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Why are killer whales momma’s boys? Blame menopause


September 14th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Scientists have cracked one of the most enduring marine mysteries - why adult male killer whales pretty much stay momma's boys all their lives.Researchers at the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

200 tonnes of fish found dead on Japan coast


June 8th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) Nearly 200 tonnes of dead sardines have washed up on the shore of a western port town in Japan, a British media report said.The massive shoal ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New study gives clues about carbon dioxide patterns at end of Ice Age


October 26th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has put to rest the mystery of where old carbon was stored during the last glacial period.It turns out it ended up in the icy ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oz scientist discovers world’s rarest coral in Pacific


July 30th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): An Australian scientist has found what could be the world's rarest coral in the remote North Pacific Ocean.The coral bears a close physical resemblance to the critically endangered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

2010 El Nino affecting North Pacific Ocean ecosystems adversely


March 4th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists at NOAA and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, US, have revealed that the ongoing El Nino of 2010 is affecting north Pacific Ocean ecosystems in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The Pacific Gyre From The Eyes Of Chris Jordan


November 4th, 2009 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov. 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chris Jordan, the artist from Seattle, has come out with mind wrenching pictures from the Pacific Gyre or the Great Pacific garbage patch. The gyre, is ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Scientists discover extensive plastic debris in ‘great Pacific Ocean garbage patch’


August 28th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 28 (ANI): In an exploration of the 'great Pacific Ocean garbage patch', scientists from the Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition (SEAPLEX) have discovered extensive plastic debris floating 1,000 miles ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Volcanic glass trail provides clues to how humans settled in inhospitable Kuril Islands


June 23rd, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): Archaeologists have analyzed the origin of 131 flakes of obsidian, a volcanic glass, to better understand how people settled and interacted in the inhospitable Kuril Islands in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How mercury makes its way into the ocean and contaminates seafood


May 3rd, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A new study has documented for the first time the process in which increased mercury emissions from human sources across the globe, and in particular from Asia, make ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists describe novel strategy for phytoplankton growth in nutrient-poor areas of sea


March 11th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): An international team of scientists has described a novel strategy for phytoplankton growth in the vast nutrient-poor habitats of tropical and subtropical seas.Until now, it was thought ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Humpback whales in North Pacific Ocean are rebounding


May 22nd, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 22 (ANI): A new study has found that the number of humpback whales in the North Pacific Ocean has increased since international and federal protections were enacted in the ... Read more...

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