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Tiny shark with big dreams takes on snorkeler (Video)

A shark smaller than many ocean fish apparently had dreams of becoming the next Jaws when he went after a snorkeler two months ago.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Oldest dolphin gets a new name

A dolphin, first described from a fossil skull discovered in the 1970s, has been given a new name. However, the mammal retains the title of oldest true dolphin species identified to date.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New Facebook challenge urges Norwegians into icy waters (Video)

A new craze has started in the Norwegian social media as a Facebook group urges people to jump into freezing cold water, video the experience and then challenge other dare-devils to do the same, or pay a penalty.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Mystery of the ocean 'quack' solved

A mysterious oceanic quacking sound, which has remained unidentified for 50 years, has been shown to originate from minke whales.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Sailfish are the 'slashers of the sea' (video)

Following an in-depth study, scientists have found that sailfish use their bills to corral and slash other fish, like schooling sardines.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Wood munching clams create marine ecosystem

A new study shows that wood-boring clams serve as ecosystem engineers by making the organic matter in the wood that falls in the deep waters of Monterey Canyon suitable for other creatures.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Saturn's moon hides an icy ocean

A body of liquid water has been discovered beneath the surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. The tiny moon is a potentially hospitable home for extraterrestrial life.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Dolphin watch: How social behavior affects genetic makeup

Scientists studying bottlenose dolphins that use sponges as tools to protect their sensitive beaks has shown that social behavior can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Photo Essay: Spring has sprung in Savannah and on Tybee Island Special

Savannah - The arrival of Spring has brought forth Mother Nature's color palette and visitors to Georgia's coastal empire. Flowers are blooming, swimmers and sunbathers are at the beach, and all are enjoying the sunshine.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 15 comments

Sea anemone is officially ‘half animal and half plant’

Biologists have discovered that sea anemones display an interesting and surprising genetic mix, with a complexity similar to that of fruit flies, and genes similar to those found in both plants and animals.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

The buzz about Savannah: charming and romantic Special

Savannah - February has been a good month for Savannah, Ga. The travel pages are buzzing about it being among the world’s best travel spots for those seeking a charming or romantic vacation destination. Visitors to Savannah couldn't agree more.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 3 comments

12 eyes but can't see color, the eyes of a shrimp revealed

Whilst the mantis shrimp eyes have 12 different photoreceptors, the crustaceans cannot easily distinguishing colors, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Photo essay: It's hell on the Costa del Sol in winter (video) Special

Fuengirola - Here we are in mid-winter, and what happens today? Brilliant warm sunshine, people sunbathing on the beach and a generally pleasant outlook. It's hell down here in winter! We've got the mid-winter blues ... blue seas, blue skies.
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Iranian scientists develop lifeguard drone

Human lifeguards may become a thing of the past, as scientists have developed and successfuly tested a drone capable of saving drowning victims at sea.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 2 comments

Plenty of freshwater found beneath seabed

Scientists may have discovered a possible solution for the world’s mounting water problems. An Australian research team has found huge reserves of freshwater under the seabed off North America, South Africa, Australia, and China.
In the Media by Sonia D'Costa - 4 comments

Plan to save Maui's dolphins

Only 55 adult Maui's dolphins are known to survive off the coast of New Zealand. A plan has been launched to try and save the few dolphins that are left.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Photo essay: A stroll around old town Tarifa in southern Spain Special

Tarifa - A charming town in the Andalucían white village tradition, Tarifa's narrow streets wind around on a hillside overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar all the way to the exotic Moroccan port city of Tangier.
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Wet Dreams at Philadelphia's SPACE 1026

Philadelphia - Wet Dreams is a mixed-media installation inspired by deep sea celestial voyaging, surfing, and the mysticism surrounding the ocean. Its opening reception is this Friday at SPACE 1026, a Philadelphia-based artist collective.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

Smallest aquatic bacterium discovered

A new group of bacteria with different genetic characteristics have been discovered in the ocean. These are the smallest ever bacteria yet to be discovered.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

The search for the ‘loneliest whale in the world’

An mysterious type of baleen whale is said to roam the North Pacific. Marine biologists know this from some unusual sound recordings. One problem with identifying this particular whale is, however, that no one has actually ever seen it.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

More revealed about the world's largest volcano

The largest volcano in the world, with a footprint the size of New Mexico, has been located in the depths of the western Pacific Ocean. More information about the structure has been revealed this week.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Levels of ocean acidity affects global warming

