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Norway Plans to Build World’s First Floating Tunnels

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Norway Plans to Build World’s First Floating Tunnels

Source: Inhabitat/Julie M. Rodriguez - July 27, 2016

Norway has hatched ambitious plans to install the world’s first floating underwater tunnels to help travelers easily cross the nation’s many fjords. At present, the only way more…

Firsthand Perspective into Ocean Health Check

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Firsthand Perspective into Ocean Health Check

Source: Sky News/Thomas Moore - July 26, 2016

Sky News has been shown first-hand the devastating consequences of human activity on the world's oceans.

We were taken in a mini-submarine to the seabed more…

An Ocean of Hydrogen May Lie Beneath the Ocean

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An Ocean of Hydrogen May Lie Beneath the Ocean

Source: Gizmag/Duke University - July 25, 2016

Hydrogen may offer a clean, alternative fuel source but it's not without its problems. Right now, hydrogen is usually obtained by expending another form of more…

Diving Enthusiasts Could be Citizen Scientists

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Diving Enthusiasts Could be Citizen Scientists

Source: The Guardian/Damian Carrington - July 22, 2016

Millions of holidaying scuba divers are able to become citizen scientists and take vital measurements of ocean temperatures, which are being driven up by climate change.

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Ocean Acidification and the Limits of the Ocean’s Adaptation

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Ocean Acidification and the Limits of the Ocean’s Adaptation

Source: Phys.org/Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres - July 21, 2016

In an unprecedented evolutionary experiment, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and the Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology demonstrated that the most more…

Researchers Build Cyborg Sea Slug

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Researchers Build Cyborg Sea Slug

Source: CNET/Michelle Starr - July 20, 2016

Watch out for our new roboslug overlords. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have created a robot made from the muscle of a sea slug more…

Bermuda to Launch Ocean Scientific Research Mission With XL Catlin

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Bermuda to Launch Ocean Scientific Research Mission With XL Catlin

Source: Bernews - July 19, 2016

Nekton’s first deep ocean scientific research mission — sponsored by re/insurer XL Catlin and partnering with the Bermuda Government’s Ministry of the Environment — is more…

Renewable Ocean Energy Stock Jumps, Buoyed by Investor Optimism

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Renewable Ocean Energy Stock Jumps, Buoyed by Investor Optimism

Source: Fortune/David Z. Morris - July 18, 2016

That’s one heck of a day.

One of the biggest standouts from a record-breaking week for the markets was Ocean Power Technologies OPTT 75.26% , whose Nasdaq-listed stock popped 75% more…

Deepwater Horizon Anniversary Highlights Lack of Ocean Observation Activities in Gulf of Mexico

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Deepwater Horizon Anniversary Highlights Lack of Ocean Observation Activities in Gulf of Mexico

Source: Sun Herald/Dr Barbara Kirkpatrick - July 15, 2016

July 15 marks the sixth anniversary of the capping of the Deepwater Horizon rig after a deadly explosion and the largest oil spill in U.S. more…

Growing Sea Plants Could Combat Ocean Acidification

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Growing Sea Plants Could Combat Ocean Acidification

Source: Yale360/Nicola Jones - July 14, 2016

Oregon’s picturesque Netarts Bay has long been known for its oysters. But Netarts, like the whole west coast of North America, is getting more acidic. And more…

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