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Rebecca R. Helm

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    Why We Should Explore the Hottest Places in the Ocean

    Raquel Negrete-Aranda says studying the ocean’s “plumbing” can tell us a lot about life, both under and above the sea.

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    Trillions of Bacteria Are Screaming with Light

    Great writers waxed poetic over “milky seas.” Here’s the science behind the glow.

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    The Hunt for Milky Seas

    Can Moby-Dick help us find one of Earth’s rarest large-scale natural wonders?

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    The Largest Cells on Earth

    Deep in the ocean abyss, xenophyophores are worlds unto themselves.