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Scientists reveal ocean acidification from space
Scientists reveal ocean acidification from space

In a technology that can revolutionise the way marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean, British scientists have revealed ocean acidification from space.

Submarine volcanoes may alter long-term climate: Study
Submarine volcanoes may alter long-term climate: Study

Volcanoes hidden under the oceans may have a greater influence on our planet's long-term climate than previously thought, a US study said.

Fishing community airs views against Meenakumari report

Maintaining that the Dr B Meenakumari Commission report on marine fisheries sector would adversly affect their livelihood, Kerala's fishermen community Friday expressed its strong resentment before the scientific community at the ongoing World Ocean Science Congress here.

'High-end equipment being developed to exploit gas hydrate in Indian Ocean'
'High-end equipment being developed to exploit gas hydrate in Indian Ocean'

To meet the country's growing demand for energy, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is developing a high-end equipment to harness and exploit the deposits of gas hydrates in Indian Ocean, a top official Friday said.

Ice ages made ocean crust thicker on Earth

The Earth's ice ages have left their mark on the thickness of the planet's oceanic crust, scientists have discovered.

'Commercialisation of ocean sector threat to mankind'
'Commercialisation of ocean sector threat to mankind'

Rapid commercialisation of the ocean sector, with little regard to ecology, is a major threat to marine ecosystem and the very existence of mankind, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam said Thursday.

World's ocean species up to 9 times likelier to become extinct than previously thought
World's ocean species up to 9 times likelier to become extinct than previously thought

A new study has recently revealed that world's marine species are up to nine times likelier to become extinct than formerly thought.

Rise in sea levels 'far worse' than previously believed
Rise in sea levels 'far worse' than previously believed

A new study has recently revealed global oceans have risen at almost double the estimate in the last two decades than previously thought.

SpaceX rocket nails launch but narrowly misses landing test
SpaceX rocket nails launch but narrowly misses landing test

An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off on Saturday to deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station, but narrowly failed a novel test to land itself on a platform in the ocean, the company said.

Now, $80 'Sharkbanz' wristband to fend off ocean's most feared predator sharks
Now, $80 'Sharkbanz' wristband to fend off ocean's most feared predator sharks

A new wristband has recently been developed that claims to fend off ocean's most feared predator sharks and is available for 80 dollars.

Nuclear weapons to blast dangerous asteroids?
Nuclear weapons to blast dangerous asteroids?

 US researchers are looking into the possibility of using nuclear weapons to protect Earth from the threat of incoming asteroids.

Ice Age thaw signalled 1,000 years earlier
Ice Age thaw signalled 1,000 years earlier

The Atlantic Ocean at mid-depths may have given out early warning signals - 1,000 years in advance - that the last Ice Age was going to end, says a study.

SAARC policy makers, scientists discuss climate change

Policymakers and scientists from SAARC countries have begun deliberations on climate change, which is adversely affecting Ocean and marine life in the region.

Over five trillion pieces of plastic litter world's oceans: Study

The health of our oceans is at grave risk, with a study revealing that more then five trillion pieces of plastic now litter the world's oceans, media reported.

How to find an infant Earth

 New research from Cornell University shows where - and when infant Earths are most likely to be found.

Solar energy to turn sea water potable
Solar energy to turn sea water potable

Now it's possible to turn the saline sea water into drinking water with a ground-breaking prototype developed by a Britain- based firm Desolenator.

Eel-like robotic fish to scan inaccessible ocean areas
Eel-like robotic fish to scan inaccessible ocean areas

Inspired by Anguilliform fishes due to their superior flexibility compared with other fish species, a team of scientists in Singapore developed and built a prototype of an eel-like robotic fish.

Human-induced nitrogen pollution big threat to ocean
Human-induced nitrogen pollution big threat to ocean

 Human activity, particularly in industrial and agricultural processes, has had significant impacts on the upper ocean nitrogen cycle, a new study warns.

Major tectonic event may have triggered burst of animal life 530 million years ago

A new research has explored that a major tectonic event may have triggered the rise in sea level and other environmental changes that accompanied the apparent burst of animal life.

Does the Saturn moon hide a 'fossil' core or an ocean?
Does the Saturn moon hide a 'fossil' core or an ocean?

A new study focused on the interior of Saturn's icy moon Mimas suggests that its icy surface cloaks either a rugby ball-shaped rocky core or a sloshing sub-surface ocean.