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Seaweed could be scrubbing way more carbon from the atmosphere than we expected

If you’ve even eaten sushi, you know that seaweed goes great with rice and fish. But recent research suggests that seaweed is more than just a culinary partner — it could be an overlooked ally in the fight against climate change. By dying and drifting down to the deep sea, seaweeds like kelp may sequester more carbon than all other marine plants combined. That’s a big deal, because saltwater plants like mangroves and seagrasses are well-known dynamos when it comes to storing carbon. Per acre, these “blue carbon” ecosystems can take up 20 times more CO2 from the atmosphere than land-based forests. The secret to their carbon-storing success lies not in the plants, but in the rich muck they grow in. As marine plants grow and die, their leaves, roots, stems and branches wind up buried in underwater sediments. These low-oxygen sediments can store carbon for decades or longer. Credit:...
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New Antikythera shipwreck finds

By Peter B. Campbell - The Guardian The shipwreck at Antikythera, Greece, continues to reveal its secrets and surprise archaeologists. As reported last week, recent excavations on the 1st century BC shipwreck have revealed statue fragments, bronze ornamentation, and wooden remains from the ship’s hull. The finds are sensational, but the artifacts and the project have broader importance. Among the finds was the bronze arm of a statue, which may be the most significant find. When the shipwreck was first found and excavated in 1900-1901, a number of bronze and marble statues were recovered. However, the arm is the first piece that has been found recently and it might point to more intact statuary in the area. The arm is one of several limb fragments that do not have corresponding bodies. The Antikythera team hypotheses those statues could be in the vicinity of the undisturbed deposit that they excavated this...
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Enjoy this moment of slowmo peace. My view This morning at @kokomobeachcuracao #nofilterneeded #beach #tropics #beachlife #theoceanroamer #consulting #curacao #carribean #tropical

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How long can a dive last?. The history of the WWII cargo airplane.

After the rains that sent mud, people and houses to the seashore in 1.999 in Vargas, a coastal city in Venezuela,  the chances of finding the most famous airplane sunked at more than 65 m / 215 ft were very remote ... we did not know if the old fisherman  who knew the exact referencing points survided the sliding or was willing to take us to the place where it sank and, if so, surely the thousands of cubic meters of debris carried by the rivers to the sea would had buried or destroyed the fuselage.  Several attempts to relocate the aircraft in different expeditions were unsuccessful. In 1995 a member of  "AVES" (an expedition group), Fernando Guerrero, owner of Epsilon Divers in Macuto found the old fisherman who has the amazing ability to locate from the surface an airplane that has not seen in his life... Back at the place where he remembered that the plane...
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How long a dive can last, the history of WWII cargo airplane

After the rains that sent mud, people and houses to the seashore in 1.999 in Vargas, a coastal city in Venezuela,  the chances of finding the most famous airplane sunked at more than 65 m / 215 ft were very remote ... we did not know if the old fisherman  who knew the exact referencing points survided the sliding or was willing to take us to the place where it sank and, if so, surely the thousands of cubic meters of debris carried by the rivers to the sea would had buried or destroyed the fuselage.  Several attempts to relocate the aircraft in different expeditions were unsuccessful. In 1995 a member of  "AVES" (an expedition group), Fernando Guerrero, owner of Epsilon Divers in Macuto found the old fisherman who has the amazing ability to locate from the surface an airplane that has not seen in his life... Back at the place where he remembered that the plane...
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