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Whale of a Surprise: Humpbacks Winter in Antarctica

Whale of a Surprise: Humpbacks Winter in Antarctica | Oceanography | Scoop.it
Some humpback whales appear to skip the annual commute to Africa and stay behind in Antarctica during the winter months, new research reveals.
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Why Fish Don't Need to Be 'Schooled' in Swimming

Why Fish Don't Need to Be 'Schooled' in Swimming | Oceanography | Scoop.it
Exactly how fish swim in schools has been a mystery -- very precise movements and coordination are required. A new study suggests that schooling behavior is genetic, rather than learned.
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Female Squid Wear Fake Testes to Avoid Male Advances

Female Squid Wear Fake Testes to Avoid Male Advances | Oceanography | Scoop.it
The females in one species of squid may have a natural defense for escaping unwanted male attention: special light-reflecting cells that can create the illusion of testes.
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New See-Through Snail Discovered Deep Underground

New See-Through Snail Discovered Deep Underground | Oceanography | Scoop.it
More than 3,000 feet below ground, a new snail species has been discovered with a delicate, translucent shell.
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Super-Eruption Launched Algae Army Into the Sky

Super-Eruption Launched Algae Army Into the Sky | Oceanography | Scoop.it
Slimy brown algae not only survived a wild ride into the stratosphere on a volcanic ash cloud, they landed on distant islands looking flawless, a new study finds.
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Ancient Fish Downsized But Still Largest Ever

Ancient Fish Downsized But Still Largest Ever | Oceanography | Scoop.it
Once thought to be 90 feet long, the fish is now a more modest 26 to 55 feet.
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10 fascinating dolphin facts

10 fascinating dolphin facts | Oceanography | Scoop.it
Did you grow up loving Flipper?  Dolphins are truly lovable, but they are far more than just fun,  creatures of the sea. Here are 10 fascinating dolphin facts that will make you love them even more...
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Red jellyfish a beach find that’s better seen than touched

Red jellyfish a beach find that’s better seen than touched | Oceanography | Scoop.it
Ocean experts are warning anyone curious about the red jellyfish washing up on Vancouver Island beaches to keep their distance. Aquarist Sarah Friesen said the lion’s mane jellyfish,
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Amazing underwater light show: Scuba diver captures extraordinary glow

Amazing underwater light show: Scuba diver captures extraordinary glow | Oceanography | Scoop.it
London-based scuba diving instructor, Alex Tyrrell, captured the images while working in the Philippines and Thailand.
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Breaking Underwater Waves Cause Mixing in Deep Ocean

Breaking Underwater Waves Cause Mixing in Deep Ocean | Oceanography | Scoop.it
The impact of huge underwater, or internal, waves breaking in the deep ocean has been observed, showing that the process accounts for much of the mixing in the deep ocean.
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Cathay Pacific's ban on non-sustainable shark fin cargo delayed

Cathay Pacific's ban on non-sustainable shark fin cargo delayed | Oceanography | Scoop.it
Putting emphasis on sustainability will be good in long run, say experts
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How to safely push away an aggressive shark

SDM editor, Eli Martinez shares with you what to do if you are faced with an aggressive shark that is in your face. This is last resort interaction, so pleas...
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Visual Science - | Oceanography | Scoop.it
Artists and bloggers use video, photos, galleries and illustrations to capture science discoveries in health, environment, technology, space and more.
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Marine Biology News - Sea News on Sea and Sky

Sea and Sky's Marine Biology News page features the latest news headlines and news stories on the topic of marine biology, updated daily.
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How High Will Sea Levels Go by 2100?

How High Will Sea Levels Go by 2100? | Oceanography | Scoop.it
Projections for rising sea levels are expected to increase in the new IPCC report on the state of climate change science.
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Massive Underwater Mountains Churn Antarctic Waters

Massive Underwater Mountains Churn Antarctic Waters | Oceanography | Scoop.it
A mountain range beneath Drake Passage, between South America and Antarctica, churns the midlevel depths of the oceans.
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First Estuary Discovered Under Antarctic Ice

First Estuary Discovered Under Antarctic Ice | Oceanography | Scoop.it
Some of the richest ecosystems on Earth are estuaries, where freshwater and saltwater collide with the tides. For the first time, scientists have discovered an estuary underneath the edge of Antarctica's massive ice sheet.
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Hidden in Paradise: Fascinating, Rare Dolphins and Whales You've Never Seen Before - Wired Science

Hidden in Paradise: Fascinating, Rare Dolphins and Whales You've Never Seen Before - Wired Science | Oceanography | Scoop.it

But the pantheon of cetaceans includes far more than just our charismatic, coastal kin. Preferring deeper water and diving for more than an hour at a time, some species of whales and dolphins are rarely seen, and seldom studied. These animals slip stealthily between the waves at the surface and retreat into a deep blue world that we still know very little about.

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Right whale breeding ground discovered off N.S. - Nova Scotia - CBC News

Right whale breeding ground discovered off N.S. - Nova Scotia - CBC News | Oceanography | Scoop.it
Scientists believe they have located the breeding ground for the endangered North Atlantic right whale in the Gulf of Maine.
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Absurd Creature of the Week: 10-Foot Bobbit Worm Is the Ocean's Most Disturbing Predator - Wired Science

Absurd Creature of the Week: 10-Foot Bobbit Worm Is the Ocean's Most Disturbing Predator - Wired Science | Oceanography | Scoop.it

This is Eunice aphroditois, also known as the bobbit worm, a mix between the Mongolian death worm, the Graboids from Tremors, the Bugs from Starship Troopers, and a rainbow — but it’s a really dangerous rainbow, like in Mario Kart. And it hunts in pretty much the most nightmarish way imaginable, digging itself into the sea floor, exposing a few inches of its body — which can grow to 10 feet long — and waiting.

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Nature will have to clean up Hawaii molasses leak that killed thousands of fish

Nature will have to clean up Hawaii molasses leak that killed thousands of fish | Oceanography | Scoop.it
A massive spill of thick molasses has turned Honolulu Harbor into a watery wasteland where thousands of fish have been suffocated -- a disaster that officials say Mother Nature will have to clean up.
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Monster Machines: This Mini-Sub Brings The Deep Ocean's Treasures Within Reach

Monster Machines: This Mini-Sub Brings The Deep Ocean's Treasures Within Reach | Oceanography | Scoop.it
In some ways, exploring the depths of the ocean is every bit as technically challenging as investigating the surface of Mars. In fact, we have a far m...
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Will the World Adopt Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices? | Audubon Magazine

Will the World Adopt Sustainable Longline Fishing Practices? | Audubon Magazine | Oceanography | Scoop.it

Bycatch remained horrendous. By 2003 longliners from 40 nations were killing at least 300,000 seabirds (including 22 endangered species) and countless billfish and sharks.

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Marine environments - human impacts on ecosystems and ecological functioning