ocean

Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: Study

Plastic in rivers major source of ocean pollution: Study

Researchers at The Ocean Cleanup - a Dutch foundation developing new technologies for ridding the oceans of plastic - say rivers carry an estimated 1.15-2.41 million tonnes of plastic into the sea every year, an amount that need between 48,000 to over 100,000 dump trucks to carry it away.

Jun 08, 2017, 23:53 PM IST
Do you know how much trash is floating around in our oceans?

Do you know how much trash is floating around in our oceans?

In 2015, some 322 million metric tons of waste was found in the oceans.

Jun 05, 2017, 21:28 PM IST

India plans automated ocean pollution observation

India is all set to opt for automatic observation of pollution in the ocean to crunch data that will aid the tourism industry and could also come in handy in countering allegations levelled by developed nations against the country being a major polluter

May 12, 2017, 12:26 PM IST
India to launch Rs 10,000-crore Deep Ocean Mission

India to launch Rs 10,000-crore Deep Ocean Mission

 India plans to launch a Rs 10,000-crore Deep Ocean Mission in December to carry out research to harness ocean resources in a "responsible manner", an official said on Tuesday.

May 10, 2017, 00:48 AM IST
Oxygen level in world's oceans declining since 1980s

Oxygen level in world's oceans declining since 1980s

For the study, the researchers looked at a historic dataset of ocean information stretching back more than 50 years and searched for long term trends and patterns. 

May 05, 2017, 21:49 PM IST
Rising levels of carbon dioxide may change crucial marine process

Rising levels of carbon dioxide may change crucial marine process

Climate change may be putting cyanobacteria, that are crucial to the functioning of the ocean, at risk.

Apr 28, 2017, 21:37 PM IST
China issues yellow alert for ocean waves

China issues yellow alert for ocean waves

 China's National Marine Environmental Forecasting Centre has issued a yellow alert for ocean waves brought by typhoon Nock-Ten and a cold front.

Dec 27, 2016, 14:03 PM IST
Mysterious Mariana Trench 'biotwang' may be baleen whale call

Mysterious Mariana Trench 'biotwang' may be baleen whale call

Lasting between 2.5 and 3.5 seconds, the five-part call includes deep moans at frequencies as low as 38 hertz and a metallic finale that pushes as high as 8,000 hertz.

Dec 18, 2016, 20:32 PM IST
Done and dusted! ISRO successfully places all eight satellites in their respective orbits - Watch

Done and dusted! ISRO successfully places all eight satellites in their respective orbits - Watch

At 9.12 a:m today, the PSLV-C35 carrying the 371 kg SCATSAT-1 along with seven other satellites, including from the US and Canada, will blast off from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.

Sep 26, 2016, 05:15 AM IST
Holy Mola mola! World's largest bony fish spotted by scientists (Watch stunning footage)

Holy Mola mola! World's largest bony fish spotted by scientists (Watch stunning footage)

 Mola mola, also called the ocean sunfish, is the heaviest known bony fish in the world.

Aug 02, 2016, 10:50 AM IST
Pluto may have liquid ocean under ice shell: Study

Pluto may have liquid ocean under ice shell: Study

When New Horizons buzzed by Pluto last year, it unveiled clues that the dwarf planet might have - or had at one time - a sub-surface liquid ocean.

Jun 22, 2016, 15:34 PM IST
Ancient Mars was once washed over by mega-tsunamis

Ancient Mars was once washed over by mega-tsunamis

Billions of years ago, mega-tsunamis scarred the Martian landscape, yielding evidence of cold, salty oceans conducive to sustaining life, according to a recent study.

May 21, 2016, 00:21 AM IST
Jupiter's moon Europa may be more Earth-like than we thought

Jupiter's moon Europa may be more Earth-like than we thought

Europa is strongly believed to hide a deep ocean of salty liquid water beneath its icy shell.

May 20, 2016, 09:07 AM IST
Seven miles deep, oceans still a noisy place

Seven miles deep, oceans still a noisy place

The hydrophone also picked up sound from ship propellers.

Mar 06, 2016, 16:18 PM IST
Global warming may increase black carbon input to Arctic Ocean

Global warming may increase black carbon input to Arctic Ocean

Researchers at University of Georgia have suggested that the black carbon stored in Arctic soils is being exported to the oceans.

Dec 01, 2015, 21:05 PM IST
Ocean 'dead zones' begot by warming

Ocean 'dead zones' begot by warming

A new study has linked low-oxygen 'dead zones' in North Pacific to the past ocean warming.

Nov 21, 2015, 11:33 AM IST
Only 4 percent of world's ocean is protected: Study

Only 4 percent of world's ocean is protected: Study

The researchers pointed out that the past decade has seen improvement as in 2006, only an estimated 0.65 percent of the ocean was protected.

Oct 26, 2015, 15:55 PM IST
Balanced diet good for corals too: Study

Balanced diet good for corals too: Study

A nutrient-rich, balanced diet is beneficial to corals during stressful thermal events, a new study has found.

Oct 03, 2015, 10:59 AM IST
Ancient oceans were rich in gold: scientists

Ancient oceans were rich in gold: scientists

Australian researchers have struck gold, formulating a new technique to measure how much of the precious metal existed in the world's oceans over the past 3.5 billion years.

Aug 04, 2015, 15:56 PM IST

Climate: No 'Plan B' for oceans, says study

Technology to drain heat-trapping CO2 from the atmosphere may slow global warming, but will not reverse climate damage to the ocean on any meaningful timescale, according to research published today.

Aug 04, 2015, 00:25 AM IST