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Here are some of the vessels humans have used to explore the ocean, starting long ago and going up to the present day.
A surfer just set a world record for the largest wave ever ridden — watch him surf the 80-foot-tall behemoth
Professional surfer Rodrigo Koxa has set a world record for riding an 80-foot wave in Nazare, Portugal. He was just awarded the XXL Biggest Wave Award by the World Surf League.
Eating meat contributes to an ongoing ecological disaster in the Gulf Mexico, where sea life gets suffocated in a '"dead zone" the size of New Jersey.
Fishing boats are turning off anti-collision technology in ways that put millions of people at risk and could cost billions
Fishing vessels disappear in suspicious areas with disturbing frequency. Illegal fishing is such a serious problem it's considered a national security threat.
Scientists caught the deepest-dwelling fish in the ocean on camera over 5 miles below the surface — take a look
A snailfish was filmed swimming more than 26,000 feet below the surface. It's the deepest-dwelling fish ever recorded.
‘Blue Planet II’ producers discovered life where we didn’t know it could exist — here’s what that was like
Until the show's producers sent a remote camera into the Mariana Trench, we didn't know fish could survive 8,000 meters — almost five miles — deep.
The show documents a journey to try and discover where whale sharks give birth and shows how orcas use their powerful tails to kill herring with shockwaves.
A new study found that coral bleaching events, which can kill reefs, are happening too fast for reefs to recover. The ocean is also losing oxygen.
The polynya, as it's called, far from the sea ice coastline, where such holes more frequently appear. And despite being exposed to wintry winds, it persists.
Pyrosomes can grow to be more than 60 feet long, though the ones flooding the seas off the coast of Canada and Alaska are mostly the size of a cucumber.