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Greenland's Ice Sheets Are Getting Cooked By Warm Ocean Currents

The retreat of Arctic sea ice has been so dramatic over the last few years that atlases are being changed. Now it turns out Greenland’s ice sheets are also melting faster than we thought — not on the visible surface, but due to currents deep below the ocean.


Incredible Overhead View Of An Oil Tanker Perfectly Docking At A Narrow Port

Video: The captain of this ship must be a master Tetris player or a savant when it comes to that time wasting iPhone parking game or at least, be the inventor of the three-point turn because his manoeuvring of this tanker, the Galway Fisher,into the narrow Port of Galway is simply incredible to see from up top.


A Warm Ocean 'Blob' In The Pacific Is Feeding A Toxic Algae Bloom 

The Blob has been there for over a year — a cauldron of extra-warm ocean temperatures off the coast of the Pacific Northwest that just won’t budge. The Blob has already affected food availability and habitats for marine life, and now scientists are starting to see at least one dangerous side-effect of the Blob: A harmful algae bloom stretching from Alaska to California.


Here's How A 13-Foot Wide Egg Mass Fits Inside A 5-Foot Squid

On July 9th of this year, divers off the coast of Turkey ran across an enormous lump of gelatinous goo which turned out to be one of the largest squid egg masses ever found. That inspired science writer and squid expert Danna Staaf to make this video explaining how all that goo fit inside a much smaller mother squid.


Tiny Ocean Microbes Are Brightening Up The Sky

Phytoplankton may be microscopic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t see them. Just look up: These little critters are brightening up cloudy days around the world.


How Car-Parking Tech Could Unearth The Ocean's Hidden Resources

Sometimes the best ideas come from thinking far, far outside the box. That’s what Nissan and Japan’s marine science agency did with their new deep sea rover. To build it, engineers used the same tech as a park-assisting car — which is now helping to give scientists a 360-degree view of the ocean floor.


Now Google Street View Can Take You Deep Under The Oceans

To celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8, Google has released a bunch of gorgeous new images of ocean life as part of its Street View feature in Maps. Now you can contemplate what it means, metaphorically, when your mapping app suggests that oceans are just as important as cities.


Fake Orca Is Impressively Bad At Being A Fake Orca 

The small fishing village of Astoria, Oregon, tried to scare off a pesky sea lion colony with a large fake mechanical orca. It was a cunning scheme, one that pitted the sly artifice of man against the whatever it is sea lions have. But alas — nature won.


This Seal Has A Sensor On Its Head For Gathering Data About Antarctica

It is not easy for a human to traverse the deep, cold waters of Antarctica. It is easy, however, for seals to swim through them. For the past decade, scientists have been turning elephant seals into live, swimming sensors to monitor those waters. Now, the data’s going public.


The Ingenious Plan For The Ocean To Clean Itself Is Led By A 20-Year-Old

A Dutch man barely out of his teens is leading one of the most ambitious ocean cleanup efforts ever: to halve the amount of plastic debris floating in the Pacific within a decade.


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