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  • The Trump Administration Is Advancing Ocean Exploration

    06/12/2020 10:46:38 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | June 12, 2020 | Mary B. Neumayr and Kelvin K. Droegemeier
    America’s oceans, coastal waters, and Great Lakes are national treasures, providing beauty and recreation, along with valuable resources that enhance our health, security, and economic prosperity. America’s oceans and coastlines contribute greatly to America’s economy, supporting 154,000 ocean-dependent businesses, $373 billion of economic activity annually, 2.3 million jobs, and $162 billion in wages.Advancing understanding of our oceans and coastlines has been a top priority for President Trump, particularly as it relates to further mapping the United States Exclusive Economic Zone (U.S. EEZ) –an area surrounding the United States that is larger than the areas of all fifty states combined....
  • Startling New Photos Reveal The World's Only Known Pink Manta Ray

    06/12/2020 6:15:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies ^ | 18 FEBRUARY 2020 | JACINTA BOWLER
    When photographer Kristian Laine went out to the Great Barrier Reef near Lady Elliot Island to photograph some turtles, manta rays, and sharks, he wasn't expecting to stumble across the only known pink manta ray in the world. "I had never even heard of a pink manta and when I first saw it, I thought my camera was playing up," he told ScienceAlert. "Only later that night I saw a photo of a pink manta on the restaurant's notice board and thought it was a joke until I rushed to check the belly patterns in my camera." The pink reef...
  • Battle of the sea: Golf-ball sized suction marks covering a shark off Hawaii are signs of a fight between the predatory fish and a giant squid

    06/09/2020 8:47:06 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9 June 2020 | RYAN MORRISON
    An oceanic whitetip shark was found covered in suction-like scars on its side These scars had to have been made by the tentacles of a giant squid species Researchers say its the first evidence of a fight between a shark and giant squid Until now fights between massive cephalopods and giant sharks were only speculative, due to the fact squids live at over 3,000ft under the ocean surface. He said while he couldn't say exactly which species, it had to be large. White dots found on the body of the shark were made by the narrow parts of the tentacle...
  • Visit the 'most exclusive destination on earth'... for 166k: Tourists offered the chance to explore the deepest spot in the oceans - the Mariana Trench, which sits at a depth of 35,000ft

    03/18/2020 8:25:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 18, 2020 | Jennifer Newton
    The Mariana Trench is the deepest spot in the world's oceans and only a handful of people have been there. But for the first time, travellers are being offered the opportunity to explore it - if they have a spare $100,000 to $200,000 (83,000 to 166,000). Isle of Man-based Eyos Expeditions is offering three members of the public the chance to tag along on a dive it's organising to a spot in the Western Pacific trench known as Challenger Deep - 35,853ft (10,928 metres/6.79 miles) beneath the surface. It is, the company says, the most exclusive destination on the planet.
  • Video shows Tampa boat captain scraping manatee with fishing pole, and the internet isnt pleased

    02/29/2020 9:25:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | February 26, 2020 | DANIEL FIGUEROA IV
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating. David Beede of Shallow Point Fishing Charters is getting death threats.The internet was aflame this week with comments criticizing a Tampa charter boat captain after drone video surfaced showing him scrape a manatees back with a fishing pole while taking clients to fish near Weedon Island. The internet onslaught has been so bad, David Beede said, hes now getting death threats. Beede told the Tampa Bay Times he thought he was helping the manatee. The video, he said, doesnt show the whole story. I thought I was helping, Beede told the...
  • Dead alligators dropped deep into the sea lead to a surprising find

    01/11/2020 4:07:38 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 69 replies ^ | January 11, 2020 | Bonnie Burton
    Alligators don't typically swim, or die, in the ocean. But researchers dropped three of them, dead ones, underwater to see how deep-sea creatures would react to finding a new and unusual food source. The dead-alligator experiment was aimed at better understanding underwater food systems. Edibles like phytoplankton and other plant life don't exist on the deep-sea floor, so dwellers down there must sustain themselves by eating "marine snow" -- animal waste, scraps of decaying creatures and other organic debris that drifts from above. Because alligators sometimes find themselves in ocean waters, searching for new food sources or flushed there by...
  • Man gets washed away by colossal Bay Area wave in shocking video

