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Robert Scott’s ship found after 70 years


August 18th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) The SS Terra Nova, the ship that carried Captain Robert Scott in 1910 with the aim of becoming the first expedition to reach the South Pole, ... Read more...

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Turkey denies fighter jet shot down by Syria


July 14th, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish military has backed down from its previous claim that its fighter jet was downed last month by Syrian forces."The actual cause of the ... Read more...

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Chinese submersible dives to over 7,000 metres record


June 24th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A manned Chinese submersible set a new record for the country's deepest sea dive at over 7,000 metres Sunday.The Jiaolong submersible, named after a mythical ... Read more...

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UAE film ‘The Turtle’ released on YouTube


June 6th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 5 (IANS/WAM) "The Turtle", an environmental film made in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been released on YouTube."The Turtle" stars young Emirati schoolboy Ahmed Al Dahoouri, ... Read more...

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China submersible to attempt 7,000-meter dive


June 3rd, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) A Chinese manned deep-sea submersible Sunday left for Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean, to attempt a 7,000-meter dive.Jiaolong, named after a mythical ... Read more...

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New record for deep-sea drill depth


April 30th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) A Japanese research team has set a new record for deep-sea drilling depth, reaching 25,400 feet below the Pacific Ocean's surface.The Chikyu, operated by the Japan ... Read more...

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15 tonnes of waste collected from UAE seabed


April 30th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 29 (IANS/WAM) More than 15 tonnes of waste have been collected in a campaign to clean the seabed off a number of ports in the United Arab ... Read more...

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Quake rattles Indonesian province


April 15th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 15 (IANS) A quake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale Sunday rocked Indonesia's Aceh province but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The quake struck round ... Read more...

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7.2 quake hits Chile, no tsunami threat (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS
New York/Santiago, March 26 (IANS) An undersea quake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale Sunday struck off the coast of Chile but there was no risk of a tsunami, officials ... Read more...

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Brazil calls on oil firms to operate responsibly


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 22 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called on oil companies to operate responsibly and comply with all environmental regulations after a new crude leak was detected ... Read more...

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Chinese submersible to try 7,000-meter dive


March 4th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China's manned submersible will try a 7,000-meter dive in the Pacific Ocean between June and July this year, an official said Sunday.Preparatory work for the dive ... Read more...

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Channel Tunnel to get mobile phone coverage


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) The Channel Tunnel that passes 250 feet under the seabed and connects Britain with France will soon get mobile phone coverage, The Telegraph reported Saturday.Eurotunnel, which ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

2,600-year-old helmet found in Israel


March 1st, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) A bronze Greek warrior helmet dating back to the 6th or 5th century BC has been discovered on a seabed in Israel, the Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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Sex promotes seagrass which acts as carbon sink


January 17th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 17 (IANS) Sex promotes greater growth of seagrass, a vegetation that doubles as a huge carbon sink and shelters marine species, reveals a study.Seagrass meadows grew predominately via ... Read more...

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Indonesia issues tsunami alert after 7.6 quake


January 11th, 2012 - 4:29 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Jan 11 (IANS) Indonesia early Wednesday issued a tsunami warning after an undersea quake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale rocked the country's northern Aceh province.The tremor hit the ... Read more...

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Powerful quake hits Indonesia, no tsunami


November 14th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Nov 14 (IANS) A shallow undersea quake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit eastern parts of Indonesia Monday. There was, however, no tsunami warning or immediate reports of ... Read more...

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Scientists get down to counting sand grains on beach


October 13th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Scientists have started counting sand grains on a beach in Britain to try and calculate the rate of coastal erosion, a media report said Thursday.Plymouth University ... Read more...

