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Each arm of an octopus has a mind of its own

These cephalopods use their arms to think, act, smell and even taste.<p>Have you ever wondered how an octopus manages to choreograph eight arms all …

San Francisco

Deep Sea Animals Are Ingesting Plastic

Microplastics were found inside the majority of animals studied at depths from 1,000 to 2,000 feet.<p>Photo: A sea cucumber in a Dubai aquarium. Credit: …

Seafloor

Watch the Advent of Deep Sea Mining Unfold With this Big Data Tool

The deep ocean seabed hosts delicate ecosystems that have barely been explored. Now, mining companies want to run 300-ton bulk cutters over them.<p>The deep sea is the most mysterious realm on Earth, and remains virtually untouched by human activity.<p>But this vast wilderness may soon experience a rude …

Scientists Just Found The Largest Continuous Coral System - And It’s Like Nothing We've Ever Seen

Welcome to the Twilight Zone.<p>It’s taken two decades, but scientists have finally completed their survey of the deep sea ecosystems surrounding the …

US Coral Reef Task Force attacks problems facing reefs around the world | Adventure Sports Network

If you’ve ever snorkeled over a sandy bottom, you know it’s not all that exciting.<p>The reason people want to get underwater is to experience the …

Atlantic monument is home to unique and varied creatures

View slideshowTwo stretches of ocean about 210 kilometers southeast of Cape Cod have become the Atlantic Ocean’s first U.S. marine national …

Cape Cod

Video Shows Massive Whale Jumping Out Of The Ocean

It was, in a word, breathtaking. And best of all, the entire thing caught on film.<p>While exploring the waters off the island of Tonga, in the southern …

Humpback Whales

Long-Distance Swimmer to Attempt Pacific Ocean Crossing

<b>In 1998, French-born athlete Benoît Lecomte became the first person to swim 3700 miles across the Atlantic Ocean without a kickboard. Now, The</b> …

Australia road trip: kangaroos on the beach and splendid isolation on ‘the other Great Ocean Road’

“Have you seen a dog?” I’d pulled off the highway into a rest area and was brewing up some coffee in the shade of a gum tree when Al ambled over. …

Hawaii’s Newly Discovered Deep-Sea Reefs Thrive in a ‘Twilight Zone’

Imagine living your entire life in the weak illumination provided by a single match.<p>That’s not much different from the conditions hundreds of feet …

Photo contest captures ocean glory

HÀ NỘI — A photo capturing a woman burning incense and praying for whale’s soul on a beach sunset received Grand Prize in a photo contest held by the …

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff Dives Into New Cause: Healing the Oceans

Since founding Salesforce in 1999, Marc Benioff has earned credibility as a serious philanthropist and, more recently, as a champion of gender …

San Francisco

Scientists search deep-sea volcano off Hawaii

GEOLOGIST SEAMOUNTS, Hawaii — The turquoise waters became darker and darker, and squiggly glow-in-dark marine creatures began to glide past in the inky depths like ghosts.<p>The three-man submarine went down, down, down into the abyss and drew within sight of something no human had ever laid eyes on: …

Seafloor

Anand Pendharkar: A sting operation

A Decade ago on September 4, 2006, the conservation community was plunged into shock with the accidental death of Stephen ‘Steve’ Robert …

A Better Business Plan for a Healthy Ocean

We are used to thinking of the Ocean as a force of nature, but what about the Ocean as a major force in the global economy? After all, with a 'GDP' of US$2.5 trillion (about 5% of the global GDP) and assets modestly valued at over US$24 trillion, the Ocean is the world's 7th largest economy. Yet it …

Globalization

Kenya or Somalia: Who owns the sea and what lies beneath?

For years, Kenya and Somalia have argued over where their maritime boundary in the Indian Ocean runs. The International Court of Justice in The Hague …