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Ocean Life

Fossils Found In Mountains Paint Surprising New Picture Of Ancient Oceans

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 05.22.2014 | Science

Ancient fossils now reveal that the deep sea may be the origin of many lineages of sea creatures found closer to the surface, such as a number of sea...

Floating Lab Sheds Light On 'Aliens Of The Sea'

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 04.28.2014 | Science

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Researcher Leonid Moroz emerges from a dive off the Florida Keys and gleefully displays a plastic bag holding a creatur...

Scientists Solve Mystery Behind Why Fish Won't Dive So Deep

| Nathan Collins | Posted 03.04.2014 | Science

Ocean-going fish can’t live any deeper than 8200 meters, according to a new study. All fish have their limits—you’ll never find sharks below 4 k...

This Fishing Technique Is Killing Our Oceans

Pénélope Bagieu | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Pénélope Bagieu

If this mass deforestation took place on land, it would be a devastating sight. (FYI, it would destroy Paris in a day and a half.)

Oceans for All and All for Oceans

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

We stand at a critically important time in the history of our planet and more specifically our ocean. The science is now very clear that the ocean's health is declining. Devastating though that is, we do know that solutions exist if we are willing to work together.

Filmmaker Finds Bizarre Sea Life At Ocean's Deepest Spot

Posted 12.06.2012 | Science

By: Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 12/05/2012 04:58 PM EST on OurAmazingPlanet SAN FRANCISCO — The deepest place on the pl...

Walking the Waters: How to Bring the Major Oil Companies Ashore and Halt the Destruction of Our Oceans

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

The Obama administration has been fast-tracking Shell's dangerous drilling plan, while paying remarkably little attention to the ecological fears it raises and the potential devastation a major spill or spills would cause to the native peoples of the north.

Enter the Deep-sea Prison of the Yeti Crab

Robert Lamb | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science
Robert Lamb

2012-01-06-Screenshot20120106at12.07.03PM.jpgWhat if prehistoric sea monsters were still very much alive, only trapped behind naturally occurring cold-water barriers?

Mexico Developing Tourist-Friendly 'World's Aquarium'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Travel

One of the world's most interesting marine preserves sits off the coast of Baja California, not far from Los Cabos, in a quiet area called Cabo Pulmo....

10 Underwater Photos That Will Take Your Breath Away

Posted 11.14.2011 | Books

National Geographic describes its latest book, "Ocean Soul" ($50), as "a love story." It's a stunning showcase of underwater images, all shot by Brian...

This Week, Don't Just Watch Sharks, Save Them

January Jones | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
January Jones

If even just a fraction of all Shark Week viewers took action to protect sharks, it would equal millions of people speaking up for the ocean's top predators. We shouldn't be scared of sharks, we should be scared for them.

WATCH: Can These Adorable Ocean Animals Adapt To Climate Change?

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

2010-08-25-climate.jpg Monterey Bay Aquarium is taking a lighter look with a new online video, Change for the Oceans.

The Wonder of the Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The ocean is the biggest backyard we have, and a close look at the life it contains will leave you wide-eyed in amazement.

Animals Living Without Oxygen Discovered For First Time

Live Science | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Animals that live without oxygen have been discovered for the first time, deep under the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Under The Sea: Half Of Earth's Life May Lie Below Land, Sea

McClatchy | Robert S. Boyd | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scientists estimate that nearly half the living material on our planet is hidden in or beneath the ocean or in rocks, soil, tree roots, mines, oil wel...

Oceans' Acidity Rate Skyrockets, Endangers Marine Life

The Independent | Steve Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The rate at which the oceans are becoming more acidic is greater today than at any time in tens of millions of years, according to a new study....

Israeli Officials Offer $1 Million Prize For A Photograph Of A Mermaid Allegedly Spotted Off The Coast

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

According to numerous eyewitnesses, the mythical sea creature looks like a cross between a little girl and a dolphin, and only comes out at sunset. "...