657 new islands discovered worldwide

657 new islands discovered worldwide

The Earth has 657 more barrier islands than previously thought, according to a new global survey by researchers from Duke University and Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C. The researchers identified a total of 2,149 barrier islands worldwide using satellite images,…

Giant ocean whirlpools puzzle scientists

Giant ocean whirlpools puzzle scientists

US scientists discovered two giant whirlpools in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Guyana and Suriname. It became a sensational discovery because this part of the ocean has been studied thoroughly, and no one expected anything like that to appear in the area. More

Toxic sardines kill 20 in Madagascar

Toxic sardines kill 20 in Madagascar

At least 20 people have died and 126 others are in critical condition after consuming toxic sardines in Madagascar’s south-western town of Toliara. A similar incident was also reported in Sakaraha, about 130km away from the coastal area.The sardines were said to

Huge ocean ‘frisbees’ whirl off Brazil coast

Huge ocean ‘frisbees’ whirl off Brazil coast

Scientists found that spinning disks of water whirl like giant Frisbees in the ocean off Brazil, greatly affecting ships and climate. These huge clusters are born as the warm North Brazil Current moves northward along the northeastern coast of Brazil. This current…

Radiation in Japan Seas: Risk of Animal Death, Mutation?

Radiation in Japan Seas: Risk of Animal Death, Mutation?

In the past week, seawater samples taken near the nuclear power plant, on Japan’s eastern coast, have shown elevated levels of radioactive isotopes, including cesium 137 and iodine 131. All life on Earth and in the oceans lives with exposure to natural levels of

Will the Gulf Stream slow down?

Will the Gulf Stream slow down?

The Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Drift – which are part of the Atlantic thermohaline circulation – bring warm water, and with it warm air, from the tropical Atlantic to northern Europe. This helps keep Europe several degrees warmer than it would otherwise

Dead spadefishes at Alabama, sei whale in Virginia

Dead spadefishes at Alabama, sei whale in Virginia

There had been reports of hundreds spadelfish washing up along three miles of the beaches at Alabama. There’s still no cause for the hundreds of dead fish that were found dead along the gulf shores over the weekend. They were also found along the gulf state pier

Our oceans are turning into plastic

Our oceans are turning into plastic

Last month researchers from the 5 Gyres Institute in Santa Monica, California, and the Algalita Marine Research Foundation in Long Beach, California, sailed into Piriápolis, Uruguay. They had just completed the third leg of the first expedition ever to study

Meteotsunami hit Indian Morjim and Baga coastal region

Meteotsunami hit Indian Morjim and Baga coastal region

The unusual flooding of Morjim and Baga beaches showed signs of respite on Thursday, but a tsunami expert said it may have been caused by a meteotsunami on the lines of a similar phenomenon in Kerala during the past decade. There were no strange meteorological…

Strong tidal waves in Thailand

Strong tidal waves in Thailand

Strong tidal wave and powerful downpour struck the coast of city Pattaya, Thailand. On March 15th sea withdraw from the coast of Pattaya leaving the ships at the pier laying on the bottom. Squally winds brings stormy weather and strong tide to residents. Residents are