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Terrifying Great White Shark Attacking A Cage Is Like Real-Life Jaws

Oh. My. Holy. Bananas. This shark attack video from Hillary Rae shows a 3.5m shark biting and gnawing and trying to rip open an underwater cage with such fury and abandon and ferocity that it looks like the killer beast might actually break through. You get an up-close view of the razor sharp teeth and feel the enormity of the monster.


This Team Discovers 14 New Species An Hour, But They Have An Enemy

You’ve heard that we know more about space than we do the deep ocean. But did you know it’s so unexplored that scientists discover new species just 200-500 feet down, sometimes at a rate of 14 an hour? A (sort of) manmade enemy threatens those efforts though, and they can’t kill, study, and eat it fast enough.


Swimming With A Million Fish Looks Like Being In A Teleportation Tunnel

I’m not exactly sure I know what a teleportation tunnel actually is, but I’d imagine it would look a lot like this. This being swimming with a million silverside fish in the ocean. It’s beautiful, like travelling through organic warp speed or being a part of a swarm from a sci-fi movie that’s about to swallow you or something.


The Stunning Beauty Of Diving Into A Deep Dark Abyss Inside The Ocean

Wow, just wow. It’s breathtaking (literally, if you try to hold your breath like the free diver in this video) to watch free diver Guillaume Néry just fall into a dark abyss in the ocean. It’s like he’s getting sucked in and will never resurface because he’s exploring unknown worlds hidden underneath our planet.


Being Trapped Underneath An Icy Lake Is Terrifyingly Beautiful

Diving underneath ice might be the easiest way to be transported into another world that’s completely unlike ours. You need the correct equipment and you never want to be really trapped, but it looks completely ethereal. The colours, the shapes, the ceiling, it’s all so pristine and so beautiful.


Why This Astronaut Thinks NASA Can Save Humanity From Extinction

Astronaut Daniel T. Barry thinks NASA’s mission to Mars is humanity’s most important endeavour yet, for reasons including the birth of Captain Kirk. We talked to him about what it’s like to explore the Final Frontier.


Swimming In An Iceberg Is Like Being Inside The Fortress Of Solitude

Swimming inside an iceberg looks amazing because the ice looks like glass and that’s crazy, and because it kind of resembles an underwater version of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. Or at least, like a crystal palace. National Geographic shows us how a free diver explores the ice cold waters below.


The Plan To Turn California's Ageing Oil Rigs Into Skyscraper-Sized Reefs

Off the coast of Southern California, there’s an underwater city. A thicket of almost 30 enormous steel oil rigs, each as large as a skyscraper, bolted to the floor of the ocean. Most of them are elderly, ageing giants — and soon, the state will need to make a decision about whether to rip them up or let them stand. Either option comes with huge risks.


Monster Machines: These Hard Suit Power Gloves Give You The Grip Of A Kraken

Lobsters never took over the world because their claws are terrible at grasping. It’s the same reason deep sea divers, especially those that venture so far down that they require Atmospheric Dive Suits to keep from imploding, have such difficulty manipulating their tools at depth — the suits’ conventional lobster-like “prehensor” grippers are complete rubbish. But these new robo-gloves from MIT startup Vishwa Robotics will offer divers superior, Ninja Turtle-esque grip even 20,000 leagues below the sea.


This Is What The Sunken Cruise Ship Costa Concordia Looks Like Now

Remember how the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground in Italy in 2012? Now, police divers have re-entered the vessel, days before an attempt to re-float it, and this video shows exactly what it looks like two years on.