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A 56-year-old American athlete has become the first woman on record to swim the Atlantic. Jennifer Figge took 24 days to swim from the Cape Verde islands off Africa to Trinidad.


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The submarines are equipped with sonar to detect other vessels nearby but our correspondent said it might be the case that the anti-sonar devices, meant to hide the submarines from enemies, were "too effective".


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Navigating the world's oceans can be a difficult task for anyone. For a tiny seahorse with only small fins and a tail for locomotion it seems an impossible task. However, a seahorse that lives on the western coast of the Atlantic has been found in the Azores almost 5000km away from its possible home.


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Portuguese scientists have found a depression on the Atlantic Ocean floor they think may be an impact crater.


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What is it like living on one of the most isolated settlements on the planet?


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Scientists have discovered an area of the North Atlantic Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The region is said to compare with the well-documented "great Pacific garbage patch".


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One hundred years ago to the day, a crew of six men and a cat left New Jersey in the first-ever attempt to cross the Atlantic in a powered flying machine.


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The French government has said it will resume the search for an Air France jet that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean, killing 228 people. Officials will launch a fourth hunt for parts of wreckage, including the flight recorders, in the area of ocean where the Airbus A330-200 went down. All those on board Flight AF447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris died in the June 2009 crash. The cause of the disaster has never been established.


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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he has located the long-submerged F-1 engines that blasted the Apollo 11 Moon mission into space.


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