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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.

Chinese Navy begins combat drill

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 12:45

The Chinese navy has started a combat drill in the west Pacific Ocean, the official PLA Daily reported Saturday.

5.7-magnitude quake hits off Mexico coast: USGS

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 19:35

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of southern Mexico on Thursday morning, US seismologists said, with no immediate reports of damage or casualties on land.

Canada`s warships collide in Pacific

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 21:23

Two Royal Canadian Navy warships collided in Pacific Ocean while conducting manoeuvres, an official release said Saturday, adding there were no casualties.