Thursday, April 28, 2016
Maritime News

Humanoid Robotic Diver OceanOne May Revolutionize Subsea Exploration

Some really, really smart people at Stanford University have built human-like robot that they hope could one day revolutionize subsea exploration and other underwater tasks considered far too dangerous for human divers. ...

April 28, 2016
Total Views: 73

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ship Photo of the Day – Ships in Suez Canal Seen from Space

Today’s ship photo comes to us from NASA astronaut Scott Kelly who snapped this photo of ships in line through the Suez Canal from the International Space Station. Kelly is currently...

August 13, 2015
Total Views: 46

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Maritime News

UK University Seeking First Drone Ship Voyage Across Atlantic

  A university in the UK is looking to become the first to design, build and sail the world’s first full-sized, fully autonomous unmanned ship across the Atlantic Ocean. The...

August 6, 2015
Total Views: 58

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Centuries-Old Shipwreck Discovered Off North Carolina Coast

Scientific sonar spots unknown shipwreck, possibly dating to the American Revolution Scanning sonar from a scientific expedition has revealed the remains of a previously unknown shipwreck more than a mile...

July 21, 2015
Total Views: 1

Monday, June 15, 2015
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Stunning VIDEO Of Newly Discovered Deep Sea Creatures

A team of scientists aboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer have mounted a unique crowd-sourced exploration of the largely unknown deep sea off the coast of Puerto Rico. The first two legs of...

June 15, 2015
Total Views: 25

Monday, May 4, 2015
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Engineering News

Ship of The Week – Space Ships – NASA’s (former) Space Rocket Booster Recovery Ship M/V Liberty Star

Photo courtesy NASA Note: This week’s interesting ships are reposted and updated from gCaptain’s archives. When one thinks of a NASA ship, it’s generally not the seagoing type that pops...

May 4, 2015
Total Views: 78

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Scientists Geek Out Over Sperm Whale Encounter

A team of scientists aboard the E/V Nautilus got super excited when a large sperm whale decided to check out the ROV Hercules at a depth 598 meters off the...

April 16, 2015
Total Views: 0

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Microsoft Billionaire Paul Allen Locates Famous WWII Shipwreck

A team of researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has discovered a long-lost Japanese battleship that was sunk during WWII with the loss of over 1,000 Japanese sailors. Allen...

March 4, 2015
Total Views: 9

Monday, January 12, 2015
Maritime News

SpaceX Rocket Makes Hard Landing Aboard ‘Drone Spaceport Ship’

SpaceX founder and serial entrepreneur Elon Musk said the company's Falcon 9 rocket made a hard landing but reached the ocean-going "drone spaceport ship" after re-entering earth's atmosphere.

January 12, 2015
Total Views: 9

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Maritime News

Louisiana Shipyard Building Drone Landing Ship for SpaceX Rocket

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has revealed that his SpaceX space transport company is currently developing an "autonomous spaceport drone ship" that will act as a high seas landing pad for the company's reusable Falcon 9 rockets.

November 25, 2014
Total Views: 226


Nightmarish Black Seadevil Caught on Video

Researchers with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have capture what is being called the best-ever footage of the elusive and nightmarish-looking Black Seadevil.

November 25, 2014
Total Views: 6

Monday, November 17, 2014
Maritime News

New Satellite Data Reveals Major Uptick in Global Maritime Traffic

Maritime traffic on the world’s oceans has increased four-fold over the past 20 years, according to a new study published by the American Geophysical Union quantifying global ship traffic and its impacts on the environment.

November 17, 2014
Total Views: 177

Thursday, October 23, 2014

RV Arcticus – The Great Lakes Newest Research Vessel Delivered

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Great Lakes Science Center says it has taken delivery of its newest research vessel and the vessel will be put to work immediately carrying our lake...

October 23, 2014
Total Views: 425

Friday, October 3, 2014
Maritime News

Drone Films Killer Whale Pod

For the first time ever, scientists have used an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor killer whales in the wild. For the groundbreaking new study, researchers at the Vancouver Aquarium and NOAA...

October 3, 2014
Total Views: 4

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Scientists Map Ocean Floor From Space in Unprecedented Detail

Scientists have devised a new map of the Earth's seafloor using satellite data, revealing massive underwater scars and thousands of previously uncharted sea mountains residing in some of the deepest, most remote reaches of the world's oceans.

October 3, 2014
Total Views: 18

Friday, September 5, 2014

You Won’t Believe the Size of This ‘Shrimp’ Caught in Florida

There are a number of ways the world's oceans can scare the crap out of you... and this is definitely one of them.

September 5, 2014
Total Views: 18

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Maritime News

Video: How The International Space Station Helped Rescue a Mariner In Distress

Since 2010, the International Space Station has been equipped with a space-based Vessel ID System receiver that allows it to track ships at sea by way of a ship's Automatic Identification System (AIS) signal.

August 28, 2014
Total Views: 23

Friday, May 30, 2014
Maritime News

Jaw-Dropping Photo (and Video) Shows Massive Fin Whale in Rare Breach

Growing to lengths in the 80 to 90-foot range and weighing up to 70+ tons, it’s easy to understand why Fin whales don't often shoot out of the water in a magnificent breach.

May 30, 2014
Total Views: 482

Friday, May 9, 2014
Maritime News

This Dumbo Octopus Video Will Melt Your Heart

NOAA research vessel Okeanos Explorer captured this gem during a dive in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, April 26, 2014.

May 9, 2014
Total Views: 18

Thursday, May 1, 2014

I’ve Never Really Wanted a Microscope, Until Now

The following image may make you hesitate a bit the next time you open your mouth while swimming in the ocean.  Photographer David Littschwager shows one example of all the...

May 1, 2014
Total Views: 41