Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current(AMOC)

News:A new study has suggested that the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current (AMOC) is getting help from the warming up of Indian Ocean. Facts: About Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current(AMOC): Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current(AMOC) is a large system of ocean currents operating In the Atlantic which circulates the water between the north and the south.  AMOC ensures… Continue reading Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current(AMOC)

Chinese trawlers in southern Indian Ocean worry India

News:According to a report,there has been a huge increase in Chinese deep-sea fishing trawlers in the southern Indian Ocean. Facts: In the last four years,on an average at least 500 Chinese trawlers were present in the region and around 32000 incidents were recorded per year. However,the trawlers were not in India’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)… Continue reading Chinese trawlers in southern Indian Ocean worry India

Need to respond to China’s growing might in Indian Ocean: Navy chief

Indian Navy Chief has said that the Indian armed forces will need to respond to China’s rapidly-expanding military might, especially its growing naval footprint in the Indian Ocean Region(IOR). This statement comes after China had released its defence white paper, which mentioned Chinese military’s increased global focus. China is also in the process of constructing… Continue reading Need to respond to China’s growing might in Indian Ocean: Navy chief

Seawater from Ice Age tucked in rocks discovered in Indian Ocean

Recently,scientists have discovered the remnants of 20,000-year-old seawater dating back to the Ice Age which were tucked inside rock formations in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Researchers made this discovery while on a month long scientific mission exploring the limestone deposits that form the Maldives. Further,this discovery was made using the ship called as… Continue reading Seawater from Ice Age tucked in rocks discovered in Indian Ocean

Scientists track Indian Ocean’s plastic

Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA) have tracked ocean plastic waste in the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean is the world’s biggest dumping ground for plastic waste. However, where the plastic waste ends up has been a mystery. Researchers have found that the floating plastic wastes are pushed from the southern Indian Ocean… Continue reading Scientists track Indian Ocean’s plastic