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More than 400 dead dolphins on north Peru coast

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 03:37

More than 400 dead dolphins were found last month on the Pacific Ocean beaches where twice that amount were encountered in 2012, Peruvian officials said.

World court awards Peru swathe of Chile`s fish-rich sea

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 08:05

Lima cried victory Monday after the UN`s top court handed it a wedge of sea under Chilean sovereignty, but Peruvian fishermen nevertheless said they gained nothing from the historic ruling.

Extreme El Nino events set to double as Earth warms

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 11:58

Researchers have revealed that extreme weather events fuelled by unusually strong El Ninos are likely to double in number as Earth warms.

Fresh cyclone brews as Tonga struggles to recover

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 11:17

A fresh cyclone was brewing in the Pacific near the Solomon Islands today as humanitarian groups struggled to get relief supplies to outlying islands in Tonga devastated by Cyclone Ian.

Starfish specie found in Indian Ocean has poor vision and is color-blind

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 18:30

A species of starfish, known as Linckia laevigata, which is commonly found in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean and the western and central Pacific Ocean, have relatively poor vision and are color-blind.

Japan volcano creates island in the shape of Snoopy

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 17:36

A recent underwater volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean has created an island in the shape of Snoopy, the fictional character created by Charles M Schulz.

Slippery clay led to Japan 2011 tsunami-quake: Study

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 12:54

A team of researchers have shed light on what caused the devastating tsunami that struck Japan`s Tohoku region in March 2011.

Volcano eruption creates Japan’s newest islet

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 15:26

A dramatic volcanic eruption in the Pacific Ocean has created a tiny new islet in Japan`s territorial waters, officials said Thursday, the first time in decades the nation has seen the phenomenon.

El Nino may be partially responsible for global warming since 1950s

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 13:06

A new research has suggested that a natural shift to stronger warm El Nino events in the Pacific Ocean may be responsible for a substantial portion of the global warming.

Study finds climate link to `Atmospheric River` storms

Last Updated: Monday, November 11, 2013, 09:39

A new study led by NASA of "atmospheric river" storms from the Pacific Ocean may help researchers better predict major winter snowfalls that hit West Coast mountains.

Pacific Ocean warming 15 times faster than in 10,000 years

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 18:05

Deeper regions of the Pacific Ocean are warming 15 times faster than they did during the previous 10,000 years, a new study has found.

New species of dolphin discovered in Australia

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 13:50

A new species of humpback dolphin has been discovered swimming in the waters off the northern coast of Australia.