The boat, named the Tara, has given scientists an unprecedented, detailed map of viruses in the marine ecosystem.
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The ship sank in a storm in 1684 off Dollar Cove in the Gunwalloe district of Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula.
The little sharks swim around inside their mom, switching between her multiple uteruses. When they get hungry they eat her unfertilized eggs.
Deadly waters are churning up and down the West Coast of the U.S. today, caused by a storm system originating close to Alaska.
When the U.S. Navy classified vital seafloor data during World War II and after, it delayed the development of a key theory.
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Thanks to climate change, extra heat has penetrated deep into the ocean. And underwater currents have pulled it north, where it's hiding under the Arctic ice.