Articles (Oceanography)

The Mysterious Case of the Bermuda Triangle
(The Big Questions)

As mysterious as it would read, when you dig deeper, the case becomes less puzzling!

Sea Floor Geology
(Earth Sciences)

Geological oceanography is a field that studies the ocean floor’s history and structure; that is, studying the solid rocks and basins where the oceans lie. 

Protecting Our Seas
(Back to Nature)

Looking at marine ecosystems, we can see how human intervention has caused great distress; let us have a look at their problems.

Divers by Nature
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

The idea of living under water among sea creatures has always been my childhood fantasy. However, when I try to hold my breath underwater I would, as any normal person, suffocate, but not the Bajaus.

Promising Inventions by Young Inventors of Today
(The People of Science: Scientists and Inventors)

We need not worry, as the future generation of young innovators may change the world.

Atlantis: The Lost Civilization
(Travel, Explore, and Venture)

Unlike many legendary stories the origins of which have been lost, we know when and where the story of the Lost City of Atlantis first appeared.

Physical Phenomena and the World of Design
(Science and Art)

Because we are accustomed to live with tools and machines that allow us access to endless information, designers pursue graphs, codes, and software that transforms data and variables into unique shapes.

The Mystery of Shark Attacks
(Safe Summer)

Back in 2010, a series of bloody shark attacks terrorized the normally serene beaches of Sharm-Elsheikh. The attacks were so ferocious that experts were at a loss explaining the unprecedented behavior.

Coral Treasures of the Red Sea
(Safe Summer)

The rich diversity and high level of endemism in the Red Sea is largely attributed to the 2,000 km of coral reef extending along its coastline.

Monsters of the Ocean: The Grotesque Pacific Viperfish
(Safe Summer)

The pacific viperfish, Chauliodus sloani, is one of the most grotesque-looking deep ocean fish in existence; the kind of fish that could be featured in a horror movie.

Monsters of the Ocean: The Elusive Giant Squid
(Safe Summer)

The elusive giant squid, known to science as Architeuthis dux, is a true sea monster.

Marine Hide and Seek
(The Colors of Life)

Camouflage is a process through which animals change colors in accordance with the surrounding environment, becoming hardly distinguishable from it.

Nature's Palette: Natural Aquarelle
(The Colors of Life)

Blue, green, or transparent, what is the real color of water? When you look at a glass of water, you see it is colorless; why is it then that when you stand by a lake, sea, or ocean, the water is blue?

Ocean Circulation
(Earth Sciences)

Ocean circulation is the vast water motion inside ocean basins; the Sun, wind, Earth’s rotation, tides, and water density discrepancies affect those currents.

Sharks’ Critical Role in Life on Earth
(Earth Sciences)

Sharks existed one million years before humans and survived for 450 million years; now, they are in danger of extinction.

The Blue Whale
(Environment and Us)

As new species everyday face the risk of extinction, “survival for the fittest” becomes a bitter reality that cannot be ignored. Although Blue Whales are the largest creatures on Earth.

World Oceans Day: 8 June
(Environment and Us)

The oceans, covering some 71% of the Earth’s surface, are the foundation of human life. They have always been a prime source of nourishment for the life it helped generate and served as well for trade and commerce.

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