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Explore the sea with underwater technology


September 7th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) New technology sensors planted five km deep can now enable humans to explore the sea, say researchers.Researchers have completed tests on an undersea network of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Cambodia seeks to resume talks with Thailand about disputed oil and gas zone


August 31st, 2011 - 2:20 am ICT by BNO News
PHNOM PENH (BNO NEWS) -- Cambodia is looking to resume talks with neighboring Thailand to resolve overlapping maritime claims in the Gulf of Thailand, the Cambodian National Petroleum Authority (CNPA) said in ... Read more...

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Chinese submersible Jiaolong reaches record depths


July 27th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 27 (IANS) Jiaolong, a Chinese deep-diving submersible, has successfully reached a depth of 5,038 meters in the Pacific Ocean, topping an earlier dive of 4,027 meters, a media ... Read more...

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Radiation detected on Japan seabed


June 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) High levels of radioactive strontium have been found on the seabed near the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, officials said Tuesday.The Tokyo Electric ... Read more...

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Radiation rises to 1,000 times above normal level near Fukushima plant


May 4th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, May 4 (ANI): The radiation readings have risen from 100 to 1,000 times above the normal level on the Pacific seabed near the tsunami hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.Japan's Kyodo ... Read more...

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Japan seabed shifted 24 metres after quake


April 7th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 7 (IANS) A magnitude-9 quake that rocked northeastern Japan last month has shifted the seabed near the epicentre by 24 metres, a media report said Thursday.The movement was ... Read more...

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Japan seabed shifted 24 metres after March 11 earthquake


April 7th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 7(ANI): Last month's 9.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Japan's northeast has shifted the seabed near the epicentre by 24 metres.The crustal movement on the seabed, measured around 130 kilometers off ... Read more...

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Tectonic plates’ movement caused Japan quake, tsunami


March 12th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) The devastating earthquake that shook Japan was caused by movement of massive tectonic plates that thrust one below the other and forced the seabed and ... Read more...

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Oldest species of marine mollusc discovered in Iberian Peninsula


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new species of mollusc - thought to be the oldest in its genus - has been discovered from various parts of the Iberian Peninsula.Discovered in 2007, ... Read more...

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Experts look at ways to use sea cucumbers’ potential in saving our seas


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Researchers at the Newcastle University, UK, are investigating how to use sea cucumbers in developing a more sustainable way of farming in the sea.Sea cucumbers are not only ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Arctic Ocean water is ‘warmest it’s been for more than 2,000 years’


February 1st, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study has found that the water flowing into the Arctic from the North Atlantic is at its warmest level for more than 2,000 years.This could endanger ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Deep sea trenches could combat climate change


January 18th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Deep sea trenches could play a key role in climate change, path-breaking experiments suggest.Probing the deepest part of the world's oceans -- the Mariana Trench in the western ... Read more...

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Study finds changes in solar activity affect local climate


December 9th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): There is a lot of debate about whether the sun's activity could have influenced the earth's climate over thousands or millions of years.Now, Swedish researchers have revealed ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off Japan, felt in Tokyo


November 30th, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong but deep earthquake struck under the seabed of the Pacific Ocean on early Tuesday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or ... Read more...

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New sonar detects concealed underwater objects


November 19th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new kind of underwater sonar that can detect objects like reefs and wrecks through bubble clouds that blind conventional sonar.Just as ultrasound is used ... Read more...

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Dolphins inspire a better kind of sonar


November 18th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Inspired by the sonar capabilities of dolphins, scientists have developed a new underwater device that can outperform standard sonar and detect objects through bubble clouds.Taking a cue from ... Read more...

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Oysters could disappear in next 100 years due to ‘acidic oceans’


November 7th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7 (ANI): Oysters and mussels could disappear over the next century because the oceans are becoming increasingly acidic.Dr John Baxter, the co-editor of an international report into the acidification of ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge, not felt


October 31st, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by BNO News
PACIFIC OCEAN (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge on early Saturday morning, seismologists said on Sunday.The 6.4-magnitude earthquake at 5.18 a.m. local time (1518 GMT) on Saturday was ... Read more...

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