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August 26, 2020 00:30:09
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458 - Plastic Pandemic

A Plastic Pandemic. A glut of discarded single-use masks and gloves is washing up on shorelines and littering the seabed. Conservationists have warned that the coronavirus pandemic could spark a surge in ocean pollution -- adding to a glut of plastic waste that already threatens marine life -- after finding disposable masks floating like jellyfish and waterlogged latex gloves scattered across sea beds. Divers have found “Covid waste” -- dozens of gloves, masks, and bottles of hand sanitizer -- beneath the waves of the Mediterranean, mixed with the usual litter of disposable cups and aluminum cans. Wear a mask, but be careful with its disposal. 129 billion facemasks are disposed of every month. ( The Guardian/BBC) https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-53287940/coronavirus-the-masks-you-throw-away-could-end-up-killing-a-whale Face Masks from Recycled Ocean Plastic. PADI has partnered with sportswear company Rash'R to make face masks out of plastic recovered from the ocean. Each mask is sold with five replacement filters (at $20.40). These PADI masks are a sustainable alternative to the N95 respirator masks reserved for front line workers. Children's masks are available too. So far, 1,300 pounds of ocean plastic have been recycled into masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. https://rashr.com/collections/face-masks-by-rashr Microplastics on the Ocean Floor https://biotech-insider.com/highest-microplastic-concentration-found-deep-down-on-ocean-floor/ Sleeping microbes wake up after 100 million years buried under the seafloor https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/sleeping-microbes-wake-up-after-100-million-years-buried-under-the-seafloor/ar-BB17n5yA?ocid=spartandhp The Vanishing Sharks of South Africa. Those operating cage diving from Cape Town are concerned that this year no great white sharks have been seen -- not a single one. Their absence could be the most dramatic environmental change there in 20 years. Not long ago the sheer numbers gathering around one island off the stunning curve of sand just east of the Cape of Good Hope made it the great ...

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July 30, 2020 01:22:14
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457 - Underwater Memorial Cleanup

**In picturesque Boracay, a crown-of-thorns infestation is eating away at the reef** [https://news.mongabay.com/2020/07/in-picturesque-boracay-a-crown-of-thorns-infestation-is-eating-away-at-the-reef/](http://) **Cache of unexploded military bombs found in New Taipei City coastal waters** [https://taiwanenglishnews.com/cache-of-unexploded-military-bombs-found-in-new-taipei-city-coastal-waters/](http://) **Blackburn youth scuba diva took plunge to build LEGO underwater** [https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/18598430.blackburn-youth-scuba-diva-took-plunge-build-lego-underwater/](http://) **Disabled Veteran Scuba Divers Spruce Up Underwater Memorial** [https://patch.com/florida/clearwater/disabled-veteran-scuba-divers-spruce-underwater-memorial](http://) **Meet the sturddlefish, a new fish hybrid accidentally created by scientists** [https://www.cnet.com/news/meet-the-sturddlefish-a-weird-new-hybrid-accidentally-created-by-scientists/ ](http://) **Why Divers Are Venturing Deep Inside a Baffling Blue Hole** [https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a33382170/green-banana-blue-hole-sink-hole/](http://) **FORMER COAST GUARD CUTTER TO SINK OFF THE COAST OF MASONBORO INLET IN MEMORY OF DIVER** [https://www.wwaytv3.com/2020/07/23/former-coast-guard-cutter-to-sink-off-the-coast-of-masonboro-inlet-in-memory-of-diver/](http://) **Russia’s new sea robots set sail** [https://www.rbth.com/science-and-tech/332432-russias-new-sea-robots](http://) **See the gigantic underwater lab designed by Yves Béhar** [https://www.fastcompany.com/90531142/see-the-135-million-underwater-lab-designed-by-fabien-cousteau-and-yves-behar](http://) ...

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July 29, 2020 01:41:31
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456 - Intentionally Grounded

**Divers snag Donner Lake trash monster** [https://reno.newsreview.com/2020/07/12/divers-snag-donner-lake-trash-monster/ ](http://) **Giant coral block a secretive Con Dao treasure** [https://ampe.vnexpress.net/photo/places/giant-coral-block-a-secretive-con-dao-treasure-4129950.html](http://) **Watch scuba video of this Minnesota loon swimming like a dang fish** [http://www.citypages.com/news/watch-scuba-video-of-this-loon-swimming-like-a-dang-fish/571703511](http://) **Shipwreck leaves a gruesome footprint** [https://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news/section/21/220948/Shipwreck-leaves-a-gruesome-footprint](http://) **Blackbeard likely intentionally grounded Queen Anne's Revenge off NC coast** [https://wcti12.com/news/local/ecu-researcher-blackbeard-likely-grounded-queen-annes-revenge-off-nc-coast-in-1718](http://) **Scuba Gun** [https://youtu.be/3w6vQWTvSQU ](http://) ...

