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The Last Creature You’d Expect Left Mysterious Trails on the Ocean Floor

The Last Creature You’d Expect Left Mysterious Trails on the Ocean Floor

The Last Creature You’d Expect Left Mysterious Trails on the Ocean Floor The Last Creature You’d Expect Left Mysterious Trails on the Ocean Floor Deep-sea sponges are not known for their mobility. After all, they lack muscles, nervous systems and organs. And forget about fins or feet for traveling the Arctic seafloor. But new research suggests these ancient life-forms can …

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What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business

What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business

What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business What’s Good for the Ocean May Also Be Good for Business Others, too, see the value of working with industry groups. Whale Safe is an initiative from the University of California Santa Barbara to help big ships avoid hitting whales as they travel through ports around Los Angeles. The …

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Sun Plus Ocean Plus 18 Holes: The Allure of Mexico’s Golf Homes

Sun Plus Ocean Plus 18 Holes: The Allure of Mexico’s Golf Homes

Sun Plus Ocean Plus 18 Holes: The Allure of Mexico’s Golf Homes Sun Plus Ocean Plus 18 Holes: The Allure of Mexico’s Golf Homes These developments include Cove Club, an 1,800-acre community with a Jack Nicklaus-designed course; Diamante, with three golf courses including two designed by Tiger Woods and Davis Love III; and Cabo Real, a 2,800-acre community (part of …

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George Bass, Archaeologist of the Ocean Floor, Dies at 88

George Bass, Archaeologist of the Ocean Floor, Dies at 88

George Bass, Archaeologist of the Ocean Floor, Dies at 88 George Bass, Archaeologist of the Ocean Floor, Dies at 88 George F. Bass, who was often called the father of underwater archaeology, scouring shipwrecks for revelatory artifacts and developing new techniques for exploring the ocean, died on March 2 at a hospital in Bryan, Texas. He was 88. His son …

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Looking for Climate Solutions? Protect More Ocean, Researchers Find.

Looking for Climate Solutions? Protect More Ocean, Researchers Find.

Looking for Climate Solutions? Protect More Ocean, Researchers Find. Looking for Climate Solutions? Protect More Ocean, Researchers Find. For the first time, scientists have calculated how much planet-warming carbon dioxide is released into the ocean by bottom trawling, the practice of dragging enormous nets along the ocean floor to catch shrimp, whiting, cod and other fish. The answer: As much …

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Jellyfish Build Walls of Water to Swim Around the Ocean

Jellyfish Build Walls of Water to Swim Around the Ocean

Jellyfish Build Walls of Water to Swim Around the Ocean Jellyfish Build Walls of Water to Swim Around the Ocean Locomotion through the seas can be arduous. Water is more viscous than air, and so underwater creatures must overcome strong frictional resistance as they swim. To make things more difficult, liquid water provides nothing solid to push off against. But …

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A New Population of Blue Whales Was Discovered Hiding in the Indian Ocean

A New Population of Blue Whales Was Discovered Hiding in the Indian Ocean

A New Population of Blue Whales Was Discovered Hiding in the Indian Ocean A New Population of Blue Whales Was Discovered Hiding in the Indian Ocean Weighing up to 380,000 pounds and stretching some 100 feet long, the blue whale — the largest creature to have ever lived on Earth — might at first seem difficult for human eyes and …

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Hawaii’s Fresh Water Leaks to the Ocean Through Underground Rivers

Hawaii’s Fresh Water Leaks to the Ocean Through Underground Rivers

Hawaii’s Fresh Water Leaks to the Ocean Through Underground Rivers Hawaii’s Fresh Water Leaks to the Ocean Through Underground Rivers There are few things on the island of Hawaii that are more valuable than fresh water. This is not because the island is dry. There is plenty of rain. The trouble is that there is tremendous demand for this water …

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Ocean Heat Waves Are Directly Linked to Climate Change

Ocean Heat Waves Are Directly Linked to Climate Change

Ocean Heat Waves Are Directly Linked to Climate Change Ocean Heat Waves Are Directly Linked to Climate Change Six years ago, a huge part of the Pacific Ocean near North America quickly warmed, reaching temperatures more than 5 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. Nicknamed “the blob,” it persisted for two years, with devastating impacts on marine life, including sea lions and …

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You Can’t Escape Lice, Even 6,500 Feet Below the Ocean

You Can’t Escape Lice, Even 6,500 Feet Below the Ocean

You Can’t Escape Lice, Even 6,500 Feet Below the Ocean You Can’t Escape Lice, Even 6,500 Feet Below the Ocean Darling, it’s better under the sea, unless you’re an insect. You might find some bugs skimming the surface of a pond or even creating their own scuba bubble to dive beneath the surface of inland lakes. But insects are virtually …

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