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February 27, 2009

The Scanner: Scary Edition

This week in ocean news,…Undetonated bombs on Puerto Rico’s seafloor are contaminating creatures with carcinogens. …After a union hearing ending in no penalty against the actor, Jeremy Piven broke down in tears when describing his mercury poisoning scare…. New scary footage shows Arctic glaciers melting in hours. …Thanks to new research on sea turtles’ resilience to shock waves, the Navy may be looking to the creatures to improve body armor design. …Two engineers created a wave-powered vehicle, “The Wave Glider,” that will be a breakthrough tool in monitoring the oceans and atmosphere — plus they can listen to humpback whales, which is what they originally intended with the project. Added bonus: wave energy is free.