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$2.5 trillion breathing problem? Ocean plastic endangers bacteria that create oxygen necessary for life

It’s already been cast as an economic villain, to the tune of $2.5 trillion, disrupting “almost all marine ecosystem services” and suffocating every industry it touches. Now, plastic pollution in oceans could actually be suffocating the planet – by har… Continue reading

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Breaking record for deepest dive, explorer says Pacific’s Mariana Trench ‘incredibly peaceful place’

Victor Vescovo took the journey to what is believed to be the deepest point mankind has visited in any ocean — finding shocking things from new species to human trash — and told Fox News on Tuesday that the discovery of plastic in such far reaches pr… Continue reading

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Historic deep dive into Pacific’s Mariana Trench yields ‘obvious human contamination’

On the deepest dive ever executed into the Mariana Trench, an American investor-turned-explorer discovered what appeared to be plastic litter nearly seven miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading

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‘Bomb carbon’ from Cold War nuclear tests found in deep ocean trenches

A new study has found that the nuclear tests performed during the Cold War during the 1950s and 1960s have left a very disturbing legacy on our planet — they have infiltrated the bodies of crustaceans in deep ocean trenches. Continue reading

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Surfer killed by shark off coast of France’s Reunion island: officials

A surfer was killed on Thursday after he was attacked by a shark off the coast of France, officials said. Continue reading

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Bizarre deep-sea tubeworms discovered off North Carolina: Popped out ‘like a jack in the box’

A bizarre deep-sea tubeworm has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the first time the creature has ever been found this far north in the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

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Tectonic plate ‘peeling apart’ could ‘shrink’ the Atlantic, scientists say

A tectonic plate that appears to be “peeling apart” on the seabed off the coast of Portugal may one day “shrink” the Atlantic Ocean, scientists say. Continue reading

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Scientists on a sailboat just found nearly 200,000 viruses hiding in Earth’s oceans

Scientists aboard a single sailboat have identified nearly 200,000 marine virus species, increasing the number of known marine viruses from the 15,000 documented in previous surveys. Continue reading

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Dolphin discovered on Florida beach with bags of trash in belly, researchers say

Researchers made a sad discovery in the stomach of a dolphin who was found stranded on a Florida beach last week. Continue reading

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Plastic pollution in worlds’ oceans could have $2.5 trillion impact, study says

A new study suggests that the plastic pollution problem in the world’s oceans is having an economic impact that is startling – perhaps as much as $2.5 trillion. Continue reading

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Coral reefs have ‘halos,’ and they can be seen from the heavens

What’s the story behind mysterious “halos” of bare sand that surround coral reefs? Continue reading

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Stunning ‘Mirror Pools’ seen on ocean’s floor reveal otherworldly landscape

Scientists have discovered a strange and mesmerizingly beautiful space thousands of feet below the ocean’s surface. Continue reading

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Astronauts help discover newfound crustacean during cave expedition

In training for exploration of the final frontier, astronauts have made a contribution to our understanding of life here on Earth. Continue reading

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