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‘Becoming Cousteau’ sings an ode to the ocean explorer and his 20th-century climate warnings

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Jacques Cousteau was a man ahead of his time in multiple respects, which provides the backbone of "Becoming Cousteau," a documentary devoted to both the ocean explorer's life and his early environmental advocacy. Br...

Portuguese police seize 5 tons of cocaine worth $232 million from a yacht in the Atlantic Ocean

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The operation, dubbed "White Tide," stopped 183 bales of cocaine from entering Europe through the Iberian Peninsula, making it the largest seizure by Portuguese authorities in more than 15 years.  Bales of ...

Georgia woman wanted after injured puppy thrown into ocean is euthanized

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Officers responded to a report of people throwing a dog into the ocean in the area of South Beach on Tybee Island, a city located near Savannah, on Sept. 12, the Tybee Island Police Department said. MASSACHUSETTS POL...

Greener and cheaper: Crewless vessels are mapping the ocean thanks to an Irish startup

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London (CNN Business)Ocean-based industries are growing fast, boosting demand for data on conditions at sea. But the huge research vessels that typically map the seas often come at great financial and environmental c...

‘Southern Blob’ of hot ocean is causing a megadrought thousands of miles away in Chile

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In the southwest Pacific Ocean, there's a huge region of unusually warm water covering an area about the size of Australia, known as "the Southern Blob." Several thousand miles away, the South American nation of Chi...

A crucial ocean circulation is showing signs of instability. Its shutdown would have serious impacts on our weather.

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A crucial system of currents in the Atlantic Ocean that helps control temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere and has implications for the entire planet's weather systems is showing signs of instability due to human...

‘What we know now is how much we don’t know’: Enter the strange world of the ocean twilight zone

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This story was identified by Call to Earth guest editor Kirsten Forsberg. She is a marine scientist and Rolex Award Laureate who helped secure national protection for giant manta rays in Peru. Drop through the ocean...

Plane down in ocean off New Jersey coast: reports

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The Lakewood Scoop was first to report that a plane had landed in the water off Long Beach Island.  Law enforcement officials confirmed the news to local NBC 4 New York. The plane was reportedly carrying up to three ...

Massive shark terrifies passengers as it circles boat in the Atlantic Ocean

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A video of a massive shark circling a boat full of tourists recently went viral on social media. In the footage, the shark clearly appears to be much larger than a full-size person and causes several passengers on th...

Japanese researchers dig deepest ocean hole in history

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The hole was drilled nearly 5 miles below sea level off the coast of Japan on the morning of May 14 in an effort to study the region's earthquake history.  WORLD'S LARGEST ICEBERG BREAKS OFF ANTARCTIC SHELF In a blo...

Even on easier Ocean Course, low scores elusive at PGA

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Moving day at the PGA Championship? It could have been, but the leaderboard was mostly static. Rickie Fowler, who teed off almost four hours before the final group of Phil Mickelson and Louis Oosthuizen, shot a 3-und...

A monstrous-looking fish normally found thousands of feet deep in the ocean washed up on a California beach

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An unusual fish with teeth as sharp as glass and a body shaped like a football washed ashore on a California beach last week. The black colored creature with it's gaping mouth laid on the sand on the shore of Crysta...

Rare fish that lives thousands of feet under the ocean washes ashore in California state park

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A rare type of fish recently washed up on the shores of a state park in California. What makes this particular fish such an impressive find is that it’s a deep-sea fish and it is reportedly rare for humans to see a m...

‘The ocean is our life-support system’: Kerstin Forsberg on why we must protect our seas

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Editor's Note: Call to Earth is a CNN initiative in partnership with Rolex. Kerstin Forsberg is a Rolex Award Laureate. Ever since she was a child, Kerstin Forsberg has been fascinated by the ocean. After finishi...

Blue Nature Alliance aims to restore 7 million square miles of ocean in five years

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The ocean covers more than 70% of our planet, a total of 139 million square miles. An initiative launched on Tuesday aims to protect 5% of it in the next five years. That might sound like a drop, but at 7 million s...

WWII-era plane in Florida air show makes splash landing in ocean

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Witnesses captured video of the single-engine TBM Avenger descending slowly over the heads of beachgoers near the Cocoa Beach Air Show and landing in the shallow water just offshore. PASSENGERS SUE UNITED AIRLINES AF...

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