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Scuba divers thought it was just a log in a lake. Turns out they discovered a 1,200-year-old canoe

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On a brisk Tuesday at Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, maritime archaeologists, scuba divers, and residents of the Spring Harbor neighborhood stood in the cold as a canoe was brought to shore. But this was not ju...

Divers discover dislodged and broken pipeline that likely triggered Gulf of Mexico oil spill

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Divers using underwater sonar discovered a 12-inch oil pipeline Sunday that had become dislodged and is possibly the source of an oil spill discovered off the coast of Louisiana, officials said. Houston-based Talos ...

Frisky venomous sea snakes are confusing divers for their mates

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Highly venomous olive sea snakes may "attack" scuba divers as part of misplaced courtship behaviors, according to a new study. Divers regularly report sea snake interactions involving chasing and biting, the reasons...

Why Olympic divers take showers — and use those tiny towels — between dives

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Viewers of the Tokyo Olympics are apparently a little baffled by the behavior of athletes in the diving events. Divers typically emerge from the water after a plunge and immediately take a quick shower by the side ...

Brits win 10M synchro, no golden sweep for China’s divers

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Daley and Matty Lee of Britain narrowly won the 10-meter synchronized diving on Monday at the Tokyo Olympics, upsetting favored China and keeping the diving powerhouse from any chance of a golden sweep. Daley and Lee...