Seafloor

A Day At The Beach Won't Be The Same After 'The World In A Grain'

The first time you see 'sand piracy,' it might sound surreal — a misguided Pixar villain whose lackeys race down the beach with empty buckets and sinister intent, doomed to fail in the face of a resource that spans the whole ocean.<p>Then you find out about someone stealing 1,300 feet of sand from a …

Culture

NASA to send submarine to seafloor next week: Report

Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) NASA is set to send a submarine to the seafloor near Hawaii on August 20 in an effort to find an environment analogous to …

Ocean Exploration

A Sunken Ship From The PNW's Past And The Search To Find It

Less than 200 years ago, the easiest way to get around a lot of the Pacific Northwest was by canoe. The first American steamship to provide regular …

Oregon

The Crowd: No time to waste in saving the ocean

Have you ever buried your trash in the sand while at the beach rather than carrying it to a bin — even a simple plastic baggie from your sandwich?<p>How about discarding unwanted items overboard when nobody was watching on your last boat trip to Catalina Island? If you are honest and answer guilty as …

Laguna Beach

Dead zones: How farming pollution is starving marine life of oxygen off Italy's Adriatic coast

It is renowned for its beaches and its seafood, but the Adriatic Sea is also at grave risk from pollution.<p>Each year between late August and early September, a part of the marine environment dies, becoming a biological dead zone; a result of the agricultural run-off that flows down the River Po, …

Aquaculture

Monsters from the Deep

<b>Exploring the appeal of Alaska’s strangest gamefish</b><p>[<i>by E. Donnall Thomas Jr.</i>]<p>You don’t need to travel far across Sitka Sound before you begin to fall …

Fishing

Aboard Blackbeard's Cruises: The Washing Machine’s Spin

You’re enthralled. You join the row of divers perched on the <i>Morning Star</i> entry deck, a mere six feet from the turbid ocean surface, frothing in the …

Washing Machines

China finds sulfide deposites in Indian Ocean

China's unmanned submersible Qianlong 2 achieved a new record for voyage length and working time during the country's 49th ocean expedition which …

Indian Ocean

Take a leap of faith with these adventure travel activities in Vietnam

<b>ADVENTURE TRAVEL can be risky but it can also be a strange sense of calm as it makes you feel alive.</b>Considered a type of nice tourism, it involves …

Asia Travel

Why sharks are thriving near the NC coast

Climate change is negatively impacting our relationship with our state’s coast. Our famous beaches are taking a heavy hit from rising sea levels. …

Sea Level

Atlantis, Aliens, and Time Warps: The Enduring Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

Rogue waves could be responsible for some of the region’s most notorious vanishings, but that won't stop rumors about Atlantis, aliens, and time warps.<p>The Bermuda Triangle is one of the most feared regions on the globe, thanks to wild rumors about all the ill-fated vessels that have entered it, …

Paranormal

A sticky problem: boom in taste for octopus squeezes market

BUEU, Spain — Whether it’s spiced in the Spanish style or sliced as Japanese sashimi, octopus as a dish is becoming a victim of its own …

Octopuses

Why Are Hundreds of Weird, Heart-Shaped 'Sea Potatoes' Washing Ashore in England?

Hundreds of bizarre, tennis-ball-size critters washed up on a beach in Cornwall, England, this past weekend, surprising beachgoers, who didn't know …

Ocean Exploration

Asheville Police need help to find a missing 17-year-old

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Monday, August 13 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-08-13 12:33:10 GMT<p>The Anderson County coroner said …

Ocean Exploration

Norway to Map Deep Sea Mineral Deposits

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate is readying to map potential deep sea mineral deposits in the Norwegian Sea, with an expedition due to get …

Ocean Exploration

Terrifying 75ft shark 'The Meg' made famous in Hollywood blockbuster could STILL exist, fear conspiracy theorists

There are fears that a shark three times bigger that the Great White could really be lurking in the deep, following the release of Hollywood …

Conspiracies

NZ's only killer tsunami: What it means today

The only tsunami recorded to have killed anyone in New Zealand holds valuable lessons 150 years on, scientists say.<p>What's known as the Arica …

New Zealand

Are Narwhals Starting to Go Extinct?

Global shipping routes and climate change are making it harder to track these mysterious unicorned whales.<p>Narwhals, one of Earth’s most novel …

The Arctic

Japan's Nishinoshima Island Is Younger Than Princess Charlotte

In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings explores how the tiny island was formed—and continues to grow.<p>The big appeal of geological immensity, to many travelers, is the ancientness it implies. It's impossible to stare down into the Grand Canyon, or up at the Himalayas, without thinking about the …

Geology

Caspian Sea Dispute Settled on the Surface

The landmark agreement settles some Caspian Sea issues, but leaves others open for further discussion.

Geopolitics

Orca that carried dead calf on its head for 17 days returns to pod

An endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to …

San Juan Island

Jon Copley

Blue Planet, Unseen<p>Sunday 23rd September, Main Stage<p>Come on a journey to previously unvisited ocean depths. Follow the first dives in mini-submarines …

Blue Planet II

Heavy rains in Kenya reveal a crack that shows Africa will split into two continents

Heavy rains caused havoc in Kenya in March, collapsing hospital walls, flooding entire neighborhoods, and closing off major highways. The downpour also exposed a fault line that geologists now say is evidence that the African continent will split into two over the next tens of millions of years.<p>The …

Horn of Africa

Snoozing jellyfish deepen the mystery of why we sleep

The mystery of why we need to sleep has perplexed scientists for decades, and evidence of sleep-like behavior has been seen in virtually every animal …

Biology

Paleontologist Discusses Chances Of Megalodon Being Alive With ‘Inside Edition’

Ahead of the premiere of 'The Meg' this weekend, 'Inside Edition' staff sat down with an expert to discuss the megalodon.<p>Highly anticipated thriller</i> …

Ocean Exploration

Westworld: How Jimmi Simpson bridged William and the MIB

<i>Westworld</i> is overflowing with Emmy nominations, and Jimmi Simpson is one of the talented nominees for best guest performance in a drama for his …

Westworld

Plan Your Travels On Your Wall With A Unique Map

What better way to plan your next adventure than with your very own unique wall map? When I was at university I had a rather uninspiring …

Framing

Anderson County coroner responding to collision

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Saturday, August 11 2018 10:28 PM EDT2018-08-12 02:28:22 GMT<p>The mother, preventing the body …

North Carolina

Finding Cyprus: Mediterranean magic, but is it worth the five-hour flight?

A magical mix of cultures sets Cyprus apart in the Med, writes Pól Ó Conghaile. All that remains is for his family to find it...<p>Seeking to escape the …

Travel

Shipwreck off Newport, Rhode Island may solve 250-year-old mystery

As the 250th anniversary approaches of the famed explorer’s departure on the Endeavour from Plymouth on August 25, 1768 to claim this country for …

Rhode Island