Marine life

Warmer oceans set to hit global marine diversity: Scientists

Warmer oceans set to hit global marine diversity: Scientists

As the oceans get warmer, fish, which seem to be better predators in warmer waters, will extend their range from the equator to feed in colder latitudes where the number of large invertebrates is higher.

Oct 19, 2017, 11:38 AM IST
Greenland waters losing salinity due to melting ice, may affect marine life: Scientists

Greenland waters losing salinity due to melting ice, may affect marine life: Scientists

Over the years, the dramatic meltdown of ice in the Arctic Ocean has received great attention and is easy to observe through satellite images.

Oct 16, 2017, 18:31 PM IST
Rising ocean temperatures in Antarctica is affecting marine life – Read

Rising ocean temperatures in Antarctica is affecting marine life – Read

The shallow waters on the West Antarctic Peninsula are reflecting the effects of warming and as per reports, an increase of just 1-2 degrees Celsius in temperature has radically reduced marine diversity.

Sep 04, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
2 million-year-old mass extinction event wiped out a third of marine life!

2 million-year-old mass extinction event wiped out a third of marine life!

As many as 43 percent of sea turtle species were lost, along with 35 percent of sea birds and nine percent of sharks.

Jun 27, 2017, 19:03 PM IST
Bizarre marine creature resembling a male reproductive organ creates waves on social media! - PIC INSIDE

Bizarre marine creature resembling a male reproductive organ creates waves on social media! - PIC INSIDE

The organism has an uncanny resemblance to the male reproductive organ.

Jun 19, 2017, 11:16 AM IST
World's oceans lost 2% of oxygen over last 50 years, warn scientists

World's oceans lost 2% of oxygen over last 50 years, warn scientists

The authors said they needed to conduct more research to determine how much of the oxygen loss was due to global warming and how much was related to natural climate cycles.

Feb 16, 2017, 14:22 PM IST
90% spill cleared, fish safe for consumption: Tamil Nadu CM on Chennai oil spill

90% spill cleared, fish safe for consumption: Tamil Nadu CM on Chennai oil spill

Visiting the site of the massive oil spill here, Tamil Nadu Chief Minsiter O Panneerselvam on Sunday assured that the incident had not affected the marine life in any way and the fish could be consumed, adding that over 90% of the spill had been cleared up.

Feb 05, 2017, 12:14 PM IST
Environmental concerns raised as Chennai's oil spill spreads despite clean-up effort

Environmental concerns raised as Chennai's oil spill spreads despite clean-up effort

As per reports, although nearly 70 tonnes of oil sludge has been removed by hundreds of volunteers, the spill has crossed the Marina Beach and travelled 32km south. It has now entered the Palavakkam beach on the East Coast Road.

Feb 03, 2017, 12:53 PM IST
Chennai oil spill spreads at alarming pace; hits marine life severely

Chennai oil spill spreads at alarming pace; hits marine life severely

With no major damage to the vessels, the collision however left the marine life destructed with numerous dead fish and sea turtles being washed ashore on Chennai's coast.

Feb 02, 2017, 12:49 PM IST
Russian fisherman catches the most surreal-looking deep-sea creatures and the internet is losing it!

Russian fisherman catches the most surreal-looking deep-sea creatures and the internet is losing it!

Experts, evidently remain unfazed since they've studied them. But for laymen, these creatures are one of a kind.

Dec 21, 2016, 16:41 PM IST

Deal struck to create world`s largest marine protected reserve: official

The deal will see the creation of a massive US and New Zealand-backed marine protected area in the Ross Sea.

Oct 28, 2016, 04:56 AM IST
Fully grown humpback whale leaps into the air; photographer records close-up footage!

Fully grown humpback whale leaps into the air; photographer records close-up footage!

They stick to themselves and barely reveal themselves around humans, which is the reason that makes the video you are about to watch, extremely priceless.

Oct 12, 2016, 20:09 PM IST
Watch video: Drone footage captures rare sighting of baby white whale with its mother!

Watch video: Drone footage captures rare sighting of baby white whale with its mother!

The team of scientists in question aim at understanding the most natural activities of these whales, especially in their breeding and calving grounds.

Sep 07, 2016, 16:11 PM IST
Court rules in favor of marine life, bans US Navy from using sonar

Court rules in favor of marine life, bans US Navy from using sonar

The court reversed a lower court decision which had granted for the Navy in 2012 to use low-frequency sonar for training, testing and routine operations in the oceans. 

Jul 17, 2016, 22:38 PM IST
Six-pack beer rings no longer harmful to marine life!- Watch

Six-pack beer rings no longer harmful to marine life!- Watch

Do you know that the plastic six-packs rings of beer cans can pose a threat to marine life? Well, many might not be aware of it, but this plastic sheet can be dangerous to sea creatures.

May 19, 2016, 21:43 PM IST
Climate change effect: Marine life in danger as oceans lose oxygen!

Climate change effect: Marine life in danger as oceans lose oxygen!

Loss of ocean oxygen would leave fish, crabs, squid, sea stars, and other marine life struggling to breathe.

Apr 28, 2016, 16:36 PM IST
Climate change affecting fisheries wealth: Scientists

Climate change affecting fisheries wealth: Scientists

Dr N R Menon, Dr E Vivekanandan and Dr Ajith Joseph were present at panelists during the discussion.

Feb 06, 2016, 18:55 PM IST

Study unveils presence of hazardous plastic elements in cosmetic products

As per study conducted by the Plymouth University, cosmetic products used as daily essentials contain huge quantities of plastic particles that could be harmful to the marine life.

Sep 05, 2015, 18:58 PM IST

Aquariums can lower BP, improve mood

Viewing aquarium displays may not only improve your mood after a hard day at work, the exposure may also lead to reduction in blood pressure and heart rate.

Aug 03, 2015, 13:13 PM IST

World must cut pollution to save marine life, study warns

If left unchecked, global warming will cause irreversible damage to marine life in the world's oceans, forcing fish to search for cooler waters and destroying valuable coral reefs, an international study said today.

Jul 03, 2015, 03:44 AM IST