Ocean changes affected deadly duo of Mozambique cyclones

World 04/26/19, 10:20

Warming waters and rising sea levels are affecting Indian Ocean cyclones such as those that have wrought havoc in Mozambique in recent weeks, making them potentially more deadly.But experts caution it is premature to say whether the unprecedented double-whammy of ...

Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission reaches an end

Science 04/18/19, 22:28

The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades.Little is known about the ...

Off the Seychelles, a dive into a never-seen landscape

Europe 04/12/19, 06:07

The submersible dropped from the ocean's surface faster than I had expected. With a loud "psssssss" the air escaped from the ballast tanks and the small craft suddenly tilted forward. Within seconds, aquanaut Robert Carmichael and I were enveloped by a ...

Emergency ascent in Indian Ocean as sub fills with smoke

World 03/19/19, 09:26

A British scientist and her American pilot made an emergency ascent from 100 meters (328 feet) beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean on Tuesday after smoke filled the cockpit of their submersible.The pair with the British-led Nekton Mission investigating ...

Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

Africa 03/18/19, 17:00

More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said. "It is a real disaster of great proportions," President ...

PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

World 03/16/19, 03:30

This week's gallery includes an environmental mission in the Indian Ocean near the Seychelles; mourners remembering those killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash; and visitors climbing stairs at a new art installation in New York. ___ Xavier's Tyrique Jones (0) dunks as ...

Indian Ocean exploration mission makes historic broadcast

Africa 03/12/19, 02:46

A British-led scientific mission to document changes taking place beneath the Indian Ocean has broadcast its first live, television-quality video transmission from a two-person submersible.Monsoon storms and fierce underwater currents continue to present a challenge at greater depths as scientific ...

Young Seychelles researcher offered surprise, historic dive

World 03/08/19, 14:11

A young scientist from the Seychelles has become the first known Seychellois to explore deep below scuba depth in the largely uncharted waters of her island nation.The 23-year-old Stephanie Marie looked stunned on Friday when she was offered a seat ...

Scientists begin exploring Indian Ocean depths in Seychelles

Africa 03/07/19, 07:04

An unprecedented mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves began its research on Thursday, in Seychelles waters.The British-led Nekton Mission arrived off the tiny atoll of Alphonse in the early morning hours, after ...

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