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Ian Seldrup | Dec 19, 2014 4:15 AM
A weird creature with wing-like fins, previously-unknown to science, has set a new depth record for fish after being filmed by cameras situated in the deepest place on Earth, the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.
Ian Seldrup | Dec 18, 2014 5:00 AM
Some 18,000 tons of concrete are to be dumped into the Gulf of Mexico, but there’s nothing illegal about it. The material is destined to form what will be the largest artificial reef in the Western Hemisphere.
Angela Messina | Dec 17, 2014 7:00 PM
A National Geographic researcher was utterly shocked to see a rare Greenland shark caught on film taken in the Russian high Arctic.
Joseph Tepper | Dec 16, 2014 12:37 PM
Protections come to the Gulf of Mexico
Angela Messina | Dec 16, 2014 6:04 AM
In 2012, a team of scientists sent a drill 3,000 feet below the surface of Japan’s waters and drilled a record-breaking 8,024 feet into the rock of the seafloor. Analysis of samples from this drill has revealed microbes that survive down there despite the lack of light and oxygen and the limited amounts of nutrients and water.
Joseph Tepper | Dec 15, 2014 2:44 PM
Whale’s pectoral fin provides design for latest Speedo swim fin
Joseph Tepper | Dec 15, 2014 2:34 PM
Nearly 300,000 tons of trash floating at sea
Angela Messina | Dec 15, 2014 7:16 AM
Off the Channel Islands in California, the sheephead fish population has bounced back since marine protected areas were established in 2002. The size of the fish themselves have also gotten bigger and the bigger sheephead fish eat a steady diet of sea urchins, keeping these kelp-eating creatures in check.
Joe Tepper | Dec 12, 2014 3:25 PM
Fish masks itself with smell of protective coral
Joseph Tepper | Dec 4, 2014 2:15 PM
WWF and U.S. State Department team up to fight wildlife crime

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