Scientists discover unusual underwater rivers along Australia’s coastline
Scientists from The University of Western Australia have discovered underwater rivers along most of Australia’s continental shelf that are unique and do not occur at this scale anywhere else in the world.
‘Sea Nomads’ Are First Known Humans Genetically Adapted to Diving
The Bajau people of Southeast Asia are among the most accomplished divers in the world. A study in the journal Cell offers the first clues that a DNA mutation for larger spleens gives the Bajau a genetic advantage for life in the deep.
Report: European bathing water quality remains high
The quality of bathing waters in Europe remains high according to a study by the EU environment agency that found that minimum water quality standards were met at 95 percent of the sites monitored across the continent last year.
A message for World Oceans Day, June 8, 2020
There can be no environmental justice without social justice. A very short sentence, with millions of lives and stories behind it.
‘Dogged pragmatism’ needed to save Ocean: UN Special Envoy
Peter Thomson, who hails from the Pacific Ocean island of Fiji, spoke to UN News ahead of World Oceans Day marked annually on 8 June, and explained why it’s crucial not to forget how important the Ocean is, to the future of the planet.
UN World Oceans Day 2020: Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean
Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care. Excerpts; June 8 is World Oceans Day, the United Nations day for celebrating the role of the oceans in our everyday life and inspiring action to protect the ocean and sustainably use marine resources. The UN World Oceans Day 2020 Theme is: Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean – UN […]
Tropical Storm Cristobal nears landfall in Louisiana with dangerous coastal and inland flooding
Tropical storm warnings stretched from the coast of central Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle, while storm surge warnings covered the southeastern Louisiana coastline to near Biloxi. A 5-foot surge had already inundated some coastal areas in southeast Louisiana and Mississippi.
Powerful coastal landslide: buildings swept away in Alta, Norway
Several houses have been swept into the sea following a powerful landslide in Alta municipality, northern Norway.
Barcelona beach trip for recovering patients
Spanish coronavirus patients are taking trips to the seaside as part of their recovery from the illness.