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Drones Roam the Ocean for Science

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Drones Roam the Ocean for Science

Source: Wired/Matt Simon - April 17, 2015

AT THE CREST of a swell, an orange wing sticks straight up out of the ocean, like the fin of a miserable orca waving to the more…

Pacific Ocean Slowed Global Warming, But That May be About to Change

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Pacific Ocean Slowed Global Warming, But That May be About to Change

Source: The Washington Post/Chris Mooney - April 17, 2015

Last week, I wrote a long story about a phenomenon called the Pacific Decadal Oscillation or PDO, a naturally occurring wobble in the planet’s climate system that involves the more…

Record Dive Retrieves $50M in Silver From SS City of Cairo

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Record Dive Retrieves $50M in Silver From SS City of Cairo

Source: BBC News - April 17, 2015

A British-led team has recovered a $50m (£34m; €47m) trove of silver coins that has lain on the seabed since the steamship carrying it from more…

China’s Submarine Sale to Pakistan Raises Indian Ocean Nuclear Clash Risk

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China’s Submarine Sale to Pakistan Raises Indian Ocean Nuclear Clash Risk

Source: Bloomberg/David Tweed - April 17, 2015

Soon a brash naval captain may pose a bigger risk of triggering a nuclear crisis between India and Pakistan than a religious terrorist.

China is more…

Giant Squid

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Giant Squid

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel Shapiro - April 17, 2015

How do you get two dead Giant Squid the size of a school bus from a fishing boat in Spain to a museum more…

Why We Cannot Forget The Gulf Oil Spill

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Why We Cannot Forget The Gulf Oil Spill

Source: CNN/Philippe Cousteau, Jr. - April 16, 2015

(CNN) - The other day, I searched through hundreds of photos hoping to find a starting point to write this article. Looking through old photos is more…

California Lets Billions of Gallons of Freshwater Flow Straight Into The Ocean

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California Lets Billions of Gallons of Freshwater Flow Straight Into The Ocean

Source: Forbes/Michael Zakaras - April 16, 2015

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that California is in the midst of a severe multi-year drought. Earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown, standing on more…

Vow of Silence Broken, 500 Year Old Diving Bell Mysteries Revealed

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Vow of Silence Broken, 500 Year Old Diving Bell Mysteries Revealed

Source: Ancient Origins/Liz Leafloor - April 16, 2015

A vow of silence has protected the mystery behind an ingenious invention for nearly 500 years. The secrets behind Guglielmo de Lorena’s amazing diving bell, more…

Emails From Marine Turtles

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Emails From Marine Turtles

Source: Save Our Seas/Jeanette Wyneken - April 16, 2015

To conserve marine animals, we need to understand what they require in terms of habitat. In other words, it is important to know where the more…

Dinoflagellates

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Dinoflagellates

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel Shapiro - April 16, 2015

Science contributor Josh Kurz, tells the story of dinoflagellates through “music from the bottom of the food chain.” There are “billions of these more…

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