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Science looses one of its finest research submarines

Nereus was lost while conducting a dive at 9,900 metres (32,500 ft) in depth in the Kermadec Trench

Nereus was lost while conducting a dive at 9,900 metres (32,500 ft) in depth in the Kermadec Trench

Comb jellies, a group of gelatinous marine animals, represent the oldest branch of the animal family tree.

More than 15 helpers were needed to drag the 18-foot-long carcass of a giant sea creature to shore off the Southern California coast.

Great White Shark Bitten
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    Squids, octopus and cuttlefish (who all belong to the phylum of molluscs) are among the most intelligent animals in the sea, and definitely the most intelligent marine invertebrates. We should in fact ask ourselves if the human mind is capable of thinking as fast as these creatures do.

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