Read more about the article Looted 2,000-Year-Old Coin Worth USD 1 Million Handed Back To Israel
Photo shows a coin that has a floral wreath with the letter D in the centre, undated photo. (Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Looted 2,000-Year-Old Coin Worth USD 1 Million Handed Back To Israel

The United States has returned a rare silver quarter shekel coin was minted by Jewish rebels 2,000 years ago on Temple Mount – and that could be worth as much as USD 1 million – to Israel. Photo shows a coin that has three palms of dates on one side,…

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Read more about the article New Satellite Data Lets Scientists Measure Arctic Sea-Ice Thickness All Year Round
Image shows the view of the Arctic Ocean from the Alfred Wegener Institute's Polar 6 aircraft, undated footage. The research team from the city of Bremerhaven, Bremen, Germany developed a new method to measure arctic sea ice thickness in September 2022. (Alfred Wegener Institut, Esther Horvath/Newsflash)

New Satellite Data Lets Scientists Measure Arctic Sea-Ice Thickness All Year Round

Researchers have developed a new method to measure Arctic ice thickness and volume throughout the whole year by using satellite data. The international team consists of scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), headquartered in the city of Bremerhaven, located at the seaport of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen,…

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Read more about the article All Teeth Come From Single Ancient Sea Predator, According To New Study
Teeth originated in an armored ray that swam the oceans 100 million years ago, according to new research, carried out by a scientific team at Penn State University in the U.S. Undated photo. (SWNS/Newsflash)

All Teeth Come From Single Ancient Sea Predator, According To New Study

Teeth originated in an armoured ray that swam the oceans 100 million years ago, according to new research. They evolved from jagged spikes along the snout of the primitive sea predator named Ischyrhiza mira. Known as rostral denticles, they helped the beast forage - and fight off bigger fish. The…

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Read more about the article Polarstern Icebreaker Returns To Port After Arctic Research Amid Record Heatwaves
Scientists on the PS131 enter an ice floe in the ice edge zone north of Spitsbergen. The Polarstern was expected to arrive at the Lloyd Werft pier in Bremerhaven, Germany, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Vera Schlindwein/Newsflash)

Polarstern Icebreaker Returns To Port After Arctic Research Amid Record Heatwaves

The Polarstern icebreaker returned to port in Germany on Wednesday after spending 51 days conducting research in the Arctic amid record heatwaves this summer. The researchers were investigating how increasingly warm Atlantic waters are affecting two glaciers in north-eastern Greenland. The ice is receding on the glaciers and this in…

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Read more about the article Barcelona Bans Smoking On City Beaches
Picture shows a sign for a smoke-free beach at a Barcelona beach, in an undated photo. A ban on smoking on Barcelona's beaches came into force on Monday, July, 25, 2022. (Newsflash)

Barcelona Bans Smoking On City Beaches

Barcelona has banned smoking on all its beaches in a bid to wipe out fumes and discarded cigarette stubs from its coast. City officials approved the ban last week, which came into force on Monday, 25th July. Smoking is still allowed in spaces where there are licensed beach bars or…

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Read more about the article NGO Slams Cruel Bull Festival Where Animals Are Dragged By Boats
The bulls are being taken from the horns using ropes to the seashore after they jump into the water in a festival party in Denia, Spain, July 2022. (AnimaNaturalis/Newsflash)

NGO Slams Cruel Bull Festival Where Animals Are Dragged By Boats

A Spanish NGO has documented the abuse taking place at an ongoing bull festival where the animals are coerced into the sea and dragged to the port by boats. AnimaNaturalis claimed the bulls are repeatedly made to go through the same ordeal at multiple other festivals around Spain. https://youtu.be/o3P8T_O_7FA AnimaNaturalis/Newsflash…

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Read more about the article Minke Whale Dies After Bashing Into Dock Wall In Spanish Port
The whale stranded in a port of Combarro, Pontevedra, Spain, July 2022 died. (@policiapoio/Newsflash)

Minke Whale Dies After Bashing Into Dock Wall In Spanish Port

A large minke whale has passed away at a Spanish port after becoming trapped and crashing into the dock. The common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) died at Combarro Port in the village of Combarro in the Spanish region of Galicia at around 10.30am on 12th July. The deceased whale measured…

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Read more about the article Frantic Search For Woman Who Fell From Cruise In Med
Rescuers search for a person fallen from the Azamara Quest ship into the water at 75 miles from Mallorca, Spain, in June, 2022. (@salvamentogob/Newsflash)

Frantic Search For Woman Who Fell From Cruise In Med

Spanish search and rescue are looking for a woman who was seen falling from a cruise ship into the sea around 75 miles from Majorca at around 2am on Sunday. Spain's Maritime Safety and Rescue Society is still looking for the woman with the help of two helicopters and a…

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Read more about the article PLAYING POSSUM: Oh Buoy Won’t Somebody Save Me?
A possum that ended up stranded in the sea, has been rescued in Victoria, Australia. (@WhitecliffsForeshoreReserve, @whitecliffsforeshorereserve/Newsflash)

PLAYING POSSUM: Oh Buoy Won’t Somebody Save Me?

An astounded scuba diver has told how he rescued a terrified possum clinging to a mooring buoy in a busy sea harbour. The strictly landlubber marsupial is normally more at home in the Australian bush and forests. But these cute images show the possum hugging a buoy in the Tasman…

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Read more about the article Huge 36 Stone Turtle Dies Upon Release After Vet Treatment
Moment of performing an ultrasound on the turtle weighing 230 kilos, at the Oceanografic facilities. (Oceanografic Valencia/Newsflash)

Huge 36 Stone Turtle Dies Upon Release After Vet Treatment

The huge, 36-stone leatherback turtle that was rescued in a Spanish port over the weekend has died shortly after being released to sea. The marine animal turned up at the Port of Mazarron in the Spanish region of Murcia on Saturday with injuries to its flippers and shell after becoming…

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