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Indian Ocean


New 'weird looking' shark species from Indian Ocean discovered

July 22, 2021 5:56 pm

It belongs to the Apristurus spongiceps subgroup and is the second known species occurring in the western Indian Ocean.

Fire on vessel off Sri Lanka's coast rages for 11th day raising fears of major ecological impact

June 01, 2021 11:20 am

Despite relief efforts, the vessel is likely to sink and authorities are preparing for a major oil spill. The Colombo Gazette newspaper reported the ship was "unstable" and "expected to sink".

Explained: Why a China rocket crashing in Indian Ocean has drawn NASA flak

May 11, 2021 8:01 am

For days, there had been speculation on whether the Chinese rocket's debris would hit a populated area on the Earth’s surface.

US warship stirs the waters ‘without Indian consent’, Delhi conveys concern

April 10, 2021 6:41 am

Reacting to the development, the Ministry of External Affairs adhered to the government's stand on not allowing military exercises in its exclusive economic zone without consent and said it has conveyed its concerns to the US government through diplomatic channels.

Explained: The Indian Ocean border dispute between Kenya and Somalia

March 16, 2021 7:27 am

Kenya has said it will not take part in proceedings of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over its maritime border dispute with Somalia. What is the dispute, and what bearing does it have on bilateral relations?

Quixplained: What will scientists learn from genome mapping in the Indian Ocean?

March 16, 2021 8:18 am

The first-of-its-kind research project in the country is aimed at understanding the biochemistry and the response of the ocean to climate change, nutrient stress and increasing pollution.

MoES plans first coastal spatial mapping initiative for sustainable ocean activities

March 05, 2021 7:10 pm

In the first phase of this pilot project, MSP is planned for Puducherry and Lakshadweep.

Vast data sets from Indian Ocean, now a click away

December 30, 2020 12:13 am

Digital Ocean will serve as a single platform with integrated data, thereby allowing ease in handling vast ocean data sets required for making forecasts and weather modelling.

Explained: The significance of the new whale song recorded in the Indian Ocean

December 27, 2020 11:55 am

Since it is the only blue whale song identified by them in the western Arabian Sea, researchers have called it the "Northwest Indian Ocean".

Malabar signal

October 21, 2020 12:33 am

Australia’s return shows Delhi is reconsidering deference to Beijing’s interests, giving primacy to its own.