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A Tantalizingly Brief Glimpse Inside Fabien Cousteau's Underwater Lab

Fabien Cousteau just concluded his 31-day underwater research mission, where six scientists studied coral reefs in a small chamber 20 metres underwater off the coast of Key Largo. The long-term underwater residence gave them a firsthand glimpse of some never-before-seen underwater phenomena, as Cousteau told PBS’s Hari Sreenivasan in this all-too-short interview from the ocean floor.


Cousteau's Amazing Fleet Of Vehicles

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Jacques Cousteau showed audiences undersea life like they had never seen it before. But just as remarkable as the seascapes he photographed are the vehicles he used to access them: repurposed battleships, saucer-like subs, and of course, the aqualung.


Coral Reefs Have Creepy, Alien-Like Superpowers

Sure, coral reefs are pretty, but they also have creepy almost alien-like superpowers: An entire reef can be regrown from a tiny chunk of coral.


How To Photograph Insane Waves

You may not have the guts to try it yourself – I certainly don’t – but wave photography as it’s done by Clark Little, surfer and photographer extraordinaire, is awe-inspiring. Check out our interview with him to read about his awesome techniques.


Water Soluble Swimwear: Delightful Or Terrifying?

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Water soluble swimwear is either absolutely wonderful or entirely horrifying, but you can decide which it is yourself by watching this video of a trial swim.


Taking The Cove, The Incredible Account Of Dolphin Slaughter, To Japanese Theaters

The Cove, last year’s Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, is an incredible account of the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan. Now the crew needs help bringing the damning film to the Japanese public.


Why James Cameron Can Be The Gulf's White Knight

James Cameron’s announcement last week that he was assembling a veritable Justice League of oceanographers, engineers and other specialists to combat the BP oil disaster was met with some eye-rolling. But he may be the best man for the job.


Hurricane Disasters To Be Avoided With Bill Gates' Ocean Pumps

Bill Gates, since leaving the helm of Microsoft, has been busy ploughing his money into well-deserved environmental issues such as the artificial clouds project, and ocean pumps which could (almost) halt hurricanes in their tracks.


The Worst Oil Disaster In US History: How You Can Help

Thanks in large part to BP and the government’s inept handling of the Gulf Coast oil spill, we’re going through one of the worst ecological disasters in American history. But there are some things we can do to help.


Where To Take Scuba Lessons

Want to take Joel’s advice to heart and learn how to scuba dive? PADI is the place to do it. [PADI]