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.

Global warming worsening watery dead zones: Study

A new study says global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in waterways around the world and it's only going to get worse.

Global warming leads to oxygen depletion in oceans
Global warming leads to oxygen depletion in oceans

A study to track oxygen levels in global oceans has revealed that the oxygen levels in oceans have come down due to global warming.

Socializing with dolphins helps killer whales learn to 'communicate'
Socializing with dolphins helps killer whales learn to 'communicate'

In a new study, killer whales learned how to communicate when they mingled with bottlenose dolphins.

Your sunscreen is threat to marine life

Sunscreens give protection to the human skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiation and are almost a necessity among the beach goers - but at the cost to the environment.

Marine life inspires camouflage system

Soon put your cell phone down on a table and watch it fade into the woodwork, thanks to a new technology.

UN calls for eco-awareness on World Oceans Day

The UN has urged the international community to commit itself to keeping the oceans healthy and productive for current and future generations.

Climate change would result in major reductions in sea floor marine life by 2010

A new study used advanced climate models to predict that sea floor dwelling marine life would decline by 38 per cent in the North Atlantic and over five per cent globally over the next century.

Nations fail to agree on Antarctic marine reserve

The nations that make decisions about Antarctic fishing failed today for a third time to agree on a plan that would create the world`s largest marine sanctuary.

Present ocean acidification at highest level since 300m years

A new study has revealed that the oceans are more acidic now than they have been for at least 300 million years, due to carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels.

Climate change will upset vital ocean chemical cycles

A new research has suggested that rising ocean temperatures could hamper natural cycles of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and phosphorous.

How marine life adapts to acidification of oceans revealed

A study into marine life around an underwater volcanic vent in the Mediterranean, may hold the key to understanding how some species will be able to survive the acidifying of sea water.

Rising CO2 levels causing `tooth decay` in marine organisms

Rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are having a catastrophic effect on microscopic marine life, according to scientists.

Parl panel asks Govt to frame rules for marine life protection

A Parliamentary panel has expressed displeasure at non-commercial vessels not being prohibited from using paints that contain harmful chemicals, saying the practice would adversely impact marine life.

Toxic waters may have delayed spread of complex life in ancient oceans

Inhospitable hydrodgen-sulphide rich waters could have delayed the spread of complex life forms in ancient oceans, a new study has suggested.

Jurassic records yield clues to global warming

Findings from fieldwork along the North Yorkshire coast reveal strong parallels between the Early Jurassic era of 180 million years ago and current climate predictions over the next century.

Corals may quit warming oceans?

Corals could quit equitorial seas as the warming trend continues unabated, according to new evidence unearthed by marine scientists.

Eating fish could help reduce postpartum depression

Low levels of omega-3 – fatty acids found in marine life, may be behind postpartum depression, a new study has found.

Marine life under threat from UV radiation

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the latest threat to seas and oceans besides global warming and atmospheric carbon.

Oil spill harms marine life, but recovery possible

Salt marshes are commonly disturbed by natural events and, as a result, they may be able to also recover from oil spills if the oil disturbance is not too large.