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Is there a 2.5 mile diameter object crawling along the Pacific floor?

Sputnik News reported in 2017 An unusual object of surprising size was spotted potentially crawling across the floor of the Pacific Ocean, some 3,000 feet below the surface. The object has a 2....
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Are drinking straws a minor source of ocean plastic pollution?

An opinion piece in Bloomberg: Plastic Straws Aren’t the Problem claims that drinking straws are a minor source of plastic pollution in oceans: Yet even if all those straws were suddenly washed ...
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Is the Great Barrier Reef dead after 25,000,000 years of being alive?

The New York Post published an article in 2016 titled Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016). The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 ...
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Is anything about the 1999 NOAA “Julia” recording prevented from publication as being classified?

The unexplained "Julia" sound is described as: Julia is a sound recorded on March 1, 1999 by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA said the source of the sound was ...
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Are sharks a threat to undersea cables?

Slate published an article recently, titled The Global Internet Is Being Attacked by Sharks, Google Confirms. Despite being catchy and all, most of the references seem to be other news outlets or ...
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Is ocean acidification happening?

This YouTube video snippet, Dr Don Easterbrook claims there is not enough CO2 available to affect the oceans enough to make them go lower than a pH of 7, and hence there is no acidification. Is this ...
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Have there been any fatalities caused by octopi?

To what extent are octopi violent towards humans? Has there been any confirmed fatalities? The source of all knowledge claims that some have the capacity to kill humans, and claims there have been ...
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Did the moon's tidal effect sink the Titanic?

I came across an absurd title on MailOnline, "Did the MOON sink the Titanic? Freak tides caused icebergs to fill shipping lanes 100 years ago," where a claim is made: The 'once-in-many-lifetimes' ...
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Do ocean waves come in sets of 7? [duplicate]

I have heard the claim that "Ocean waves travel in groups of seven, and the seventh wave is the biggest of the bunch." Is this fact of fiction?
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Is the ninth wave the largest?

This famous painting by Ivan Aivazovsky is called The Ninth Wave: Wikipedia tells about the origin of the name: Both English and Russian titles refer to the nautical tradition that waves grow ...
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Do the Mediterranean and Strait of Gilbraltar have scientifically explicable different salinities, flora and fauna?

I am curious about a phenomena (supposedly confirmed by J. Cousteau) that is said, by a Facebook page, to support some quotes in the Quran. They say that some seas do not join and mix with each ...