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Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Ocean

Last month
September 2023
Small islands take case to protect oceans from climate change to UN court
The island states are requesting an international tribunal to determine if CO2 emissions absorbed by the oceans can be considered pollution.
This year
Rising ocean temperatures spell 'real threat' to fish species in Irish waters
A report by
Lauren Boland
There are many warning signs that Earth’s oceans are heating up due to climate change.
Last year
Quiz: How much do you know about the Atlantic Ocean?
Dip your toes into this quiz (not literally, please).
All time
Poll: Have you made efforts to use less plastic in your daily life?
Plastic levels in the Atlantic Ocean are likely to be much higher than previous estimates suggested.
Cracking the mysteries of the elusive, majestic whale shark
A group of scientists spent several weeks diving with whale sharks in the Galapagos Islands.
The Forty Foot swimmers: 'Our oldest is now 91... he has his cake and cigarette before he gets in'
We talk to members of the die-hard community of swimmers who come to the Dublin spot every day.
Body of woman found after suspected shark attack
It comes just two days after a surfer died after being attacked by a shark last week.
Scientists have built a lab 62 feet under the sea - but they aren't using it to explore the ocean
Before you can become an astronaut – you need to learn how to be an aquanaut.
This lad dropped his iPhone into the sea and it recorded the whole thing
Thank the Lord for waterproof covers.
Watch these scientists freak out when they encounter a rare whale
No one is giving up in the search for MH370
“We are confident we have the best search equipment .. if the plane is in the area we will find it.”
Diver films octopus' amazing camouflage skills, and it's bloody terrifying
OK, and a little bit impressive too.
Look at this amazing footage of an enormous school of fish
It’s like a scene from Finding Nemo. EXCEPT IN REAL LIFE.
This video of a starfish walking will make you feel very uncomfortable
All those tiny little legs.
Passenger survives plane crash while capturing it on camera
The footage has just been released.
Watch what REALLY happens under the sea
Attaching a Gopro camera to a crab net yields surprising results.
Killer whale does uncanny impression of boat motor sound
According to a crew filming the whale, this was an attempt at communication.
Pacific islander loses bid to become world's first 'climate change refugee'
Ioane Teitiota had argued that he should be allowed stay in New Zealand, as his low-lying homeland in the South Pacific is at threat from rising seas.
Jellyfish are freaks of nature that could take over the world's oceans
They can thrive despite factors such as pollution or a lack of oxygen, and a lack of natural predators has led to a surge in their population.
Ronald Reagan could have 3.4 million square miles of ocean named after him
A United States government committee discussed a bill this week which would rename the Exclusive Economic Zone after the former President.
Pics: Two shipwrecks found deep in the Gulf of Mexico
Items such as ceramic cups and dishes, clothing and artifacts from Britain and Mexico were found on board the ships.
€27m in silver recovered from WWII shipwreck off Galway's coast
The silver was hauled from a British merchant ship that was sunk by the Nazis in 1941.
Fukushima 'probably leaking contaminated water into ocean'
The leak was long suspected by experts, but denied by the plant’s operator.
Taoiseach plans to harness Ireland's ocean wealth
The plan is to double the value of Ireland’s ocean wealth to 2.4 per cent of GDP by 2030 and increase the turnover from Ireland’s ocean economy to more than €6.4bn.
Twitter buoy to transmit Volvo Ocean Race info
Want to track the Volvo Ocean Race in real time – no matter where you are? Now you can thanks to a dedicated Twitter account.
WATCH: Tsunami debris spreading across the Pacific towards Hawaii
Homes, boats, cars, household appliances and other objects were washed into the ocean following the tsunami last year. This animated model shows how it is still moving across the Pacific.
Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis
The former Prime Minister acknowledged there were flaws in how authorities handled the Fukushima crisis last year.
WATCH: The "ice finger of death" at work
BBC Nature has captured the most astounding footage of an ocean ‘brinicle’. You DON’T want to get caught in its path.
Hijacked crew rescued... after sending SOS message in a bottle
When pirates cut all lines of communication on a hijacked vessel, the ship’s crew turned to more traditional methods to get their message out.
Top 8... countries for shark attacks
You are statistically more likely to be killed by a falling coconut – but it’s still nice to know the hot spots for shark-hangouts.
Pilot dies when light airplane dives into ocean at Sydney beach
Passenger has been pulled alive from light aircraft which crashed into the sea – its outline can be clearly seen under the water.
Man sucked into ocean by blow hole
The Californian man died on the island of Maui after being sucked into the ocean by a large blow hole.
Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’
Different environmental factors are combining to accelerate the process of extinction in the oceans.