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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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Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits ocean

Hawaii helicopter evacuation readied as new lava stream hits oceanBy Marco Garcia PAHALA, Hawaii (Reuters) – A third lava flow from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano streamed into the ocean on Thursday as U.S. Marine Corps helicopters stood by to evacuate a Big Island community should molten rock or huge cracks block its final escape route. Six huge fissures sent rivers of molten rock through a blackened, volcanic wilderness that was once jungle, farmland and rural homes. Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, entered the fourth week of what may be an unprecedented, simultaneous eruption at its summit crater and along a six-mile (9.7-km) string of fissures 25 miles (40 km) down its east flank.



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The Latest: 3 lava flows now reaching ocean off Hawaii

The Latest: 3 lava flows now reaching ocean off HawaiiHONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):



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Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption

Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruptionBy Jolyn Rosa HONOLULU (Reuters) – Lava from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano is exploding as it pours into the ocean, shooting rock fragments that are a danger to boaters. Inland, where molten rock is burning through jungle, methane explosions are hurling boulders while toxic gas is reaching some of the highest levels seen in recent times. Lava edged towards a geothermal power plant on Tuesday after destroying an old warehouse near the facility, County of Hawaii Civil Defense said.



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