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Glimpse Into a Different World: Nighttime Open-Ocean Diving

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Glimpse Into a Different World: Nighttime Open-Ocean Diving

Scientific American/ David Shiffman - March 27, 2017

Every night in the open ocean zooplankton migrate toward the surface, away from their deepwater daytime habitat. They are followed by a large and diverse more…

Does Diving With Sharks Have Impacts on the Animals?

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Does Diving With Sharks Have Impacts on the Animals?

Source: Science Daily/UC Santa Barbara/Julie Cohen - March 24, 2017

Swimming with metaphorical sharks is one thing, but actually getting into the water with the razor-toothed ocean predators? Crazy, right? Not according to the masses more…

Mermaids Are Coming Back to the Virginia Aquarium

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Mermaids Are Coming Back to the Virginia Aquarium

Source: The Virginian-Pilot/Mechelle Hankerson - March 23, 2017

For part of the year, Hales Parcells’ main job is teaching visitors at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center about ocean habitats and conservation.

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Are Wind-Powered Ships Making A Comeback? New Technology Could Help

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Are Wind-Powered Ships Making A Comeback? New Technology Could Help

Source: The Conversation/George Aggidis - March 22, 2017

Over 200 years after steamships first began crossing the ocean, wind power is finding its way back into seafaring. Global shipping firm Maersk is planning more…

‘Plastic Plankton’ Art Exhibit Shows Extent of the World’s Ocean Pollution

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‘Plastic Plankton’ Art Exhibit Shows Extent of the World’s Ocean Pollution

Source: Live Science/Tia Ghose - March 21, 2017

A series of eerie, stunning images reveals the extent of plastic polluting the world's oceans — by transforming the trash bits into images that look more…

Back to the Ocean: 4 Rescued Sea Lions Released Into the Wild at Laguna Beach

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Back to the Ocean: 4 Rescued Sea Lions Released Into the Wild at Laguna Beach

Source: The OC Register/Erika I. Ritchie - March 20, 2017

Kendra Leak leaned over Jyn’s kennel for one final close-up look at the now fat and healthy sea lion pup. It was a huge difference more…

Into The Deep: Divers Being Trained to Reach Greater Depths Than Ever Before

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Into The Deep: Divers Being Trained to Reach Greater Depths Than Ever Before

Source: Shanghai Daily/ Yang Jian - March 17, 2017

Shanghai's salvage authority is developing saturation diving technology to enable divers to work at a depth of 500 meters — deeper than ever before for more…

Embracing Country Traditions: Indigenous Surfers Find a Spiritual Anchor in the Sea

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Embracing Country Traditions: Indigenous Surfers Find a Spiritual Anchor in the Sea

Source: The Guardian - March 16, 2017

Otis Carey can’t really tell you when he started surfing but his connection to the sea is clearly ingrained. “I was two days old when more…

The Ocean’s Secrets Are Being Revealed By Undersea Drones

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The Ocean’s Secrets Are Being Revealed By Undersea Drones

Source: CNN/ Kieron Monks - March 15, 2017

When Typhoon Rammasun swept through the South China Sea in July, a tiny ship was trapped in its path. The deadly storm whipped up waves more…

Submarine Named ‘Boaty-McBoatface’ Set for First Scientific Voyage in Antarctica

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Submarine Named ‘Boaty-McBoatface’ Set for First Scientific Voyage in Antarctica

Source: BBC/ Jonathan Amos - March 14, 2017

The yellow submarine named Boaty McBoatface is set to leave for Antarctica this week on its first science expedition.
The robot is going to map more…