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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

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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…

ISS RapidScat Monitors Ocean Storms From Space

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ISS RapidScat Monitors Ocean Storms From Space

Source: Phys.org/NASA - October 16, 2014

On Sept. 20, NASA launched a sequel to a classic Earth science mission that was a hit with researchers and forecasters of hurricanes and other more…

How Much Do We Know About The Seafloor

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How Much Do We Know About The Seafloor

Source: The Conversation/Jon Copley - October 15, 2014

As ships resume the search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in the depths of the Indian Ocean this week, we often hear that the oceans are more…

Measuring Ocean Temperature, Is It Warming?

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Measuring Ocean Temperature, Is It Warming?

Source: NBC News/John Roach - October 14, 2014

Nearly a quarter century ago, Greg Johnson was a freshly minted PhD in oceanography puttering north in the South Pacific Ocean. About every 35 miles, the boat more…

Icebergs Once Found Off Florida Coast

Icebergs Once Found Off Florida Coast

Source: LiveScience/Becky Oskin - October 13, 2014

Imagine icebergs as tall as the Eiffel Tower silently drifting by Florida's balmy beaches.

Add a few braying walruses, and mammoths grazing nearby on a more…