marine environments

China to deploy drones for marine surveillance


August 29th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are to be deployed along China's coastline to undertake remote-sensing marine surveillance, an official said Wednesday.The project also includes the construction of ... Read more...

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Radical methods needed to save oceans, say experts


August 21st, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Current global efforts to counter the impact of carbon emissions are not enough, say experts, calling for a broader and more radical approach to marine management ... Read more...

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Washing machines polluting sea shores


October 21st, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Washing machines are becoming a major source of harmful microplastic pollution - bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than a pinhead - which is littering sea ... Read more...

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Scientists find endogenous proteins in a 70-mn-yr-old marine lizard


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Swedish researchers have discovered primary biological matter in a fossil of an extinct varanoid lizard (a mosasaur) that inhabited marine environments during Late Cretaceous times.Using state-of-the-art technology, ... Read more...

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Coming soon: a reusable, floating venue for Olympics!


April 17th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): An architect has developed a floating set of Olympic facilities that can be reusable and easily transported to new coastal locations.When Olympics are over, the stadium and sports ... Read more...

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New Zealand cancels Tsunami warning


March 12th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar. 12 (ANI): New Zealand's tsunami warning prompted by the Japanese quake-generated tsunami has been cancelled.A Civil Defence spokesman said that, according to scientific advice, no further tsunami threat existed for ... Read more...

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First harmful algal bloom species genome sequenced


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A team of researchers including U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) scientists led by Igor Grigoriev has successfully completed and annotated the first genome ... Read more...

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Lowly marine worms distantly related to humans


February 10th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10 (ANI): A new research has found that two groups of lowly marine worms are related to complex species including vertebrates (such as humans) and starfish.Previously thought to be an ... Read more...

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Make more efforts to tackle rising ocean acidity, say European scientists


May 20th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): European scientists are calling for more efforts in tackling rising ocean acidity.The 'Impacts of Ocean Acidification' science policy briefing presented by the European Science Foundation on May 20 ... Read more...

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Scientists succeed in drawing out synthetic silk


February 5th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 5 (IANS) Researchers have achieved yet another milestone in the global quest to produce synthetic silk. They have hand-drawn fine threads of honeybee silk from a 'soup' of silk proteins that ... Read more...

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Despite relentless paint-job, iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge rusting


January 30th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan. 30 (ANI): Despite its reputation for being privy to a relentless paint job, Australia's legendary Sydney Harbour Bridge is rusting.Australia's Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) has admitted that large ... Read more...

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Australia’s marine environments facing pressure


November 27th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, November 27 (ANI): A new report by Australian scientists has found that marine environments in the country, such as the Great Barrier Reef, are not faring well, and are under a ... Read more...

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Scientists turn the tables on old truth about nitrogen mixing in oceans


September 3rd, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 3 (ANI): A Princeton University-led team of scientists has turned the tables on a long-standing controversy to re-establish an old truth about nitrogen mixing in the oceans.For decades, scientists thought ... Read more...

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Marine viruses may contribute to ocean energy


August 30th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 30 (ANI): A new study has determined that marine viruses which have borrowed a key set of bacterial photosynthetic genes may be contributing more to the oceans' energy production than ... Read more...

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120,000 yr old frozen microbe in Greenland may hold clues to alien life


June 15th, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A team of scientists has found a tiny frozen microbe trapped more than three kilometres under glacial ice in Greenland for over 120,000 years, which may hold clues ... Read more...

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Microbes found living underground in Antarctica


April 17th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 17 (IANS) An uncharted reservoir of briny liquid, buried under an inland Antarctic glacier, supports unusual microbial life in a place where life is unthinkable. After sampling the outflow from below ... Read more...

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Scientists discover microbes that survive without oxygen under Antarctic glacier


April 17th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A new research has led to the discovery of unusual microbial life under an inland Antarctic glacier, a place where cold, darkness and lack of oxygen would previously ... Read more...

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New eco friendly ‘bacteria’ coating protects metal against corrosion in seawater


March 30th, 2009 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): A team of researchers from Sheffield Hallam University, UK, has developed a new, environmentally friendly coating with the help of bacteria, which protects metals against corrosion in seawater.Researcher ... Read more...

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Warming climate could make diatoms capture less greenhouse gases


March 18th, 2009 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A new research by Michigan State University (MSU) scientists has indicated that tiny creatures at the bottom of the food chain called diatoms could become less able ... Read more...

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Satellite monitoring can effectively predict cholera outbreaks in India, Bangladesh


November 11th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 11 (ANI): Scientists have found that cholera outbreaks can be predicted using satellite monitoring of marine environments, especially in India and Bangladesh where such epidemics occur regularly. Professor Rita Colwell, ... Read more...

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US survey ship to dock in Goa Monday


April 11th, 2008 - 8:03 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, April 11 (IANS) An oceanographic survey ship of the US Navy will dock in Goa's Marmagoa port Monday to participate in the eighth annual meeting of the North Indian Ocean Hydrographic ... Read more...

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Fibres from sea cucumbers may help create artificial corneas


November 14th, 2007 - 8:33 am ICT by admin
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