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Swarms Of Octopus Are Taking Over The Oceans

Something strange is happening to the oceans. As coral reefs wither and fisheries collapse, octopuses are multiplying like mad. As soon as they perceive weakness, they will amass an army and invade the land, too.


Europa Is Even More Earth-Like Than We Suspected

Europa, Jupiter’s watery ice-moon, has long attracted attention as a possible site for someday finding life. Now, a new analysis shows that its oceans may be even closer to our own than we knew.


Divers Discovered An Ancient Roman Treasure Trove Inside An Untouched Shipwreck

More than 1600 years ago, a Roman ship full of carved statues, bronze lamps and loads of coins was lost at sea. Just recently a group of divers stumbled upon the wreckage — and what they found is magnificent.


Aussie Drone Footage Shows A Pod Of Dolphins Hunting A Shark

Video: Whoa. This aerial view, courtesy of a drone, captures something not often seen: a pod of false killer whales (which are a species of dolphins, of course) chasing and hunting down a shark in the waters near Sydney. You can see the gang of false killer whales basically acting like a pack of wolves on a hunt, only they’re not hunting down any old prey, they’re going after a freaking shark.


Mariana Trench Live Stream Reveals Some Seriously Gnarly Creatures

On April 20, NOAA scientists working on the Okeanos Explorer dispatched their prized Deep Discoverer robot to scour the floor of the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot on the surface of the Earth. Little is known about the ecology of this 11km crevice — in fact, it’s often said that we know more about the surface of Mars.


Supermaterial Made From Seaweed Could Replace Bubble Wrap

As a civilisation we are blanketing our planet with plastic. One of the most frightening illustrations of this fact is a prediction that by 2050, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish. Amazingly, a smart solution for reducing our reliance on plastic, and protecting marine life, could come from those very oceans as well.


A New Florida Pier Is Designed To Face The Reality Of Rising Seas

There’s no polite way to put this: Florida is screwed. And we’re starting to see the state’s infrastructure adapt to the reality of climate change.


We Could Double The Number Of Edible Fish In The Ocean By 2050

Time and again, our appetite for tasty seafood pushes our favourite species to the brink of collapse. We’ve seen it with North Atlantic cod, Pacific bluefin tuna and Peruvian sardines. But it doesn’t have to be this way. A new study finds that the majority of the planet’s fisheries could be sustainable within ten years, and commercial fish stocks could double by 2050 — if the world adopted a few common-sense management strategies.


These Award-Winning Underwater Photographs Are Dazzling

It’s often said that we know less about the deep ocean than we do about the surface of Mars. Looking at the 2016 winners of the UK’s Underwater Photography Contest, I can’t help but agree. Life beneath the sea is as alien and entrancing as any ancient, dust-blown crater on the Red Planet.


Lab-Grown Coral Is The Latest Hail Mary Plan To Save Earth's Reefs

Earth’s coral reefs are dying so quickly that some scientists say they will be gone by mid-century. But now, there’s a desperate attempt afoot to save these incredible organisms from extinction: in vitro fertilisation.


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