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  • Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Faces Possible Delay of Up to Six Weeks

    05/02/2014 7:22:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 5-2-14 | Daniel Stacey & Jason Ng
    <p>SYDNEY—The search for Malaysia Airlines 3786.KU 0.00% Flight 370 might be delayed up to six weeks by negotiations with civilian contractors that have equipment that can scan deep trenches in the southern Indian Ocean, according to a person familiar with the investigation.</p>
  • The Truth Is Out There About UFO In Baltic Sea, Swedish Scientists Say

    06/02/2012 9:09:14 PM PDT · by Windflier · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 29, 2012 | Gene J. Koprowski
    Swedish scientists plan to explore a mystery ripped straight from the “The X-Files.” Rather than Mulder and Scully, this adventure features Swedish researchers Peter Lindberg and Dennis Asberg. They too know the truth is out there -- and in mere days plan to visit what they call the “Baltic Anomaly.” Last summer, while on a treasure hunt between Sweden and Finland, the pair and their research associates made headlines worldwide with the discovery of a 200-foot wide unidentified object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Now a team of oceanographers, engineers and deep sea divers will return to the...
  • Strange, wondrous creatures emerge from undersea census

    10/04/2010 11:37:49 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 16 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/4/2010 | Not specified
    Slideshow of fascinating undersea creatures
  • Border battle brews over Mexico's undersea oil June 5 2008

    06/05/2008 12:05:34 PM PDT · by Donald Rumsfeld Fan · 9 replies · 70+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 5, 2008 | Marla Dickerson, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    Pemex says there are billions of untapped barrels in Mexico's deep waters. But it lacks the capital and know-how to go after them. A bill being pushed by President Felipe Calderon's administration would make it easier for Pemex to hire the expertise it needs. But deep-water projects cost billions and can take a decade to come on line. Oil majors typically want a share of any crude that they find -- a standard industry practice forbidden by Mexico's constitution.
  • Undersea slide set off giant flow

    11/22/2007 3:56:49 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies · 413+ views
    BBC News ^ | 22 November 2007 | Paul Rincon
    An enormous underwater landslide 60,000 years ago produced the longest flow of sand and mud yet found on Earth. The landslide off the coast of north-west Africa dumped 225 billion metric tonnes of sediment into the ocean in a matter of hours or days. The flow travelled 1,500km (932 miles) - the distance from London to Rome - before depositing its sediment. The work, by a British team of researchers has been published in the academic journal Nature. The massive surge put down the same amount of sediment that comes out of all the world's rivers combined over a period...
  • Undersea Expedition Finds 'Promising Data' (Archaeology)

    03/11/2007 4:29:20 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 1,043+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-11-2007
    Undersea expedition finds 'promising' data GALVESTON, Texas, March 11 (UPI) -- A submarine expedition to the floor of the Gulf of Mexico has returned with "promising" clues regarding an ancient undersea shoreline there. Anthropologist David Robinson told the Houston Chronicle that the expedition at the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary yielded some significant data, yet was hesitant to say the area was 20,000 years old. "We found an area that looks like a promising place to do further research," he said of the 6-mile-long studied area. The study also marked the first use of some new vital undersea technology...
  • Dating A Massive Undersea Slide (8,100 Year Ago)

    01/05/2007 4:42:11 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 1,065+ views
    Science News ^ | 1-5-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Dating a massive undersea slide Sid Perkins From San Francisco, at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union Pieces of moss buried in debris deposits along the Norwegian coast have enabled geologists to better peg the date of an ancient tsunami and the immense underwater landslide that triggered it. Carbon dating of the newly unearthed moss suggests that the landslide occurred about 8,100 years ago. Sometime after the end of the last ice age, the largest landslide known to geologists took place off the coast of Norway. Called the Storegga slide, this slump of seafloor sediments included about 3,000 cubic...
  • Existence Of Under-Sea Temple Claimed

    07/10/2006 3:53:55 PM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 1,027+ views
    Zeenews ^ | 7-3-2006 | Prasaad Bhosekar
    Existence of under-sea temple claimed By: Prasaad Bhosekar Visakhapatnam, July 03: Archaeologists in Visakhapatnam claim that a centuries-old temple exists two kilometers from Visakhapatnam coast, on the sea bed. While the coastal city of Visakhapatnam is steeped in history, few know that there was a temple called “Visakeswara Temple” on the coast of the city. Many centuries ago this temple went under the sea due to geological adjustments. According to Professor Gangadharam, who is working on facts regarding this temple, the temple existed centuries ago, but got submerged in the sea. ``From the research I did, I found out that...
  • Robots take scientists into sea depths

