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Pioneering Deep-Sea Robot Lost at Sea

(PhysOrg.com) -- A pioneering deep-sea exploration robot -- one of the first successful submersible vehicles that was both unmanned and untethered to surface ships -- was lost at sea Friday, March 5, on a ...

Mar 09, 2010
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Sea spiders and pom-pom anemones

(PhysOrg.com) -- Creeping slowly across the deep seafloor on long, spindly legs, giant sea spiders are found in many deep-sea areas. But, as with many deep-sea animals, we know very little about how sea spiders ...

Jan 15, 2010
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On the Crest of Wave Energy

(PhysOrg.com) -- The ocean is a potentially vast source of electric power, yet as engineers test new technologies for capturing it, the devices are plagued by battering storms, limited efficiency, and the ...

Nov 19, 2009
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A motley collection of boneworms (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- It sounds like a classic horror story -- eyeless, mouthless worms lurk in the dark, settling onto dead animals and sending out green "roots" to devour their bones. In fact, such worms do exist ...

Nov 10, 2009
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