Ocean


Climate Change Drops Ocean Oxygen Levels by 2% in 50 Years

Climate Change Drops Ocean Oxygen Levels by 2% in 50 Years

Apparently, the global oxygen levels in the oceans are currently low. This is obviously due to man-made interventions in the cl...

Feb 17 2017, 8:48am CST

Banned Chemicals Found in Deep Ocean Organisms

Banned Chemicals Found Deep in Mariana Trench

It looks like some of the worst pollutants from the 70s were found deep in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana and Kermadec Trench...

Feb 14 2017, 4:58am CST

This Squid has Mismatched Eyes to Help it Survive in the Dark Ocean

This Squid has Mismatched Eyes to Help it Survive in the Dark Ocean

Researchers have found that the strawberry squid has evolved a lopsided set of eyes for seeing two very different sources of li...

Feb 13 2017, 12:57pm CST

Warm Ocean Water Blamed for Alaskan Seabird Die-off

Warm Ocean Water Blamed for Alaskan Seabird Die-off

Researchers have pinned down the cause of 2016 commom murre die-off...

Feb 12 2017, 10:32am CST

Cliff Collapses at Hawaii Volcano Lava Ocean Entry Point

Cliff Collapses at Hawaii Lava Ocean Entry Point

Camera captures the stunning moment an entire section of sea cliff drops into the ocean...

Feb 4 2017, 2:29am CST

Massive Lava Stream from Hawaii Volcano Flows into the Pacific Ocean

Massive Lava Stream from Hawaii Volcano Flows into the Pacific Ocean

USGS captures dramatic video of a steady stream of lava pouring from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii...

Feb 1 2017, 11:16pm CST

NASA Develops New Liquid-Based Test for Finding Alien Life on Ocean Worlds

NASA Develops New Liquid-Based Test for Finding Alien Life on Ocean Worlds

A whole set of novel criteria have been announced by NASA for the existence of alien life forms on other planets. They involve...

Jan 31 2017, 7:45am CST

These Tiny Underwater Robots Mimic Planktons in Ocean

These Tiny Underwater Robots Mimic Planktons in Ocean

Scientists have sent myriad small robots underwater to map the ocean floors of the world....

Jan 25 2017, 6:59am CST

Gigantic Ocean Valleys Discovered Beneath West Antarctica Glaciers

Gigantic Seafloor Valleys Discovered Beneath West Antarctica Glaciers

The valleys could accelarate the melting of some of the some of biggest glaciers in West Antarctica...

Jan 19 2017, 2:48am CST

The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage Joins Ocean's Eight’s Cast

The Hobbit’s Richard Armitage Joins Ocean's Eight’s Cast

The Hobbit star Richard Armitage announced to be joining the cast of the Ocean’s Eight...

Jan 18 2017, 12:25pm CST

Warmer West Coast Ocean Increases Risk of Toxic Shellfish

Warmer Oceans Increase Risk of Toxic Shellfish

There are higher risks of toxic shellfish due to a hotter West Coast ocean....

Jan 10 2017, 7:23am CST

Atlantic Ocean Current Could Collapse With Climate Change

Atlantic Ocean Current Could Collapse With Climate Change

There are reports that global warming is causing one of the world's largest ocean water circulation systems to undergo dis...

Jan 6 2017, 8:12am CST

Hawaii Island’s Kamokuna Lava Delta Collapses into the Ocean

Hawaii Island’s Kamokuna Lava Delta Collapses into the Ocean

The volcanic activity puts on a spectacular display of smoke and fire on New Year's Eve...

Jan 3 2017, 2:08am CST

Six New Deep-Sea Creatures Discovered in Indian Ocean

Unique Animal Species Discovered in Indian Ocean

Researchers have found half a dozen novel marine animal species beneath the Indian Ocean. This has been a source of pride for t...

Dec 16 2016, 9:49am CST

Pluto’s Icy Ocean May Harbor Life

Pluto’s Icy Ocean May Harbor Life

Evidences suggest that an ocean laden with ammonia lies beneath the heart-shaped region on Pluto known as Sputnik Planitia...

Dec 4 2016, 10:19pm CST

Giant Galaxies Born in Cosmic Ocean of Cold Gas

Giant Galaxies Born in Cosmic Ocean of Cold Gas

Using radio telescopes in Australia and the US, an international team of scientists has discovered that the biggest galaxies in...

Dec 3 2016, 9:43pm CST

Deepest Water Ocean Found 1000 KM Below Earth's Surface

Deepest Water Ocean Found 1000 KM Below Earth's Surface

A large reservoir of water that lies 620 miles beneath the planetary surface may evaporate soon leading to the end of life as w...

Nov 26 2016, 8:36am CST

First Glimpse of One of Most Abundant Microbes in the Ocean Captured

First Glimpse of One of Most Abundant Microbes in the Ocean Captured

The importance of single-cellular organism was not recognized until recent surveys showed that the are commonly found organisms...

Nov 23 2016, 7:58am CST

Pluto's Frozen Surface may Hide a vast Liquid Ocean

Pluto's frozen surface may conceal a liquid ocean lying deep beneath, suggests new research based on analysis of features reve...

Nov 17 2016, 10:40pm CST

Pluto has a Liquid Subsurface Ocean

Pluto has a Liquid Subsurface Ocean

The planet Pluto has a semi-solid ocean and it lies directly beneath its crust....

