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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Backward-moving glacier key to glacial earthquakes

Backward-moving glacier key to glacial earthquakes

 When an iceberg breaks off into the ocean, the glacier moves rapidly backward and downward, causing the characteristic glacial earthquakes, says a new research.

Continents rose above oceans earlier than thought

Continents rose above oceans earlier than thought

Continents may have first risen above the oceans about three billion years ago -- about a billion years earlier than geoscientists thought -- reveals a study.

Ocean garbage scoop study to start off Japan coast

Researchers are launching tests aimed at setting up a huge floating barrier off the Japanese coast, a project that could eventually help remove some of the 5.25 trillion pieces of rubbish polluting the world`s oceans, officials said Thursday.

United Nations to mark World Oceans Day

United Nations to mark World Oceans Day

The United Nations will commemorate the World Oceans Day, which falls on Monday, with a reception and music performance, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

Fiji: Floating island restaurant in middle of ocean

The incredible pizzeria, complete with cocktail bar and surf boards, can be found in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Fiji.