    08/02/2005 12:42:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 624+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 7/29/05 | Tom Paulson
    Think of it as the Mars Rover but at the bottom of the ocean, remotely exploring our own planet's most alien landscape for scientists back at mission control. "This is how the science is going to be done," said Deborah Kelley, a University of Washington oceanographer. In 2000, Kelley led an expedition using a manned submersible to explore the deep Atlantic Ocean. Her team stumbled upon something never seen before. The researchers discovered a startlingly massive collection of limestone towers located miles away from the tectonic "spreading" cracks in the seafloor that typically produce such structures. Some of these hydrothermal...
  • Japan blasts China for carrying out undersea surveys(Okinotorishima)

    03/26/2005 4:58:12 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 559+ views
    Taipei Times ^ | 03/26/05 | N/A
    Japan blasts China for carrying out undersea surveys AP , TOKYO Saturday, Mar 26, 2005,Page 1 Japan yesterday accused China of illegally conducting undersea surveys in its territory 22 times last year, including nine surveys near two Pacific Ocean islets at the center of a dispute between the two countries over resources. Meanwhile, a delegation from a Japanese nongovernment group yesterday steamed toward the Okinotorishima islets to study the possibility of building a lighthouse it hopes would strengthen Japan's foothold there. In a statement, Japan's Foreign Ministry said China had illegally conducted undersea surveys inside Japan's special economic zone 22...
  • Five-star luxury on the ocean floor: undersea hotel planned in the Bahamas

    02/24/2005 11:52:20 AM PST · by Sax · 10 replies · 746+ views
    AFP ^ | 2/24/05 | AFP
    Five-star luxury on the ocean floor: undersea hotel planned in the Bahamas 2 hours, 23 minutes ago Offbeat - AFP MIAMI (AFP) - Anyone willing to dish out 1,500 dollars a night might soon get a chance to come face to face with sharks from the comfort of an undersea hotel room a Florida entrepreneur plans to build in the Bahamas. AFP/DDP/File Photo "People who are interested in experiencing something they can't find anywhere else in the world will find it a real bargain," says Bruce Jones who heads the 40-million-dollar project. To date, there is only one such underwater...
  • MARS IS FOUND IN SEAFLOOR SURVEY AROUND JAPANESE MINI-SUBMARINE

    12/15/2004 6:05:54 PM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 6 replies · 3,199+ views
    NOAA ^ | 14 December 2004
    NOAA and Partners Survey "Flying Boat" Crash Sites Dec. 14, 2004 — A watery grave off the Hawaiian coast is yielding answers about World War II-era aircraft and ships. Explorer-researchers from NOAA and the University of Hawaii joined with colleagues from the National Park Service on an ocean mission off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, to document sites where historic seaplanes, or flying boats, rest on the ocean floor. The joint-agency team surveyed an area around the site of a Japanese mini-submarine that was discovered by NOAA and the University of Hawaii in 2002. NOAA marine archaeologists conducted two...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, May 23-30, 2004: Undersea asphalt volcanoes

    05/27/2004 9:40:06 AM PDT · by cogitator · 1 replies · 191+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | May 14, 2004 | NPR
    Link post, to bring attention to the posting in the FR "chat" section, where all discussion and comments should be posted: Geology Picture of the Week, May 23-30, 2004: Undersea asphalt volcanoes
  • Geology Picture of the Week, December 14-20, 2003: The Lost City

    12/18/2003 1:39:56 PM PST · by cogitator · 2 replies · 209+ views
    Now for something somewhat different: From this page: The Lost City Hydrothermal Field From this site (also in the Source URL above) Lost City Expedition
  • Undersea vents possible origin of life

    07/24/2003 12:01:57 PM PDT · by bedolido · 166 replies · 653+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 07/24/03 | Robert Roy Britt
    July 24 — In a new study, researchers speculate that a towering undersea hot-water chimney laden with microbes is just the sort of place that might have spawned life on Earth or even other planets. THE HYDROTHERMAL VENT SYSTEM discovered two years ago has now been found to have endured for 30,000 years. Researchers said similar setups — on Earth and possibly on other worlds — might last millions of years and could have been incubators for the first life. The Lost City, as it has been named, is a craggy column of minerals and microbes sitting 2,500 feet below...
  • Shipwreck in the Gulf Clings Tenaciously to its Mysteries

