Ocean

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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108-Year-Old Message in a Bottle Is Oldest Ever Found
Now considered the oldest message in a bottle, this post card was thrown into the North Sea in 1906.
April 21st, 2016
The bottle started as a research project and is now a world-record holder.
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Red Crabs Swarm Like Insects in Incredible Underwater Video
April 12th, 2016
A disturbance in ocean waters near the coast of Panama led marine biologists to an unexpected and incredible sight.
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Is the Bermuda Triangle Really Dangerous?
March 21st, 2016
Superstitions have dogged the Bermuda Triangle for decades, blaming it for a number of mysterious disappearances. But its story isn't really all that mysterious.
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Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching is 'Worst in its History'
April 1st, 2016
Australia's Great Barrier Reef corals are in trouble, with the northern part of the reef experiencing "the worst mass bleaching event in its history."
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Ghostly Octopod Haunts Deep-Sea Exploration Mission
March 8th, 2016
The recent deep-sea sighting of a highly unusual bluish-white octopod moved one of the mission scientists to paraphrase a Taylor Swift song, saying, "I have never, like, ever, seen that one."
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Mystery Ocean Hum May be Migration Signal, or Fish Farting
Color-Changing Cuttlefish
February 25th, 2016
Communities of deep-sea marine life cause a low-frequency humming in the ocean, as the creatures swim to and from the surface to feed.
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The Atlantic Coast Is Sinking
Annapolis, Maryland flooding
April 14th, 2016
The East Coast is sinking, which is worsening the impacts of sea level rise. These are the hot spots.
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How High Will the Seas Rise, Really?
March 31st, 2016
A recent high-profile study led by US climatologist James Hansen has warned that sea levels could rise by several meters by the end of this century. How realistic is this scenario?
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