Southern Ocean

Life as a Volvo Ocean racer: Cold, wet, dangerous and exhilarating

NEWPORT – The first night Jena Hansen retired below deck on the Vestas 11th Hour Racing boat, she thought she had made the mistake of her life.<p>Just a …

Sailing

This leg could still sink a team's hopes >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

<i>by Conrad Colman, New Zealand Herald</i><br>There were a few grumpy sea dogs complaining about how unfair the finish to the last leg of the Volvo Ocean Race …

Sailing

Plastic progress made at Newport Ocean Summit

The state of Rhode Island and Volvo Cars made announcements to commit to a plastic free future at landmark summit.

Volvo Ocean Race

Plastic pollution reaches world's remotest spot

Plastic pollution has reached the remotest spot in the world, according to new data. Tiny particles of microplastic have been detected at Point Nemo …

Pollution

The ultimate test on an unforgiving ocean

<b>It is not just another nonstop, singlehanded and without assistance around the world adventure. It will also be the first to use all five oceans, so</b> …

Sailing

Homeland Security Seminar Offers Tips for Upcoming Tourist Season

Registration is required for the free event, which will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on June 7 at the Stafford Township firehouse.<p>STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ …

Antarctica

MIT's autonomous drone is equal parts albatross and sailboat

"The oceans remain vastly under-monitored," said Gabriel Bousquet, an MIT postdoc who led the design of a unique robot as part of his graduate thesis. "In particular, it's very important to understand the Southern Ocean and how it is interacting with climate change. But it's very hard to get …

Tech Trends

Call of the Ocean: The finish of the journey around the world

<b>The Polish sailor, Szymon Kuczynski, has just finished his solo around-the-world journey without making any stops to ports, on the smallest yacht in</b> …

Sailing

Survey of remote parts of the ocean reveals extent of plastic pollution

A survey of the water at Point Nemo in the one of the most remote places on earth, in the Southern Ocean has revealed the extent of plastic …

Pollution

On the way to Newport, the Volvo Ocean Race has been filled with drama

Ripped sails, enormous waves, exploding masts, and sailors gone overboard are among the reasons the Volvo Ocean Race has been called the Everest of …

Sailing

MIT's seafaring robotic glider surfs like a sailboat and soars like an albatross

If you crossed an albatross with a sailboat, what would you get? According to a team of MIT engineers, you'd end up with a hybrid robotic glider that …

Sailing

New Zealand has its own population of blue whales

A group of blue whales that frequent the South Taranaki Bight (STB) between the North and South islands of New Zealand appears to be part of a local …

Whales

Just how cold will it get this winter?

With winter drawing closer by the day, just how cold can - and will - it get in Australia this year?<p>Earth’s seasons are caused by changes in the tilt …

Global Warming

This autonomous glider could one day roam the oceans in packs

In an effort to better monitor the world’s oceans, a team from MIT has built a super-efficient glider, similar in design to an albatross.<p>The vastness …

Gliders

Sailing - Brazil's Grael charts new waters for women in ocean race | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Surviving the sometimes savage Southern Ocean brought Brazilian Olympic gold medal winner Martine Grael one leg closer to her ambition of becoming an all-round sailing great.<p>FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio Olympics - Sailing - Final - Women's Skiff - 49er FX - Medal Race - Marina de Gloria …

Sport (UK)

Round-the-world sailing race works to protect its racetrack

NEWPORT, R.I. — Between the kitesurfing and the paddling and the three times sailing around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race, Liz Wardley figures she spends more time on the water than on land.<p>And she’s worried about what she sees.<p>Plastic bottles floating by. Food wrappers. Fishing nets. And …

Sailing

New data reveals microplastics in world’s remotest ocean

<b>The Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme found levels of plastic in areas of the Southern Ocean that have never before been tested.</b><p>The groundbreaking …

Sailing

ADVENTURE AWAITS: Chimu to visit the most remote destination on the planet

By Nathalie Craig<p>18 May 2018<p>Travellers itching for the adventure of a lifetime will be pleased to know that Chimu Adventures is sailing a limited …

Antarctica

Hollow Cans on King Island

<i>One word that excites any Australian surfer… Winter, oh and sex, but that’s another story.</i><p><i>Winter… waves become unhidden, fair-weather surfers become</i> …

Sport (Australia)

Antarctic Seals Help Scientists Track Melting Ice Sheet

Scientists studying the warming waters and salinity of the Southern Ocean's Amundsen Sea—which surrounds the Thwaites and Pine Island glaciers, two …

Global Warming

Solo Adventurer Tackles 34,000 All-Ocean Circumnavigation

Norburt Sedelacek Koch is no ordinary sailor with ordinary sailing dreams. No, he dreams big. This July he will set out aboard his high tech racing …

Antarctica

At the Volvo Ocean Race, Teammates Turn Into Rivals, for Now

NEWPORT, R.I. — Fast friends and sailing stars, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have won Olympic gold and the America’s Cup together in the last two years, but their career paths are diverging for the moment in their first attempt at the Volvo Ocean Race.<p>They are on different teams and in a race not …

Sailing

Sailing: Aussie yachtie eyes world firsts

The list of world firsts is dwindling but Lisa Blair is doing her best to try to tick a few off.<p>The Australian is looking to become the first woman …

Sailing

Ken Read, President of North Sails, speaks about the Volvo Ocean Race

<b>What's been the highlight of this edition of the race so far?</b><p>Well, first of all, I think before we get into any highlights, we have to talk briefly …

Sailing

The Biggest Bird That Ever Lived and 5 More Bird Superstars

From the largest bird to the fastest moving bird, here are six stars of the bird world.<p>Birds come in all sorts of shapes and sizes: there are small birds and tall birds, short birds and big birds. Some birds can fly far distances across the Earth, and others don’t even have wings.<p>David Bird, an …

Birds

Quantifying climate feedbacks in polar regions

Altmetric: 3<p>More detail<p>Perspective |<p>Open<p>Hugues Goosse ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-5438-3612,<br>• Jennifer E. Kay,<br>• Kyle C. Armour,<br>• Alejandro …

Climate Change

Researchers Record Highest Wave Ever in the Southern Hemisphere

A team of oceanographers researching the movement of the oceans has revealed that it has recorded the largest wave ever seen in the Southern …

Global Warming

Antarctic's climate history to be revealed by ice core sample from the deep

Spending 70 days working at below-freezing temperatures was always going to be a challenge.<p>But Dr Tessa Vance, of the Antarctic Climate and …

Global Warming

Precipitation Measurement Missions

Last week Tasmanian's were evacuated, businesses were flooded and cars washed away as extreme rainfall accompanied a strong cold front and a low …

Weather

Records tumble as monster wave rolls through Southern Ocean

The wild waters to the south of New Zealand have played host to record-breaking swell, with a buoy moored in the Southern Ocean picking up the …

Antarctica