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.

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.

Ocean is source of world power: Manohar Parrikar

Marking ocean as the source of world power, India on Sunday said the country needs to revive its past maritime glory by strengthening its naval power and sought wide research on the sea.

Scientists reveal ocean acidification from space
Scientists reveal ocean acidification from space

In a technology that can revolutionise the way marine biologists and climate scientists study the ocean, British scientists have revealed ocean acidification from space.

Submarine volcanoes may alter long-term climate: Study
Submarine volcanoes may alter long-term climate: Study

Volcanoes hidden under the oceans may have a greater influence on our planet's long-term climate than previously thought, a US study said.

Fishing community airs views against Meenakumari report

Maintaining that the Dr B Meenakumari Commission report on marine fisheries sector would adversly affect their livelihood, Kerala's fishermen community Friday expressed its strong resentment before the scientific community at the ongoing World Ocean Science Congress here.

'High-end equipment being developed to exploit gas hydrate in Indian Ocean'
'High-end equipment being developed to exploit gas hydrate in Indian Ocean'

To meet the country's growing demand for energy, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is developing a high-end equipment to harness and exploit the deposits of gas hydrates in Indian Ocean, a top official Friday said.

Ice ages made ocean crust thicker on Earth

The Earth's ice ages have left their mark on the thickness of the planet's oceanic crust, scientists have discovered.

'Commercialisation of ocean sector threat to mankind'
'Commercialisation of ocean sector threat to mankind'

Rapid commercialisation of the ocean sector, with little regard to ecology, is a major threat to marine ecosystem and the very existence of mankind, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam said Thursday.

World's ocean species up to 9 times likelier to become extinct than previously thought
World's ocean species up to 9 times likelier to become extinct than previously thought

A new study has recently revealed that world's marine species are up to nine times likelier to become extinct than formerly thought.

Rise in sea levels 'far worse' than previously believed
Rise in sea levels 'far worse' than previously believed

A new study has recently revealed global oceans have risen at almost double the estimate in the last two decades than previously thought.

SpaceX rocket nails launch but narrowly misses landing test
SpaceX rocket nails launch but narrowly misses landing test

An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off on Saturday to deliver a cargo capsule to the International Space Station, but narrowly failed a novel test to land itself on a platform in the ocean, the company said.

Now, $80 'Sharkbanz' wristband to fend off ocean's most feared predator sharks
Now, $80 'Sharkbanz' wristband to fend off ocean's most feared predator sharks

A new wristband has recently been developed that claims to fend off ocean's most feared predator sharks and is available for 80 dollars.