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Aquanaut Dives Deep and Dies, Disheartening Scientists

Efforts to explore the deepest recesses of Earth's oceans were dealt a heavy blow last weekend when one of history's most accomplished deep-sea explorers imploded several kilometers beneath the Pacific and resurfaced in pieces...

May 12, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

To Hades and Back: Nereus Lost

ABOARD THE R/V THOMAS G. THOMPSON—In the early morning hours of Saturday, May 10, we were on the seafloor in the deepest part of the Kermadec Trench when all of the video screens in the Nereus control room went dark...

May 12, 2014 — Ken Kostel
20,000 Species Under the Sea [Slide Show]

20,000 Species Under the Sea [Slide Show]

The Census of Marine Life's decadelong quest to take stock of sea life comes to a close with a slew of new species, population estimates and plenty of big unknowns

October 4, 2010
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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine