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Flotsam & Jetsam

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A Marketing Ploy. A press release about a new camera from Paralenz says, "Naming the camera after the Vaquita is a tribute to the less than 19 that remain." Those 19 don't read press releases and need far more than a tribute to the near-certain extinction of their species caused entirely by human greed in China. Instead, send the profits from this camera to those who are trying to save the last of these precious animals. That would be a tribute.

Help, DAN Left Me in the Lurch. Raymond Haddad, a long-time subscriber from Quebec, got a message from the Divers Alert Network that said, "unfortunately, due to insurance regulation changes, DAN is unable to offer dive accident insurance to residents of Quebec." Raymond contacted us, so we contacted DiveAssure ( and asked whether they can insure Raymond. Not a problem, was the response, and that took care of that. Dear subscribers. How can we help you?...

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