Billions-year-old Zircon crystals point to a long-lost continent hidden beneath Mauritius.
New animal species have been found from the ocean floor of the southwest Indian Ocean. The amazing marine discovery was made by scientists from the University of Southampton in an undersea hot springs roughly 2.8 kilometres deep, at Longqi, also known as “Dragon's Breath,” 2000 kilometres southeast of Madagascar.
A new study created a simulation using confirmed debris to pinpoint where the wreckage of the downed MH370 can be found.
A new species of roundworm discovered on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean boasts some interesting characteristics. Researchers say this nematode that lives in fig trees can develop five different specialized "faces" or mouths, based on the available food supply.
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have made the first-ever field observations of Omura's whales, which occured off the coast of Madagascar. This study sheds light on the rare species' behavior and habitat preferences.
An antique book about the second Dutch expedition of the Mascarene Islands depicts the first drawing of the now extinct dodo bird. This species went extinct in the 17th century from a combination of climate change effects and rapid island colonization.
Antarctic fur seal pups listen for their certain qualities in their mother's vocal signature in order to correctly identify them in dense colonies.