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Jim Holmes, a member of both the Pier Initiative in Navarre and the Santa Rosa County-funded Sea Turtle Patrol, got a call from the Navarre Pier shortly after the juvenile Kemp's ridley was caught. Holmes helped facilitate Clark's transportation to the Gulfarium CARE center Friday in Okaloosa ...
Well-heeled vacationers in the Maldives can now sleep with fishes in the world's first-ever underwater villa. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, a resort in the South Asian island nation, unveiled its $15 million submarine project on Tuesday. The result will be a two-story hotel villa, the bottom half of which ...

If you've been lucky enough to observe a sea otter clapping in a zoo or aquarium, you might have been watching an animal that has been trained to clap by its ... After catching hard-shelled prey like shellfish or sea urchins, sea otters will break open the shell by hitting it against a stone resting on their belly.
Ocean sounds have been transformed into music in order to raise money to fight against plastic pollution. Stitched together from waves crashing on the rocks of a beach in Cornwall, they have been created by recording artist Keynvor whose debut single is titled "Preservation". With a goal of ...
WASHINGTON -- Some 19 months after announcing its intent to buy the assets of Sea Launch, Russian aviation group S7 has closed the purchase. In a statement released April 17, Sea Launch CEO Sergey Gugkaev said the transaction gives S7 the ocean-faring mobile launch platform Odyssey, ...
The ocean is crucial for life on earth, yet much of it lacks comprehensive environmental safeguards. Providing oxygen we breathe, food we eat, and performing important roles in planetary systems like moderating our climate, a lot is at stake when we risk the health of the ocean. Hearteningly, ...

The sea floor is an alien landscape, with crushing pressure, near-total darkness, and fluids wafting from cracks in the Earth's crust. It's also home to some weird animals that scientists are only just getting to know. Case in point: deep-sea expeditions and drones have revealed a giant group of octopuses ...
The "new global gold rush" over deep-sea mining holds the same potential pitfalls as previous resource scrambles, with environmental and social impacts ignored and the rights of Indigenous people marginalised, a paper in the Harvard Law Review has warned. A framework for deep-sea mining - ...
Despite a stormy start thanks to Cyclone Marcus, scientists who participated in the South Java Deep Sea Biodiversity Expedition 2018 (SJADES 2018) had collected more than 12,000 creatures during their 14-day voyage to survey the unexplored deep seas off the southern coast of West Java, Indonesia.
Less than fifteen miles from where Beyonce took the stage at the Coachella Music Festival, the Salton Sea is in crisis. As evaporation causes the Sea's shoreline to recede, more of the toxic chemical matter previously embedded in the water is being exposed and swept up into the atmosphere by ...
According to a new study authored by an international team of scientists, different ways of achieving the Paris Agreement goals will have different effects on sea level rise. The 2015 Paris Agreement seeks to hold the increase in global mean surface temperature to “well below 2.0°C above preindustrial ...
Climbing trees is a whole lot easier when you have an ocean of nets beneath you. Chinese design studio Unarchtecte created a climber's dreamland inside a Guangdong forest by patching together swaths of nets and suspending them from healthy trees and poles. The white nets stretch from tree to tree ...
... the country has invested tens of billions of dollars in giant infrastructure projects. This month, China will open its most ambitious megaproject yet, a bridge that connects Hong Kong, Macau, and the mainland's southern city of Zhuhai. Stretching 34 miles, it's the world's longest cross-sea bridge, according to the AFP. Take a ...
China's will put its first natively-built aircraft carrier to sea for the first time later this month, sources close to the Chinese military told the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post. China put their first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, which was purchased as an unfinished hulk from the Ukraine in the late ...
In the never-ending symphony of the sea, there's a standout among the percussive pings of bottlenose dolphins and the plaintive calls of humpback whales. New recordings of the little-studied bowhead whale show that the mammals sing intricate and variable songs—more like jazz musicians than ...
Not a day goes by without me hearing about some out of control tale of backstabbing, revenge, and giant monsters from the swashbuckling pirate game Sea of Thieves. Here are a few great stories from the game. Sea of Thieves is a good place to stage epic battles across the high seas as you fool around ...
Researchers realized they were looking at a Cambrian period buffet when they discovered a fossil containing the sea worm's fossilized excrement and the remains of conically shelled sea critters known as hyoliths, according to a new study published online yesterday (April 3) in the journal Palaios.

