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We can learn to understand and transform complex social realities by studying how we interact with the ocean
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Ocean trench: Take a dive 11,000m down

Ocean trench: Take a dive 11,000m down | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
Icy cold, pitch black and with crushing pressures - the deepest part of the ocean is one of the most hostile places on the planet.
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Antarctic lake success 'uncertain'

Antarctic lake success 'uncertain' | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
It is not yet clear whether Russian scientists have succeeded in their quest to drill into an Antarctic sub-glacial lake, reports suggest.
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Army Hunts for New Targets: Manatees, Sea Turtles

Army Hunts for New Targets: Manatees, Sea Turtles | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
The U.S. military's tech still isn't sophisticated enough to consistently tell Aunt Irma apart from Terrorist Jane. (Unless Jane is holding ...
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» How to Save Venice: Make It Float

» How to Save Venice: Make It Float | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it

If there is a city that exemplifies the relationship between Nature and Society, between the City and The Sea, that is Venice. Men built a space for human living taking space from the ocean and since then there is a continuous struggle between these two realities.
Wired magazine covers a story about the plans to save Venice.

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Caught on Video: A Himalayan Glacier Deflates: Scientific American

Caught on Video: A Himalayan Glacier Deflates: Scientific American | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
Interior lakes drain and refill with melting ice in mere days...

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Methane in the Arctic

Methane in the Arctic | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it

In Pierre Joris' Nomadics blog we read today: "Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane – a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide – have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region."

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Weirdest Sea Creatures : Top Ten : Science Channel

Weirdest Sea Creatures : Top Ten : Science Channel | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
What are the Top 10 weirdest sea creatures?
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Google Earth Follows Robots Across the Pacific Ocean

Google Earth Follows Robots Across the Pacific Ocean | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
Google Earth is tracking four unmanned robots across the Pacific Ocean and sharing findings with users.
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Liquid Robotics —

Liquid Robotics — | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
The Wave Glider is a new technology dedicated to collecting data about the ocean. The Wave Glider uses solar panels to harvest energy from the sun to propel itself, allowing for the Wave Glider to travel long distance without needing to refuel.
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Solar Cucumber Harvests Fresh Drinking Water From the Ocean

Solar Cucumber Harvests Fresh Drinking Water From the Ocean | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
The 'Solar Cucumber' is an innovative desalination plant design with the potential to help water-starved communities in coastal environments.
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Hello : The Scuttlefish

"The Scuttlefish is designed to evoke the kind of vibe you’d feel after a nice long day at the beach. Or a difficult night at sea. It’s not about animals, or sports or eco, or science, or travel or food or culture, but all of those things and perhaps a bit of lore. Because besides our own human drama, there’s no deeper well of stories, and no more mysterious and rich a frontier than the ocean."

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The oldest thing in the world - Boing Boing

The oldest thing in the world - Boing Boing | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it

"The oldest living thing on Earth is a massive "meadow" of sea grass growing in the Mediterranean between Spain and Cyprus. It's somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 years old and reproduces by cloning itself. Also, it's being killed by climate change."

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Out of the Abyss: Transforming EU Rules to Protect the Deep Sea - Pew Environment Group

Out of the Abyss: Transforming EU Rules to Protect the Deep Sea - Pew Environment Group | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
Various assessments have found that the EU’s deep-sea fisheries management regime for the northeast Atlantic is inadequate, poorly enforced, and inconsistent with EU and international principles, agreements and legal obligations for the sustainable...
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Unexplained 60 meter object resting at the bottom of the Baltic Sea near Sweden - Boing Boing

Unexplained 60 meter object resting at the bottom of the Baltic Sea near Sweden - Boing Boing | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_wgMa3iils&feature=youtu.be

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NYC Subway - Redbirds Underwater - Urban Art Core

NYC Subway - Redbirds Underwater - Urban Art Core | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
Redbirds, those famous red NYC subway cars, have been buried about 80 feet underwater to help creating the artificial Redbirds Reef...
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Day 241 - Dec. 8, 2011

Day 241 - Dec. 8, 2011 | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
lifeguard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA trash collected for 20 min. 1.5 pounds 913.8 pounds totalThis Wednesday the 14th, Los Angeles City Council will vote on banning single use plastic bags in the city.
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Blue Humanities Blog - Thalassology, Shakespeare, and Swimming.

Blue Humanities Blog - Thalassology, Shakespeare, and Swimming. | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it

Steve Mentz, Associate Professor of English at St. John's University, keeps a blog about "Thalassology, Shakespeare and Swimming", three subjects that intersect at the point of poetry. This article about "The Poetics of Dolphins" is worth reading.

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» Deep-Sea Yeti Crab Farms Food on Its Arms

» Deep-Sea Yeti Crab Farms Food on Its Arms | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
A thousand feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, a yeti crab farms a colony of bacteria on its claws. To help them grow, it waves its pincers over methane and sulfide vents, fertilizing the bacteria and making them good enough to eat.
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Freezing The Sea Floor

Cameras capture the process: An explanation: The temperature of this sinking brine, which was well below 0C, caused the water to freeze in an icy sheath around it. Where the so-called "brinicle" met the sea bed, a web of ice...
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Undersea land rising - Infocult: Uncanny Informatics

Undersea land rising - Infocult: Uncanny Informatics | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it
"The monster rises out of the water", screamed the Spanish newspaper La Provincia. A chunk of submerged land is now rising towards the ocean's surface in the Canaries. Volcanoes say the stars are right, apparently.
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Music video set beneath the Antarctic sea ice - Boing Boing

"Dayton's Wall is an underwater geologic formation named for Paul Dayton, a marine ecologist who studies the lives and interactions between seafloor-dwelling organisms. Located in Antarctica, in an area of the Ross Sea between McMurdo Station and Cape Armitage, Dayton's Wall is a great place to spot creatures that live on the rocky Antarctic seafloor."

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so you work on a lightship? wait for the punchline…

so you work on a lightship? wait for the punchline… | Encounters with the ocean | Scoop.it

"Lightships were floating lighthouses placed in dangerous areas by the United States Lighthouse Service (later incorporated into the United States Coast Guard.)"

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