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What’s inside the Mariana Trench

The Mariana Trench is the deepest point on Earth, void of light with the pressure of 48 jumbo jets. Yet life finds a way to survive. Very weird life.
What’s inside the Mariana Trench
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An explorer took a $48 million submarine on 3 record-breaking dives to the deepest corners of the ocean — and discovered a mysterious new species

Explorer and private equity investor Victor Vescovo is attempting to reach the deepest points of the world’s five oceans. Vescovo’s $US48 million submarine is designed withstand the most extreme underwater conditions. He has already finished three deep-sea dives, putting him on track to finish his expedition by September. While speaking […]
An explorer took a $48 million submarine on 3 record-breaking dives to the deepest corners of the ocean — and discovered a mysterious new species
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Here’s what’s at the bottom of the Great Blue Hole in Belize

The Great Blue Hole is a massive underwater sinkhole that lies off the coast of Belize. Scuba divers and snorkelers have been cruising the surface waters for decades, but very few explorers have dared to venture deeper and explore what lies at the bottom. In the winter of 2018, a […]
Here’s what’s at the bottom of the Great Blue Hole in Belize
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Two octopuses were caught battling thousands of feet under the Gulf of Mexico — and it looks like something out of a sci-fi movie

Scientists encountered an octopus battle under an unidentified shipwreck almost 6,000 feet below the Gulf of Mexico. The scene, which the scientists dubbed “Kraken Attack,” looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are conducting an expedition to explore the uncharted […]
Two octopuses were caught battling thousands of feet under the Gulf of Mexico  —  and it looks like something out of a sci-fi movie
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ECONOMIST: Ban Of High-Seas Fishing Saves $US2 Per Person On The Planet

Fishing the high seas is a losing investment, an economist told political leaders, corporate kings and environmental warriors Wednesday, backing calls for protecting the open seas. McKinsey & Company director Martin Stuchtey subtracted politics from the equation and laid out numbers showing that a ban on high seas fishing would […]
ECONOMIST: Ban Of High-Seas Fishing Saves $US2 Per Person On The Planet
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What James Cameron Found At The Bottom Of The Ocean

[credit provider=”Scripps Institution of Oceanography ” url=”http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3847-cameron-expedition-deepsea-life.html”] The deepest place on the planet may also hold the clues to the origin of life on Earth.The discovery of microbial mats — bizarre-looking, filamentlike clumps of microorganisms — living off chemicals from altered rocks 35,803 feet (10,912 meters) beneath the surface of […]
What James Cameron Found At The Bottom Of The Ocean
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JAMES CAMERON: I Did Yoga For 6 Months To Fit Into A 43-Inch Wide Sphere

[credit provider=”AP”] In March, James Cameron became the first person to plummet nearly seven miles to the deepest known spot on Earth in a 43-inch wide underwater sphere. The goal of the expedition, called the Deepsea Challenge, was to collect samples and video footage from the sea floor. 
JAMES CAMERON: I Did Yoga For 6 Months To Fit Into A 43-Inch Wide Sphere
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This Crazy Looking Sea Sponge Has A Taste For Tiny Animals

[credit provider=”MBARI” url=”http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/running-ponies/2012/11/08/new-carnivorous-harp-sponge-discovered-in-deep-sea/?WT.mc_id=SA_syn_BusInsider”] You may remember the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) from such discoveries as the Yeti crab, the squid with elbows and my personal favourite, the pigbutt worm, and now they’re back with footage of a new species of carnivorous sponge.Seventeen years ago, Jean Vacelet and Nicole […]
This Crazy Looking Sea Sponge Has A Taste For Tiny Animals