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Toxic water level rises at new site near Fukushima nuclear -1 reactor

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 14:15

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has found raised levels of radioactive tritium in groundwater sample collected from a newly built observation well by the Pacific Ocean near the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

Chinese Navy sails through island chain in Pacific

Last Updated: Friday, August 02, 2013, 16:06

The Chinese Navy has claimed to have fulfilled a long-held dream of gaining access to the Pacific Ocean.

14,000-year-old ocean mystery solved

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 15:47

Iron may not have played an important role in the formation of the North Pacific Ocean, new research has revealed.

Little chance of El Nino or La Nina developing in 2013: WMO

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 18:57

The UN weather agency World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) said on Wednesday that there is only a small chance of an El Nino or La Nina system developing in the Pacific Ocean this year.

US admiral urges compromise in Asian sea dispute

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2013, 12:14

The top American military commander in the Pacific says the US will oppose moves by any country to seize control of disputed areas in the South China Sea.

Tropical storm forms off Mexico`s Pacific coast

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 08:52

A tropical storm has formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean, bringing a storm warning for coastal areas in the southernmost parts of Mexico.

US F-15 jet crashes off Japan`s Okinawa

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 14:01

The crashed fighter, along with other three F-15s, was on way to participate in training above Okinawa from the US Kadena airbase in the prefecture.

Why El Nino always peaks around Christmas

Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013, 13:39

Despite decades of research, scientists have been unable to explain why El Nino always peak around Christmas and end quickly by February to April.

Chinese Navy warships conduct drills in Pacific

Last Updated: Monday, April 15, 2013, 08:53

Two warships of China`s Nanhai Fleet have conducted open-sea offence and defence drills in the western Pacific Ocean.

Scientists find active community in world`s deepest oceanic trench

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 11:42

An international research team has discovered that a highly active bacteria community exists in one of the most inaccessible places on Earth: the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

New marine species discovered in Pacific Ocean

Last Updated: Friday, March 01, 2013, 16:12

Scientists have discovered new species of sea slugs, feather stars and amphipods in the Madang Lagoon on the north coast of Papua New Guinea.

James Cameron`s project reveals vibrant ocean life

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 12:25

James Cameron`s Deepsea Challenge project has uncovered a rich, vibrant life thriving in ocean depths, ranging from gigantic amoebas and crustaceans to swimming sea cucumbers.