Latest State Oceanic Administration Stories

2011-07-26 10:31:35

A Chinese submersible has completed the country's deepest manned dive in international waters of the northeastern Pacific Ocean, official news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. The Jiaolong -- named after a mythical Chinese sea dragon -- reached a depth of 16,591 feet below sea level, Xinhua said. "Such a depth means the Jiaolong is capable of reaching over 70 percent of the sea beds in the world," Xinhua said, quoting head of diving operations Wang Fei. "It will pave way for a...

2011-07-21 14:19:42

A Chinese submarine performed the country's deepest manned dive ever on Thursday, completing a milestone for China's deep-sea ambitions. The State Oceanic Administration said in a statement that the Jiaolong undersea craft reached 13,211-feet below sea level in a test dive in the northeastern Pacific. "The success of this test dive has laid a solid foundation for completing the mission of diving to 5,000 meters (16,404-feet)," it said. The submarine carried three people in Thursday's journey...

2008-07-03 06:00:00

More than 10,000 people and 1,200 vessels have been mobilized to tackle the huge algae bloom threatening the upcoming Olympic sailing event in east China's Qingdao, out of the sea. So far, 170,000 tonnes of the sea weed have been taken out of the water, and the Qingdao municipal government said it planned to have it all eliminated by July 15. The algae, called enteromorpha prolifera, was first detected on May 31 off the Dagong Island, well out to sea. It currently covers one third of the 50...

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