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Incredible Technology: How to Explore the Deep Sea

From Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" to Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," the ocean has long been a subject of deep wonder and mystery. Full story

Deep-Sea Worms Can't Take the Heat

Hot pink tube worms living on scalding deep-sea hydrothermal vents actually like to keep things relatively cool, according to a study published today (May 29) in the journal PLOS ONE. Full story

Deep-Sea Vent Life Not Living Fossils

Deep in the ocean, bizarre creatures colonize deep-sea hydrothermal vents, where boiling water laden with minerals builds otherworldly towers. Full story

Antarctic's First-Ever Whale Skeleton Found

For the first time ever, scientists say they have discovered a whale skeleton on the ocean floor near Antarctica. Resting nearly a mile below the surface, the boneyard is teeming with strange life, including at least nine new species of tiny of deep-sea creatures, according to a new study. Full story

Theorists pumped about origin of life idea

A new theory proposes the primordial life-forms that gave rise to all life on Earth left deep-sea vents because of their "invention" of a tiny pump. These primitive cellular pumps would have powered life-giving chemical reactions. Full story

Artist Illuminates Science's Deep-Sea Discoveries

A deep-sea oceanographic research expedition is one of the last places you may expect to find a visual artist, but on a recent summer day, Lily Simonson had just stepped off a vessel returned from just such a trip. Full story

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