark whisperer removes fish hooks

Thanks to movies like Jaws and The Shallows Sharks are one of the most feared predators in the animal kingdom. Yet there are plenty of people that love sharks, and I include myself as one of these people. There are also people that take that love to the next level.

Wednesday 3rd - The Cozumel Problem continues 

A week or so ago I spoke about scuba divers getting caught in strong currents, or divers just being misplaced at Cozumel dive sites and rescue teams being deployed to help find the scuba divers. Sadly another scuba diver has gone missing but this isn’t due to neglect of charter company. Cameron Donaldson who is from Quebec was working as a therapeutic dive instructor for people with disabilities and PTSD.

Thursday 4th - Subway cars turned into a reef

Retired subway cars from New York City have now found a second home on the ocean bed. From 2001 to 2010 NYCT deployed over 2,500 decommissioned subway cars to underwater locations off the coast of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Friday 5th - Scientists drop dead alligators in the Gulf 

Have you ever wondered what happens when you drop a dead alligator in the darkest depths of the Gulf of Mexico? No? Well, it has been bothering marine biologist Craig McClain (no relation to John). Craig has always been curious about what would happen if he introduced a rare calorie rich reptile to the abyssal seafloor, to which is a dark lifeless place with little food for the critters that dwell there.

Saturday 6th - A record number of dead dolphins beached

So we have spoken about footage that shows fishermen who have caught dolphins in their nets just throwing the dead bodies back into the ocean and sadly the dead dolphins have been washing up on the coastline of France since January. Well, sadly the number of dead dolphins washing up hasn’t dwindled. 


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