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5 Most Beautiful Norwegian Fjords

5 Most Beautiful Norwegian Fjords | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
During the ice ages, deep valleys and narrow inlets filled with ocean water, creating the natural wonders that the modern world often refers to as fjords. Although there are many ...
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Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot

It is sometimes said that scientists are unromantic, that their passion to figure out robs the world of beauty and mystery. But is it not stirring to understand how the world actually works — that white light is made of colors, that color is the way we perceive the wavelengths of light, that transparent air reflects light, that in so doing it discriminates among the waves, and that the sky is blue for the same reason that the sunset is red? It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it
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This May Be The Most Beautiful River On Earth

This May Be The Most Beautiful River On Earth | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
If the Soca river in Slovenia isn't the most beautiful river on this planet, it is most certainly in the running. Nicknamed "The Emerald Beauty," it has appeared in multiple well-known poe
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Oxygen May Have Thawed Antarctica in Dinosaur Times

Oxygen May Have Thawed Antarctica in Dinosaur Times | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Ancient history shows how to make current climate models more accurate
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Poachers killed half Mozambique's elephants in five years

Poachers killed half Mozambique's elephants in five years | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Government-backed survey shows elephant numbers declined from 20,000 to 10,300 due to illegal wildlife trade and lack of governance Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique’s elephants for their ivory in the past five years, the US-based...
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I can't re-scoop this! Any idea as to why?
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I don't know why because I just tried and re-scooped to Gaia Diary. Anyway here is link: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/26/poachers-killed-half-mozambiques-elephants-in-five-years
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Some fish learn to avoid fishing gear, others don't.

Some fish learn to avoid fishing gear, others don't. | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
In many cases stock assessment is based on fishery-dependent data generated from fish markets or creel surveys. The assumption is: the lower the catches in a certain unit of time, the smaller the stock of fish should be. However German researchers have just shown that some fish species show enhanced gear-avoidance behaviour in regions with high angling intensity compared to fish exposed to low levels of exploitation near marine protected areas. The consequence is the impression that there are less fish in the sea, which does not necessarily agree with underwater reality.

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Beth Moon Returns to Photograph the World's Oldest Trees at Night

Beth Moon Returns to Photograph the World's Oldest Trees at Night | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it

After spending over a decade photographing the world's oldest and rarest trees by day, Beth Moon has returned to capture these majestic plants at night. For her Diamond Nights project, Moon spent a considerable amount of time researching to find intriguing trees in southern Africa, South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. Following a guide for hours across unmarked terrain, the dedicated photographer sought out isolated areas where there was not a single soul for miles around. 

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Revealed: The Ocean's Tiniest Life At The Bottom Of The Food Chain

Revealed: The Ocean's Tiniest Life At The Bottom Of The Food Chain | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
The ocean's tiniest inhabitants — including bacteria, plankton, krill — are food for most everything that swims or floats. Now, scientists have completed a count of this vast and diverse hidden world.

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YET SO SMALL BUT HELPER OF THE LARGE THAT MOST DONT EVEN KNOW ABOUT! EVEN IN THE OCEAN STREAM OF THINGS!!!

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14 gorgeous photos of beaches in Croatia

14 gorgeous photos of beaches in Croatia | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Croatia is home to some of the most stunning beaches where you'll find golden sands, crystal-clear waters, and hidden caves.
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Shellfish species shrinking as rising carbon emissions hit marine life

Shellfish species shrinking as rising carbon emissions hit marine life | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Biologists warn that hundreds of species could die or weaken as growing levels of CO2 make oceans more acidic and disrupt shell formationSea creatures are set to shrink as the world’s oceans become more acidic.
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Explainer: how do you measure a sea's level, anyway?

Explainer: how do you measure a sea's level, anyway? | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
The tides come in, the tides come out. But what is a sea's level? Technology has evolved since we first started gauging the height of the ocean in comparison to the land.

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VIDEO: Time-Lapse of a Bee's Birth, From Egg to Adult, in 60 Seconds

VIDEO: Time-Lapse of a Bee's Birth, From Egg to Adult, in 60 Seconds | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Photographer Anand Varma condensed the first 21 days of a bee's life into 60 seconds as part of an effort to uncover the causes of collapsing colonies.
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Scientists develop new methods to track ocean biodiversity - Phys.Org

Scientists develop new methods to track ocean biodiversity - Phys.Org | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
How can you track changes in complex marine ecosystems over time? MBARI scientists are part of a team trying to do just this with a five-year, $7 million grant through the National Ocean Partnership Program.
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Stunning Photos Show Off Landscapes Draped In Fog

Stunning Photos Show Off Landscapes Draped In Fog | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Fog, in literature and real life, is a force of mystery and magic. It obscures some things to reveal others; and it can transform an already beautiful landscape into something out of a fairy tale.
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21 Photos that Prove Waterfalls Look Even Cooler from Above

21 Photos that Prove Waterfalls Look Even Cooler from Above | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Waterfalls are a favorite photographic subject, but they take on a whole new character when you find a way to capture them from above!
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How much do oceans add to world’s oxygen?

How much do oceans add to world’s oxygen? | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Most of Earth's oxygen comes from tiny ocean plants - called phytoplankton - that live near the water's surface and drift with the currents.
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Is the sea really blue?

Is the sea really blue? | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
What affects the colour of the oceans and why does it matter so much?

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23 Awe-Inspiring Aerial Photos to Help Put Things in Perspective

23 Awe-Inspiring Aerial Photos to Help Put Things in Perspective | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Check out this collection of 23 awe-inspiring aerial photographs to help put some perspective back into your Wednesday.
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En images: 50 canyons de toute beauté

En images: 50 canyons de toute beauté | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Du célèbre Grand Canyon en Arizona aux moins connus Colca Canyon au Pérou ou Rugova Canyon au Kosovo, découvrez ces merveilles de la nature en images.

Via Christian Allié
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BP oil spill caused dolphins' lung disease and deaths: study - Raw Story

BP oil spill caused dolphins' lung disease and deaths: study - Raw Story | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Raw Story BP oil spill caused dolphins' lung disease and deaths: study Raw Story Dolphins swimming in the oil-contaminated waters of the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP spill suffered unusual lung lesions and died at high rates because of...
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Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall in Mauritius

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall in Mauritius | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
Picture yourself swimming out in the ocean and then suddenly you are being sucked down into a huge, tumbling underwater waterfall! If you ever visit an island called the Republic of Mauritius, swimming too far out to sea could make this terrifying tall-tale a reality.

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North Atlantic circulation slowing down already?

North Atlantic circulation slowing down already? | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
A predicted global warming effect is a slowdown in North Atlantic Ocean circulation. New research shows recent decreases that are unprecedented in the past 1,100 years.
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New ‘Galaxy’ Crayfish Discovered In Indonesia Has A Nebula On Its Shell

New ‘Galaxy’ Crayfish Discovered In Indonesia Has A Nebula On Its Shell | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
A German scientist recently discovered what is possibly the most beautiful crayfish in the world – Cherax pulcher. This little freshwater cousin of the shrimp and lobster, native to Indonesia, has a vividly colorful shell that looks like a cosmic nebula or a tropical sunset.
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Who Cracked The Planet? Ice Shatters In Spring Melt

Who Cracked The Planet? Ice Shatters In Spring Melt | Gaia Diary | Scoop.it
As spring approaches, even the northern reaches of Canada are melting up. Extensive rafts of sea and lake ice are shattering during the spring thaw, creating beautiful landscapes of broken glass glittering in the sun.
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