Just 13% of the Ocean Is Untouched by Humans

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By Ashley P. Taylor –  July 26, 2018 Oceans cover approximately 70 percent of the earth’s surface, and it seems almost none of that marine expanse is off-limits to adventurous and resource-needy humans. Just 13.2 percent of the world’s seas — or about 20.8 million square miles (54million square kilometers) — remains truly wild, a […]

‘Underwater Pokéball’ snatches up soft-bodied deep dwellers

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By Devin Coldewey – July 19, 2018 Creatures that live in the depths of the oceans are often extremely fragile, making their collection a difficult affair. A new polyhedral sample-collection mechanism acts like an “underwater Pokéball,” allowing scientists to catch ’em all without destroying their soft, squishy bodies in the process. The ball is technically […]

U-966 : l’épave du sous-marin allemand a été retrouvée

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17 juillet, 2018 Après des années de recherches, la marine espagnole a réussi à localiser l’endroit exact où a sombré l’Untersee boot 966. Trois plongeurs du Centre d’activités subaquatiques ont trouvé le reste de l’épave du sous-marin à environ 85 pieds sous l’eau, au large des côtes espagnoles. C’était le dernier endroit où l’engin se […]

Finally, after 70 years divers located the wreckage U-966

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By Nancy Bilyeau – Jul 10, 2018 A 220-foot-long German submarine, scuttled in desperation off the northwest coast of Spain on November 10, 1943, has remained hidden underwater for over 70 years, despite intense interest in finding the wreckage of U-966. Until now. Finally, after years of searching, three Spanish divers located the wreckage “in […]