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Oyster infection rates increase at night

Oysters that reside in shallow waters around the world are prone to a parasitic disease. This is because nutrient pollution there runs high and oxygen levels invariably plummet to zero at night.

Neon signs are causing robins to stay awake at night

Researchers have discovered that bright lights emitted by neon signs and streetlamps at night in cities are disrupting the sleep cycles of robins and other birds, keeping them awake at night and getting "worn out" due to a lack of sleep.

NASA aims to send submarine to explore seas on Titan

In one of the most awe-inspiring and audacious plans ever conceived by NASA, the space agency has unveiled a project to send a submarine to Saturn's moon, Titan, to explore its mysterious seas.

Eight missing as ship sinks off Scotland

London - An overturned cargo ship sank Sunday off the coast of Scotland as the search continued for the missing eight-member crew.

Virus could explain melting sea stars

U.S. scientists have discovered a densovirus that is strongly associated with sea star wasting disease. This could explain the deaths of thousands of star fish.

Gallons of Deepwater Horizon oil remains on the sea floor

Several years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, excessive quantities of oil remains on the sea floor. The oil continues to cause environmental harm to marine life.

Microbes used to detox marine pollutants

Manchester - Many microbes have an ability to "clean up" pollutants. A new study has shown how special cellular chemistry allows microbes to strip pollutants of halogen atoms. The finding could be useful for tackling marine toxins.

Google to lay cable underneath the sea for faster Internet

For Google, a day's work is never done. It already has cyberspace, the sky, and the roads, but now, the Internet giant is setting itself a new challenge: to conquer the sea.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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 --...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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