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600-Year Old Buddha Statue Emerges in Reservoir as Water Levels Fall During Renovation Work

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600-Year Old Buddha Statue Emerges in Reservoir as Water Levels Fall During Renovation Work

Source: CNN/Serenitie Wang - January 23, 2017

Beijing, China (CNN) -  600-year-old Buddha statue has been discovered in a reservoir in east China's Jiangxi Province after water levels fell during renovation work.

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The Breathtaking Views Along Australia’s Great Ocean Road

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The Breathtaking Views Along Australia’s Great Ocean Road

Source: The New York Times/Lucas Peterson - January 20, 2017

I repeated it to myself as if it were a mantra: Stay on the left. Stay on the left.
But the thoughts continued: That’s not the turn more…

UK’s Halley Base in Antarctica at Risk From Major Ice Shelf Crack

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UK’s Halley Base in Antarctica at Risk From Major Ice Shelf Crack

Source: BBC News/Jonathan Amos - January 18, 2017

The British Antarctic Survey is to pull all staff out of its space-age Halley base in March for safety reasons.
The highly unusual move is more…

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Father and Toddler off Oregon Coast

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Father and Toddler off Oregon Coast

Source: Foxnews/Travis Fedschun - January 17, 2017

The Coast Guard suspended the search Monday along the Oregon coast for a father and his young son after a wave swept the two out more…

Hotel Opens With Its Own ‘Private Ocean’ in China

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Hotel Opens With Its Own ‘Private Ocean’ in China

Source: Business Insider/Charles Clark - January 16, 2017

A new luxury hotel which boasts its own five-acre "private ocean" and three art galleries has opened in China.

The city of Sanya — often seen as more…

Lobster Population Drop Forces Fisherman to Become Reef Ranger

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Lobster Population Drop Forces Fisherman to Become Reef Ranger

Source: Standard Digital/Jacqueline Mahugu - January 13, 2017

We have been travelling for an hour in a speedboat from Pate Island in Lamu when at 11am, we suddenly come to a stop in more…

9 Easy Things Everyone Can Do to Save the Ocean

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9 Easy Things Everyone Can Do to Save the Ocean

Source: Lifehacker AU/Sherry Gray - January 10, 2017

It's our responsibility to keep the oceans clean and, so far, we suck at it. Most of us don't know we harm the ocean with more…

Tuna King Pays More Than $600,000 for a Single Bluefin Tuna

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Tuna King Pays More Than $600,000 for a Single Bluefin Tuna

Source: Hindustan Times/AFP - January 9, 2017

Japan’s self-styled “Tuna King” has done it again -- paying more than $600,000 for a single fish.

Sushi entrepreneur Kiyoshi Kimura paid top price at more…

Use Freediving to Learn About Your Body’s Potential

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Use Freediving to Learn About Your Body’s Potential

Source: Fusion/Hanli Prinsloo - January 6, 2017

I’m a freediver. I dive deep into the ocean without scuba gear. The ocean is where I work and, for most intents and purposes, where more…

US Navy Dolphins Reassigned to Save Vaquitas

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US Navy Dolphins Reassigned to Save Vaquitas

Source: The Verge/Rachel Becker - January 5, 2017

The US Navy plans to deploy its squadron of highly trained, bomb-locating bottlenose dolphins this spring. But the dolphins won’t be using their sonar for more…

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