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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New Source of Vitamin B12 Discovered in the Ocean
The bottom of the ocean
March 18th, 2014
Researchers have shown that a new group of organisms can produce vitamin B12 in the ocean.
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Great White Shark On Historic Marathon Migration
shark tagging, white sharks
March 7th, 2014
Lydia the great white shark has migrated more than 19,000 miles since being tagged.
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Video, Photos Give First Look at Rare Deep Sea Life
A large prawn feeds on bait.
March 4th, 2014
A crushing dive into the ocean's darkest realms has revealed surprising differences among the marine life that populates the Pacific Ocean's deepest depths.
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High-Tech Exosuit Lets Scientist Divers Explore Underwater Canyons
exosuit
February 27th, 2014
Marine biologists and engineers have now developed a 530-pound marine Exosuit that's designed for ocean depths down to 1,000 feet. The Exosuit will help researchers study bioluminescent and biofluorescent marine life.
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Did Man Survive At Sea for 13 Months?
coral reef near marshall islands
February 3rd, 2014
A man claims his fishing vessel was blown off course near Mexico and washed ashore at the Marshall Islands 13 months later, but officials are skeptical.
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Killer Whales Bully Lone Blue Whale in Rare Video
Orcas Attack Blue Whale
March 5th, 2014
Incredible video shows a gang of orcas attacking a lone blue whale off the coast of California.
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Hunting Uncharted Undersea Mountains, From Space
Seamounts in the Western Pacific
March 4th, 2014
The oceans are a lot more uncharted than our maps would have us believe. New satellite technology can help fill in the seafloor gaps.
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Arctic Nations Unprepared for Shipping Catastrophe
Arctic Sea Ice Coverage - August 2013
February 13th, 2014
The eight nations with Arctic territory aren't prepared to respond to a major shipwreck, reports a new study.
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