Antarctica`s `first-of-its-kind` map unveils secrets of sea life

New Antarctica atlas, which is first of this magnitude since the publication of the Antactic Map Folio Series 45 years ago, has helped marine biologists from across the world in finding thousands of new species in the ocean.

Hawaii to get massive floating fish farms

A US firm has started work on huge floating cages that will hold 1,000 tonnes of fish in the deep sea off Hawaii`s coast.

Burrowing animals may have been pivotal in stabilizing Earth`s oxygen

A new study evolution of the first burrowing animals may have played a major role in stabilizing oxygen on Earth.

Millions of jellyfish-like creatures wash up on western US beaches

Millions of jellyfish-like creatures have washed up on beaches along the US West Coast over the past month, giving the shoreline a purple gleam and, at times, an unpleasant door, ocean experts said.

NASA to study ocean ecology

In a bid to improve satellite-based estimation of atmospheric carbon dioxide absorption by the oceans, NASA is embarking on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the US this week.

Whales help in `boosting` our ecosystem

It turns that ocean`s largest and subtle creatures, whales, are more crucial for balancing our ecosystem than actually known.

Titan`s ocean may be as saline as Earth`s Dead Sea: Study

Scientists have revealed that NASA`s Cassini mission have provided firm evidence that ocean inside the Saturn `s largest moon, Titan, might be extremely salty like Earth`s Dead Sea.

Kerry urges global strategy to save the world`s oceans

US Secretary of State John Kerry today called for a global strategy to save the world`s oceans, saying everyone had a "shared responsibility" to protect the seas covering 75 per cent of the planet.

Mystery behind bizarre ocean quacking sound unravelled

Scientists have finally unraveled the mystery behind a bizarre quacking sound heard in the ocean.

Sea surface acts as sink for nitrogen oxides at night

A new research on the coast of southern California has shown that the surface of the sea takes up nitrogen oxides that build up in polluted air at night.

Soon, `fly` underwater to explore marine world

California-based Hawkes Ocean Technologies has developed a two-seater underwater vehicle that would take you below the surface.

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China to expand presence in Antarctica with new research bases

China will expand its presence in Antarctica by building a fourth research base and finding a site for a fifth, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday.

Scientists discover vast undersea freshwater reserves

Australian researchers said Thursday they had established the existence of vast freshwater reserves trapped beneath the ocean floor which could sustain future generations as current sources dwindle.

Passenger falls out of plane into ocean off Miami coast

In a shocking incident, a passenger fell out of a plane into the ocean off Miami.

China to build new Antarctica station

China is planning a new research station in Antarctica, the state oceanic administration said Friday.

Greenhouse gas `altering` ocean food chain

Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could be weeding out the bacteria that form the base of the ocean`s food chain and selecting certain strains for survival, a new study has suggested.

Lean, mean microbes survive in world`s oceans

A new study has found that planktonic bacteria inhabiting the world`s oceans have streamlined their genetic makeup to become lean, mean survival machines.

Europa`s sea similar to salty ocean on Earth

The composition of Europa`s sea closely resembles the salty ocean of Earth.

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.