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New Facebook challenge urges Norwegians into icy waters (Video)

A new craze has started in the Norwegian social media as a Facebook group urges people to jump into freezing cold water, video the experience and then challenge other dare-devils to do the same, or pay a penalty.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Norwegian fisherman lands dildo-eating cod

Oslo - An unexpectedly sexy catch ended up in the net of a Norwegian fisherman, who said Friday he had landed a cod with a dildo in its stomach.
In the Media by AFP - 4 comments

What is the 'point' of the Narwhal tusk?

In answer to one of the riddles of the natural world, new evidence suggests that the narwhal's long front tooth might help the marine mammal sense environmental changes.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Final missing 'Japan diver' found in Indonesia

Malang - A body believed to be that of a Japanese diver who went missing with six others off Bali a month ago has been found far from where she disappeared, Indonesian police said Monday.The body, thought to be that of diving instructor Shoko Takahashi, was fou...
In the Media by AFP

Radioactive Fukushima waters detected by Canada's coastlines

Radioactive cesium isotopes have been detected in the waters off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia, although the levels detected are said to be below the permissible limits for drinking water.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

South Africa remembers worst wartime sea disaster Special

Pretoria - As the world marks the centenary in 2014 of the outbreak of World War One, South Africans are commemorating those who lost their lives 97 year ago in one of the country’s worst maritime disasters during that war.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo

Japanese divers found alive after going missing in Bali

Denpasar - Four Japanese scuba divers were found alive Monday in waters off the Indonesian resort island of Bali three days after going missing, police said. "Four divers were found alive.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Search resumes for seven Japanese divers missing near Bali

Denpasar - Indonesian rescuers on Sunday resumed their search for seven Japanese scuba divers who vanished during a dive near Bali two days ago, a consular official said.A search party was combing the seas for the five tourists and two instructors -- all women --...
In the Media by Putra Wicaksana (AFP)

Seven Japanese divers missing in Indonesia

Jakarta - Seven Japanese tourists were missing after leaving for a scuba diving trip in waters off the Indonesian island of Bali, police said Saturday.The group disappeared after heading out on a speedboat to Nusa Lembongan, a small island off the southeast coas...
In the Media by AFP

No life jackets on India tragedy boat: minister

New Delhi - An overcrowded boat which capsized off India's Andaman Islands with the death of 21 people was not carrying life jackets and rescuers did not arrive for two hours, officials and survivors said Monday.
In the Media by Bhuvan Bagga (AFP)

Jellyfish bloom ‘like flowers’

Scientists are trying to understand why, in the spring, jellyfish emerge in the sea in high numbers. The effect has been described as "blooming like flowers." A biochemical trigger is thought to play a part.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Video: Giant wave washes woman out to sea in Biarritz, France

Biarritz - An amateur cameraman captured footage of a woman being washed out to sea by a giant wave, while strolling on the rocks near Biarritz in France. Rescuers have tried to find the woman without success.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Photo essay: It's hell on the Costa del Sol in winter (video) Special

Fuengirola - Here we are in mid-winter, and what happens today? Brilliant warm sunshine, people sunbathing on the beach and a generally pleasant outlook. It's hell down here in winter! We've got the mid-winter blues ... blue seas, blue skies.
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Iranian scientists develop lifeguard drone

Human lifeguards may become a thing of the past, as scientists have developed and successfuly tested a drone capable of saving drowning victims at sea.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 2 comments

Plan to save Maui's dolphins

Only 55 adult Maui's dolphins are known to survive off the coast of New Zealand. A plan has been launched to try and save the few dolphins that are left.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Photo essay: A stroll around old town Tarifa in southern Spain Special

Tarifa - A charming town in the Andalucían white village tradition, Tarifa's narrow streets wind around on a hillside overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar all the way to the exotic Moroccan port city of Tangier.
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Coastal currents spread disease in salmon

Pancreas disease (PD) is currently the most serious of the viral infections affecting Norwegian farmed salmon. Research indicates that the spread of the disease is affected by the environment.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Measuring climate change at the sea floor

Tracking the development of microbial life at the level of the sea bed has proved to be a useful indicator of climate change. A new study reveals the changing features.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Can bacteria combat oil spill disasters?

Scientists have identified a bacterium that could be used in the future to help combat oil spill disasters. The bacterium helps to 'clean up' the slick by ingesting the oil.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Tidal rhythms of sea creatures

Some marine creatures have internal rhythms that cycle with the tides, influenced by the moon. These cycles are independent of circadian rhythms.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Severed octopus arms still show signs of awareness

It’s evident that octopus intelligence is unlike any other animal we have seen. The octopus’s arms continue to remain alert, reacting to pain, long after they have been removed from the octopus’s body.
In the Media by Amanda Byas - 1 comment

Woman rescued from suicide attempt in Fuengirola, Spain

Fuengirola - After receiving an emergency call on the 091 number, National Police officers, with the aid of a fisherman and his boat, managed to rescue a women who was attempting to commit suicide.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Tunicates, a new biofuel source

Tiny marine creatures called tunicates are being studied in relation to biofuels. Tunicates are seen as a potential source of cellulose, which can be used to produce ethanol.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Tourists dining on Icelandic iceberg washed out to sea

A small group of American tourists dining on top of an ice glacier in frozen Iceland had to be rescued when the ice broke away from the land and began to drift out to sea.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas

Syrian Electronic Army attacks The Guardian on Twitter

The next target of the Syrian Electronic Army turns out to be some of the Twitter feeds of the popular UK newspaper, The Guardian. Apparently these attacks are ongoing today.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Video: Patriotic groups unite for ‘Deport Abu Qatada’ demo

Stanmore - Various patriotic organisations came together on Saturday in the latest protest against anti-British, terrorist threat, Abu Qatada, known as Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 8 comments

450-million-year-old fossil found in Tennessee woman's yard

Smyrna - A Tennessee woman discovered the 10 pound rock she has been using as a door stop for the past 15 years was much more unique than she first believed.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Video: Protest outside Abu Qatada’s house

Stanmore - Another flash demonstration was held outside the house of known terrorist threat Abu Qatada, who is being housed at the expense of British taxpayers in Stanmore, North London.
In the Media by Richard Milnes - 5 comments

Google launches underwater Street View: Video

Have you ever wanted to explore the depths of the planet's oceans and seas but are afraid of deep sea diving? Google Maps has now unveiled a new Street View, with underwater panoramic virtual maps of the oceans.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 2 comments

Father, daughter killed jumping into sea to escape Spain fire

A French family of five, returning from vacation, were forced to abandon their car and jump off a 50 meter cliff to escape a forest fire racing toward them.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 3 comments
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Boniface could be heard whimpering underwater the first time he was submerged in the sea.
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The Syrian Electronic Army infiltrated The Guardian's Twitter feeds
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South East Alliance Facebook community.
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Storm clouds over sea, Greece
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Port of Tel Aviv surrounded by sea water during the mid.December storm. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
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