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Exotic 'Twilight Zone' Reef Is Brimming With Unique Forms Of Life

We tend to think of coral reefs as luminous, undersea jungles that pepper the shallow, scuba-friendly tropics. But deeper down, in a region about as bright as Pluto on a sunny day, there lie vast reef ecosystems unknown to science.

Fish Are A Bunch Of Lame Posers 

A new study has found that “schooling” is a horrendous process in which an individual’s unique personality is unceremoniously supplanted by group-think and the notion of bravery is cast aside when a danger to the overall status quo is presented. School, in this case, is the group that fish swim in. What did you think we were talking about?

Watch 35,000 Fishing Vessels Move Around The World In This Map

There are thousands of ships sailing the seas to catch the fish you eat, and now you can watch them sail the ocean in almost real-time on this interactive map

The Sixth Mass Extinction Will Be Like Nothing In Earth's History

The sixth mass extinction — the one that seven billion humans are doing their darnedest to trigger at this very moment — is shaping up to be like nothing our planet has ever seen. That’s the conclusion of a sweeping new analysis, which compared marine fossil records from Earth’s five previous mass extinction events to what’s happening in the oceans right now.

This Big Arse Shark Jumps Too Damn Much

Video: Chill out, man. It was cute the first time you jumped out of nowhere. And maybe still sort of amusing the second time you missile’d yourself out of the water. But when the shark comes breaching once again?

A Volcanic Eruption Hid A Critical Climate Signal For 20 Years

As our planet heats up, the pace of sea level rise is expected to quicken, making it harder for cities like Miami to stay above water. But since 1992, scientists have studied Earth’s mean sea level via satellites, and they have watched it rise at a steady 3mm per year — no evidence for acceleration.

Watch A Robot Possibly Discover Weird Stuff On The Ocean Floor

Space may be called the “final frontier” but what about unexplored areas that are on our very own Earth? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been using the Okeanos Explorer to document uncharted waters since 2010 and it’s off to do it again, this time at the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

This Massive Shipwreck Graveyard Is Way Bigger Than Scientists Thought

An underwater survey off the coast of Greece has uncovered a massive cache of wrecked ships, sunk over a span of more than 2000 years. And researchers just keep finding more and more to add to that tally.

This Underwater Glider Just Spent 74 Days At Sea

A torpedo shaped underwater glider has just completed a 74 day journey through the waters of the Great Australian Bight, returning loaded with information about the bight — along with a few battle scars.

Whale Sharks Are Even Cooler Than We Realised

An under-appreciated group of sharks’ secret lives are now being revealed thanks to the wonders of satellite technology.

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