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July 03, 2015
Scientists find deepest-ever-dwelling centipede species
Zagreb, Croatia (UPI) Jun 30, 2015
It's the centipede from hell - or the centipede trying to dig a hole to China. It's a centipede really far below your feet. A team of researchers recently discovered the creature in three caves in Croatia. They scientists say it's the deepest-dwelling centipede species every discovered. Specimens of the species were recovered at depths of more than 3,600 feet. In an homage to the hot and dark depths of its preferred habitat, the centipede was named Geophilus hadesi, after Hades, the god ... read more

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Watershed science calls for integrated research methods
A watershed is a basic unit of the land-surface system and also is a system that exchanges material, energy, and information with the external world while remaining relatively closed within a clear ... more
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New genus and species of 'living fossil' octocoral related to blue coral
Research conducted in Okinawa, Japan, by graduate student Yu Miyazaki and associate professor James Davis Reimer from the University of the Ryukyus has found a very unusual new species of octocoral ... more
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Californians struggle for 'normal life,' without water
A washing machine stands in the middle of Maria Jimenez's California yard, like a redundant relic of modern life. Nearby are several rented mobile toilets, no longer in use. ... more
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Recycled water, salt-tolerant grass a water-saving pair
Plants need water. People need water. Unfortunately, there's only so much clean water to go around - and so the effort begins to find a solution. Luckily for people, some plants are able to make do ... more
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Scientists expect below average Chesapeake Bay dead zone this summer
Scientists are expecting that this year's Chesapeake Bay hypoxic low-oxygen zone, also called the "dead zone," will be approximately 1.37 cubic miles - about the volume of 2.3 million Olympic-size s ... more
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Coral gardening beckons ecotourists to restore reefs
Coral reefs are fragile and in danger worldwide, but a growing movement to restore them is based on the science of breaking off pieces in order to grow more, known as coral gardening. ... more
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Rainbow of glowing corals discovered in depths of the Red Sea
Glowing corals that display a surprising array of colours have been discovered in the deep water reefs of the Red Sea by scientists from the University of Southampton, UK, Tel Aviv University and th ... more
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Study details fluorescent Red Sea corals
A rainbow of colors can be found 150 feet below the surface of the Red Sea. The cacophony of color is thanks to a variety of fluorescent coral species, newly detailed by researchers in England and Israel. ... more
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Exceptional view of deep Arctic Ocean methane seeps
Over a course of 12 days Dr. Giuliana Panieri and her colleagues from Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate (CAGE) collected images from seven areas of known methane release in the ... more
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Discovery in the US of the invasive New Guinea flatworm
The land planarian Platydemus manokwari, or New Guinea flatworm, is a highly invasive species, already reported in many territories in the Pacific area, and as well as in France. This is the only la ... more
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Corals are already adapting to global warming
Some coral populations already have genetic variants necessary to tolerate warm ocean waters, and humans can help to spread these genes, a team of scientists from The University of Texas at Austin, ... more
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MARCO applauds fishery council move to protect deep sea corals
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) applauds the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) on their recent approval of an amendment to protect deep sea corals from the impac ... more
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Alaska researcher investigates fin whale deaths
At least nine fin whales have been discovered floating dead in waters from Kodiak to Unimak Pass since late May. 'It is an unusual and mysterious event that appears to have happened around Memorial ... more
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Displaced Filipino fishermen seek UN help against China
A group of Filipino fishermen have asked the United Nations to stop China harassing them as they cast their nets around a disputed South China Sea shoal, their lawyer said Thursday. ... more
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Researchers discover deep sea sharks are buoyant
In a study published recently, scientists from the University of Hawai'i - Manoa (UHM) and University of Tokyo revealed that two species of deep-sea sharks, six-gill and prickly sharks, are positive ... more
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New China-US bid to protect world's oceans
China and the United States launched a joint initiative Wednesday to protect the oceans, highlighting such cooperation as proof the two nations can work together despite stubborn disagreements. ... more
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Desalination technology goes off the grid in India
Some 60 percent of groundwater in India has a notable saltiness, not ideal for drinking. Though not unhealthy, the water can corrode pots and pans in addition to putting a pucker on the faces of unsuspecting drinkers. ... more
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Hi-tech tracking tags expand aquatic animal research opportunities, collaborations
Advances in acoustic and satellite technologies are allowing researchers to track animals large and small across great distances, even in challenging ocean environments, leading to significant new k ... more
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Risk of major sea level rise in Northern Europe
Global warming leads to the ice sheets on land melting and flowing into the sea, which consequently rises. New calculations by researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute show that the sea level in No ... more
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Tracking the viral parasites cruising our waterways
Humans aren't the only ones who like to cruise along the waterways, so do viruses. For the first time, a map of fecal viruses traveling our global waterways has been created using modeling methods t ... more
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Toxic algal blooms behind Klamath River dams create health risks far downstream
A new study has found that toxic algal blooms in reservoirs on the Klamath River can travel more than 180 miles downriver in a few days, survive passage through hydroelectric turbines and create uns ... more
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Londoners dream of swimming in the River Thames
Work to build an open-air pool on the River Thames in central London could start this year as more Britons dip their toes into the waters of outdoor swimming. ... more
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