Nov 17 2016, 4:21am CST

High Ocean Temperatures Lead to Tropical Fish Causing Kelp Forests Destruction

High Ocean Temperatures Lead to Tropical Fish Causing Kelp Forests Destruction

There is the occurrence of high oceanic temperatures which lead to tropical fish causing kelp deforestation....

Nov 15 2016, 4:24am CST

NASA Time-lapse Video Shows How Rapidly Arctic Ocean is Losing its Sea Ice in Three Decades

NASA Time-lapse Video Shows How Rapidly Arctic Ocean is Losing its Sea Ice

Incredible video shows the annual Arctic sea ice melt between September 1984 and September 2016...

Oct 31 2016, 2:38am CDT

Cassini Spacecraft Reveals Subsurface Ocean on Saturn's Moon Dione

Cassini Spacecraft Reveals Subsurface Ocean on Saturn's Moon Dione

Dione may be the third Saturn moon to have a subsurface ocean after Titan and Enceladus...

Oct 6 2016, 5:29am CDT

Pluto’s Heart Possibly Has a Hidden Salty Ocean

Pluto’s Heart Possibly Has a Hidden Salty Ocean

There happens to be the possible existence of a hidden salty ocean beneath the planet Pluto’s heart....

Sep 26 2016, 5:51am CDT

Elephant Seals to Measure Changing Ocean Currents

Elephant Seals to Measure Changing Ocean Currents

Scientists have used a group of elephant seals to observe changes in the circulation of the world's oceans, reveals a recent r...

Aug 24 2016, 9:51pm CDT

Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Enters Pacific Ocean

Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Enters Pacific Ocean

Kilauea lava pours into the ocean for the first time in three years and creates a spectacular display to awe onlookers....

Jul 31 2016, 2:37am CDT

Scientists Spot a Mysterious Purple Blob on Ocean Floor

Scientists Spot a Mysterious Purple Blob on Ocean Floor

Deep-sea researchers have found a strange purple creature lurking in the waters off the California coast....

Jul 28 2016, 2:23pm CDT

New Study Reveals MH370 Captain's Simulator Had Indian Ocean Route

New Study Reveals MH370 Captain's Simulator Had Indian Ocean Route

A novel study has shown where the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight debris may possibly be found on the world map....

Jul 28 2016, 7:19am CDT

Pilot Captures Stunning Thunderstorm from 37,000 Feet Above Pacific Ocean

Pilot Captures Stunning Thunderstorm from 37,000 Feet Above Pacific Ocean

The spectacular image of the storm was taken from the cockpit of an airplane in near darkness and during a bumpy ride....

Jul 12 2016, 7:32am CDT

The Ocean Cleanup First Sea Trial to be Deployed This Week

The Ocean Cleanup First Sea Trial to be Deployed This Week

A Dutch foundation bearing the name Ocean Cleanup has revealed its first North Sea prototype....

Jun 27 2016, 10:08am CDT

Pluto Could Still Have a Liquid Ocean Underneath its Surface, Says Study

Pluto Could Still Have a Liquid Ocean Underneath its Surface, Says Study

New Horizons' data suggested that Pluto might once have had liquid water underneath its icy crust but new analysis suggest...

Jun 22 2016, 12:51pm CDT

Liquid Ocean on Pluto a Distinct Possibility: Researchers

Liquid Ocean on Pluto a Distinct Possibility: Researchers

Using a thermal evolution model for Pluto updated with data from NASA's New Horizons mission, researchers hope that the dwarf...

Jun 22 2016, 5:07am CDT

Adidas To Launch Shoes Made From Ocean Plastic Later This Year

Adidas To Launch Shoes Made From Ocean Plastic Later This Year

Adidas will soon be launching a shoe which has a sole made up from up-cycled ocean plastic in collaboration with Parley, which...

Jun 8 2016, 1:33pm CDT

Why Global Warming Hasn't Touched Antarctic Ocean

Why Global Warming Hasn't Touched Antarctic Ocean

While the world continues to grapple under the effects of global warming, researchers have found why the waters surrounding Ant...

May 31 2016, 2:41am CDT

Why Antarctic Ocean has not Warmed? Old, Cold Water May Solve the Mystery

Why has the Antarctic Ocean not warmed? Old, Cold Water May Solve the Mystery

New research says that ocean currents are cooling Antarctica while the rest of the planet is heating up....

May 30 2016, 9:29pm CDT

Biodegradable Plastics Break Down in Ocean is Extremely Slow, Reports UN

Biodegradable Plastics Break Down in Ocean is Extremely Slow, Reports UN

Apparently biodegradable plastics do not break down as easily as they were supposed to do so in erstwhile times....

May 25 2016, 6:31am CDT

Octopus Swarms Take Over Ocean

Octopus Swarms Take Over Ocean

“Cephalopods tend to boom and bust—they’re called the weeds of the sea”...

May 23 2016, 5:13pm CDT

How Ocean Pollution Affects Us Humans

How Ocean Pollution Affects Us Humans

Polluting our oceans is going to haunt us humans....

May 23 2016, 11:22am CDT

Tiny Ocean Bacteria Plays a Big Role in Regulating Earth’s Climate

Tiny Ocean Bacteria Plays a Big Role in Regulating Earth’s Climate

Researchers have found how a hugely abundant bacteria called Pelagibacterales helps keep the atmosphere stable by producing an...

May 17 2016, 7:26am CDT

Humanoid Robotic Diver Recovers Treasures From Ocean

Humanoid Robotic Diver Recovers Treasures From Ocean

A humanoid robot has returned from the ocean with treasure found in King Louis XIV’s wrecked flagship....

Apr 29 2016, 7:31am CDT

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