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.

California oil pipeline ruptures, leaks into ocean
California oil pipeline ruptures, leaks into ocean

An oil pipeline ruptured Tuesday dumping oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara, California, the US Coast Guard said.

Earth's capacity to absorb CO2 has gone up: Study
Earth's capacity to absorb CO2 has gone up: Study

There are some good and bad news for climate change enthusiasts. 

Ocean acidification didn't kill marine life: Study
Ocean acidification didn't kill marine life: Study

British researchers have debunked a long-prevailing theory that ocean acidification from the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs caused the extinction of marine molluscs.

Ocean fronts boost fishery production, improve climate

Ocean fronts - separate regions of warm and cool water as well as salt and fresh water - can help increase fishery production in the ocean, a new study says.

Expert claims wreckage found in ocean might be of MH370
Expert claims wreckage found in ocean might be of MH370

An aviation technology expert has claimed that he has found remains of an aircraft in the ocean between Malaysia and India that may be of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 but said he needs 1.3 million pounds (about $1.9 million) to find it, media reported.

Earth was formed by tiny millimetre-sized stones
Earth was formed by tiny millimetre-sized stones

A cosmic ocean of millimetre-sized particles that orbited the young Sun formed the Earth, according to new research.

March was hottest worldwide since 1880: US

Last month was the hottest March worldwide since record keeping began in 1880, and the first three months of 2015 also set a new heat record, US government scientists said on Friday.

Ancient giant lizards gave birth in open oceans

Throwing fresh insight into the initial environment of mosasaurs -- a gigantic marine lizard -- researchers have found that the iconic predator gave birth in the open ocean, not on or near shore.