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Watch a Huge 100-Foot Wave Crash Down and Smash a Ship

Watch a Huge 100-Foot Wave Crash Down and Smash a Ship

Damn. It’s like hitting a wall. Or rather, it’s like a wall hitting you. This footage shows giant wave after giant wave pummeling a ship and when you think they’ve finally weathered the storm, in comes the biggest and baddest wave that smacks the boat silly.

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February 12th

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Surfing has never looked more majestic than in this drone video

The waves of Teahupo’o in Tahiti are so lovely that surfing them is the only way to truly appreciate them. Or, well, I guess watching other people surf through this drone video is a pretty damn good way to see its majestic beauty too. Brent Bielmann and Eric Sterman shot this drone video for Surfing Magazine and it captures angles of surfers and the glassy waves like we never seen them before.

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September 2nd

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This Is What the Ocean Might Look Like in 100 Years

The volcanic island of Maug is really three volcanic peaks, rising up from a remote part of the Pacific Ocean. Underwater vents on the side of Maug’s caldera seep carbon dioxide into the ocean. The shallow water around the volcano is full of coral reefs — except near the underwater vents, where researchers have watched the coral die off, to be replaced by algae clinging to the rocks.

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Kiona Smith-Strickland

August 11th

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A Warm Ocean “Blob” In the Pacific Is Feeding a Toxic Algae Bloom 

The Blob has been there for over a year—a cauldron of extra-warm ocean temperatures off the coast of the Pacific Northwest that just won’t budge. The Blob has already affected food availability and habitats for marine life, and now scientists are starting to see at least one dangerous side-effect of the Blob: A harmful algae bloom stretching from Alaska to California.

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Alissa Walker

August 8th

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This surfer looks like he’s standing on water

Here’s a fun surf video of Tommy Witt surfing on his longboard and pulling fun tricks that make him look like he’s not even surfing but just riding the waves with his own two feet. The board kind of just disappears into the wave and it leaves him looking like he’s just standing there, on top of the water.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

August 4th

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This surfer looks like he’s standing on water

Here’s a fun surf video of Tommy Witt surfing on his longboard and pulling fun tricks that make him look like he’s not even surfing but just riding the waves with his own two feet. The board kind of just disappears into the wave and it leaves him looking like he’s just standing there, on top of the water.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

August 4th

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Surfing while you’re on fire looks so crazy but actually makes sense

My first, unwrinkled brain reaction: Oh my God, that man is on fire. Like, flames are coming out of his body on fire. And he’s surfing! And doing things that aren’t get these flames that are coming out of my body off my body. I don’t know about you but if I see myself on fire, I want it off of me and that would be the only thing I could do. But then it hit me, what better place to be on fire than in the ocean? Surf on, brother.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Chris Mills to Gizmodo

July 24th

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See the Great Barrier Reef from the perspective of a swimming turtle

I’m not saying I’d trade places with this turtle but imagine how wonderful a life this little guy has. He enjoys things slowly, his body is protected by his home which is always attached to his body and he can just dip into the Great Barrier Reef and swim in the ocean whenever he wants to. That sounds like a life worth trading for.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Alissa Walker to Gizmodo

July 6th

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Saving Coral Reefs With… Electrified Rocks?

Biorocks might be the prettiest forms of environmental remediation you’ll ever see. Part art, part science, these artificial structures are slowly helping coral recover from environmental devastation.

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Sarah Zhang

May 21st

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Beautiful NASA satellite photos reveal South Korea’s seaweed farms

Here’s some awesome shots from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center showing the intricate puzzle of seaweed farms in South Korea. The fields of seaweed are grown on ropes strung along the southern coast of South Korea around Sisan Island. It makes for a beautiful image when seen from afar.

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Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Maddie Stone to Gizmodo

May 1st

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