Scientists have warned that continued acidification of the oceans may lead to lower sulfur levels in the atmosphere, worsening the effects of climate change.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Photo Essay: Life is like a day at the beach Special

Tybee Island - What Forrest Gump's momma always said is reinterpreted here and applied to visits to Tybee Island, Georgia, where you never know what you're gonna get.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 4 comments

A dolphin doesn't forget

A new study shows that bottlenose dolphins appear to remember each other's 'signature' whistles for up to two decades after their last encounter.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Woman rescued from suicide attempt in Fuengirola, Spain

Fuengirola - After receiving an emergency call on the 091 number, National Police officers, with the aid of a fisherman and his boat, managed to rescue a women who was attempting to commit suicide.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Photo Essay: Beautiful beaches in Florida's Panhandle Special

The beaches along the Panhandle are Florida's "best-kept secrets," according to the Travel Channel. Two of those beaches with white sand and turquoise water are featured here.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 10 comments

Video: Baby elephant splashes in the sea for the first time

Phuket - A YouTube video treats viewers to the alluring sight of a baby elephant's delight at seeing the sea for the first time. Watching this video makes us appreciate that humans and animals share more in common than we usually think.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

James Cameron donates Deepsea Challenger

Director James Cameron has donated the submersible Deepsea Challenger to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Cameron used the submersible vessel to explore the deepest part of the ocean last year.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Review: Shark breaks through diver cage

Shark-proof cage. Is it a cage that protects a diver from sharks? Or a trap that submerges a diver under water and welcomes the shark for lunch?
In the Media by Jonathan Lam

Satellite Aquarius shows images of the world's saltiest seas

New research data released by NASA shows a map of ocean salinity changes that are tracked by satellite Aquarius. The project will last three years and this is the first year of data being published.
In the Media by Mark Rafferty - 4 comments
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From Belamr s annual Sand Castle Competition in Belmar  NJ.
From Belamr's annual Sand Castle Competition in Belmar, NJ.
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My recent creation. A walk at the beach.
My recent creation. A walk at the beach.
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Striped colonial anemones from East Timor
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Striped colonial anemones from East Timor
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Every summer  Australia s fittest men and women show off their fitness levels while competing in the...
Every summer, Australia's fittest men and women show off their fitness levels while competing in the Iron Man and Iron Woman series. This multi edition competition comprises of paddling, swimming, running, and body boarding, and is not for the faint hearted.
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Boni  happy to please his owner  eagerly scampers into his suit.
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Boni, happy to please his owner, eagerly scampers into his suit.
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Jetty at Coquille River near the lighthouse
Jetty at Coquille River near the lighthouse
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A close-up view of the zipper motorboat invented by Tokyo-based Suzuki Yasuhiro
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A close-up view of the zipper motorboat invented by Tokyo-based Suzuki Yasuhiro
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Sperm Whale
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Sperm Whale
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Beach Meadow s Beach  Liverpool  NS
Beach Meadow's Beach, Liverpool, NS
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Plastic debris floating on the oceans of the world.
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Plastic debris floating on the oceans of the world.
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Stingray City  Grand Cayman
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Stingray City, Grand Cayman
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The casket bearing the body of US Navy Machinist s Mate goes over the edge of the USS Enterprise dur...
US Navy
The casket bearing the body of US Navy Machinist's Mate goes over the edge of the USS Enterprise during a Burial at Sea ceremony. Burial at Sea are available free of charge to former and active armed forces members.
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Tent camping sites  Charleston  Oregon
Tent camping sites, Charleston, Oregon
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Boniface scoots off as soon as his paws hit land. Watch as he waves his tale goodbye.
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Boniface scoots off as soon as his paws hit land. Watch as he waves his tale goodbye.
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A motorboat resembling a zipper in Japanese waters  from an aerial view
asiajin
A motorboat resembling a zipper in Japanese waters, from an aerial view
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Istiophorus platypterus (sailfish) exhibiting sail-rasing behaviour in the mouth of Golfo Dulce  Cos...
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Istiophorus platypterus (sailfish) exhibiting sail-rasing behaviour in the mouth of Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica
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Two New York brothers post Craigslist ad looking for wedding dates
Dave and Mike
Two New York brothers post Craigslist ad looking for wedding dates
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A dolphin surfs the wake of a research boat on the Banana River - near the Kennedy Space Center.
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A dolphin surfs the wake of a research boat on the Banana River - near the Kennedy Space Center.
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Robert Ainsley-Raffel diving
journallive.co.uk
Robert Ainsley-Raffel diving
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