By: Michael Totten
Sea lions frequently dive down to the depths and ocean pressures where large amounts of nitrogen would be forced into the blood. As air-breathing mammals, they must also return regularly to the sea surface to breathe. In humans, this rapid change of pressures would result...
By: Roma Lightsey
Decompression sickness, or the bends, occurs when a scuba diver breathes in nitrogen at depth and ascends too rapidly for the nitrogen to dissipate. The nitrogen bubbles in the blood stream, causing pain or even death. Scientists have long wondered how marine mammals, who often...
By: Wesley Kirui
The scientists have identified skin cancer that affects the fish in the Great Barrier Reef`s wild fish population. They found that this scourge to be identical to the melanomas which have been affecting human beings for quite a long time. This discovery was identified for...
By: Michael Totten
Most marine life depends on sunlight for its continuous existence. The sun's visible light penetrates as much as a mile deep in some parts of the ocean, although most of that light is lost after the first 50 feet or so. However, the sun's electromagnetic...
By: Michael Totten
The discovery that some marine life can hitch a ride on a submarine to colonize an otherwise inaccessible ocean area came as an accident which ruined many months of deep-sea species cataloguing. However, that research turned up something completely different, with much larger implications than...
A look at some technologies designed to prevent shark attacks
By: Matthew Flax
With the ability to track electromagnetic signals, and a sense of smell that can detect a drop of blood in the water from up to 0.4 kilometers away, the shark is nothing less then the perfect hunter. It is built to search and destroy...

 

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