    01/02/2020 2:35:08 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 59 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 2, 2020 | Amanda Bartlett,
    A man nearly drowned Tuesday when a towering wave caused him to topple off the seaside cliff where he was hiking.
  • Leading federal meteorologist drowns in rough N. Carolina surf forecasters had warned about

    10/03/2019 10:50:35 AM PDT · by TomServo · 17 replies
    NBC ^ | 10/3/2019 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    The director of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration division for predicting weather died Monday in North Carolina while swimming in dangerous conditions that federal forecasters had warned about.
  • Mysterious freshwater reservoir found hidden beneath the ocean

    06/24/2019 4:47:18 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 74 replies
    Per Fox News copyright, please go to link to read about this facinating discovery.
  • What keeps Pluto's ocean from freezing?

    05/20/2019 5:57:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2019 | Ashley Strickland
    hen NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto in 2015, researchers hoped that its data would help them unravel some of the dwarf planet's mysteries. Instead, the discoveries made during the close-up look at Pluto and its moon Charon revealed more questions that needed answering. One of the big revelations from the flyby was the discovery of an ocean beneath the icy shell encapsulating Pluto. The ice shell was thin in a spot near the equator that's about the size of Texas, known as Sputnik Planitia, which helped researchers notice Pluto's odd topography and suggest the ocean's existence. But this...
  • You Should Deliver Yachts

    04/01/2019 8:56:06 AM PDT · by fishtank · 31 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 31, 2019 | CW4 MICHAEL W. CARR
    You Should Deliver Yachts March 31, 2019 by CW4 MICHAEL W. CARR By Michael Carr "You should deliver yachts! Really, its good money and you will always have work. Im not sure, he replied to his friends recommendation. He was not a yachty at heart and was not sure about sailing rich peoples boats from place to place. But he did like to sail and certainly needed to work. Just give it a try, his friend encouraged. So he did. But now, close reaching across the Gulf of Maine, heading towards the Cape Cod Canal from Southwest Harbor Maine,...
  • Norway cruise ship engines failed from lack of oil

    03/27/2019 7:21:18 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 101 replies
    AP via WFAA ^ | March 27, 2019 | AP
    A maritime official says the engines of a cruise ship failed off Norway's coast during a storm because they didn't have enough lubricating oil. Lars Alvestad, the head of Norway's Maritime Authority, said Wednesday that low oil levels were the "direct cause" of the engine failure that stranded the Viking Sky on Saturday. Alvestad says safety systems detected the problem and automatically stopped the engines to prevent a breakdown. Viking Sky's crew sent a mayday call and anchored in heavy seas to keep the ship from being dashed on rocks in an area known for shipwrecks. Five helicopters lifted 479...
  • This thing is unreal: Seafood fans gawk at massive California Costco lobster claws

    03/21/2019 11:01:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 80 replies ^ | March 20, 2019 04:25 PM, Updated March 20, 2019 04:27 PM | By Jared Gilmour
    Northern and Southern California seafood fans say theyre buying giant lobster claws sold at Costco stores, and photos on Instagram and Reddit suggest each claw is much larger than a human hand. Screenshot from Instagram ================================================================= Seafood lovers on Instagram and Reddit are freaking out over photos showing gigantic lobster claws, and those posting the pictures say they bought them at Costco stores. This thing is unreal! one Instagram user wrote this week, sharing a couple of photos of a massive claw in Southern Californias Newport Beach. I mean, come on. Ive seen a few big claws at Costco...
  • ICE busts 105 in NJ as state announces sanctuary state rules

