You Can’t Take This Photo: The Awesome Underbelly of an Iceberg

Tobias Friedrich dove into 27ºF water to capture the ice formations most people never see Besides the cold, you’d also have to stomach a pitch-black abyss below you to capture this image.Photograph: Tobias Friedrich Scientists say 90 percent of an iceberg lies underwater (thanks, Archimedes!), a fact for which most people happily take their word. […]

35 places to swim in the world’s clearest water

Here are 35 places around the world to strap on your GoPro, do some underwater exploring, and come back with amazingly clear imagery 1…Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines MatadorU Photography faculty member Scott Sporleder shares this image from Palawan, the Philippines’ most remote province and home to many beaches with super clear water. Photo: Scott Sporleder […]

The Ocean Is Contaminated by Trillions More Pieces of Plastic Than Thought

New research shows that the plastic problem is growing, but the full impact on marine life remains unknown. Somewhere between 15 trillion and 51 trillions pieces of plastic litters the world’s oceans, a new study has found. That’s three to 10 times more plastic than scientists had previously estimated. The study, led by climate scientist […]

Jakarta Is Building a Gigantic Bird-Shaped Seawall

  The “Great Garuda” seawall will be shaped like Indonesia’s national symbol—a mythical, birdlike creature. Parts of Jakarta, Indonesia are sinking more quickly than Venice, and Reuters reports that the city has lost 13 feet of elevation over the past 30 years. That would be a huge problem even if Jakarta weren’t home to nearly ten million Indonesians. But […]


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Construction on the high seas adds to Asian maritime tensions

Construction on the Chinese-controlled Subi Reef in the Spratly islands Nation-building has come to Asia’s seas — literally — as China and Japan, already embroiled in territorial disputes over existing islands, raise artificial land masses from the ocean. The increase in number of these man-made islands is the latest flashpoint in a region where relations […]

Holland’s Barriers to The Sea video explains

 WILL HOLLAND BE WASHED AWAY ONE DAY? Published on 19 Apr 2014 The Delta Works in the Netherlands (Holland) is the largest flood protection project in the world. This project consists of a number of surge barriers, for examples: 1- The Oosterscheldekering is the largest of the 13 ambitious Delta Works series of dams and […]

Ocean Spiral city in ocean depths designed to harness underwater opportunities for mankind

An increasing world population means more strain on resources, and requires increasingly innovative solutions. Japanese firm Shimizu has come up with one such idea. Ocean Spiral is an underwater city that seeks to make use of the ocean’s rich resources. Shimizu is no stranger to moonshot ideas. It has previously proposed a ring of solar […]

Huge reserves of freshwater lie under the ocean floor say university scientists

Scientists in Australia have reported the discovery of huge freshwater reserves preserved in aquifers under the world’s oceans. The water has remained shielded from seawater thanks to the accumulation of a protective layer of sediment and clay. And it’s not a local phenomenon. Such reserves are to be found under continental shelves off Australia, China, […]



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