Study: Antioxidant Vitamins Might Protect Scuba Divers' Vascular Function
Split, Croatia - Jan 31, 2007 18:13 EST
A new study, published in The Journal of Physiology, shows that acute oral intake of largely accepted antioxidants Vitamin C and E prior to a scuba dive can reduce alterations in cardiovascular function, particularly acute endothelial dysfunction, that are caused...
Experts: German U-864 Submarine Should Be Entombed to Contain Mercury Cargo
Oslo, Norway - Dec 19, 2006 15:48 EST
Based on field studies performed during the past three years, the Norwegian Coastal Administration recommends encasing the wreckage of U-864 and covering the sediments surrounding the wreck. Such an encasement would prevent the mercury in the wreck from leaking...
Scientists: Towering Tsunami Hit the Mediterrean 8,000 Years Ago
Pisa, Italy - Nov 30, 2006 16:54 EST
Italian scientists say geological evidence suggests a giant tsunami resulted from the collapse of the eastern flanks of Mount Etna nearly 8,000 years ago.
The collapse of the volcano, located on Italy's island of Sicily, was studied by Maria Teresa...
Portuguese Fishing Boat Nets 23-foot Basking Shark
Sesimbra, Portugal - Nov 22, 2006 19:42 EST
The crew of a Portuguese fishing boat had their hands full Tuesday when they netted a 23-foot shark weighing 2.5 tons.
The four men were fishing at night in deep water about 20 miles off the Portuguese coast when their nets...
Icelandic Whalers Catch Second Fin Whale; Seven More To Meet Quota
Reykjavik, Iceland - Oct 24, 2006 17:57 EST
Icelandic whalers have caught a second fin whale since the North Atlantic nation resumed commercial whaling a week ago, Icelandic company Hvalur said Tuesday.
The whale was harpooned Monday off Iceland's west coast, Brinna Loftsdottir of Hvalur told Deutsche Presse-Agentur...
Scientists: Bacteria Discovered in Undersea Mud That Eats Methane
Bremen, Germany - Oct 18, 2006 09:54 EST
Bacteria that live in volcanically heated mud deep under the sea off the coast of Norway feed on methane, a gas that is partly to blame for climate change, a Franco-German team of scientists have discovered. The newly-discovered creatures were...
Report: Enraged Dolphin Terrorizing French Coast; 'He's Like a Mad Dog'
Brest, France - Aug 31, 2006 18:21 EST
An enraged dolphin is terrorising the French Atlantic coast, attacking boats and knocking fishermen into the sea.
"He's like a mad dog," said Hneri Le Lay, of the association of fishermen and yachtsmen of the port of Brezellec. The dolphin, named...