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New Chinese submersible reaches Earth's deepest ocean trench

Bejing - China livestreamed footage of its new manned submersible parked at the bottom of the Mariana Trench on Friday, part of a historic mission into the deepest underwater valley on the planet.

Scientists discover 30 new species in Galapagos depths

Quito - An international team of marine scientists have discovered 30 new species of invertebrates in deep water surrounding the Galapagos, the Ecuadoran archipelago's national park authorities announced Monday.

Scientists try 'cloud brightening' to protect Great Barrier Reef

Sydney - An ambitious "cloud brightening" experiment has been carried out over Australia's Great Barrier Reef in an early-stage trial that scientists hope could become a futuristic way to protect coral from global warming.

Historic German island is nursery for North Sea seals

Helgoland - The birthplace of Germany's national anthem and a practice bombing range for British airmen after World War II, Helgoland island in the North Sea turns cuddly at the turn of the year as grey seals arrive to give birth.

New Zealand's 'first bloke' fends off angry shark

Wellington - New Zealand's "first bloke" Clarke Gayford revealed Thursday how he fought off an angry shark with a pole while diving off Auckland.

Fuzzy crab, shiny-eyed shrimp discovered on Java expedition

Fpo - A hermit crab, a shiny-eyed shrimp and a crab with fuzzy spines are among over a dozen new species discovered in a deep-sea expedition off the Indonesian island of Java, scientists said.

Oldest message in a bottle found at remote Australian beach

Sydney - A message in a bottle written 132 years ago and found on an Australian beach by a group of walkers including the parents of Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo has been verified as the world's oldest known missive of its kind.

Whale carcass dug up from Australian beach over shark fears

Sydney - A massive humpback whale buried on a popular Australian beach after it washed up dead was being exhumed Monday because locals feared its rotting carcass was attracting sharks.

Scientists set sail to unlock secrets of 'lost continent' Zealandia

Sydney - Scientists are attempting to unlock the secrets of the "lost continent" of Zealandia, setting sail Friday to investigate the huge underwater landmass east of Australia that has never been properly studied.

MH370 search reveals hidden undersea world

Sydney - The painstaking search for missing flight MH370 has uncovered a previously unknown undersea world of volcanoes, deep valleys and soaring ridges, according to detailed maps released by Australia.

In the Red Sea, coral reefs can take the heat of climate change

Eilat - In the azure waters of the Red Sea, Maoz Fine and his team dive to study what may be the planet's most unique coral: one that can survive global warming, at least for now.

Moon is key to when jellyfish hit beach, study finds

Jerusalem - Swimmers wanting to avoid being stung by jellyfish may want to watch the sky as much as the sea after Israeli researchers found a link between their arrival and the phase of the moon.

French oceanographer Cousteau's iconic ship to sail again

Brest - Celebrated French marine explorer Jacques Cousteau's iconic ship the Calypso -- out of commission after an accident 20 years ago -- will sail again in a few months, its owners said Thursday.

New Zealand to create massive marine sanctuary

Auckland - New Zealand has unveiled plans to create a South Pacific marine sanctuary the size of France, saying it would protect one of the world's most pristine ocean environments.

Formerly frozen region of Arctic Ocean now has sixteen-foot waves

According to geophysical research from the University of Washington and the Naval Research Laboratory in Mississippi, a previously frozen section of the Arctic Ocean now has massive waves.

Climate change to cause major loss of marine life by 2100

Southampton - Using advanced climate modelling, new research predicts climate change will have a profound impact on deep-sea marine life. Even the most remote ecosystems in the ocean deeps are likely to be affected by climate change, says a new study.

Sands of time, all different, and their hourglass is the Earth

Everywhere on the planet, sand is different. Some of it is the Sahara-like stuff, but a lot of it is more like jewelry. It is, literally, beautiful. There are endless varieties of sands. Some look like Mandelbrots, some like classic marble colors.

Argo Project: Ocean robots achieve full coverage of world’s oceans

This is one piece of news that you probably won’t find cluttering the headlines, where it should be. There are now 3,000 floating robots working on climate and fisheries productivity. It’s called the Argo Project.

Water World of sorts found under Antarctic ice

According to News Staff an amazing discovery has been made in the Antarctic.

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RMS Titanic departing from Southampton  for the first and only time  on 10 April 1912
RMS Titanic departing from Southampton, for the first and only time, on 10 April 1912

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