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Oceans to have more plastic than fish by 2050? Innovative solutions to #BeatPlasticPollution

International Plastic Bag Free Day 2019 is observed every year on 3rd July. The CSIR-National Physical Laboratory of India has come up with solutions to tackle plastic pollution in India by turning waste plastic into colourful tiles. #PlasticFreeDay #PlasticTiles

Jul 03, 2019, 15:10 PM IST

Coral reefs threatened by ocean acidification; may dissolve before 2100: Study

Most studies show that acidification will be overwhelmingly bad for ocean life, also threatening creatures such as oysters, lobsters, and crabs.  

Feb 24, 2018, 18:11 PM IST

The modern ocean's average temperature is 3.5 degree Celsius: Study

Each layer of water can have drastically different temperatures, so determining the average over the entirety of the ocean's surface and depths presents a challenge.

Jan 04, 2018, 17:48 PM IST

Warmer oceans set to hit global marine diversity: Scientists

As the oceans get warmer, fish, which seem to be better predators in warmer waters, will extend their range from the equator to feed in colder latitudes where the number of large invertebrates is higher.

Oct 19, 2017, 11:38 AM IST

Australian researchers discover how first animals appeared on earth

A sudden explosion of algae which occurred 650 million years ago was the catalyst for how the first animals appeared on earth, according to a study led by Australian researchers.

Aug 17, 2017, 20:25 PM IST

Fishing fleets dump nearly 10 million tonnes of fish back into oceans every year: Study

The research found that almost 10 per cent of the world's total catch in the last decade was discarded due to poor fishing practices and inadequate management.

Jun 28, 2017, 00:07 AM IST

Marine reserves can help mitigate climate change effects

Some researchers have argued that as much as 30 per cent of the ocean should be set aside as reserves to safeguard marine ecosystems in the long-term.

Jun 09, 2017, 11:24 AM IST

UN Ocean Conference opens with call to save planet

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned governments that unless they overcome short-term territorial and resource interests, the state of the oceans will continue to deteriorate.

Jun 06, 2017, 16:13 PM IST

Breathtaking sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik on World Environment Day

Pattnaik's sand art at Versova beach in Mumbai, dedicated to our oceans, also reads “Say No To Plastic”, though which he appealed to all to keep the environment clean plastic free.

Jun 05, 2017, 14:39 PM IST

Scientists discover signs of life below worlds deepest point

Scientists have discovered potential signs of life ten kilometres below the sea floor in the the deepest part of the worlds oceans, Mariana Trench.

Apr 12, 2017, 23:35 PM IST

NASA revealing 'big discoveries' about ocean worlds this week – When, how to watch it Live

NASA will discuss new findings about ocean worlds in our solar system from the agency's Saturn probe Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope at a new conference on Thursday, April 13, at 2 p.m. EDT (11.30 p.m. India time).

Apr 11, 2017, 12:54 PM IST

Nuclear power could soon be harnessed from oceans

Scientists are developing a new way of extracting uranium from seawater, an advance that may help countries that lack resources to harness nuclear power from the oceans.

Feb 22, 2017, 00:53 AM IST

World's oceans lost 2% of oxygen over last 50 years, warn scientists

The authors said they needed to conduct more research to determine how much of the oxygen loss was due to global warming and how much was related to natural climate cycles.

Feb 16, 2017, 14:22 PM IST

In a first, scientists discover banned toxic chemicals in deepest reaches of ocean

As per a new study, this is the first time that scientists have uncovered the evidence that man-made pollutants have now reached the farthest corners of our Earth.

Feb 14, 2017, 14:14 PM IST

CO2 in oceans sets off an ice age every 100,000 years

According to the study published in the journal Geology, oceans sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere may have triggered this phenomena. 

Oct 30, 2016, 17:12 PM IST

How warmer seas are changing our planet for the worse

The upper depths of the world's oceans have warmed significantly since 1995, resulting in severe hurricanes, storm surges and an increase in the number of icebergs, according to a new report.

Sep 22, 2016, 00:07 AM IST

Oceans may have massive reserve of hydrogen

Recent discoveries of free hydrogen gas, which was once thought to be very rare, have been made near slow-spreading tectonic plates deep beneath Earth's continents and under the sea.

Jul 21, 2016, 11:29 AM IST

NASA probe to explore global atmosphere over oceans

The Atmospheric Tomography, or ATom, is the first to survey the atmosphere over the oceans, the US space agency said in a statement.

Jul 08, 2016, 13:43 PM IST

World Oceans Day 2016: Five facts you didn’t know about shark!

Sharks are often considered as the most dangerous species of fish. 

Jun 08, 2016, 12:35 PM IST

Climate change effect: Marine life in danger as oceans lose oxygen!

Loss of ocean oxygen would leave fish, crabs, squid, sea stars, and other marine life struggling to breathe.

Apr 28, 2016, 16:36 PM IST