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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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Second Woman to Make Challenger Deep Ocean Dive

Second Woman to Make Challenger Deep Ocean Dive

Second Woman to Make Challenger Deep Ocean Dive Second Woman to Make Challenger Deep Ocean Dive The second of two women is poised to make history by diving to the ocean’s deepest spot: the Challenger Deep, the lowest point of the Mariana Trench, the greatest of the sea’s many recesses. The long fissure of the western Pacific lies 200 miles …

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Major Fuel Spill in Russia’s North Spreads Toward Arctic Ocean

Major Fuel Spill in Russia’s North Spreads Toward Arctic Ocean

Major Fuel Spill in Russia’s North Spreads Toward Arctic Ocean Major Fuel Spill in Russia’s North Spreads Toward Arctic Ocean MOSCOW — Floating barriers hastily laid across rivers in the far north of Russia have failed to contain a major diesel fuel spill that has now spread to a lake near the Arctic Ocean and is threatening a nature reserve, …

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Coronavirus Turns a Spanish Ocean Delicacy Back Into Daily Fare

Coronavirus Turns a Spanish Ocean Delicacy Back Into Daily Fare

Coronavirus Turns a Spanish Ocean Delicacy Back Into Daily Fare Coronavirus Turns a Spanish Ocean Delicacy Back Into Daily Fare LLANÇÀ, Spain — With an intensity of flavor to match their color, the big, bright-red prawns caught off Spain’s eastern coast are the kind of delicacy that someone might eat once or twice in a year and remember fondly for …

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This Might Be the Longest Creature Ever Seen in the Ocean

This Might Be the Longest Creature Ever Seen in the Ocean

Nerida Wilson couldn’t take her eyes off the computer screen. Some 2,000 feet beneath the research boat she was aboard, a creature drifted past in the shape of a vast, galactic swirl. By her team’s estimates, it was 150 feet long. “It looked like an incredible U.F.O.,” said Dr. Wilson, a senior research scientist at the Western Australian Museum. She …

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Frank Ocean releases two new singles on Spotify and Apple Music

Frank Ocean releases two new singles on Spotify and Apple Music

Frank Ocean has released two singles, “Dear April” and “Cayendo” on streaming services, including Spotify and Apple Music. After previewing the songs last October at a club night in New York, the artist had previously made the tracks available as a double A side 7” vinyl. Ocean has not put out a full length album since Blonde in 2016. Download the new …

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