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Hunt For Black Box Hampered By Sea Life

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April 04, 2014 AT 4:23 AM
Almost two dozen planes and ships trawled 135,000 square miles of ocean Friday trying to find the black box of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The Australian navy ship Ocean Shield was towing a U.S.-supplied pinger locator that can scan beneath the surface for whatever faint signals the jet's battery-powered data recorder might still be sending almost a month after it disappeared with 239 people on board. Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Center said one possible alert was picked up, but it was soon discounted.