- An oil spill into the Gulf of Mexico was averted by the quick action of crew members aboard one of two inbound chemical tankers that collided on Wednesday, approximately 70 miles south of Galveston, Texas.
February 22nd, 2013
- As the nations of the world prepare to vote on measures to restrict international trade in endangered sharks in early March, a team of researchers has found that one of these species -- the oceanic whitetip shark -- regularly crosses international boundaries.
Originally Published by ENS - The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a request by the marine mammal conservation group Sea Shepherd to end restrictions on the movement of its ships near Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean.
Originally Published by New Scientist - Sydney, Tokyo and Buenos Aires watch out. These cities will experience some of the greatest sea level rises by 2100, according to one of the most comprehensive predictions to date.
- 1970 dispute with Iceland changed Grimsby's fortunes. Now rising sea temperatures spark more controversy, this time over mackerel.
- Serpentine clouds crossed tracks in the eastern Pacific Ocean in mid-January 2013.
Originally Published by Mother Jones - Coral are not exactly the most dynamic animals in the ocean: They take decades to grow and are then rooted at the mercy of their environment, so they don't inspire much confidence when it comes to adapting to climate change.
In an online seminar, Don Walsh will review the history of deep ocean exploration going back to William Beebe in the 1930s up through Jim Cameron's March 2012 dive to the bottom of the deepest place in the World Ocean.