Keep Calm and Float on if You Fall in the Sea

Flailing about and shouting for help while trying to hold your phone above the surface of the water is exactly what you should not do if you fall in the sea according to the RNLI, which says that if you accidentally plop off the end of a pier you should try to stay calm and concentrate on serenely floating for a while. Read More >>

Tours to the Titanic Offered for £86,000

A travel company says it has the technology to take people on romantic mini breaks around the wreck of the Titanic, with the asking price of just £86,000 per ticket making it the ideal Father's Day gift for the tech executive that's not quite rich enough to make it to the moon. Read More >>

What is a Riptide?

News from the last few days makes for grim reading, as several deaths of swimmers around the UK's coastlines have been reported. One of the most common causes of coastal death is the riptide, a dangerous current that pulls swimmers out to sea. Read More >>

Scientists Find a Dead Whale and Poke it in Wonder

Scientists nosing about among the Diet Coke bottles, Coop carrier bags and flushed away Lego minifigs at the bottom of the sea have made an interesting discovery -- a nearly-complete whale skeleton that's almost finished decomposing where the creature fell. Read More >>

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This New Ocean Simulator Will Test Marine Engineering to Destruction 

Ever wondered how engineers check if their designs—from ships to wind turbines—will fair against an aggressive ocean? With something like this new facility at the University of Maine, which uses 32 fans and 16 paddles to simulate the most fierce of marine conditions. Read More >>

Puffins Facing Extinction Due to Overfishing and Pollution

Lovely little puffins, the over-trusting weirdo birds of many remote rocky coastal areas, are facing extinction around the UK, thanks to the combined horrors of overfishing ruining their food sources and pollution generally filling them with plastic and other bad things. Read More >>

The Oceans Could be Cesspits of Death by 2050

The latest report into the dangers of global warming and the gradual acidification of the oceans suggests we could see a complete collapse of the marine food chain by 2050, unless we... do something. Read More >>

I Want to Build All These Amazing Alternative Lighthouses

A new lighthouse would probably be a fitting memorial to the 2012 sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy. Open-idea competition platform matterbetter has been running a contest to design a new lighthouse concept to live at the spot where the ship capsized, and while the entries aren’t realistic, they’re sure pretty to look at. Read More >>

Sea Lion Photobombs Fisherman and Drags Him into the Sea

This photo shows the moment a sea lion jumps out of the sea to nick a fisherman's catch -- grabbing the man's hand and pulling him overboard too. Dan Carlin’s wife took the snap, then watched in horror as he was pulled underwater, tossed around and bitten again on the foot on the way back to the surface. [Guardian] Read More >>

UK and France Team up for Undersea Robotic Defence Force

The UK and French ministries of war are coming together to create a seafaring fleet of UAVs, with the ability to find and defuse underwater mines all by themselves. Read More >>

China is Building a Two-Mile Island in the Sea

A disputed part of the South China Sea appears to be the location for a particularly grand design, with China apparently building a 3km island by heaping sand atop an existing reef. Read More >>

This Might Just be the Most Ridiculous Personal Watercraft Yet

Any 'personal watercraft' is almost certain to be a playboy toy, and this might just be the most playboy-toyish of them all: a £12,000 electric hydrofoiling experience for two. Read More >>

Cruise Ship Wi-Fi Just Got Ten Times Faster

If you've ever spent weeks at sea on a cruise, you'll know that using the internet is a bit like stepping back in time by a decade or more. But that's all changing. Read More >>

Australia Abandons Ping Zone and Shifts MH370 Search Hundreds of Miles Away

Australian search specialists have given up their hunt for flight MH370 in one particular part of the Indian Ocean, as apparent pings from the plane's flight recorders are now deemed to have been a false alarm. Read More >>

Dyson Imagines Massive Floating Rubbish Vacuum to Suck up Man’s Plastic Crap

James Dyson's sketched out the idea of a new form of sucking machine, one so large it requires a barge to house it. The idea being to set it free and let it "mine" rivers of all the floating plastic junk that's been chucked into them since man first invented plastics. Read More >>