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Mysterious Titanic message from doomed passenger leaves experts puzzled

Mysterious Titanic message from doomed passenger leaves experts puzzled

A team of researchers is trying to unravel a mystery surrounding a letter they think may have been written by a young girl on board the Titanic on the eve of its sinking.

A family came across the missive in a sealed bottle buried on a beach in Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Funday, in the Canadian province of New Brunswick four years ago.

The letter, dated April 13, 1912, is written in French and signed by Mathilde Lefebvre, who was 13 years old.

It says: "I am throwing this bottle into the sea in the middle of the Atlantic. We are due to arrive in New York in a few days. If anyone finds it, tell the Lefebvre family in Liévin".

Liévin, in Pas-de-Calais, was the French region she and her family hailed from. She was a third-class passenger with her mother, Marie Daumont, and three of her siblings.

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Deep-sea mountains: Earth’s unexplored ecosystems that are teeming with life

Deep-sea mountains: Earth’s unexplored ecosystems that are teeming with life

On land, you’d struggle to find a mountain that hasn’t already been climbed. In contrast, in the deep sea there are thousands of unexplored peaks. Seamounts are submerged volcanoes, active or dormant, with foothills planted in the abyss and summits soaring up thousands of metres without breaking the sea surface.

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These hidden mountains are some of the least known, but most abundant geological features on the planet. They form a fragmented habitat that covers an area rivalling the world’s tropical rainforests. As scientists learn more about seamounts, it’s becoming clear that these dramatic montane seascapes are rich oases of life that play a crucial role across the entire global ocean.

A 2019 Nekton expedition caught these images while descending a seamount near the Astove Atoll, in the Seychelles © Nekton

Currently, there’s no definitive count of the world’s seamounts, because locating and identifying them is not easy. Estimates suggest there are between 30,000 and more than 100,000 seamounts with peaks over 1,500m high. One of the biggest is Davidson Seamount off the California coast – 42km long, 8km wide and 2,280m tall. Taller still are seamounts that rise almost 5,000m from base to peak. Add in smaller peaks, 100m and higher, and the estimated global tally reaches into the millions.

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Diving for Sunken Treasure? Why You May Not Be Able to Keep (or Sell) What You Find

Diving for Sunken Treasure? Why You May Not Be Able to Keep (or Sell) What You Find

First things first: Don’t call them treasure hunters. Of course, that’s what onlookers have always called colorful characters like Mel Fisher, who found the Spanish galleon Atocha off the Florida Keys in 1985. Gold and silver bars, coins, jewelry and emeralds were included in the discovery, a haul worth around $400 million. At Fisher’s online store, a coin from the Atocha, mounted in 14-karat gold, goes for $13,700.

But selling such historical prizes upsets people, says Jim Sinclair, a maritime archaeologist involved with the Atocha find. Academicians and regulators who want such treasures placed in museums, or preserved in situ, have a profound distaste for someone profiting from a discovery. “If you’re called a ‘treasure hunter’ by somebody in the archaeological community, them’s fightin’ words,” Sinclair says.

Fewer and fewer people fit the old-school paradigm personified by Fisher. By Sinclair’s count, there are only 15 to 20 US companies still organizing searches, and even they generally bring in independent contractors with different areas of expertise. “That culture either had to grow up and try to adapt, or go out of business,” Sinclair says.

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“The great age of the treasure hunter is over,” agrees Sean Kingsley, marine archaeologist and editor in chief of Wreckwatch magazine. “As much as the public loves the idea of treasure hunting, organizations, led by UNESCO, have closed down any project with a whiff of monetization.”

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This built-to-order vintage-inspired deep diver watch is designed to travel over 600 feet underwater

This built-to-order vintage-inspired deep diver watch is designed to travel over 600 feet underwater

Kickstarter has played an incredibly important role in keeping small businesses alive during the past year. In a year where retail shops have seen closures, offices have been shuttered, and the logistics of international shipping has dwindled drastically, Kickstarter has still been an absolute boon for small-time creators looking to connect directly with passionate customers and patrons. If anything, it’s helped the independent watchmaker reach a larger audience without having to jump through the hoops that the luxury watchmaking industry has set up precisely to keep outsiders out. Just ask UK-based independent watch-design and watchmaking studio WT Author, who is taking to Kickstarter to release its 8th watch since the company’s inception in 2013.

The Nº 1973 is the latest in WT Author’s watch series, which has been looking to chronologize watch design over the years. In September 2013, they launched the Nº 1905, a modern reinterpretation of a vintage classic pre-war men’s watch. With each subsequent watch, WT Author’s aimed at capturing how watches have evolved with time, and the Nº 1973 pays tribute to the birth of the NATO strap and the spawning of the diving watch. With a distinct watch-face covered with large, legible, high-contrast symbols, the Nº 1973 feels like your classic diver’s watch… but with a contemporary spin.

