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Swimming Through Rubbish

Photo: Lewis Pugh

Swimming Through Rubbish

Source: The New York Times/Lewis Pugh - September 30, 2014

CAPE TOWN — You get a good feel for the health of the oceans when you stick your head in them for four weeks. This more…

Laser-Guided Sea Monkeys Are A Force Of Nature

Photo: Monica Wilhelmus & John Dabiri/CALTECH

Laser-Guided Sea Monkeys Are A Force Of Nature

Source: GMA News/Bea Montenegro - September 30, 2014

With the help of lasers, scientists have shown that the movement of tiny "sea monkeys" can actually affect water currents on an oceanwide scale.

A study conducted more…

Organizing the Volvo Ocean Race

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Organizing the Volvo Ocean Race

Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News - September 30, 2014

With the last Volvo Ocean Race drawing to a close, CEO Knut Frostad announced in June 2012 that the Volvo Ocean 70 class would be retired, and more…

War Games Near Disputed Seas

Photo: Lance Cpl. Brianna Turner/Marine Corps

War Games Near Disputed Seas

Source: Reuters/Manuel Mogato - September 30, 2014

(Reuters) - Thousands of Philippine and American soldiers began annual war games on Monday near disputed waters in the South China Sea, testing the readiness of the two oldest more…

Rescue for the Global Ocean, Part 2

Rescue for the Global Ocean, Part 2

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - September 30, 2014

In Part 2 of a multi-part series on the final report released by the Global Ocean Commission, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill more…

Announcing the BLUE Fellowship Grant

Announcing the BLUE Fellowship Grant

Source: The Scuttlefish/Owen James Burke - September 29, 2014

The National Geographic Society Explorers, Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill, the Roddenberrys (of Star Trek fame) and Swift Engineering are working together to identify and develop your more…

Could Arctic Land Sale Lead To New Arctic Player?

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Could Arctic Land Sale Lead To New Arctic Player?

Source: The New York Times/Andrew Wiggins - September 29, 2014

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway — For anyone in the market for a majestic waterfront property with easy access to the North Pole, Ole Einar Gjerde has a more…

Rare Treatment Saves Diver In Deep Trouble

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Rare Treatment Saves Diver In Deep Trouble

Source: StarTribune/Jeremy Olson - September 29, 2014

Terry Begnoche remembers every chilling second of his rapid rise from 220 feet deep in Lake Superior — how an ascent that should have taken more…

The Diving Bell Spider Spends Its Entire Life Underwater

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The Diving Bell Spider Spends Its Entire Life Underwater

Source: Wired/Matt Simon - September 29, 2014

Legend has it that none other than Alexander the Great was among the first peopleto plumb the ocean depths in a glass diving bell, a simple more…

A Natural Laboratory Under Mount Rainier’s Crater Is Like No Other

Photo: Francois Xavier De Ruydts/The Seattle Times

A Natural Laboratory Under Mount Rainier’s Crater Is Like No Other

Source: The Seattle Times/Sandi Doughton - September 29, 2014

Bill Lokey planted his ice ax in the crumbly slope and scanned the cavern with his headlamp.

Counting all the ups and downs, he had more…