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Flesh-eating bacteria killed an elderly man two days after he vacationed in Florida. Experts say this will become more common as ocean water warms.

Flesh-eating bacteria killed an elderly man two days after he vacationed in Florida. Experts say this will become more common as ocean water warms.A species of flesh-eating bacteria called Vibrio is gaining a larger foothold in the US as oceans heat up.



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Jury: Hart mothers drugged, killed all six children by driving SUV over California cliff into Pacific Ocean

Jury: Hart mothers drugged, killed all six children by driving SUV over California cliff into Pacific OceanJennifer and Sarah Hart gave their six children as many as 19 doses each of Benadryl before driving their SUV over a steep cliff, a jury ruled.



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Neon sea creatures light up ocean with vibrant colors

Neon sea creatures light up ocean with vibrant colorsIncredible neon sea creatures have been captured lighting up the ocean with their vibrant colors – in what looked like a scene from Avatar. Photographer Simon Pierce, 39, took the images over several months after visiting both Nosy Sakatia in Madagascar and Mafia Island in Tanzania recently. He was thrilled to spot the biofluorescence creatures – which produce their own light – he managed to capture, including fireflies and glow worms. Simon, who is also a marine biologist, from New Plymouth, New Zealand, said: “I felt like I was in the film Avatar capturing these images. …



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Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giant

Sightings, satellites help track mysterious ocean giantThe sight of a basking shark’s brooding silhouette gliding through the waters off western France is more than just a rare treat for sailors — it is a boon for scientists trying to trace its secretive migrations across the globe. It may be the world’s second largest fish, growing to more than 10 metres (35 feet), but the basking shark, or Cetorhinus maximus, is an enigma for scientists eager to help preserve the plankton-eating giant after centuries of overfishing. Hunted voraciously for its massive fin — highly prized for sharks’ fin soup in China — as well as its oily liver and meat, global populations of basking shark declined precipitously during the 20th century.



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Disturbing composite photos reimagine ocean pollution

Disturbing composite photos reimagine ocean pollutionPortuguese artist Paulo de Oliveira's shocking composite images of animals being strangled by discarded nets and gorging on plastic rubbish serve as a stark warning of the damage caused by human waste.



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Stunning Aerial Footage Shows Volcano Kilauea's Lava Flows Meeting the Ocean

Stunning Aerial Footage Shows Volcano Kilauea's Lava Flows Meeting the OceanGorgeous, but extremely hazardous.



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Hawaii volcano: New land formed as lava flows meet ocean

Hawaii volcano: New land formed as lava flows meet oceanThe footage taken from a helicopter also reveals the interaction between lava and seawater creating a white plume called “laze”. The new land looks stable, but hides a foundation of loose rubble that can collapse into the ocean, according to scientists at the United States Geological Survey. An entire neighbourhood has been wiped off the map in Hawaii as Kilauea continues to spew lava.



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Hawaii volcano: Aerial footage shows rivers of lava flowing to the ocean

Hawaii volcano: Aerial footage shows rivers of lava flowing to the oceanNewly-released aerial footage of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii shows lava flows that extend to the ocean. The footage, released by the United States Geological Survey, is from an unmanned aerial craft hovering over one of the main fissures. Authorities have warned that even small pieces of molten rock can be fatal.



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Hawaii Evacuation Helicopters on Standby as Third Lava Flow Reaches the Ocean

Hawaii Evacuation Helicopters on Standby as Third Lava Flow Reaches the OceanThe U.S. Marine Corps has sent two helicopters if more evacuations become necessary



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Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flowsHONOLULU (AP) — Lava entered the ocean from a third flow, marking the third week of a Hawaii volcano eruption that has opened up nearly two dozen vents in rural communities, destroyed dozens of buildings and shot miles-high plumes of ash into the sky.



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