    12/07/2018 7:30:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies ^ | 12.07.18 | Sergio Bichao
    You Tube -- Resisting immigration? Maybe it's just in our natureImmigration officials last week arrested 105 people in New Jersey suspected of being in the country illegally, including four people with international criminal warrants. This came the same week that state officials announced new rules on how local police will handle immigration matters.ICE said the arrests had been planned before state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal released his directive, which the federal agency has criticized. The policy prevents police from inquiring about a person's immigration status unless it is relevant to an investigation. Jails also will not be allowed to detain...
  • Stunning volcanic 'lost world' discovered deep in the ocean

    10/09/2018 8:58:39 AM PDT · by ETL · 28 replies ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | James Rogers
    Scientists have discovered a stunning volcanic lost world off the coast of Tasmania. Experts on the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), vessel Investigator made the find while mapping the seafloor 249 miles east of Tasmania. The project is led by scientists from the Australian National University. CSIRO is Australias national science agency. A chain of seamounts, or undersea mountains, were spotted in deep water, offering the first glimpse of a spectacular underwater world. Scientists say that the mountains rise up to 9,843 feet from the seafloor, but the highest peaks are still 6,562 feet beneath the waves. Our...
  • We may not have found aliens yet because weve barely begun looking

    10/09/2018 1:18:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 36 replies
    Science News ^ | 9/30/18 | Lisa Grossman
    A new calculation compares the effort so far to exploring a hot tubsworth of Earths oceansWith no luck so far in a six-decade search for signals from aliens, youd be forgiven for thinking, Where is everyone? A new calculation shows that if space is an ocean, weve barely dipped in a toe. The volume of observable space combed so far for E.T. is comparable to searching the volume of a large hot tub for evidence of fish in Earths oceans, astronomer Jason Wright at Penn State and colleagues say in a paper posted online September 19 at If you...
  • Company Puts Giant Tube in Ocean to Clean It, Musk Calls Its Cool (VIDEO)

    09/09/2018 9:40:49 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 74 replies
    openpaper ^ | Sept. 9, 2018 | staff The Ocean Cleanup team claims their 2,000-foot tube will provide the solution to widespread plastic pollution in the world's seas. A ship departing Los Angeles on Saturday is carrying a giant floating tube which company researchers claim will help to clean plastic pieces spread throughout the ocean, the Guardian reports. The Ocean Cleanup has been in the planning stages for several years and is now testing its technology on the open sea. The first test launch was made on Saturday with the ship deploying System 001 tubes in the San Francisco Bay. The tubes were set to be in...
  • Woman drowns in Emerald Isle, adding to string of rip current deaths on NC coast

    08/06/2018 2:04:15 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 22 replies ^ | 8/6/18 | Jessica Patrick
    Emerald Isle, N.C. A woman from Kentucky drowned Sunday while on vacation in Emerald Isle, according to officials. In a Facebook post, the Town of Emerald Isle stated that Donna Sue Miller, 49, became caught in a rip current with her friend and her friend's 9-year-old daughter. According to the post, the three were swimming near The Islander Hotel around 7 p.m. when the drowning occured. Officials say Miller was found facedown in the water and was carried to the shore by onlookers. The others made it safely to shore.
  • Coast Guard searching for cruise passenger who fell overboard

    05/22/2018 9:55:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2018 | 7:45pm | Alexandra Deabler, Fox News
    The man, identified as Brian Lamonds of Greensboro, NC, was reported missing Tuesday morning as the ship was sailing from Tampa to Key West. The Coast Guard was notified of the missing guest and is conducting a search, Carnival Cruise said in a statement to Fox News. Coast Guard Key West watch was notified of the missing passenger around 10 a.m. and sent out a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo to aid in the search.
  • GOP lawmaker says rocks falling into ocean to blame for rising sea levels

    05/18/2018 6:50:03 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 17th May 2018 | AVERY ANAPOL
    A Republican lawmaker on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee said Thursday that rocks from the White Cliffs of Dover and the California coastline, as well as silt from rivers tumbling into the ocean, are contributing to high sea levels globally. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) made the comment during a hearing on technology and the changing climate, which largely turned into a Q&A on the basics of climate research. Climate scientist Philip Duffy testified before the panel, addressing lawmakers questions about climate change, according to E&E News. "The rate of global sea-level rise has accelerated and is now four...