"Pirates had infected the seas for generation, so I vowed to eliminate them all. Jack Sparrow cursed me. I will have my revenge." Disney has launched a new 60-second trailer preview for the new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth Pirates movie so far. Show More Summary
Salt found deep below the Dead Sea floor shows how climate change can cause an extreme drought that could potentially hurt millions of people.
Five children reportedly among the 11 dead after boat carrying refugees sinks off the western coast of Turkey.
Not even military dolphins could save this vaquita. The carcass of one of the endangered porpoises, whose Spanish name translates to "little cow," was discovered floating near the Baja California shoreline Sunday in the latest blow to a rapidly diminishing population, NBC Los Angeles reports. The vaquita was found by...
More than 250 migrants are believed to have drowned after two partially submerged dinghies were found by a rescue boat.
You’ll find the Dead Sea running in-between Israel and Jordan at the lowest point on earth. It is a hypersaline lake, with a salt content of over thirty percent, meaning that no aquatic life can survive in it, hence its name. The Dead...Show More Summary
A venerated sea turtle who was fed hundreds of coins by supplicants seeking good fortune is dead. The 25-year-old animal was living in a pond in a town near the Gulf of Thailand in late February when rescuers found her close to drowning from the weight of her cache—about 11 pounds worth. Show More Summary
Deadly fighting, a rise in jihadism, the threat of famine -- two years after Saudi Arabia intervened against Iran-backed rebels, Yemen is more unstable than ever. The chaos has also seen fighting erupt in vital Red Sea shipping lanes, and Riyadh's ally the United States stepping up its involvement. Show More Summary
Nearly 1,000 feet below the bed of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence that during past warm periods, the Mideast has suffered drought on scales never recorded by humans—a possible warning for current times. Thick layers ofShow More Summary
(The Earth Institute at Columbia University) Nearly 1,000 feet below the bed of the Dead Sea, scientists have found evidence that during past warm periods, the Mideast has suffered drought on scales never recorded by humans -- a possible warning for current times. Show More Summary
It's become a popular tourist destination
At some point rather early in the spring of 1947, a Bedouin boy called Muhammed the Wolf was minding some goats near a cliff on the western shore of the Dead Sea. Climbing up after one that had strayed, he noticed a cave that he had not seen before, and he idly threw a stone into it. Show More Summary
More than 30 Somali refugees including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat in the Red Sea off the coast of war-torn Yemen, officials said on Friday. The refugees were hit by light weapons fire in waters off rebel-held Hodeida but managed to dock in the city's port, an official there said. Show More Summary
Dozens of Somali refugees including women and children have been shot dead aboard a boat on the Red Sea, Yemeni officials and the International Organization for Migration said Friday. The bodies of 33 refugees were taken to hospitals...Show More Summary
What is dead may never die, but Malta's iconic Azure Window -- known to Game of Thrones fans for its prominent placement in Season 1 during the wedding of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa) -- has definitely been swallowed by the sea for now. Show More Summary
Cruise companies are hoping that it's no longer just the "newlyweds and nearly dead" who want to vacation on the high seas. Rich millennials — an age group that has been shown to favor spending money on experiences over luxury goodsShow More Summary
Pore fluids extracted from a 456 m sediment core, recovered within the framework of a multinational and International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP) co-sponsored effort at the bottom of the terminal Dead Sea, recorded the chemical variations in the deep lake over the past 220 k.y. Show More Summary
A four-year-old girl is dead and her eight-year-old sister missing after both were swept out to sea by a large wave in the southern French port of Marseille, a source close to the case said Sunday.
At 21 I was mentally ill, couldn’t work, had a dead alcoholic dad and my mum on benefits across the sea. I would have been homeless without housing benefit. It’s not just a room or a roof, it’s a base, a safe space. Without that I never would have recovered enough to be able to […]
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales isn’t the only upcoming movie about magical ocean ghosts. Ryan Gosling has signed on to produce an adaptation of The Underwater Welder, a graphic novel about a scuba diver’s haunted adventures off an oil rig. Read more...