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Life on Earth may have originated at deep sea vents millions of years ago

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 23:46

In the race to know how life finally originated on earth, a thrilling research now reveals that simple metabolic reactions emerged near ancient seafloor hot springs, enabling the leap from a non-living to a living world.

Marine biologists find deep sea species form 95% of world`s fish biomass

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 22:17

In a fresh finding, marine biologists have found that fish living in the mesopelagic zones form 95 per cent of the world`s fish biomass.

Large amounts of water stored deep in the Earth

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 21:29

Vast amounts of water could be lying buried deep beneath the Earth`s mantle, a new research suggests.

Japanese deep-sea probe finds signs of lost continent in Atlantic Ocean

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 14:38

A Japanese agency has made an announcement about the discovery of a large mass of granite on the seabed off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

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.

Life may have originated in deep-sea hydrothermal vents

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 22:47

Life on Earth may have originated in hydrothermal vents where acidic seawater met with alkaline fluid from the planet`s crust, according to a new theory.

How life originated from deep-sea rocks

Last Updated: Friday, December 21, 2012, 14:10

In a new study, researchers have addressed the question of where all the energy came from and why all life as we know it conserves energy in the peculiar form of ion gradients across membranes.

Modern-day deep-sea animals may have evolved earlier than thought

Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 17:32

Present day deep-sea fauna like sea urchins, starfish and sea cucumbers may have evolved earlier than previously believed.

`India to establish strategic presence in deep sea mining`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 04, 2012, 19:24

India is to establish a "strategic presence" in the area of deep sea mining by plumbing the depths of the ocean to hunt for rare earths or minerals needed for high-technology uses.

China deep-sea submersible sets diving record

Last Updated: Sunday, June 17, 2012, 10:38

A manned Chinese submersible was raised to the surface after setting the country`s deep-sea diving record of more than 6,000 meters in the Pacific Ocean.

Aamir Khan learning deep sea diving for ‘Dhoom 3’

Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2012, 12:29

Aamir Khan’s ‘Dhoom 3’ has finally taken off and the ‘perfectionist’ is leaving no stone unturned to get into the character. The latest from the much awaited action franchise has it that Aamir Khan is learning scuba diving so that instead of relying on body doubles, he can do aquatic stunts in the film himself.

Divers head to rock bottom of Baltic Sea to solve ‘UFO’ mystery

Last Updated: Saturday, June 02, 2012, 19:55

Deep sea divers have headed into the Baltic Sea to sort out the mystery of a massive, metallic cylinder that lies approximately 300 feet below the sea.