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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.


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.


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