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Nod to global convention to ward off terror attacks via sea

 To ward off potential risk of breach of security and possible terror attacks, India has approved ratification of an international convention to provide biometric based identity document for seafarers, Parliament was informed on Monday.

Sea surface temperatures to predict rainfall
Sea surface temperatures to predict rainfall

In a different approach for rainfall forecast, scientists of Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) have used variations in sea temperatures to predict monsoon in the subcontinent.

Pacific reef growth can match rising sea: Study
Pacific reef growth can match rising sea: Study

The coral reefs that have protected Pacific islanders from storm waves for thousands of years could grow rapidly enough to keep up with escalating sea levels if ocean temperatures do not rise too quickly, says a new study.

Philippines to host 2019 SEA Games after Brunei, Vietnam decline
Philippines to host 2019 SEA Games after Brunei, Vietnam decline

The Philippines has agreed to host the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after the two other countries next in line, Brunei and Vietnam, declined, a sports official said Sunday.

Global sea levels could rise by 20 feet due to climate change
Global sea levels could rise by 20 feet due to climate change

Sea levels could rise at least six metres or around 20 feet above current levels if current climate trends continue, says a study analysing three decades of research on the historic effects of melting polar ice sheets.

SEA Games: Ceremony host sorry for `insensitive` comment
SEA Games: Ceremony host sorry for `insensitive` comment

A presenter at Singapore`s Southeast Asian (SEA) Games` opening ceremony has apologised after she shocked onlookers by mocking a small, ethnic Indian girl about her accent.

Largest turtle breeding colony found in Atlantic
Largest turtle breeding colony found in Atlantic

Scientists have found that the Central African country of Gabon is providing an invaluable nesting ground for a vulnerable species of sea turtle considered a regional conservation priority.

SEA Games: Obscure sports should be axed, say Thais
SEA Games: Obscure sports should be axed, say Thais

The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games needs to ditch its roster of obscure regional sports and focus solely on Olympic disciplines, Thai officials have urged.

SEA Games rocked by match-fixing scandal

 The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games was rocked by a match-fixing scandal on Monday when East Timor`s under-23 team manager was suspended from football over alleged bribery and corruption.

Russian aircraft head off US destroyer in Black Sea: RIA

Russian military aircraft were scrambled to head off a U.S. warship that was acting "aggressively" in the Black Sea, state news agency RIA reported on Saturday, but the Pentagon denied any unusual behavior.

UN calls for comprehensive response to SE Asia sea migrant crisis

The UN today called for a "comprehensive response" to the large scale humanitarian crisis of migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar, of which nearly 2,000 are still believed to be stranded in the perilous sea across the Bay of Bengal.

Snakes evolved on land, not sea, 128 mn years ago

Although snakes are found in a wide range of habitats, such as land, water and on trees, they first evolved on land and not in the sea as is popularly believed, says a new study.

77 Olive Ridley turtles let out into the sea

A total of 77 Olive Ridley sea turtles, an endangered species, were let out into the sea near Dhanushkodi Sunday, a forest department official said.

Baby sea turtles' 'lost years' mystery unravelled
Baby sea turtles' 'lost years' mystery unravelled

Researchers have found an important new clue in the sea turtles' "lost years" mystery.

Philippines, US exercises near disputed sea not "show of force"

About 11,500 U.S. and Philippine troops will take part in annual military exercises this month near disputed waters in the South China Sea, the Philippine military said on Tuesday, while denying the drills were a show of force to China.

DNA: Indian Navy's first Scorpene submarine launched in Mumbai

The Indian Navy`s first Scorpene class stealth submarine, Kalvari, on Monday was undocked at the Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.

Chrissy Teigen dislikes sea, sand

 Model Chrissy Teigen says she hates the beach because she finds the sand "filthy", while the sea makes her feel "uncomfortable" as she finds the ocean like a "giant bathtub".

North Korea fires four short-range missiles into sea

North Korea test-fired four short-range missiles into the sea off its west coast on Friday in an operation apparently supervised by leader Kim Jong-Un amid heightened military tensions, a South Korean military spokesman said.

Watch: Ship Flips 90 Degrees to do research in US

A US Navy ship named 'Flip ship' goes vertical in the ocean to become a research station.

Italy wants North African countries to rescue migrants at sea

Italy wants Egypt and Tunisia to play a role in rescuing stricken migrant vessels in the Mediterranean, a government planning paper showed, so that survivors could be taken back to African instead of European ports.