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Japan sets new ocean drilling record


September 7th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 7 (IANS) Chikyu, a scientific drilling vessel, established a world new record by boring deeper than 2,111 metres below the seafloor off Shimokita Peninsula of Japan in the ... Read more...

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Fossils reveal 500 million-year-old tulip-shaped creature


January 19th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 19 (IANS) A tulip-shaped creature inhabiting ocean depths more than 500 million years ago has emerged from the famous Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies. Named ... Read more...

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Unknown species unravelled in Antarctica’s hot springs


January 4th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) Unknown species have been discovered on the seafloor near Antarctica, clustered in the hot, dark environment surrounding hydrothermal vents. The discoveries, made by teams from the ... Read more...

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Sensorbots to track ocean health round-the-clock


December 21st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Scientists have discovered sensorbots equipped with bio-geo-chemical sensors that will monitor key events in the ocean like underwater earthquakes and hydrothermal vents. The device promises ... Read more...

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Dead Sea floor craters teeming with life


September 30th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) Scientists have found giant craters at the bottom of the Dead Sea, teeming with bug infested fresh water. The Dead Sea, which lies on the border ... Read more...

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First ever study to explore beneath the seafloor


May 4th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer in understanding the natural processes taking place below the seafloor, which also give rise to economically important ores along the seafloor and may ... Read more...

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Ocean circulation changes ‘more dramatic than previously thought’


January 15th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new study from Cardiff University has revealed that ocean circulation changes this winter may have been more dramatic than previously thought.The study found that as the last ... Read more...

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Ancient 8-foot sea scorpions not as frightening as previously thought


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): Huge ancient sea scorpions, believed to be terrors of the seas 470 million to 370 million years ago, long before the dinosaurs appeared, might actually have been timid ... 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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Deep freeze may have spawned complex life on Earth


October 28th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): The rise of complex life on Earth may have been given a boost by a spike in ancient marine phosphorus concentrations from 750 to 635 million years ago, ... Read more...

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Gulf-spill oil consumed by microbes far more than thought earlier


October 21st, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): According to new research, the amount of oil consumed by microbes living at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico may be far more than previously thought."Because of ... Read more...

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How non-migrating grey whales survived the ice age


October 18th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): A new study attempts to shed light on how non-migrating grey whales survived the last ice age.Grey whales feed on the seafloor at depths of up to 50 ... Read more...

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3.3bn years old ‘microscopic tunnels’ point to ancient life


October 13th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 13 (ANI): At least 3.3 billion years old tiny tubes that have been, according to scientists, etched into South African rocks by microbes point towards the earliest 'trace' evidence of ... Read more...

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Tsunami risk higher than expected in LA, other major cities


October 11th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the risk of destructive tsunamis is in places such as Kingston, Istanbul, and Los Angeles.Geologists studying the Haiti earthquake have said that ... Read more...

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Sea-snot blizzard ’caused by Gulf spill’


September 25th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 25 (ANI): Researchers say that 'sea snot'-sticky clumps of phytoplankton - have been caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.The spill sparked an explosion of sticky clumps of ... Read more...

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Researchers at the Gulf of Mexico say they’ve found layer of oil on seafloor


September 15th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by BNO News
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (BNO NEWS) – Researchers on Wednesday at the Gulf of Mexico said that they have found a layer of oil as thick as two inches coating the sea floor in ... Read more...

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New discoveries make ancient animal explosion bigger


September 10th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): Scientists have discovered eight new kinds of the earliest animals from the Cambrian Explosion in a unexpected section of ancient rock 30 miles from the famous Burgess Shale ... Read more...

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Footloose glaciers cracking up


July 15th, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Glaciers that lose their grounding on the seafloor and begin floating behave very erratically, producing larger icebergs than their grounded cousins, says a new study. Fabian Walter and colleagues ... Read more...

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Huge undersea volcano mapped off Indonesia


July 14th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): A huge undersea volcano has been found off the coast of Indonesian by a US-Indonesia joint expedition.The volcano, which is 3000 metres above the sea floor but remains ... Read more...

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Sea levels ‘could rise by more than 1m due to global warming’


July 7th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A scientist has warned that climate change could drive up sea levels by twice as much as previously predicted.Scientists working for the UN concluded in a 2007 ... Read more...

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Peek into deep ocean floor reveals large bio-reserve


June 14th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) A peek by a group of microbiologists is revealing how marine microbes live in a mysterious area -- just beneath the deep ocean floor. The ocean crust may ... Read more...

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Study provides insights into how marine microbes live


June 14th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): A new study by a team of microbiologists is proving insights into how marine microbes live in the region just beneath the deep ocean floor.Beth Orcutt, a ... Read more...

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Engineers suggest nuking Gulf oil spill, but US Govt. says `No Way’


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Engineering experts have suggested that one way the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be stopped by nuking the well.The idea has gained fans with each ... Read more...

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Oil From Leak Has Possibly Reached Key West In Florida


May 19th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Florida, May 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The effects of the Gulf oil spill is turning out to be really far reaching, not only figuratively but literally. Very recently, researchers discovered tar ... Read more...

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BP Announces A Second Box En Route To Gulf Coast Oil Spill


May 12th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A British Petroleum (BP) spokesperson has divulged that a second and smaller box of oil control, recognized as a ‘top hat’, is being transported to ... Read more...

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Methane leak from Arctic Shelf may be much larger and faster than anticipated


March 5th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): An international team of scientists has found that the permafrost under the East Siberian Arctic Shelf, long thought to be an impermeable barrier sealing in methane, is perforated ... Read more...

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Scientists find evidence of hydrothermal vents on seafloor near Antarctica


March 4th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 4 (ANI): Scientists at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory have found evidence of hydrothermal vents on the seafloor near Antarctica, formerly a blank spot on the map for researchers wanting to ... Read more...

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Chile quake occurred in zone of “increased stress” caused by 1960 temblor


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A geologist has determined that the massive, 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on February 27 occurred in an offshore zone that was under increased stress caused by a ... Read more...

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Seals tend to sleep as they sink in the sea


February 28th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that seals can sleep as they are sinking in the sea.When northern elephant seals migrate between their breeding and foraging grounds, ... Read more...

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Habitat conservation can revitalize once-depleted marine ecosystems


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new research has indicated that habitat conservation can revitalize once-depleted marine ecosystems.If reports are anything to go by, the marine ecosystems of the Gulf of California are ... Read more...

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Soon, undersea Internet cables to detect tsunamis


January 27th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 27 (ANI): A novel approach may see scientists using undersea internet cables to detect tsunamis.Existing warning systems use pressure sensors on the seafloor to detect the weight of a tsunami ... Read more...

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Coral reefs are hotspot for evolution, say scientists


January 8th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 8 (ANI): A new study has determined that coral reefs give rise to many more new species than other tropical marine habitats, thus making them the hotspot for evolution.According ... Read more...

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Lobster-like creature feasts on wood to survive in deep sea


January 4th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 4 (ANI): A team of scientists has found that food in the deep sea has become sop scarce that a lobster-like creature has to eat wood to survive.According to a ... Read more...

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How rays use their sensory abilities to hunt for prey


December 27th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 27 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists explored the sensory abilities of rays in order to find how the marine animals scout for food on the seafloor, ... Read more...

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Ancient whale was dwarf mud-sucker


December 25th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 25 (ANI): A new study has determined that an ancient dwarf whale unearthed in southeastern Australia captured its prey by slurping up mouthfuls of mud.According to a report in ... Read more...

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