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Video shows snailfish swimming deeper than any other creature, at 8,000m beneath Pacific

The modest-sounding snailfish has broken all previous records by swimming deeper than any other creature.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from The Independent

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New challenges for ocean acidification research

Over the past decade, ocean acidification has received growing recognition not only in the scientific area. Decision-makers, stakeholders, and the general public are becoming increasingly aware ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Trade winds ventilate the tropical oceans

Long-term observations indicate that the oxygen minimum zones in the tropical oceans have expanded in recent decades. The reason is still unknown. Now scientists at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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NASA's spaceborne carbon counter maps new details

The first global maps of atmospheric carbon dioxide from NASA's new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission demonstrate its performance and promise, showing elevated carbon dioxide concentrations ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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How wise is the woolly bear caterpillar's wintry weather prediction?

On your next stroll through the winter wood, peak under a log and gently brush away the frozen leaves. Beneath, you might find a furry friend you haven't seen since somewhat warmer days: the ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Explaining Mysterious 'Pancake Ice' on River in Scotland

These strange lily-pad formations occur when conditions are just right.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from National Geographic

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U.S. Christmas lights seen from space

Satellites pick up holiday cheer around the country

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Science Now

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Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas

The company hired by Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 2012 to drill on petroleum leases in the Arctic Ocean pleaded guilty Friday to eight felony environmental and maritime crimes.

Sat 20 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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NOAA establishes 'tipping points' for sea level rise related flooding

By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise, according to a new ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Image: Underwater structures of the Great Bahamas Bank

Underwater structures of the Great Bahamas Bank are pictured in this image from the Landsat-8 satellite on 5 February.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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