Scientists Unveil Ancient Sea Monsters Found In Angola — News : NPR

Almost 100 million years ago, when the South Atlantic Ocean was young, giant reptiles prowled the seas. Scientists have found a trove of these ancient creatures in the African nation of Angola.(Image credit: Madeleine Cook/NPR)

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Elusive ‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Captured on Video in Antarctic Ocean — TIME

A type of bizarre-looking sea cucumber known as a “headless chicken monster” has been captured on film in the Antarctic Ocean for the first time. After previously being filmed in the Gulf of Mexico last year, the elusive Enypniastes eximia was recorded swimming in Southern Ocean waters off the coast of East Antarctica thanks to…

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The World Of An Oyster: Scientists Are Using Microphones To Spy On Reef Life — News : NPR

Reefs are being rebuilt along U.S. coastlines, which is good for the oyster. But how does it affect other underwater life? Researchers are listening to find out what animals use the reefs and why.(Image credit: James Morrison/WUNC)

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The Meg: the myth, the legend (the science) — BBC News – Science & Environment

What to we really know about the giant prehistoric shark reincarnated by Hollywood?

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Call to turn oil rigs into nature reserves

Controversial survey suggests oil platforms can act like offshore reefs and encourage wildlife.

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Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific’s ‘Shark Highway’

Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they’d never actually witnessed it.(Image credit: Andy Mann/Waitt Foundation/Pacifico )

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Magnetic Fields Are A Big Predictor Of A Loggerhead Turtle’s Genes

You might expect turtles that live near each other or in similar environments would be genetically similar. But new research shows that magnetic fields actually have more to do with genetic likeness. (Image credit: Wilfredo Lee/AP)

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Floating Sunscreen-Like Film Could Protect the Great Barrier Reef

By blocking some of the sunlight hitting the reefs, conservationists hope to dial down the rapid decline of coral.

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