The Nº 1973’s vibrant design takes the eye on a journey. You’re bound to notice the watch itself, but also the energetic orange NATO strap. Move your eyes back to the watch itself and you notice its use of eye-catching imagery and colors, as well as its prominent knurled crown at the 4 o’clock position. The watch features a unidirectional rotating bezel around the outside, within which sits the brightly colored watch face – available in chrome yellow, neon green, blazing orange, navy blue, and classic black. The watch face comes populated with high-contrast diver-style indices that are further coated with a layer of Super-LumiNova, making them as clearly visible under the water as above it… and even in pitch darkness. The multi-colored hands come with the SuperLuminova coating too, as does the hand on the 24-hour subdial at the 10 o’clock position. On the opposite side of the subdial sits a date window at the 4 o’clock position, creating an asymmetric-yet-balanced design that’s difficult to ignore!

Flip the Nº 1973 over and you’re treated to an exhibition back that showcases the watch’s Miyota Calibre Nº 8217 mechanical movement with its hand-assembled balance wheel. The movement is manufactured by Citizen and comes with a 40+ hour power reserve. It sits sandwiched between sapphire crystal displays, on both the front and the back, encased within a 316L Stainless Steel casing. True to its origin, the Nº 1973 is every bit a diving watch, and is built to be water-resistant up to 20ATM or 200 meters. The Nº 1973 watch comes in 5 face colors, with production limited to 100 units of each color. The watch’s exhibition back features its serial number, reminding you of how unique your timepiece is. Each wristwatch even ships with two interchangeable G10 NATO straps in bright orange as well as a more classic black. You can additionally upgrade your purchase to include a 22mm solid stainless steel jubilee strap (although the NATO straps definitely help showcase the Nº 1973’s true diver character). The box also includes signed and numbered sketch-prints, watch blueprints, and watch assembly photographs… plus a 24-month warranty against any manufacturing defects seals the deal!

Designer: WT Author

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Watch: This Seal Hugging a Scuba Diver in Viral Video Will Melt Your Heart

Watch: This Seal Hugging a Scuba Diver in Viral Video Will Melt Your Heart

Video grab of seal hugging human. (Credit: Twitter)

The seal is reaching out to the diver holding his hand and then it embraces the human, while the diver pats its back to comfort it.

Hugs are a universal language of love that is needed by not only humans but animals as well. One such video of a special moment has surfaced on the internet where a seal can be seen giving a tight hug to a scuba diver. This incredible moment showcases the warmth and love shared between animals and humans.

The shot, shared by Indian Forest Service Officer Susanta Nanda on Twitter on April 15, is melting people’s hearts on the internet. In the delightful 20 second clip, the seal is reaching out to the diver holding his hand and then it embraces the human, while the diver pats its back to comfort it. The seal cuddles and snuggles with him as he returns the affectionate gesture by gently patting its back and head.

Watch the complete video here, it will make you smile:

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7 Amazing Shark Experiences Around the World

7 Amazing Shark Experiences Around the World

From diving with hammerheads in Costa Rica to swimming with great whites in South Africa, these shark experiences will leave you in awe.

There's no denying that the thought of swimming with sharks is terrifying for most. After all, the species has long been painted as ruthless (ahem, Jaws). In reality, you're over 10 times more likely to die from fireworks or a train crash — but even so, a fear of sharks still lingers, and it's part of the reason why they're in rapid decline. People can get behind conservation efforts for whales and dolphins, which are portrayed as friendly and people-loving, but because sharks are thought to be the villain of the ocean, they're often overlooked. As a result, the World Wildlife Fund says products like shark fin soup have led to the death of around 100 million sharks annually. 

In an effort to educate people on the true behavior of sharks — often calm and curious, not aggressive — some organizations are offering educational experiences that allow people to see firsthand what swimming with them is really like. The hope is that these experiences — whether done in the open water or in a cage — clear up any misconceptions and inspire people to advocate for the creatures

To help get you started, we've rounded up some of the best shark experiences in the world. These excursions are not only awe-inspiring, but they're notably some of the most ethical shark experiences in the world, due to the way they interact with the animals and educate their clients.

5-day Great White Shark Cage Dive — Guadalupe Island, Mexico 

Great White Shark Cage Diving, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island, Mexico

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A Controversial Link Between Migraines and Patent Foramen Ovale

A Controversial Link Between Migraines and Patent Foramen Ovale

Some scientific studies have suggested a link between migraine with aura and a patent foramen ovale (PFO), a relatively common congenital heart defect. With this postulated link, controversy arose within the medical community about whether PFOs should be closed to prevent stroke and migraines. The overall consensus leans greatly towards "no."

 Illustration by Cindy Chung, Verywell

The foramen ovale is a potential opening between the right and left atrium—the two upper chambers of the heart. During fetal development there is a hole in the atrial septum, which is closed by a flap of tissue immediately after birth. In about 25 percent of us, this flap of tissue can open on occasion, creating a momentary communication between the two atria. This condition is called a patent foramen ovale.

In people with PFO, anything that causes a transient increase in right-sided cardiac pressure (such as straining during a bowel movement) can open the flap for a few moments and allow blood to flow from the right atrium to the left atrium, a so-called right-to-left shunt. This shunting can allow for tiny clots to travel from the heart to the brain, causing transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) or strokes.

A Controversial Link Between Migraines and Patent Foramen Ovale

Studies have suggested that people with migraines with aura are more likely to have a PFO and that, likewise, those with a PFO are more likely to suffer from migraine with aura.

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