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Just 14 million years after the start of the solar system, Earth and the rest of the inner planets were inundated with water, setting back the clock for when life could have evolved.
The government's plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef can't prevent its decline, the country's pre-eminent grouping of natural scientists said Tuesday.
A significant chunk of the missing oil from 2010's Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been discovered sitting on the seafloor at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
Phytoplankton remove and store half the world's carbon, but they're under attack from rising ocean temperatures and viruses. Continue reading →
Australia said Monday it was hopeful of winning support for its plan to create a vast marine reserve off Antarctica, after revising the proposal to make it smaller.
Fish are flocking to the structures beneath oil drilling platforms, and turning them into living spaces. Continue reading →
About 20,000 years ago, icebergs may have drifted as far south as Florida. Continue reading →
See mind-blowing pictures from the Okeanos Explorer, a mission that's been exploring the seamounts off the New England coast.
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