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Lost German warship discovered 80 years after sinking on the Norwegian seabed

Statnett, the Norwegian state power grid operator, made the amazing discovery of the lost Karlsruhe cruiser about 488 meters below sea level. The ship, which is 571 feet long and still carries the Nazi swastika, carried out an attack on the southern Norwegian town of Kristiansand when the country invaded in April 1940. During the operation, it was shelled by …

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Misunderstandings in the deep sea lead to an underestimation of the effects of seabed degradation

A diverse, dense coral community was present during the dive at Debussy Seamount. Several colonies were very large, which indicates a stable environment for many years. Photo credit: NOAA OER A new paper by 13 prominent deep-sea biologists, led by the University of Hawaii at Mānoa professor of oceanography, Craig Smith, on the effects of deep-sea bed degradation attempts to …

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Despite 100 million years of burial, bacteria live in the seabed mud

Enlarge /. Yuki Morono of the Japanese Agency for Earth Research and Technology deals with bacteria that may be 100 million years old. Attention! You know the videos where people open (or even eat?) WWII military rations? It is shocking to see how well these “foods” can be preserved after all these decades. In a sense, Yuki Morono and his …

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The first methane leak found on the Antarctic seabed confirms the researchers’ fears

For the first time, scientists have discovered that methane gas is actively released from the sea floor in Antarctica. It is a process that is likely to accelerate the global warming process. The finding was published in the peer review Royal Society B. Procedure scientific journal on Tuesday. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that accelerates climate change and warms …

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The first Titanic dives for 14 years show how the seabed swallows the shipwreck

A series of five dives this month were conducted by a Triton submarine exploration team 370 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada, and 4,000 meters below the surface at the ship, which is considered "unsinkable." according to a message now resting from Triton. A team of experts, scientists and a representative of the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration took pictures of …

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Watch as huge "pills bugs" eat dead alligators on the seabed

Sixty-five million years ago, planet earth was hit by a wave of extinction that left few marine organisms alive. Scientists are now trying to bring what is left of the abyss into the limelight by luring some ancient creatures with a rare delicacy of the past. An impressive but intriguing new video reveals a troop of deep-sea bugs struck on …

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Scientists discover an ancient "freeway" on the seabed

Half a billion years ago, the ocean floor was considered to be completely lifeless, an ancient dead zone without oxygen to survive. Thanks to a happy new discovery, scientists have now cast doubt on this assumption. Geologists hiding in a slab of the ancient ocean floor in northern Canada have discovered a "superhighway" prehistoric worm tunnel. These fossilized tunnels date …

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The seabed dissolves. And the people are to blame.

Carbon emissions dissolve the seabed, especially in the northern Atlantic. Shown here, the beach of Azkorri in the Basque Country in northern Spain. Photo credit: Inaki Bolumburu / Shutterstock Climate change reaches to the seabed. The same greenhouse gas emissions that cause the planet the climate of change also causes the ocean floor to dissolve. Recent research has shown that …

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