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New Washington State Record for Oldest Fish

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New Washington State Record for Oldest Fish

Source: Phys.org/Shannon Verhagen - December 18, 2014

Commercial fisherman Tony Little caught WA's oldest fish on record in the deep waters of Two People's Canyon, off the coast of Albany.

The 84-year-old more…

Virgin Oceanic’s Dives Put on Indefinite Hold

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Virgin Oceanic’s Dives Put on Indefinite Hold

Source: The Verge/Dante D'Orazio - December 17, 2014

Sir Richard Branson's lofty ambitions to explore the limits of Earth — in both directions — have been put on ice. After Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashed more…

Rio’s Olympic Waters Contaminated with ‘Super Bacteria’

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Rio’s Olympic Waters Contaminated with ‘Super Bacteria’

Source: Stuff/Jenny Barchfield - December 16, 2014

A drug-resistant "super bacteria" normally found in hospitals and notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro's Olympic sailing more…

Meet Laura Robinson, A Deep Ocean Explorer

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Meet Laura Robinson, A Deep Ocean Explorer

Source: Euronews - December 15, 2014

When Dr Laura Robinson and her team set off from Tenerife to Trinidad on a scientific expedition, they could guarantee that they would see parts more…

The Highest Tides in Europe: Saint-Malo

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The Highest Tides in Europe: Saint-Malo

Source: BBC/Hana Schank - December 12, 2014

When I stepped out of my beachfront hotel in Saint-Malo the night I arrived, I noticed a distinct lack of beach. Instead, there was only more…

Shipwreck during the Volvo Ocean Race

Photo: Brian Carlin/Team Vestas Wind/Volvo Ocean Race

Shipwreck during the Volvo Ocean Race

Source: The New Yorker/John Clarke - December 11, 2014

“Extreme” is a word that organizers and sailors like to use to describe the Volvo Ocean Race. “Brutal” might be more accurate. The nine-month, thirty-nine-thousand-mile race, more…

Young Inventor Fights Scourge of Ghost Nets

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Young Inventor Fights Scourge of Ghost Nets

Source: Care2/Susan Bird - December 10, 2014

There are ghosts in the ocean, and they claim millions of lives every year.

We’re talking about the lives of sea creatures like fish, turtles more…

A Glass Submarine to Probe the Ocean Depths

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A Glass Submarine to Probe the Ocean Depths

Source: BBC/David Robson - December 9, 2014

How do you build a submarine that can withstand the enormous pressure found at the ocean’s deepest depths? Explorer Sylvia Earle thinks the answer might more…

Clothing Optional: A Record Setting Solo Boat Voyage Across the Atlantic

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Clothing Optional: A Record Setting Solo Boat Voyage Across the Atlantic

Source: The Daily News/Chuck Mason - December 8, 2014

Two details that Katie Spotz relayed about her solo boat voyage across the Atlantic Ocean when she was 19 had kids at Briarwood Elementary School more…

Old Steam Ships Dumped Oil to Master the Waves

Old Steam Ships Dumped Oil to Master the Waves

Source: io9/Esther Inglis-Arkell - December 5, 2014

Oil in the ocean is a sensitive subject these days, but in the late 1800s, steam ships had stocks of oil specifically set aside to more…

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