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46 Year Old Diver Dies on the Andrea Doria

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British diver Steven Slater reportedly got into difficulties while diving the wreck of the SS Andrea Doria which sank 60 miles from Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1956. The 46-year-old, from Gateshead was pulled unconscious from the water by the crew of the dive charter boat and CPR was administered, but he was later pronounced dead. No cause of death has yet been confirmed. A post on the EUROTEK Advanced Diving Conference page said: “Steve was a hugely respected and well-liked British wreck and technical diver” The Andrea Doria has become known as the “Everest of Wreck Diving” after more than a dozen…

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New modular artificial reef and marine habitat to protect the endangered fresh water crayfish

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ARC Marine aims to protect the UK’s indigenous white-clawed freshwater crayfish population from extinction with their first custom-built reef structure at Vobster Quay, an inland water site and former quarry, near Radstock, Somerset. The small Torbay-based company, who were given a starting loan by Virgin Startup, design and build artificial reefs that can block illegal fishing trawlers, provide a protective marine habitat for endangered and declining species, boost the stocks of overfished species and protect coastlines and underwater habitats from erosion. ARC Marine is funding its world-first operation through a crowdfunding campaign, and chose the reef’s site due to its…

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