About 250 million years ago, when the Earth had no ice caps and the water around the equator was too hot for reptiles, sea level still rose and fell over time. Now, an international team of researchers has developed a way to track sea-level rise and fall and to tease out what caused the changes in the ...
Looking at the patterns of sessile, or immobile, species like corals, macroalgae, sponges, and gorgonians—a type of coral that includes sea fans—the team found that animals living in deeper waters were likely to ... Mediterranean red coral, pictured here in the Adriatic Sea off Croatia, can live for 500 years.
Kosztur is the only teacher in the state of Mississippi selected for NOAA's 'Teachers at Sea' program. It's a 14-day adventure at sea. "Little nervous. I've never even been on a cruise," she said. "The worth I guess outweighs the negative." Kosztur has been a teacher for 17 years; the last five spent as a Yellow ...
QUOTE | “We've clarified that use of offensive language and fraudulent activity is prohibited. We've also clarified that violation… may result in suspensions or bans from participation in Xbox Services, including forfeiture of content licenses, Xbox Gold Membership time, and Microsoft account balances ...
Strong winds and rough seas are predicted for Sunday and Monday, according to the National Centre for Meteorology. North-westerly winds are expected to reach 45kph over the sea causing poor visibility to less than 2000 meters due to suspended and blowing dust. pic.twitter.com/pT28h67sSD. — المركز ...
“The sea at Redcar is very rough as a result of the combined effects of strong winds and a particularly high tide, and the situation ended up with four adults in trouble in the sea, all needing rescue. “It is only through good [fortune] that all four were rescued alive.” RNLI volunteers brought the victims to a ...
The RNLI has warned would-be heroes against rescue attempts after their valiant efforts created more work for lifeguards. Rescuers had to be pulled out of the sea by volunteers, as well as the person they were trying to save, after a man fell from the slipway at Dundas Street in Redcar at 4pm on Good ...
The sea raged around them as the wind whipped up into a frenzy, damaging all but one of the heavily loaded ships. The severe storm was yet another taste of the ferocious weather that slammed the First Fleet as it made its way across the Southern Ocean in December 1787. Now, after an eight-month ...
Sea of Thieves on Xbox One and PC is a good-looking game. In addition to its delightfully cartoony art style, it sports some of the best water we've ever seen in a game. But what would happen if you turned it down to its lowest settings--and then went even further than that? Would the water still look nice?
A fuzzy blur of brown in an expanse of murky water sends most nature lovers' hearts aflutter, but it's a sight rarely seen over the last century in Northern California. Where once there were next-to-no southern sea otters in California waters – fur traders hunted them to near-extinction in the 19th century – now ...
“Sea turtles' limbs have evolved mostly for locomotion, not for manipulating prey,” lead study author Jessica Fujii, a researcher with the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, said in a Wednesday press release. “But that they're doing it anyway suggests that, even if it's not the most efficient or effective way, ...
(Eide had designed the first hotel-like atrium at sea, now a commonplace feature.) The company was planning to commission a carbon copy of its existing flagship, Sovereign of the Seas. “We're not going to build that, Harri,” Fain told him. “We need something better.” That “better” was 1999's Voyager of the ...
China is set to unveil this year the world's longest cross-sea bridge, connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China. The crossing, which took seven years to complete, is 55km-long and six lanes wide, comprising of of four tunnels and four artificial islands. The multi-billion dollar project, which is being ...
HANOI: China and Vietnam vowed on Sunday (Apr 1) to keep the peace in the South China Sea, the resource-rich waterway that has long been a source of tension between Hanoi and its powerhouse communist neighbour. China claims most of the disputed sea, which is believed to be rich in oil and gas ...
Thanks to his process, Prod1gyX's been awarded the "pirate legend" rank, which grants a player access to new areas and missions in the game. But Prod1gyX's tactics are now under scrutiny from other Sea of Thieves players who feel that, even if he was the first, his tactics for getting max reputation wasn't ...
I have to admit there is footage in this Irish surfing documentary that gave me a major attack of the collywobbles. One aerial shot of a wetsuit-clad doodle paddling out into an Atlantic wave as tall as a cliff had the same effect on my guts as a decent horror film. Directed by Ross Whitaker, the film charts a year ...
Water sampling in the Celtic Sea with a clean CTD System. Credit: D. Rusiecka, GEOMAR. Over many decades, human activities have release lead into the atmosphere, including combustion of leaded fuel. A group of researchers led by GEOMAR, Kiel, have now demonstrated that after the phase-out of ...
