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  • 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.” “I’m not sure,” he replied to his friend’s recommendation. He was not a “yachty” at heart and was not sure about sailing rich people’s 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
    www.tri-cityherald.com ^ | March 20, 2019 04:25 PM, Updated March 20, 2019 04:27 PM | By Jared Gilmour
    Northern and Southern California seafood fans say they’re 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 California’s Newport Beach. “I mean, come on. I’ve 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
    nj1015.com ^ | 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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 Australia’s 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 we’ve 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 tub’s–worth of Earth’s oceansWith no luck so far in a six-decade search for signals from aliens, you’d be forgiven for thinking, “Where is everyone?” A new calculation shows that if space is an ocean, we’ve 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 Earth’s oceans, astronomer Jason Wright at Penn State and colleagues say in a paper posted online September 19 at arXiv.org. “If you...
  • Company Puts Giant Tube in Ocean to Clean It, Musk Calls It’s ‘Cool’ (VIDEO)

    09/09/2018 9:40:49 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 74 replies
    openpaper ^ | Sept. 9, 2018 | staff
    https://www.theoceancleanup.com/system001/ 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
    wral.com ^ | 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...
  • Bumble Bee CEO indicted on charge he fixed canned tuna price

    05/17/2018 2:08:43 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 36 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | May 16, 2018 | Unknown
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- U.S. prosecutors filed a criminal charge Wednesday against the CEO of Bumble Bee Foods as part of an ongoing investigation into price fixing in the packaged seafood industry. A grand jury in San Francisco indicted Christopher Lischewski on one count of price fixing, alleging that from November 2010 to December 2013 he conspired with others in the industry to eliminate competition by setting prices for canned tuna. Three other people, including a former StarKist tuna company executive, have previously been charged. Stephen Hodge, a former senior vice president for sales at StarKist, pleaded guilty last year...
  • Chem. weapons dumped at sea corroding but haven't yet released toxic contents [Hawaii 2010 news] TR

    04/14/2018 11:25:57 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    DMZ Hawaii ^ | July 28, 2010 | Kyle
    Full title: Researchers report that chemical weapons dumped at sea are corroding but have not yet released toxic contents KyleJuly 28, 2010DMZ Hawaii http://www.dmzhawaii.org/dmz-legacy-site-two/?p=7485  University of Hawai'i researchers have concluded a three year research project to determine whether chemical munitions dumped at sea off O'ahu pose a threat to the health of humans or the environment. Documents disclosed by the Army in 2007 reported that approximately 16,000 munitions containing 2,558 tons of chemical agents were dumped at three deep-water sites off Oahu.   The chemical agent included lewisite, mustard, cyanogen chloride and cyanide. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser article: http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/99399389.html...
  • Stunning 'world-first' night-time images show a whale shark hoovering up a spiral of plankton [tr]

    03/30/2018 6:15:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 30, 2018 | Iain Burns
    This is the incredible moment a whale shark gulped down a never-before-photographed 'tornado' of plankton. Warren Baverstock, 49, hung a single light off the back of a boat to attract the phytoplankton that the huge fish love to eat - and then waited patiently out in the dark ocean. He was delighted when a 11.4ft juvenile whale shark rose from the depths to gobble up the plumes of gathering food, and he hopped in to capture silhouetted by the light.
  • This Boat is Impossible to Capsize

    02/20/2018 10:43:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 61 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Feb 18, 2018 204 | By Sophie Weiner
    The Thunder Child is a high speed, wave-piercing boat that's built to be uncapsizable. The boat was designed by Safehaven Marine for use by Navy, law enforcement, and other groups who sail in high-pressure situations. The boat can fit 10 crew members on board and has a sleeping cabin. It's built to absorb shocks from rough seas. But by far the most impressive thing about the Thunder Child is its ability to right itself even if it is completely capsized. The video below explains how. There are a few factors that allow this boat to sail through any conditions without...
  • WATCH: Bat Rays Found in Monterey Bay

    02/16/2018 10:18:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Did someone send out a bat signal? Graceful bat rays have been spotted by divers all along Monterey's coast recently. The Monterey Bay Aquarium writes, "Bat rays swim gracefully by flapping their batlike wings (pectoral fins) bird style. They are found in muddy and sandy bottom bays, kelp forests and close to coral reefs. If disturbed while resting on the seafloor, bat rays raise themselves up on the tips of their pectoral fins with their backs arched, ready to swim away if a diver approaches too closely. Rays are known for their ability to jump out of the water and...
  • Scientists discover the secrets behind the cuttlefish's 3-D 'invisibility cloak'

    02/15/2018 12:51:58 PM PST · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    phys.org ^ | February 15, 2018 | University of Cambridge
    A young European cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) trying to escape predation by expressing dermal papillae in 3-D and a mottled pattern, both of which disrupt the body contour and allow the cuttlefish to fool predators by avoiding recognition. As reported by Gonzalez-Bellido et al., these muscular structures contain a mix of muscle types that allow the animal to express and flatten the papillae quickly, and to maintain papillae expression for extensive periods without the need for neural input. The circuit that controls them appears homologous to the squid skin iridescence circuit. Credit: P Gonzalez-Bellido. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ An international team of scientists has...
  • Scientists rush to explore underwater world hidden for 120,000 years

    02/14/2018 2:20:20 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 02/13/2018 | By Jeanna Bryner, Live Science Managing Editor
    A huge, trillion-ton iceberg about the size of Delaware broke free from Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf in July 2017. As it moved away from its chilly birth mom and into the Weddell Sea, a vast expanse of water saw the light for the first time in up to 120,000 years. And this month, a team of scientists will venture to the long-ice-buried expanse to investigate the mysterious ecosystem that was hidden beneath the Antarctic ice shelf for so long. The newly exposed seabed stretches across an area of about 2,246 square miles (5,818 square kilometers), according to the British...
  • The Ocean is Way Deeper Than You Think (youtube)

    01/03/2018 1:04:07 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | Published on Nov 11, 2016 | RealLifeLore
    7,601,771 views The Ocean is a deep and scary world that is completely removed from most of our lives. In this video I explore just how deep the ocean actually is while discussing some of the strange life down there... and other just plain weird and odd things about the ocean. Feel free to leave any comments and share what you found interesting, or anything else you think that I should have added! Music is by Ross Bugden, seriously, his channel is great. Song used is called "Something Wicked" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zuw_O...Link to Ross's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKG... Please Subscribe: http://bit.ly/2dB7VTOFollow me on Facebook:...