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Just After a Mass Extinction, This Toothy Fish Ruled the Seas
A new fossil shows it topped the food chain earlier than was once thought.
July 26, 2017
Explore the Seafloor With Data Collected During the Search for MH370
The Australian government has released the results of a survey of the bottom of the Indian Ocean.
July 21, 2017
Thousands of years of crashing waves gave this mushroom-shaped rock its svelte figure.
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This Tube Worm Will Outlive Us All
Some members of the species can live past 300.
July 17, 2017
Thousands of Surfers 'Paddled Out' to Honor a Legendary Wetsuit Pioneer
Jack O'Neill died on June 2.
July 10, 2017
In the Deep, Corals Glow Red to Help Out Their Photosynthetic Tenants
And in the lab, they're helping cancer researchers, too.
July 06, 2017
What Happens When the Growing Rift in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Finally Breaks?
A new, giant iceberg could be born any day now.
June 30, 2017
North Carolina Has a Sandy New Island for Summer
Just be wary of the sharks guarding it.
June 28, 2017
Sauce Bros Barge
An abandoned boat that's been stranded mysteriously for decades.
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Algae Are Painting the Black Sea With a Huge, Turquoise Swirl
You can see it from space.
June 16, 2017
A Polynesian Canoe Is About to Complete a Worldwide Journey
Without modern navigation.
June 14, 2017
This Mini-Boat's Journey to Europe Has Been Years in the Making
There have been a few snags.
June 13, 2017
Bury Me in an Artificial Reef
One Florida-based company offers a second life at sea by adding cremains to something called a reef ball.
June 09, 2017
Found: A Rare Example of the Toothy Deep-Sea Lizard Fish
June 09, 2017
Motorboat Noise Turns Fish Into Deadbeat Dads
June 07, 2017
Found: Giant Mounds and Craters Across the Arctic Seafloor
Aka methane burps.
June 02, 2017
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
One of the world's largest tanks mimics the experience of watching rare whale sharks, giant rays, and deep sea creatures from the ocean floor.
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Meet the Ocean's Newest Carnivorous Sponge
In the deep sea, sometimes its takes rows of tiny glass spikes to survive.
May 30, 2017
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