The Bloop: The Mystery of a Piercing Sound From Deep in the Pacific  

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July 23 2014 1:41 PM

What Is the Bloop?

A sound recorded deep in the Pacific has been a lively mystery for years—even if it’s probably been solved.

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In 1997, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recorded a mysterious sound deep in the Pacific Ocean. The sound was nicknamed the Bloop, and its origins have been a matter of informed and not-so-informed debate in the years since.

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