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Kiwi Breaks Freediving World Record:

David Mullins, freediving enthusiast from New Zealand, has just broken yet another world record.

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Seafood trade in Hong Kong to battle against “cruel” sharking practices
Shark fins

Seafood traders have had enough of all the cruel practices used when hunting sharks and have made an agreement amongst each other to help bring it to an end. The plan is to create a task force, one which would make sure hat sharks are not finned and thrown back into the water.

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Largest Destroyer Sunk To Become Part of Artificial Reef off the Coast of N.J.
USS Arthur W Radford

The U.S. Navy Destroyer Arthur W. Radford, a massive 563 footer, is due to be sunk 30 miles from the shore of Cape May County next month. This is the largest ship thus far which has been sunk to become part of an artificial reef system.

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Inhumane Killing of Giant Alligator Sparks Public Outcry
alligator

People from all over the US have been crying foul, over the way an American woman killed a humongous 465 kilogram alligator in South Carolina.

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Shocking Suprise – Human foot found in shark (Graphic Pictures)
The caught shark

Just as a deep sea fisherman was about to cut away a hook from a wide open mouth of a shark to let it go back on its merry way to the sea, the most surprising thing sprung forth.. A human foot.

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Daredevil Freediver Aiming for Record of 305 Meter Plunge
Herbert Nitsch

Herbert Nitsch, a daredevil freediver, is getting ready to break his own world record by taking 1000 foot dive toward the bottom of the ocean, taking in only a single breath of air while contracting his lungs to the size of a tennis ball.

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LA Museum: 85 Million Year Old Sea Monster Featured
Mosasaur fossil - Picture: Dinosaur Institute, NHM

One of the most intriguing and hardiest of marine predators, the marine mosasaur Platecarpus, thrived in the Cretaceous Period, which is somewhere in the vicinity of 85 million years ago, and it is believed to have gotten around much like an eel does.

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Vintage Booze Found in Shipwreck yet to be Named
Champagne

“For this wine, time has stood still,” commented chief cellarman of Veuve-Clicquot, after swirling the two hundred year old wine around in his mouth. This spectacular find was found off of Sweden.

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Lynx Nudibranch, AKA Phidiana Lynceus, Gets Video Debut:

The Lynx Nudibranch, known in scientific circles as Phidiana lynceus, is a rather interesting marine animal. It can be amazingly efficient at getting rid of hydroid pests, but it must have access to a continuous source of food.

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The Fight to Close Down a German Dolphinarium is on!
Bottlenose Dolphin

Rocko, Nando, Kite and Palwas.. Those are the names of four very distinct bottlenose dolphins who are currently turning tricks at the dolphinarium in Germany. The dolphinarium was constructed in 1974 as a part of the local zoo, and is one of the last three of its kind in Germany.

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Ancient Wrecks Found off Italian Coast, Found By Sonar Scanners
sonar

A group of scientists have discovered four ancient shipwrecks off of Zannone, a tony Italian island, which appear to have their cargoes of wine and oil intact.

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Surprise, Surprise.. China Oil Spill “Worse than Thought”
oil spill

It comes as no surprise that the oil spill, which was labelled, “minor” has now been elevated to “worse than thought”. These oil companies like to think they have things under control, but nine times out of ten, they don’t.

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Ancient Monkey Bones Dredged Up from the Sea

Scientists and other researchers have examined some ancient fossils which were identified as the remains of a rather small monkey which is extinct.

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Baltic Wreck Turns Out 230 Year Old Champagne!
Champagne

Divers have recently uncovered what might just be the world’s oldest champagne (which hasn’t turned to vinegar) in a shipwreck off the Baltic Sea. They celebrated by popping open a bottle even before they made it back to dry land.

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Cloudy with a chance of fish

Fish raining down on you from the sky is rare, but fish raining down on you two nights in a row is just plain eldritch. The unlikely two-night fish rain occurred last week in a small Australian town called Lajamanu in the Northern Territory.

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