Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
The search lasted three and a half years and was the most expensive in history.
The information gleaned should provide unprecedented insight into the habitats of valuable species.
If his theory is correct, investigators may be looking in the wrong search area.
In total, authorities have found five pieces of wreckage believed to be from the plane.
The two-year search has now discovered two shipwrecks, but still no plane.
An Air France pilot on Tuesday reported seeing an object floating in the water near Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean.
After initial confusion, the French confirmed the flaperon is from the missing plane.
About 30 relatives marched to the Malaysian Embassy in Beijing on Friday.
Officials couldn't immediately confirm whether the fragments belonged to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
The wing fragment found last week on Reunion Island was confirmed to be from Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
The debris washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and could help end 16 months of lingering uncertainty.
Investigators said it is too soon to determine if this debris is from MH370.
The beacon battery for the flight data recorder expired in December 2012 and was not replaced.
A year on from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, an extraordinary amount of key data remains unknown.
The Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8 2014, carrying 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off.
A Dutch firm will lead the search, the next phase of which is expected to start within a month and take up to a year
The passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 most likely died from suffocation and coasted lifelessly into the ocean on autopilot
The new analysis comes more than 100 days after the Boeing 777, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared on March 8 shortly after taking off
Captain Zaharie Shah reportedly had made no social or work-related plans for the future, unlike the rest of the plane’s crew.
The search for MH370, which disappeared carrying 239 passengers and crew on March 8, is already set to be the most costly in aviation history
A series of acoustic pings thought to be from the plane's black box recorders were heard near where analysis of satellite data put its last location
The company, Inmarsat, will release the data and methodology it used to calculate the plane's path in a week
The company is making the unlikely claim that the wreckage should be investigated as connected to Flight MH370, but the possibility was dismissed by authorities