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July 28, 2020 01:32:31
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455 - Scuba Diving Nuisance

**Whisky Galore: Scotch salvaged from shipwreck up for auction** [https://news.stv.tv/highlands-islands/whisky-galore-scotch-salvaged-from-shipwreck-up-for-auction](http://) **Hawaiian Crew Goes On A 48-Day Expedition And Sets Record For Largest Haul Of Plastic Removed From The Great Pacific Garbage Patch** [https://www.boredpanda.com/ocean-plastic-clean-up-record-ocean-voyages-institute/](http://) **'Shipwreck' off Scottish coast turns out to be dumped fridge-freezers** [https://www.thenational.scot/news/18553201.shipewreck-off-scottish-coast-turns-dumped-fridge-freezers/](http://) **Scuba divers pull more than 1,500 pounds of trash from northern Nevada waters** [https://mynews4.com/news/local/scuba-divers-reversing-water-pollution-in-northern-nevada-1500-lbs-of-trash-removed](http://) **Diving near a ship’s sonar system is a Lovecraftian nightmare** [https://news.avclub.com/experience-the-nightmare-of-scuba-diving-near-an-unseen-1844324162](http://) **Scuba-diver hooked while diving, reeled to the surface** [https://www.wkrg.com/baldwin-county/only-on-news-5-scuba-diver-hooked-while-diving-reeled-to-the-surface/](http://) **Man in scuba suit nearly drowns in Clydebank canal trying to rescue stranger's phone** [https://www.clydebankpost.co.uk/news/18556188.man-nearly-drowned-canal-tried-rescue-strangers-phone/](http://) **Second underwater cleanup to take place** [https://www.miningjournal.net/news/front-page-news/2020/06/second-underwater-cleanup-to-take-place/](http://) **Rockport neighbors sue town over scuba diving ‘nuisance’** [https://www.boston25news.com/news/local/rockport-neighbors-sue-town-over-scuba-diving-nuisance/QSY6XBHVFVBONMHVRVQKCLIN7M/](http://) **Even with beaches closing, some businesses benefitting this Fourth of July weekend** [https://www.wptv.com/coronavirus/even-with-beaches-closing-some-businesses-benefitting-this-fourth-of-july-weekend](http://) **Thousands of ancient artefacts from Roman treasure to shipwreck bounty to be revealed by X-rays** [https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/roman-treasure-shipwreck-bounty-x-rays-historic-england-458727](http://) **Underwater mystery: Did a diver find a Navy plane that crashed in 1943 off San Diego?** [https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-30/diver-finds-dauntless-bomber](http://) **Ancient Aboriginal underwater archaeological sites discovered, and a new frontier for study** [https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-02/aboriginal-underwater-site-discovered-off-burrup-peninsula/12391858](http://) ...

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July 27, 2020 00:43:06
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454 - Must-Go-On

This episode is a shorter than normal show that started way late due to internet issues. Darrin resorted to using his cell phone at the bigging of the episode. About 15 minutes in he reverted to his normal recording rig and the audio improves. Mack discusses some dives! ...

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July 23, 2020 01:36:42
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453 - Lighting Safety

DEMA New Orleans Show Canceled. No Bourbon Street parties this year for the industry. The DEMA Board of Directors has canceled this year’s show, for reasons of Covid-19 safety. In November 2021, it will return to Las Vegas with additional measures taken to ensure the health and safety of all exhibitors and attendees. **Coronavirus (COVID-19) scuba diving status map** [https://travel.padi.com/scuba-diving-after-coronavirus-world-map/?utm_source=phpList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Where+to+Go+Scuba+Diving+%26+Other+Covid-19+News+for+Divers&utm_content=HTML](http://) **Update on pyramids-discovered-under-water-off-coast-of-cuba** **PYRAMIDS DISCOVERED UNDER WATER OFF COAST OF CUBA, MIGHT BE ATLANTIS** [https://archaeology-world.com/pyramids-discovered-under-water-off-coast-of-cuba-might-be-atlantis/](http://) **Robot Divers Could Use Artificial Intelligence To Save Coral Reefs: NOAA** [https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2020/06/22/robot-divers-will-use-artificial-intelligence-to-save-coral-reefs-noaa-hopes/amp/](http://) **Geometry pays off when diving for sunken ship at Liberty pond** [https://www.press-citizen.com/story/life/2020/06/25/dick-hakes-rc-sailboat-competition-north-liberty-iowa-mike-karnell/3257839001/](http://) **Lake Michigan shipwreck a training ground for sheriff divers** [https://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/2020/06/lake-michigan-shipwreck-a-training-ground-for-sheriff-divers.html](http://) **Lightning Safety – Reducing Your Risk When Shelter Isn’t Available** [https://www.weathernationtv.com/news/lightning-safety-reducing-your-risk-when-shelter-isnt-available/](http://) **'Sensational' 16th-century shipwreck discovered, may be famous galleon** [https://www.foxnews.com/science/16th-century-shipwreck-discovered-galleon](http://) **National Geographic series explores 2 historic Lake Michigan shipwrecks on new Chicago-set episode** [https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-ent-national-geographic-drain-the-oceans-chicago-20200622-bruglcqmxrdzbige4soyud5hiq-story.html](http://) Ocean-Friendly Disinfectant for Dive Gear. We don’t normally promote products, but with anxiety surrounding the cleanliness of dive kit and Covid-19, we’d like to point out that Fourth Element, in co-operation with The Diver Medic, has introduced a disinfectant called GoodToDive that uses powerful oxidizing agents, but leaves a solution that can be safely discarded without damaging the aquatic environment. Effective in both fresh and seawater, it’s available in powder form and can be used safely to disinfect masks, regulators, and BCs. Don’t inject it! www.goodtodive.com We also talk about vintage gear Healthways Skorkair... ...

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