Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, has added another "first" to her list of successes. She's now the first woman to reach Challenger Deep - the deepest point in the sea.
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Among the more unusual news stories recently…Peachtree Corners, Georgia tries out remote-controlled scooters, a diver saves a whale and almost catches a whale of a fine, and a woman is given a ticket that wins her a $1.1 million Picasso painting.
The group in charge of caring for Australia's Great Barrier Reef reports that the reef is going through its third "bleaching" event in five years. Record-setting ocean temperatures are threatening the health of this important underwater environment.
The Underwater Photographer of the Year is a yearly contest based in the United Kingdom. As you might expect, the focus is on photos taken under water, whether in the ocean, in lakes or rivers, or even swimming pools.
The island nation of Palau has made sunscreens with certain chemicals in them against the law. The move is meant to protect its coral reefs, which are one of the main reasons people visit the country.
Corals are dying worldwide because of rising sea temperatures. As corals die, the sea creatures who live around them move on. Now scientists have found an unusual way to lure fish back - with underwater loudspeakers.
There's new hope for corals in areas of the Great Barrier Reef damaged by warmer waters caused by climate change. Experts are using robots and clever methods to deliver millions of new baby corals.
The Ocean Cleanup, a group that is working to collect and remove plastic pollution from the ocean, recently revealed a new project - a special boat that removes plastic from rivers before it ever reaches the ocean.
Over a year ago, a group called Ocean Cleanup began using a huge floating screen to try to clean up plastic pollution in the ocean. After several failures, the group is now collecting plastic.
Antonio de la Rosa has completed what he believes is a record - in just over 76 days, he paddled across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Hawaii on a special stand-up paddle boat.