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USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Navy Dive Tables

By Kaitlin MogentaleIf you asked me what my greatest fear is while scuba diving, I wouldn’t hesitate with my answer-- the bends. The bends, or decompression sickness (DCS), is a decompression illness arising from the dangers of breathing compressed air at depth for prolonged periods, coupled with improper decompression or excessively rapid ascents.The most severe of symptoms are permanent CNS damage, and occasionally death...

May 21, 2012 — Jim Haw
Environment

USC Dornsife Scientific Diving: The Ordot Dump and Layon Landfill

By Nicole MatthewsSolid waste disposal is a major environmental issue faced by countries around the world. For small islands such as Guam the problems that come with solid waste disposal are especially demanding due to the limited amount of space available and the close proximity to bodies of water that flow into the ocean.One dumpsite that has been a consistent source of pollution is the Ordot Dump...

May 17, 2012 — Jim Haw
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