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An Overview of Madagascar's Economy

Located off the South Eastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, Madagascar is the world’s fifth biggest island. Historically, the island played a key role for international traders dating back to Asian and Persian traders in the 7th century. Show More Summary

Earth's Hum Heard as Never Before

The Earth hums, and scientists have for the first time recorded the sound in the ocean. Using seismometers in the Indian Ocean, researchers picked up on the sound that is way, way too low for mere human ears to hear, reports Live Science. No recording is available, but a Columbia...

Watch Christmas Island’s Annual Crab Migration on Google Street View

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Even if you can't make it to the remote Australian territory in the Indian Ocean, you can witness its annual crustacean takeover.

Climate Change Alarmists Caught FAKING Sea Level Rise

Alarmist climate change scientists have been caught manipulating data to show acceleration in rising sea levels… In a stunning exposé by Breitbart, it was revealed that raw data from three Indian Oceans – Aden, Karachi, and Mumbai –Show More Summary

Variability in the phytoplankton community of Kavaratti reef ecosystem (northern Indian Ocean) during peak and waning periods of El Niño 2016

El Niño, an interannual climate event characterized by elevated oceanic temperature, is a prime threat for coral reef ecosystems worldwide, owing to their thermal threshold sensitivity. Phytoplankton plays a crucial role in the sustenance of reef trophodynamics. Show More Summary

MH370 Search Is Back on—This Time With Robots

A Texas-based company will use a swarm of drones to comb a desolate patch of the Indian Ocean and perhaps solve aviation’s greatest mystery.

Iran inaugurates new Indian Ocean port

last weekNews : The Lookout

Iran inaugurated a long-awaited new port at Chabahar in the southeast Sunday, which it is hoped will be a major new trade hub linking India and Africa with Central Asia. The first three shipments of Indian wheat to Afghanistan were unloaded in the morning, according to the Iranian ports organisation. Show More Summary

NASA's GPM Satellite observes Tropical Cyclone Dahlia and landslide potential

On Nov. 29 Tropical Cyclone Dahlia became the first tropical cyclone of the 2017-2018 Southwest Indian Ocean season. The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM core satellite provided forecasters with a look inside the clouds and into the rate rain was falling. Heavy rainfall has created the potential for landslides and NASA analyzed areas that may be subject.

Suomi NPP catches birth of northern Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclone Ockhi

Shortly after Tropical Cyclone Ockhi formed in the Northern Indian Ocean to the west of Sri Lanka, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the storm and saw powerful bands of thunderstorms wrapping into its center from the northern quadrant.

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP catches birth of northern Indian Ocean Tropical Cyclone Ockhi

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Shortly after Tropical Cyclone Ockhi formed in the Northern Indian Ocean to the west of Sri Lanka, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the storm and saw powerful bands of thunderstorms wrapping into its center from the northern quadrant.

Reunion in the Indian Ocean will take your breath away 

Reunion is located in the Indian Ocean, 1,300 miles off the east coast of Africa. Daily Mail's Siobhan Warwicker ventured to the island and checked into the Lux Saint Gilles resort.

The world's strangest sea creatures revealed

From the Antarctic to the Indian Ocean, these creatures have extremely startling appearances. Some are gentle giants, others are small and vicious. All are extraordinary.

Crab Is Seen Hunting a Bird in 'Gruesome' First

Seabirds apparently have a surprising new predator to worry about. A researcher who worked on the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean in 2016 says he witnessed a large coconut crab attack a sleeping seabird, which then became dinner. Mark Laidre of Dartmouth College says he first spotted a crab...

Developing regional capacity for ocean acidification observations in the Western Indian Ocean in support of the Sustainable Development Goal 14

The ocean absorbs up to 30% of the annual emissions of anthropogenic CO2 to the atmosphere, helping to alleviate the impacts of climate change on our planet. However, this comes at a steep ecological cost, resulting in changing acidity levels in the ocean. On 24-25 October 2017, ocean acidification research and monitoring in the Western […]

Why the Indian Ocean Must Not Become Like the South China Sea

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A case in point is China’s construction of military facilities on artificial islands proximate to disputed maritime areas, against a backdrop of contesting interpretations of international law. As regional and extra-regional states face...Show More Summary

Amid simmering tensions with China, India is looking to gain an advantage at sea

India is increasingly wary of Chinese activity in the Indian Ocean. In response, India has worked to boost its military capacity and build partnerships with countries in the region. A spike in tensions between China and India along their...Show More Summary

6,000-year-old skull could be from the world’s earliest known tsunami victim

Tsunamis spell calamity. These giant waves, caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and underwater landslides, are some of the deadliest natural disasters known; the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean killed over 230,000 people, a higher...Show More Summary

Plague alert over Madagascar's dance with the dead

In Madagascar, ceremonies in which families exhume the remains of dead relatives, rewrap them in fresh cloth and dance with the corpses are a sacred ritual. But an outbreak of plague sweeping the Indian Ocean island nation has prompted...Show More Summary

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