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Find out everything there is to know about the ocean and stay updated on the latest oceanic news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and beautiful images of the ocean at LiveScience.com. Learn more about the Earth's oceans as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about our largest bodies of water.
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How Crafty Ocean Bacteria Conquer Food Deserts
ocean proteomics
September 4th, 2014
A small but mighty ocean bacterium can load up on scarce resources when food supplies run low. Scientists can track these bacterial proteins in seawater to detect low nutrient levels.
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Citizen Science Assists Coastal Ecosystem Studies
Julia Parrish is the founder and executive director of COASST
September 9th, 2014
The leader of the COASST ocean conservation group says why her work makes her feel like Jacques Cousteau.
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Massive Extinct Volcano Discovered Beneath Pacific Ocean
newly discovered Pacific Ocean seamount.
September 3rd, 2014
Lurking some 3.2 miles (5.1 kilometers) beneath the Pacific Ocean, a massive mountain rises up from the seafloor, say scientists who discovered the seamount using sonar technology.
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Underwater Maids: Mussels and Clams Could Mop Up Waterways
California floater mussels
August 20th, 2014
They might not have feather dusters, brooms or even arms and legs, but bivalves — such as clams, mussels and oysters — make good underwater maids, a new study suggests.
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Oversized Alien-Like 'Shrimp' Caught Off Florida Is ID'ed
An oversized alien-like creature, which is likely a mantis shrimp, was caught off Fort Pierce, Florida, recently.
September 5th, 2014
Florida fisherman catches more than he bargained for with giant "alien" shrimp.
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Puzzling New Animals Look Like Deep-Sea Mushrooms
Dendrogramma
September 3rd, 2014
Mysterious new animals discovered offshore of Australia are so unusual that an entire new taxonomic family was created to classify them.
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