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    GC random dive ops news.

    The highly rated Epic Divers (EPIC Divers – Grand Cayman | Dude, what an EPIC ride) appears to be closing in September due to owner rollover with inability to sell. One of Seasports (Seasports Diving Grand Cayman - Caymans Best Diving) boats sunk/overturned just over a week ago during a freak...
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    Of possible interest to divers who are into tattoos. A word to the wise.+

    Vibrio vulnificus septic shock due to a contaminated tattoo -- Hendren et al. 2017 -- BMJ Case Reports This unfortunate gentleman had a history of chronic liver disease. However, a wait of 2-3 weeks before exposure of the affected skin to seawater is advised by many experts, even for those...
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    The Effect of 20 Minutes Scuba Diving on Cognitive Function of Professional Scuba Divers

    (Cut & paste) --> file:///C:/Users/Owner/Downloads/asjsm-07-03-38633.pdf Cheers, DocVikingo PS: Given the summary paragraph: "In conclusion, since the cognitive function is changed with variable factors, in this study the effects of diving were evaluated. It seems that a scuba dive may...
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    Flying after diving. Researchers could use your help.

    The Diving Diseases Research Centre Healthcare in the UK is conducting on-going research into a broad range of health issues, and in 2016 have turned their attention to flying after diving. They are interested in finding out more about divers who fly after a dive trip. If you are a diver who...
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    Now this is a lob-stah.+

    Massive 14-Pound Lobster Caught
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    Of possible interest to diver's taking Celexa (citalopram) or another SSRI.+

    [NOTE: Torsade de Pointes (TdP) is a form of ventricular tachycardia (rapid heart rate) in which the electrical pulse in the heart undergoes a cyclical variation in strength, giving a characteristic electrocardiogram (ECG) resembling a twisted fringe of spikes.] Citalopram-Induced Long QT...
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    Developers consider turning sunken Titanic sister ship into divers' theme park.+

    Developers Consider Turning Sunken Titanic Sister Ship Into Divers' Theme Park Cheers, DocVikingo
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    A day in the life of a diabetic diver: the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society/DAN.

    "Diving Hyperb Med. 2016 Sep;46(3):181-185. A day in the life of a diabetic diver: the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society/Divers Alert Network protocol for diving with diabetes in action. Johnson R1 Abstract Some people with well-managed insulin-dependent diabetes can dive safely. Those...
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    Prevalence of middle ear barotrauma in recreational scuba after repetitive dives.

    The bane of extended dive trips--wear & tear on the Eustacian tubes and middle ear space. Interesting that the prevalence of MEB increased significantly with number of dives per day, but not with depth nor duration of dives since both of the later also would be expected to entail an increased...
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    RIGHT WHALE SEX INVOLVES ONE-TONNE TESTICLES AND A 4-METRE PENIS

    Yikes. Right whale sex involves one-tonne testicles and a 4-metre penis (NSFW?) Cheers, DocVikingo
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    Rare "night shark" caught off Daytona Beach.+

    Rare 'Night Shark' Caught Off the Coast of Florida Never heard of it, but way cool. Cheers, DocVikingo
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    Continuous real-time monitoring and recording of glycemia during scuba diving: pilot study.+

    Obviously studies with much larger numbers of subjects are needed, but the development of this technology paves the way for them. And, the results from this tiny study are promising. "Undersea Hyperb Med. 2016 May-Jun;43(3):265-72. Continuous real-time monitoring and recording of glycemia...
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    Scientists glued different shark teeth onto a power saw to see which cut the best.+

    Amazing some organization funds this stuff --> Modelling tooth–prey interactions in sharks: the importance of dynamic testing | Open Science Cheers, DocVikingo
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    Recreational scuba diving in patients with congenital heart disease : Time for new guidelines.+

    http://cardiosub.com/resources/CHD$26diving.pdf Regards, DocVikingo
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    It appears that perilymphatic fistula responds well to surgical intervention.+

    "Diving Hyperb Med. 2016 Jun;46(2):73-5. Perilymphatic fistula after underwater diving: a series of 11 cases. Morvan JB1, Gempp E2, Rivière D3, Louge P2, Vallee N2, Verdalle P3. Abstract INTRODUCTION: Onset of cochleovestibular symptoms (hearing loss, dizziness or instability, tinnitus) after...
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    Some beautiful things--collection of vintage diving helmets auctioned for $830,000.+

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...m-570-000.html Cheers, DocVikingo
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    2 new shark sanctuaries created in Caribbean.+

    2 new shark sanctuaries created in Caribbean Cheers, DocVikingo
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    Here's something I'll bet you didn't know about the humble chalk bass.+

    http://gephardtdaily.com/what-the/mo...-20-times-day/ Cheers, DocVikingo
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    Expert warns 2016 could see a record number of shark attacks.+

    Expert warns 2016 could see a record number of shark attacks, but remember, accidental drownings are way more common Cheers, DocVikingo
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    How splendid--largest global shark biomass is in the northern Galápagos Islands.+

    Bless Wolf & Darwin. Largest global shark biomass found in the northern Galápagos Islands of Darwin and Wolf Cheers, DocV
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