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1888 Shipwreck Found in San Francisco Bay

1888 Shipwreck Found in San Francisco Bay

By Mike Fossum April 23, 2014

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released images Wednesday of the wreckage of a ship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, which killed 16 people. The iron and wood steamship called City of Chester went down on …

Turks and Caicos Capsizing Leaves 18 Dead Turks and Caicos Capsizing Leaves 18 Dead

On Christmas Day, a 28-foot boat transporting Haitian migrants capsized roughly 100 meters from Providenciales, an island located within the Turks and Caicos Islands. The ship was in the process of being escorted to shore by the Royal Turks and …

Everglades Whales Stranded and Beached Everglades Whales Stranded and Beached

The Everglades has been described to this writer as “the Australia of America,” in that most of the things inhabiting it, including many of the plants, would like nothing more than to kill you. A rugged, muggy wilderness, mentions of …

Shark Severs Fisherman's Foot in Maui Shark Severs Fisherman's Foot in Maui
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A shark attack in Maui resulted in the death of a kayak fisherman whose foot was severed in the attack. The fisherman, who has been identified by the Maui County Police Department as Patrick Briney Stevenson, was reported to have …

Man Punched On Head By Humpback Whale [Video] Man Punched On Head By Humpback Whale [Video]

Dory, the famous blue palette surgeonfish, tried to speak the language of a humpback whale in the classic Disney movie, Finding Nemo, and everyone thought it was quite comical and cute at the time. Remember? However, one man appeared to …

Lionfish Invasion: Atlantic Ocean Not The Same Lionfish Invasion: Atlantic Ocean Not The Same
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Venomous. Fast. Deadly. Will swallow food whole every time. Subject to only one known predator, which includes humans. What could this describe? The lionfish (native of the Pacific and Indian oceans) is the creature that is now taking over the …

Researchers Developing Deep-Sea Wifi Researchers Developing Deep-Sea Wifi

Researchers at the University of Buffalo are developing an underwater wifi network for use at sea. Alas, hold your horses – This doesn’t mean there will be any Snapchatting, Instagramming, Facebookery, Tweeting, Vining, Myspacing, Google Plussing, Tumbing, Flickring, Foursquaring, Goodreading, …

Dolphin “Stampede” Caught on Video Dolphin “Stampede” Caught on Video
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For most Americans, seeing dolphins is something that happens at Sea World or another aquatic-themed amusement park. Some are lucky enough to swim with a few dolphins on their honeymoon. Some tourists on a recent whale and dolphin sighting expedition …

NASA Study Finds Global Sea Level Rising Once Again NASA Study Finds Global Sea Level Rising Once Again

Though the world’s oceans have been steadily rising at a rate of 3.2 mm per year for decades now, NASA scientists reported last year that the global sea level had actually dropped sharply between early 2010 and summer 2011, by …

Google Maps Takes Street View Under The Sea Google Maps Takes Street View Under The Sea

As Google continues to map the Earth, and bring Street View imagery to more exotic places, the company is now tackling the depths of the world’s oceans. Google has teamed up with The Catlin Seaview Survey, which studies the world’s …

Underwater Expedition Produces Odd Sea Creatures Underwater Expedition Produces Odd Sea Creatures

Middle Earth is a great place, mostly because it is so beautiful. Well that beauty is actually real and takes place in New Zealand. A few weeks ago some scientists there decided to explore another part of their country that …

Google Plans To Map The Ocean

Google is planning to map not only the sky and land masses (Google Mars, Moon, Earth, Google Maps and so on), but – according to a report by News.com – also aims to map the oceans:

Google Working On Mapping Ocean
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Google is working on a new product aimed at mapping the vastness of the ocean floor.

A group of oceanography experts gathered at the Googleplex in December to discuss plans for developing a 3D oceanographic map. The new tool is tentatively called Google Ocean and is believed to be similar to other 3D mapping applications, according to sources familiar with the matter.

The tool would allow users to see underwater topography, search for specific spots and navigate by zooming and panning.