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Maritime Piracy Agreement broadened to cover Illicit Activity

An international agreement that has been instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden has seen its scope significantly broadened to cover other illicit maritime activities…

Fish lightly to keep snapper on the reef

(Lancaster University) Scientists have looked at 253 coral reef sites across the Indian Ocean. They found that top-level predator fish -- such as snapper and grouper -- were easily overfished and require a different approach if they are to be conserved.

Changing rainfall patterns linked to water security in India

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Changes in precipitation, which are linked to the warming of the Indian Ocean, are the main reason for recent changes in groundwater storage in India.

Data from 2102 earthquake suggests new plate boundary may be forming in Indian Ocean

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from several institutions in Singapore, France and Indonesia has found evidence of a possible new plate boundary forming on the floor of the Indian Ocean in the Wharton Basin. In their paper...Show More Summary

The power of mega tsunamis: Video reveals how a wave could wipe out the ENTIRE east coast of the US

Tsunamis are one of the most devastating and fatal natural disasters man has ever experienced. In recent history, the two most destructive events come about in the Indian Ocean in

Millions of red crabs migrating is the right kind of Christmas rush

Crabs are not the spiders of the sea. They are majestic creatures that are living their best life. Just try not to be impressed by the majestic sight of millions of Christmas Island red crabs dashing to the Indian Ocean. Come wet season,...Show More Summary

NASA sees wind shear's effects on Tropical Cyclone Yvette

Tropical Storm Yvette was being battered by vertical wind shear when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean.

Australian cyclone downgraded but could rebuild: forecasters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's first cyclone of the 2016-2017 summer season has been downgraded to a tropical storm after losing punch over the Indian Ocean, but could reform in the next two days, forecasters said on Friday.

NASA finds heavy rainfall area increasing in Tropical Cyclone Yvette

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA found that the area of heavy rainfall had increased in size as Tropical Cyclone Yvette continued to intensify in the Southern Indian Ocean.

New marine species discovered around Indian Ocean hydrothermal vents

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register Six new animal species have been discovered around hydrothermal vents 2.8 kilometers deep at a place called Longqi (‘Dragon’s Breath’) located in the southwest Indian Ocean. The unique marine life was discovered by a research team, led by University of...

NASA looks at rainfall rates in Tropical Cyclone Yvette

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone 02S formed in the Indian Ocean northwest of Australia on Dec. 19 as the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead and analyzed its rainfall. On Dec. 21, Tropical Cyclone 02S was renamed "Yvette."

Australia's first cyclone of season heads for Pilbara iron ore belt

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A tropical low in the Indian Ocean has intensified into Australia's first cyclone of the 2016-2017 summer season and could make landfall over the weekend, weather forecasters said on Wednesday.

Missing Malaysian Aircraft Is Likely Outside The Search Area, Report Finds

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

A new analysis of existing data suggests that MH370 might have gone down to the north of the existing search area in the Indian Ocean.

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone 02S develop in Southern Indian Ocean

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone 02S in the Southern Indian Ocean and infrared imagery showed that the storm had developed some strong thunderstorms. The new tropical cyclone developed northwest of Western Australia.

MH370 officials: Crash site could be north of search area

A team of international investigators hunting for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said Tuesday it has concluded the plane is unlikely to be found in a stretch of the Indian Ocean search crews have been combing for two years, and may instead have crashed in an area farther to the north.

Seafloor topography drives Earth's great conveyor belt

In the Southern Ocean, the world’s largest current in terms of volume transport — the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) — encircles Antarctica and connects the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific ocean basins, as it flows from west to east. Show More Summary

New final MH370 search zone defined in latest ATSB study

MH370 partners have decided to look into the depths of a final 25,000 square km sea floor search zone in south Indian Ocean The post New final MH370 search zone defined in latest ATSB study appeared first on Plane Talking.

Experts 'highly confident' MH370 not in search zone

Missing flight MH370 is almost certainly not in the current search zone in the remote Indian Ocean -- but could be further north, officials said Tuesday. "There is a high degree of confidence that the previously identified underwater...Show More Summary

Risk of Australia's first 2016/17 cyclone this week

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A slow-moving tropical low in the Indian Ocean could intensify into Australia's first cyclone of the 2016/17 season, forecasters said on Monday.

Bizarre New Creatures Discovered on the Indian Ocean Floor

While the search for new life forms on other planets gets all of the media attention, scientists looking down … way down … on planet Earth are finding bizarre new life forms that look like they came from outer space. The latest discovery of six new and...

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