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Pufferfish ‘crop circles’ (Video)

info-pictogram1 Nature’s greatest artist? One talented little pufferfish hopes to impress a female with his masterpiece.

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Deadly Sea Star Plague Stumps Scientists (Video)

info-pictogram1 Seattle Aquarium tries experimental treatment in hope of staving off a deadly sea star plague. KING’s Gary Chittim reports.

Documentary: The Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification (Video)

info-pictogram1 This groundbreaking NRDC documentary explores the startling phenomenon of ocean acidification, which may soon challenge marine life on a scale not seen for tens of millions of years. The film, featuring Sigourney Weaver, originally aired on Discovery Planet Green.
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Documentary: Japan – Aftermath of a disaster (Video)

Source: Al Jazeera

info-pictogram1 Japan had been waiting decades for “the big one” to hit, an earthquake powerful enough to devastate the country.

Emergency services and the public were drilled in how to respond when the earth moved; thousands of kilometers of sea walls were built to protect the coast from tsunamis, the deadly after-effects of quakes out at sea.

But when the earthquake came on March 11, few would have predicted the devastation it caused.

The magnitude 9.0 quake, unleashed a tsunami so powerful, it tore through Japan’s defenses as though they were not there. The surge turned towns and cities into matchwood, killed thousands of people and caused a still-to-be resolved nuclear crisis.

Among the communities hit was the small port city of Miyako. In the days after the disaster its surviving citizens somehow had to carry on with their lives. This is their story.
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Documentary: Countdown to a Catastrophe – Storms (VIDEO)

info-pictogram1 How does a hurricane come to be? What impact do these giant whirlwinds make on the global climate? It has only recently been established that over 80 percent of the hurricanes that slam the East Coast of the United States are first formed above the African savannah. In recent years researchers have uncovered increasing numbers of mysterious interactions between different natural phenomena. Now geophysicist Shimon Wdowinski from the University of Miami has discovered a truly astonishing connection: major storms can trigger massive earthquakes.

Foam of the Sea

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Source: http://dailyhadith.adaptivesolutionsinc.com

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever says, ‘Subhan Allahi wa bi hamdihi’ one hundred times, his sins will be forgiven even if they were like the foam of the sea.” [Sunan Ibn Majah]

“Subhan Allahi wa bi hamdihi” means that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is pure of defects and praise belongs to Him alone.

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Colorful Pebble Shore Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana (IMAGE)

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Documentary: Planet Ocean (Video)

info-pictogram1 An elegantly filmed documentary, Planet Ocean takes us on a beautiful adventure into the strangest domains of our planet – the oceans. Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand – the noted environmentalist, journalist, and photographer, whose previous environmental documentary work includes the Home Project – this award-winning documentary pivots around the relationship between the Earth’s oceans and the entire planet’s ecosystem.
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Halal “red gold” seaweed, gelatin alternative, disappearing in Morocco

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Source: aquila-style.com

By: Jalal Al Makhfi

EL JADIDA (AFP) – Harvesting mineral-rich seaweed on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, Attibari Lemkhanter worries that the plant known locally as “red gold” is becoming increasingly scarce.

“There are more and more divers and less and less red seaweed,” Lemkhanter sighed as he worked on a beach in El Jadida, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) southwest of Casablanca.

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