global ocean

Goa to attract ocean cruise liners


April 5th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Goa could soon be a leading ocean cruise stopover, with a dedicated berth being developed at its only major port, a senior official said Thursday.Mormugao Port ... Read more...

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GOCE satellite maps Earth’s gravity with precision


March 5th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): The European Space Agency says that its GOCE satellite has reached its ambitious goal of mapping Earth's gravity with unprecedented accuracy.In two short years, the sophisticated satellite has ... Read more...

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635mn-yr-old seaweed fossils in China tell story of oxygen in ancient ocean


February 17th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Virginia Tech in the U.S., and Northwest University in Xi'an, China, have discovered almost 600 million-year-old seaweed fossils in Lantian, a ... Read more...

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West Antarctic ice sheet would collapse by year 3000: Study


January 10th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): By the dawn of this millennium, the West Antarctic ice sheet is likely to collapse and the global sea level may rise by nearly four meters, suggests a ... Read more...

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‘315bn pounds of plastic in oceans right now’


July 11th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): An ocean conservationist has claimed that there is approximately 315 billion pounds of plastic in the oceans as of today.Stiv Wilson of the ocean conservation group 5 Gyres ... Read more...

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How climate change and pollution affect ocean chemistry


June 20th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have evaluated the total impact of climate change, carbon dioxide, pollution and other human-related phenomena on the world's oceans.The study, led by a ... Read more...

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Gravitational force in the Himalayas being determined


May 8th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): ESA's GOCE satellite is determining the gravitational force in the Himalayas.The satellite's, which has been orbiting the Earth for more than a year and surveying its gravitational field ... Read more...

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World’s water cycle has intensified


April 17th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Ocean salinities show an intensified water cycle, according to a new research.The stronger water cycle means arid regions have become drier and high rainfall regions wetter as atmospheric ... Read more...

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Why did early earth absorb more sunlight?


April 7th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) Four billion years ago, the sun radiated only 70 to 75 percent as much energy as it does today. Now, scientists are trying to explain what compensated for ... Read more...

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Sea secrets - over 5,000 new marine species found


February 19th, 2010 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) They were the sea's best kept secrets - until now. As work on the world's first ocean census inches closer to completion, scientists working on ... Read more...

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Ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa may harbor 3 million tons of fish


November 18th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): In a new research, a scientist has suggested that at least three million tons of fishlike creatures could theoretically live and breathe under Jupiter's moon Europa's global ... Read more...

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Jupiter’s moon Europa has plenty of oxygen to support life


October 9th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 9 (ANI): A new research has suggested that there may be plenty of oxygen available in the global ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa to support life, in fact, a hundred ... Read more...

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ESA’s satellite sends data for development of best gravity map ever


October 1st, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, October 1 (ANI): Reports indicate that the European Space Agency's (ESA's) GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) has started sending data that will lead to the development of the ... Read more...

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Photosynthetic viruses keep world’s oxygen levels up


August 31st, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 31 (ANI): A new research has shown that photosynthetic viruses can keep the world's oxygen levels up.The viruses, which infect single-celled algae called cyanobacteria, are hyper efficient photosynthesisers thanks to ... Read more...

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Tasmania’s east coast records highest-ever winter water temperatures


August 8th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, August 8 (ANI): Tasmania's east coast is recording its highest-ever winter water temperatures of more than 13 degrees Celsius, which is up to 1.5 degrees C above normal, due to a ... Read more...

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NASA satellite detects red glow to map global ocean plant health


May 29th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Scientists have conducted the first global analysis of the health and productivity of ocean plants using a unique red glow detected by NASA's Aqua satellite.Using the Moderate ... Read more...

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Monsoon drives long-term carbon cycles in the global ocean


May 9th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): In a new research, it has been determined that monsoon drives long-term cyclicity of the carbon reservoir in the global ocean.For over 300 years, monsoon has been ... Read more...

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ESA satellite to map Earths gravity field in unprecedented detail


March 18th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): The European Space Agencys (ESAs) has launched its Earth explorer satellite GOCE (Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer), which will map Earths gravity field in unprecedented ... Read more...

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Total fish biomass in worlds oceans estimated to be 2 billion tonnes


January 16th, 2009 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): In a first ever estimate, a study has determined that the total fish biomass in the worlds oceans is about two billion tonnes.A team of international scientists, ... Read more...

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Rising levels of CO2 set to increase dead zones in tropical oceans


November 15th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): A new research has determined that the rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) will make oceans more hostile to life, with the volume of oxygen-depleted dead zones ... Read more...

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Giant spinning eddies have profound influence on marine life and worlds climate


September 10th, 2008 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 10 (ANI): New studies of the Southern Ocean are revealing previously unknown features of giant spinning eddies that have a profound influence on marine life and on the worlds ... Read more...

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Hot Super Earths could host life


July 12th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): A new research has suggested that hot and massive, rocky worlds called super-Earths, may provide the right conditions for life, even those orbiting searingly close to their ... Read more...

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Greenland Ice Sheet is melting faster than previously believed


June 13th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the Greenland Ice Sheet is melting faster than previously believed, and as a result, freshwater runoff from the area will more ... Read more...

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NASA finds new evidence that might lead to discovery of life on Mars


March 21st, 2008 - 12:56 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 21 (ANI): NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter has found evidence of salt deposits on the surface of the Red Planet, which point to places where water once was abundant and ... Read more...

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Searching for life, NASA finds salt on Mars


March 21st, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, March 21 (Xinhua) The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has said that its Mars Odyssey Orbiter found evidence of salt deposits on Mars, giving hope the environment could have ... Read more...

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80 millions years ago, global sea levels were 560 feet higher than today


March 7th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 7 (ANI): A new study of 80 millions years ago, has suggested that global sea levels were roughly 560 feet (170 meters) higher than they are today and might plunge ... Read more...

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River carbon impacts Arctic Ocean much more than previously believed


February 13th, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): A new study has indicated that arctic rivers, which transport huge quantities of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) to the Arctic Ocean, has much more impact on its chemistry ... Read more...

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