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90%VideoOct 2010

Census of Marine Life

Breathe in. Healthy oceans are essential to our well being, whoever you are, wherever you live. Results of the first Census of Marine Life reveal how deep the holes in our knowledge really are.

90%VideoOct 2010

Census of Marine Life - Three miles down

Deep in the ocean, there is a realm of complete darkness. Census of Marine Life scientists have inventoried an astonishing abundance, diversity and distribution of deep sea species that have never known sunlight.

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90%VideoAug 2012

Oceans, a driving force for weather and climate

(6:01) The oceans are essential to life on Earth. This NASA produced animation helps to convey the importance of Earth's oceanic processes as one component of Earth's interrelated systems.

89%AnimationJun 2010

The Salter Sink, a simple way to control hurricanes

(1:50) Intellectual Ventures, co-founded by former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold, propose the Salter Sink as a practical way to control hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico.

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89%AnimationJan 2011

Mariana - Jacques Piccard recalls the deepest ever dive into the ocean

Fifty-one years ago, Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard and Navy oceanographer Don Walsh descended to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, seven miles below the sea's surface. It's the lowest point on Earth, and deeper than any human had gone before, or since.

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89%VideoSep 2010

Deep sea feeding frenzy

Guess who's coming to dinner. Time lapse video of a fish carcass after finally laying to rest on the ocean floor.

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89%VideoFeb 2010

Is this the biggest wave on YouTube?

Supertanker rides 30-metre monster wave

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89%VideoJun 2012

Ending Overfishing

(4:21) Despite an increased awareness of overfishing, most people know very little about the scale of the destruction wrought on the oceans, and in turn, us.

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88%VideoJul 2009

The blue whale, the biggest creature that has ever existed

David Attenborough investigates a computer-animated blue whale skeleton illustrating its immense size and body functions

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88%PictureFeb 2010

The Mariana Trench in perspective

Anything that goes down might not necessarily come back up. The Mariana Trench is the deepest known part of the planet in the Pacific Ocean. At 36,000 feet it is deeper than Mount Everest is high!

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