Rough seas, strong winds, very high waves. In addition, salt water challenges like corrosion and deposits, as well as interaction with nature: marine growth, birds, sea mammals. We have been working for two years to address and overcome these challenges. Are you also developing a bespoke base for the ...
Sea turtle flippers might appear to be useful for swimming and... not much else. But it turns out at least some turtles them have figured out a way to use these appendages like an awkward pair of arms. A team of researchers studying turtles observed a few cases of turtles using their flippers as arms, ...
The first Pirate Legend in Sea of Thieves has been named — but after streaming his achievement, the game's biggest thus far, Twitch user Prod1gyX has set off widespread backlash among the Sea of Thieves community. Prod1gyX began streaming his attempt to unlock the Pirate Legend title shortly after ...
I had always been interested to know what prompted that to happen but I believe the dates of sea levels rising -- and how they correspond to the volcano physically changing -- offer a potential explanation. The precise sensitivities of the plumbing beneath Etna has always been something of a mystery, but ...
Beijing has quietly been building up a rugged power projection platform on Woody Island in the South China Sea. China first took possession of Woody Island in 1955 and has since equipped it with airstrips, hangars, ports and surface-to-air missile systems. Here's a look at how China developed this key ...
Sea ice in the Arctic grew to its annual maximum extent – the largest ice-covered area of the year – last week. NASA scientists said 2018 joined 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the four lowest maximum extents on record. The sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean melts and regrows in an annual cycle, thickening and ...
The U.S.S. Connecticut breaks through the ice-covered surface of the Beaufort Sea during a submarine exercise in March 2018. The Trump administration is considering opening federal waters of the Beaufort Sea for fossil fuel drilling. Credit: Mass Communication 2nd Class Micheal H. Lee/U.S. Navy.
Late last week, officials in Mumbai, India, announced that for the first time in 20 years sea turtles have successfully nested on one of the city's beaches, reports Agence France-Presse. Witnesses say roughly 80 tiny olive ridley sea turtles climbed out of their nest on Versova Beach and begin stumbling ...
The deep sea is a weird and confusing place. There are an incredible number of mysteries remaining down there. (Way, way down there.) One of them, apparently, involved the mating habits of one of the deep sea's most-recognizable residents. Scientists have an idea of how the anglerfish mates -- and it's ...
A small team of researchers from the U.K and France has found evidence indicating that Sicily's Mt. Etna is sliding very slowly downhill toward the sea. In their paper published in Bulletin of Volcanology, the group describes their 11-year study of the volcano and the evidence they found for its movement.
The Oasis-class Symphony of the Seas took three years to build and carries 5518 guests at double occupancy (surpassing the capacity of 5479 on Harmony of the Seas), with 2759 staterooms. It features the 10-storey Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea, an additional 28 balcony rooms that overlook the ...
NASA spends a lot of its time gazing into the depths of the cosmos, but one of the great things about having high-powered cameras orbiting our planet is that you can easily observe changes to Earth as well. NASA uses that power to provide data on sea ice levels via the National Snow and Ice Data Center, ...
The symbolism of this port call, however, cannot obscure the fact that the United States, under two successive presidents, has had no coherent strategy for the South China Sea. It was on President Barack Obama's watch that China created and militarized seven artificial islands in the South China Sea, ...
Sea of Thieves is mostly about hunting down treasure with your friends, but every now and then things get ugly. In a game where everyone wants loot and crews can battle each other at the drop of the hat, the line between being a pirate and being a jerk feels razor-thin. There's only a few things to do in Sea ...
Humans aren't the only ones who deserve comfortable wearables that track physical activity. A crab unwittingly became the first test subject for a lightweight sensor tag that could track animal movements in deep ocean environments. The “Marine Skin” tag can be glued to the outer shell or skin of an.
Sea of Thieves is always-online, which means players will often bump into each other on the high seas. And that situation usually leads to violence. Trouble is, there's no simple way to signal that your crew is peaceful. While Rare has put a lot of energy into the mechanics of sails, cannons and cutlasses ...


 

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