Robot boat completes three-week Atlantic mission

A UK uncrewed ocean-going vessel provides a glimpse of the future of robotic maritime operations.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Aug. 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: robotics earth-science oceans european-space-agency plymouth

Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice

Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: earth-science antarctic nasa arctic space-exploration oceans european-space-agency earth-observation

Mariana Trench: Don Walsh's son repeats historic ocean dive

Sixty years after his father did it first, Kelly Walsh dives to the deepest point in Earth's oceans.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science oceans pacific-ocean

World's deepest octopus captured on camera

A "Dumbo" octopus is photographed at a depth of 7,000m in the Indian Ocean's Java Trench.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 28, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: animals oceans

High microplastic concentration found on ocean floor

Mediterranean sediments are shown to have up to 1.9 million tiny plastic pieces per square metre.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science pollution plastic plastic-pollution oceans

Will anyone ever find Shackleton's lost ship?

Last year's failed attempt to locate one of the world's great wrecks has lessons for future efforts.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
April 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: earth-science antarctic oceans icebergs

10 years to save 'world’s most threatened sea turtle'

The critically endangered Eastern Pacific leatherback's future looks "dire," say conservationists.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
April 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation animals wildlife oceans endangered-species turtles

Plastic: How to predict threats to animals in oceans and rivers

Scientists find out more about the threats of plastic to thousands of fish, whales and other aquatic life.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
March 27, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: animals plastic plastic-pollution oceans marine-biology whales

Ancient tsunami may have struck Falkland Islands

Evidence of past underwater landslides suggests giant waves probably hit the British territory.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science geology earthquakes indonesia oceans tsunamis falkland-islands

Ocean Infinity: Exploration company goes for robot boats at scale

Uncrewed Surface vessels are the future on water, just as are driverless cars are on land.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: robotics earth-science oceans

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