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Dolphin Murders on the Rise. Frustrated fishermen have been taking it out on dolphins that approach their boats to snatch catches. In a disturbing trend, another dead dolphin has been found on a Mississippi beach, with a bullet through its blowhole. In an added blow, the necropsy revealed she had been pregnant with a full-term calf, which also died. From Florida to Texas, 21 dolphins have been found dead with gunshot wounds since 2002, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Rumblings about Apeks Regulators. Tom McCarthy, owner of East Coast Wreck Diving (Freeport, NY), posted on social media that he has seen six Apeks DS4 and Tec3 regulators with runaway intermediate pressure failures in two years. Several divers have had similar experiences. Undercurrent's editor has alerted Peter Greenwell of Apeks to the online discussion and we await his comments. Write to benddavision@undercurrent.org if you have had problems....


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