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Spooky New Photos Show the Alien Creatures of the Deep Ocean

The research vessel Falkor has recently completed a three-week mission off the coast of Costa Rica, during which it gathered data, discovered new species, and took more incredible pictures of the life at the ocean floor. Read More >>

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Check Out These Incredibly High Resolution Maps of the Ocean Floor

If there’s one thing on Earth we don’t know enough about, it’s the ocean. We’ve only mapped around five percent of the seafloor, and two-thirds of the ocean’s animal species might remain undiscovered. It shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re only now able to create detailed maps of the seafloor—but that doesn’t each new one from being mind-boggling. Read More >>

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The Amount of Oxygen in the Ocean Has Dropped Thanks to Humans

You are probably aware that global temperatures are rising thanks to human-made greenhouse gases emissions. You might not be aware of some of the many associated side effects, for instance, the fact that our oceans have been losing oxygen over the past few decades. Read More >>

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We’re Throwing Microscopic Plastic Confetti Into Every Inch of Ocean

The guys from One Minute Science are back with a particularly grim explainer this weekend: Why just about every cubic foot of ocean is embedded with tiny bits of plastic. You've heard of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, right? This is on a different scale—it's even less visible, and just as insidious. Read More >>

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This Awesome Next-Generation Exosuit Goes 1,000 Feet Under the Ocean

Meet the Exosuit. It's a £358,000 atmospheric diving suit capable of taking a human 1,000 feet underwater at surface pressure, and it's the first of its kind. If you have dramatic music handy, you should go ahead and play it, because this thing is insane. Read More >>

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James Cameron Successfully Reaches “the Deepest Spot on Earth”

Director and science nerd James Cameron successfully made an attempt to travel to the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. The last time someone tried this was in 1960, when Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard and Navy Lt. Don Walsh spent a weak 20 minutes at the bottom. Cameron plans on filming and exploring for six hours down in the trench, which is a staggering seven miles below sea level. Read More >>