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Ocean Ramsey is a marine biologist, professional freediver and scuba instructor, marine and shark conservationist.
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Earthquakes are the deadliest and most damaging natural disasters in the world. But why do they happen and what caused the planet to shake violently?
A seismic wave is an energy wave that travels through the Earth's layers.
Coronaviruses are a large group of viruses, consisting of a core of genetic material surrounded by an envelope of proteins spikes, which gives it the appearance of a crown.
A study revealed that one-third of the world's sandy beaches could disappear by 2050, and almost half of them could be extinct by the end of the century.
  • A sun dog, or sundog, is a natural optical phenomenon consisting of one or two colored luminous spots appearing on either side of the Sun.
  • Every year, nonprofit environmental organization Heal the Bay assigns A-to-F letter grades to beaches along the California coast.
  • A heat wave, or heatwave, is a period of two or more consecutive days with apparent temperatures exceeding 105°F to 110°F (40°C to 43°C) on National Weather Service's Heat Index.
  • Have you ever wondered how a beach is formed? The formation of sand strips is a long process that involves minerals, water, wind, waves, and tides.

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