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1) scuba. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...scuba, see diving, deep-sea....

2) skin diving. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The fins increase the propulsion and agility of the swimmer. Skin diving is used in scientific, commercial, and military activities and in recent years has gained...

3) Cousteau, Jacques Yves. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French oceanographer and naval officer. In 1943, with Emil Gagnan, he invented the self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba). He founded (1945) the French...

4) diving, deep-sea. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Modern Deep-Sea Diving Helmet Diving SuitsModern helmet diving suits usually consist of a waterproof one-piece suit made of canvas and rubber that entirely covers...

5) Key Largo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Key Largo, narrow island, c.30 mi (48 km) long, off S Fla., largest of the Florida Keys. Along with other Florida Keys, especially Key West, it has become an increasingly...

6) Ctenophora. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Because they are so delicate that specimens are difficult to collect, little was known about them until the advent of blue-water scuba and submersible collecting....

7) Turks and Caicos Islands. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Great Britain (1995 est. pop. 14,000), 166 sq mi (430 sq km), West Indies. There are more than 30 cays and islands, of which only six are inhabited. The islands are...

8) Bikini. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ralik Chain, Marshall Islands. It comprises 36 islets on a reef 25 mi (40 km) long. After its inhabitants were removed (1946) to Rongerik, Bikini was the scene of...

9) dolphin, aquatic mammal. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...These include the true, or beaked, dolphins, the killer whale, the pilot whale, and 12 freshwater species found in rivers of South America and S Asia. Most species...

10) ocean. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...See also oceanography. 1 The World OceanOf the four major units that comprise the world ocean, three-the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans-extend northward from...

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