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Submarine Telecommunication Cables Should Be Green, Says UN Task Force

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Submarine Telecommunication Cables Should Be Green, Says UN Task Force

Source: West Hawaii Today - October 30, 2014

The global system of submarine telecommunication cables that support our connected world is deaf, dumb and blind to the external ocean environment and represents a more…

Dissecting how a Body Decomposes in the Ocean

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Dissecting how a Body Decomposes in the Ocean

Source: LiveScience/Tanya Lewis - October 29, 2014

When a dead body decomposes in the ocean, scientists know little about what happens to it. To find out, some researchers performed an unusual experiment more…

Noise in the Ocean

Illustration: Spectrum

Noise in the Ocean

Source: Aeon/Peter Brannen - October 28, 2014

At 5:30am I awoke to the sound of the diesel chug-chugging of a lone lobster boat carving into the glassy Atlantic. An audience of shrieking more…

Giant Invertebrates of Prehistoric Times

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Giant Invertebrates of Prehistoric Times

Source: National Geographic/Brian Switek - October 27, 2014

We’re fascinated by superlative size. That’s why humungous dinosaurs regularly make headlines, and Carboniferous arthropods – dragonflies and millipedes that reached B-movie sizes by dint of higher atmospheric oxygen more…

Pinpointing Megalodon Extinction

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Pinpointing Megalodon Extinction

Source: LiveScience/Kelly Dickerson - October 24, 2014

Giant, 60-foot-long (18 meters) Megalodon sharks used to lurk in the Earth's oceans, but while researchers are still unsure why these behemoths of the deep more…

Phytoplankton, the Ocean’s Carbon Pumps

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Phytoplankton, the Ocean’s Carbon Pumps

Source: Phys.org/Weizmann Institute of Science - October 23, 2014

When we talk about global carbon fixation – "pumping" carbon out of the atmosphere and fixing it into organic molecules by photosynthesis – proper measurement more…

China Installs Submerged Buoys in Western Pacific

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China Installs Submerged Buoys in Western Pacific

Source: Bangkok Post/AFP - October 22, 2014

BEIJING - China has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in "key marine areas" of the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, a move that more…

Ancient Submerged Ruins Excavated For Clues

Photo: Kihachiro Aratake

Ancient Submerged Ruins Excavated For Clues

Source: TakePart/Zachary Slobig - October 21, 2014

With new research showing sea levels at their highest in 6,000 years, archaeologists are investigating the submerged ruins of early human settlements for hints to their destiny—and more…

Boyan Slat’s Mission: Ridding the Ocean of Plastic

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Boyan Slat’s Mission: Ridding the Ocean of Plastic

Source: BBC News/Vibeke Venema - October 20, 2014

Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old on a mission - to rid the world's oceans of floating plastic. He has dedicated his teenage years to finding more…

The Next Gold Rush Is Where?

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The Next Gold Rush Is Where?

Source: The Center for Investigative Reporting/Rachael Bale - October 17, 2014

Another gold rush is on the way. It’s not in California, a developing country or even on asteroids.

It’s under the sea.

There’s a lot more…