Two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, were part of Sir John Franklin's doomed expedition in 1845 to find the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic Ocean to Asia.Read more
It only took Gabr 12 minutes to reach the record-breaking depth, originally planned to be 350 meters.
Gabr utilized more than 60 different diving tanks and multiple gases simply to keep himself alive on the trek back to the surface.Read more
A new study in the journal Plos One has revealed blue whales assemble for long periods in the busy shipping lanes off California, raising concerns about collisions between vessels and the endangered cetaceans.Read more
The US National Marine Fisheries Service has listed four populations of scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, under the American Endangered Species Act (ESA).
The islands and atolls (Ducie, Henderson, Oeno, and Pitcairn) are situated in the central South Pacific, thousands of miles from any continent, halfway between New Zealand and South America.Read more
At its recent annual meeting in Doha, UNESCO is giving Australia until February 1st to prove it is looking after the Great Barrier Reef.Read more
The ship was the a Konig class battleship called SMS Grosser Kurfurst. She was involved in the Battle of Jutland off Denmark in 1916, where she was struck a number of times.Read more
A number of Sutton’s students, including Fred Barthes, John Melnick and Jim Boyd, purchased the surface supply gear and formed the Northeast Diving Equipment Group (NEDEG). Barthes is the remaining co-founder of this very active group.
The F-1 was a workhorse engine for the US space agency NASA as the most powerful single-chamber liquid-fuelled engine ever developed.Read more
The oceanic whitetip shark, porbeagle, both manta rays, and the smooth hammerhead are listed by IUCN as globally Vulnerable. The freshwater stingrays are considered Data Deficient.
Porbeagles are prized for meat as well as fins. Manta rays are increasingly targeted for their gill rakers, which are used in Chinese medicine. Freshwater stingrays are traded for display in aquariums.
The porbeagle proposal comes from the EU and is cosponsored by Brazil, Comoros, and Egypt. Ecuador has put forth the mantas while Colombia has proposed the freshwater stingrays.Read more
Caffeine is found in many food and beverage products as well as some pharmaceuticals, and caffeine pollution is directly related to human activity (although many plant species produce caffeine, there are no natural sources of the substance in theRead more