    01/28/2003 12:34:32 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies · 819+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 28 2003 | By KENNETH CHANG
    January 28, 2003 Shipwreck in the Gulf Clings Tenaciously to its MysteriesBy KENNETH CHANG BOARD THE RYLAN T, off Louisiana — Those who believe in ghosts might conclude that those aboard a shipwreck at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico do not want to be disturbed. For nearly two centuries, the ship has lain under a half-mile of water, forgotten until ExxonMobil, by infinitesimal chance, bisected it with an oil pipeline two years ago. Marine archaeologists at Texas A&M University saw it as an opportunity to use undersea technology to uncover maritime history. With robotic submarines able to...
  • Very Detailed Update on the Undersea Discoveries off Cuba (Includes Photos!).

    08/19/2002 6:52:42 PM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies · 9,652+ views
    The Morien Institute ^ | May 28 2002 | Dr Paul Weinzweig
    Exclusive Morien Institute interview with - Dr Paul Weinzweig - Advanced Digital Communications Havana, Cuba On May 28 2002 National Geographic News reported on the many recent discoveries underwater on the coastal shelves around the world. The story focussed on the recent discovery of megalithic ruins some 2,200 ft below sea level off the coast of Cuba, interviewing geologist, Manuel Iturralde, the Director of Research at Cuba's Natural History Museum. He is the Consulting Geologist for the Canadian exploration company, Advanced Digital Communications (ADC), based in Havana, Cuba, which discovered the megalithic formations It has been suggested that what...
  • A 2nd July 2002 Update of the Undersea City off Cuba! - Involves National Geographic!

    08/12/2002 7:55:09 PM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies · 4,535+ views
    The Earth Files ^ | JULY 2002 | Paulina Zelitsky and Paul Weinzweig
        Update About Cuba Underwater Megalithic Research 2002 by Linda Moulton Howe A half mile down in the waters of Cabo de San Antoniooff the western tip of Cuba's Guanahacabibes marked by red X is a 20-kilometersquare area of clean, white sand punctuated by tall, megalithic stones or structures first reported in May 2001 by Paulina Zelitsky, Ocean Engineer, Havana, Cuba. "They (megalithic stones) are very unique structures. They really are not easy to understand and I do not have any easy explanation for them in a natural geological process." ­ Manuel Iturralde-Vinent, Ph.D., Geologist, National Museum of...
  • A new day surfaces for deep sea archaeology

    06/28/2002 5:31:01 PM PDT · by vannrox · 7 replies · 810+ views
    USA Today ^ | 06/26/2002 - Updated 10:04 PM ET | By Dan Vergano
    <p>The desert winds swept over the sands and out to the sea. Waters churned and the ships, loaded with wine from the ancient city of Tyre, tumbled in the storm.</p> <p>Swamped, the Tanit and Elissa foundered around 800 B.C., coming to rest upright some 1,300 feet under the Mediterranean, too deep for recovery.</p>
  • Mystery Shrouds Underwater Structures (Off Coast Of Cuba)

    05/23/2002 4:59:38 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 8,983+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 523-2002 | Anita Snow
    Mystery shrouds undersea structures Years of study haven’t solved a puzzle found off Cuba’s coast Russian offshore engineer Paulina Zelitsky speaks on a radiophone aboard her ship docked at Havana. Zelitsky is trying to determine whether megalithic structures beneath the ocean's surface were left behind by a vanished civilization. By Anita Snow ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA, May 21 — Floating aboard the Spanish trawler she chartered to explore the Cuban coast for shipwrecks, Paulina Zelitsky pores over yellowed tomes filled with sketches and tales of lost cities — just like the one she believes she has found deep off the coast...
  • Explorer Will Search for JFK's PT-109

    05/04/2002 4:22:09 AM PDT · by Pern · 4 replies · 403+ views
    AP via Yahoo.com ^ | May 3, 2002 | Diane Scarponi
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - The undersea explorer who found the Titanic will search the Pacific around the Solomon Islands for the remains of PT-109, John F. Kennedy's World War II boat. Robert Ballard plans to use remote cameras to find for the 80-foot, wooden-hulled patrol torpedo boat that was commanded by Kennedy. National Geographic (news - web sites) is working with Ballard on the search, set for this month. It may prove a difficult task. PT-109 sank on Aug. 2, 1943, after it was cut in half by a Japanese destroyer. Two members of Kennedy's crew died in the...