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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Atlantic Ocean

This year
Important ocean current system could collapse by mid-century
The AMOC regulates how heat moves from the lower latitudes into the northern hemisphere.
Last year
Quiz: How much do you know about the Atlantic Ocean?
Dip your toes into this quiz (not literally, please).
All time
Lava from La Palma volcano reaches sea after 10-day journey across island
Columns of steam that experts had warned could contain toxic gases shot upward when the molten rock tumbled into the Atlantic.
Court rules Air France and Airbus must stand trial over 228 deaths in 2009 Paris-Rio crash
Three Irish women were among the 228 people killed in the air crash.
Poll: Have you made efforts to use less plastic in your daily life?
Plastic levels in the Atlantic Ocean are likely to be much higher than previous estimates suggested.
Plastic in the Atlantic Ocean is far beyond levels previously estimated
Researchers believe plastic levels in the Atlantic are ten times higher than previous estimates suggest.
Kelp found off coast of Ireland, France and Scotland has 'survived since last ice age 16,000 years ago'
Experts analysed the genetic composition of oarweed from 14 areas across the northern Atlantic Ocean.
Explainer: Where is Rockall and why has it sparked tensions between the Irish and Scottish governments?
How a small island caused such a big headache.
How Irish researchers will explore Atlantic Ocean over next two years
18 state-of-the-art seismometers will measure movement at the floor of the ocean.
Warning for 'potentially very disturbed weather' as Hurricane Helene crosses Atlantic
The storm is currently making its way towards the southeast of the US coast.
From blue whales to coral reefs - a new series will show the unexplored beauty of Ireland's Atlantic
The documentary series, which will air on RTÉ, will explore previously unseen sights off the Irish coast.
Poll: Will you swim in the seas around Ireland this summer?
Are you ready to risk the polar experience of a dip in Irish coastal waters?
Who owns Rockall? The history of the Atlantic dispute between Ireland and the UK
The uninhabited island has been the source of a long-running dispute.
'I'm going to raise the tricolour high': Galway man to make history after 7 weeks rowing the Atlantic alone
Gavan Hennigan is approaching Antigua with a world record in his sights.
2 brave adventurers are attempting to swim the whole way around Ireland in under 4 months
Irish adventurers David Burns and Maghnus Collins are set to spend 3-4 months swimming around Ireland.
The 'pause' in global warming could last another 10 years
… however things will start heating up rapidly after that.
EU Commission sets out plan to harvest energy from our seas and oceans
Ocean energy – known as ‘blue energy’ – covers all technologies that harvest renewable energy from our seas and oceans other than offshore wind.
VIDEO: Man rescued from air pocket after boat sinks in the Atlantic
All of Harrison Odjegba’s colleagues on the boat sadly perished in the incident.
Meet the man attempting to become the first Irish person to row 2,100 miles across the Pacific Ocean
Philip Cavanagh is hoping to raise €100,000 as part of the challenge, which will involve roughly four weeks of continuous rowing.
There are hundreds of glow-in-the-dark jellyfish off the coast of Mayo
They may sting your face off, but they’ll look pretty when they glow at night.
Group of children free dolphin trapped in rockpool
The mammal – believed to be a striped dolphin – became stuck in shallow water in rocks on Kilkee Beach.
VIDEO: If you're admiring the waves, roll your windows up
Especially when the waves can get this high, this quickly.
Irish scientists discover new life beneath the sea
The discovery came during a 23-day mission out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
75 more bodies found in wreckage of Air France plane
A victims’ association says another 75 bodies have been found in the Atlantic, almost two years after the Airbus disaster.
Data shows Air France flight 447 fell 38,000 feet before crashing
Plane fell faster than 11,000 feet a minute as it plunged towards the water in crash which killed all 228 people on board, including three young Irish women.
Air France pilot 'wasn't in cockpit' when disaster struck
A report says pilot Marc Dubois was not in the cockpit when the accident on the Airbus A330 when a ‘deep stall’ kicked in.
Air France crash investigators uncover part of flight recorder but crucial data missing
Investigators fear that without recovering the “black box” flight recorder the mystery of the plane’s last moments will never be solved. The crash over the Atlantic two years ago killed all 228 people on board.
Mother awaits news of Irish victim in Air France crash
Irish officials in Paris are in contact with the airline in the hope of recovering the bodies of the two Irish victims who were never found.
Hurricanes meet over the Atlantic
Two hurricanes meet off the US east coast.