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Nicaragua to Break Ground on Canal Amid Dissent

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Nicaragua to Break Ground on Canal Amid Dissent

Source: AP/Luis Manuel Galeano and Didi Tang - December 22, 2014

RIO GRANDE, Nicaragua (AP) — As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he more…

Exploring the Mariana Trench 7 Miles Below the Ocean Surface

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Exploring the Mariana Trench 7 Miles Below the Ocean Surface

Source: NPR/Christopher Joyce - December 22, 2014

A ship full of marine scientists is floating over the deepest part of the world: the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench. They're sending down probes to study more…

Entrepreneur Builds Ship of the Future

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Entrepreneur Builds Ship of the Future

Source: AP/David Sharp - December 22, 2014

Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast.

The angular vessel looks like a waterborne stealth fighter. It rides atop underwater torpedo-shaped tubes powered more…

Climate Change Responsible for Worst-Ever Coral Bleaching

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Climate Change Responsible for Worst-Ever Coral Bleaching

Source: AFP - December 22, 2014

MAJURO (Marshall Islands), Dec 22 — The Marshall Islands is experiencing its worst-ever coral bleaching as global warming threatens reefs across the entire northern Pacific, scientists more…

Ocean Exploration 2020 Forum

Ocean Exploration 2020 Forum

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - December 22, 2014

World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill recently attended the Ocean Exploration 2020 National Forum, a gathering of U.S. ocean exploration leadership, individuals charged more…

New Evidence of Violent Volcanic Eruptions in West Antarctic Ice Sheet

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New Evidence of Violent Volcanic Eruptions in West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Source: LiveScience/Becky Oskin - December 19, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — Volcanoes punched through a remote part of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet twice in the last 50,000 years, according to research presented more…

Giant Clams Keep Reefs Healthy

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Giant Clams Keep Reefs Healthy

Source: NewScientist/T.V. Padma - December 19, 2014

It's time they came out of their shells. It seems the world's largest molluscs, the giant clams of the Indo-Pacific coral reefs, have been doing more…

Tourism Operators in the Whitsundays Take on Crown of Thorns Starfish

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Tourism Operators in the Whitsundays Take on Crown of Thorns Starfish

Source: Whitsunday Times - December 19, 2014

The notorious Crown of Thorns Starfish (COTS) could reach epidemic proportions in the Whitsundays if more is not done, according to findings made on a recent more…

One Decade Since the Indian Ocean Tsunami

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One Decade Since the Indian Ocean Tsunami

Source: Phys.org/Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres - December 19, 2014

The day after Christmas this year will mark the 10 anniversary of the tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean. On 26 December 2004, a quarter more…

Russia in the Ocean World

Russia in the Ocean World

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - December 19, 2014

Russia's global maritime presence is changing. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill will discuss inter-regional trade on the Baltic, more…

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