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Welcome To The The Ocean’s First Fertility Clinic

While they might be easily mistaken for rocks or plants, coral reefs are actually colonies of animals. These small but mighty creatures constitute one of Earth's oldest and most important ecosystems. But climate change threatens every one of coral's 800-plus species, all of which reproduce very infrequently. To fight back, Mary Hagedorn created the ocean's first fertility clinic—a global effort equipped with cryopreservation technology and a determined team of scientists. Story Via: Great Big Story

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Astronaut Nick Hague Took a Time Lapse of the Earth From the ISS And This Is What He Saw

By far the best views of Earth are not stunning sunsets artificially created by Snapchat or Instagram filters. It isn't on top of a mountain looking down at the world below. It is from space. And anyone who has been there will tell you, there's nothing that comes close. IF you're still skeptical, you need to check out these time-lapse visuals taken from the International Space Station by Astronaut Nick Hague.

Though the time-lapse is a huge blow for the Flat-Earth movement, because its pretty clear from the video, its round. Maybe we can go back to deciding if the dress is blue or yellow?

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Twitter Page With Videos Of All The Magnificent Creatures Living In The Ocean

The ocean is the biggest diversity of living things, plants, and aquatic animals. And this twitter page just brings us all this wonderful diversity in a collection of daily videos. 

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Videographer Spends 5 Hours Up Close And Persona With Blue Sharks

Blue Sharks are one of the most prolific shark species in the world. They are also one of the most widely spread, being found as far south as Chile, and as far north as Norway. Though they prefer cool waters, they are most often seen of the coasts of Wales, Japan, South Africa, and Canada. They are lifelong migratory creatures, traveling great distances searching for food. They are known sometimes to even migrate as far as the distance between New England all the way to South Africa. Check out some interesting facts about the species.

Emily Stevenson, co-founder of the eco-campaigners "Beach Guardian" had the incredible experience during a boat door, and described playing with them for more than 5 hours. Perfect conditions allowed them to capture the incredible situation they found themselves in. 

Videographer dives with blue sharks for five hours and gets an incredible look at them underneath the ocean surface
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Videographer Spends 5 Hours Up Close And Persona With Blue Sharks

Blue Sharks are one of the most prolific shark species in the world. They are also one of the most widely spread, being found as far south as Chile, and as far north as Norway. Though they prefer cool waters, they are most often seen of the coasts of Wales, Japan, South Africa, and Canada. They are lifelong migratory creatures, traveling great distances searching for food. They are known sometimes to even migrate as far as the distance between New England all the way to South Africa. Check out some interesting facts about the species.

Emily Stevenson, co-founder of the eco-campaigners "Beach Guardian" had the incredible experience during a boat door, and described playing with them for more than 5 hours. Perfect conditions allowed them to capture the incredible situation they found themselves in. 

Videographer dives with blue sharks for five hours and gets an incredible look at them underneath the ocean surface
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Woman Meticulously Reviews Shark Emojis On Twitter For Their Accuracy

Shark expert and Twitter user Kat Mowle is answering the question that absolutely no one asked: how anatomically accurate are various shark emojis? Well, you're about to learn, along with a whole roundup of scientist emojis. Mark that down as information you didn't know you needed.

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Woman Meticulously Reviews Shark Emojis On Twitter For Their Accuracy

Shark expert and Twitter user Kat Mowle is answering the question that absolutely no one asked: how anatomically accurate are various shark emojis? Well, you're about to learn, along with a whole roundup of scientist emojis. Mark that down as information you didn't know you needed.

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Why Sea Turtles Have Such A Problem With Plastic Bags In the Ocean

They have a problem with the plastic because of their anti-barfing spikes. Settle in, folks! Here is a short and helpful explanation on the unique structure of a sea turtles esophagus:

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These Adorable Turtle Hatchlings Need Help - Here's How To Do Your Bit

Turtles are amazing animals. They can be traced back to the time of dinosaurs, they usually live around 70 years (tortoises reach around 150 or more years), and they're super cute. Sadly, as human development reaches the quietest of beaches, some turtle hatchlings are having trouble finding the ocean because of the confusing lights. But it's not all bad news! As well as being the problem (sorry turtles), we can also be the solution. Keep on reading to learn how you can help your little flippered friends live to be wise old creatures. 

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Apparently the squid had been wounded after an encounter with a predator, and wasn't going to live long. James Taylor found it while paddling with friends in Melkbosstrand, near Cape Town. 

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These Adorable Turtle Hatchlings Need Help - Here's How To Do Your Bit

Turtles are amazing animals. They can be traced back to the time of dinosaurs, they usually live around 70 years (tortoises reach around 150 or more years), and they're super cute. Sadly, as human development reaches the quietest of beaches, some turtle hatchlings are having trouble finding the ocean because of the confusing lights. But it's not all bad news! As well as being the problem (sorry turtles), we can also be the solution. Keep on reading to learn how you can help your little flippered friends live to be wise old creatures. 

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Artist Reimagines 'The Little Mermaid' Living In Our Polluted Ocean And Its Message Is Strong And Clear

"Look at this trash, isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?"

'The Little Trashmaid' is a wonderfully illustration comic strip by the very talented s0s2, who you can follow on Instagram and Youtube

The story is similar to that of Ariel's, scouring the ocean floor for human things and trying to figure out what each gadget and gizmo is. The difference is, the Little Trashmaid is surrounded by the trash we humans dump into the ocean. 

The beautiful and strong illustrations below show what we have done to our favorite little mermaid. 

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The bluntnose sixgill shark is an ancient deep sea predator. Like it's been around since before most dinosaurs. They average between 3.1 to 4.2 meters (10 to 14 ft) long but can get up to 8 meters (26 ft) long. This crew of scientists got a good look at one. These group is also credited with being the first ever to tag an animal from a submarine. Look at that eye roll into the back of it's head.

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When wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly went diving off of Falmouth, England, she didn't except to come across such an enchanting and slightly terrifying sight -- a humongous jellyfish!