50-80% of all life on our planet exists in the ocean.
Sunlight can only penetrate to a depth of around 200m.
Humans have only explored 10% of the space hospitable to life in the ocean.
Each year, three times as much garbage is dumped into the ocean as the total weight of fish caught.
Yes, bigger than farming.
The Great Barrier Reef is the biggest living structure on earth, visible even from space.
Coral is biologically so similar to human bone that it’s used as bone grafts in some surgeries.
Most deep sea species take 20+ years to mature to reproductive age. Deep sea trawling threatens most species.
A majority of deep sea creatures have yet to be identified.
Every deep sea exploration finds hundreds of new species, but they’re expensive.
Among the species awaiting discovery: ravenous colonies of pelagic Nicholas Cages.
You are all very welcome. ｡◕‿◕｡
- A newly unearthed Homeland Security report contradicts Donald Trump's travel ban, saying country of origin is not a reliable indicator of terrorism.
- The White House blocked several media outlets it's been critical of, including BuzzFeed, from a closed-door briefing by press secretary Sean Spicer.
- Hillary Clinton returned to the public arena in one of her first political appearances since the election, urging Democrats to "keep fighting."
- The White House strongly denies reports that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus urged the FBI to undermine stories linking Trump to Russia.