The cargo ship was reportedly hit by an "unknown weapon" and a fire broke out on its deck, prompting fears that "that this was a deliberate attack."
"We don't know how many whales are in this group, but we suspect it's a lot by the enormous number of calls we hear," study author Tracey Rogers said.
"The ship has dealt a death blow to our lives. We can't go into the sea, which means we can't make a living," Joshua Anthony, head of a region fishing union.
The victims, male hikers in their twenties, had been walking near the Piton de la Fournaise volcano, French media reported.
Scientists compared centuries-worth of data to see how the Indian Ocean Dipole has changed over the last millennia. Their results suggest extreme events are becoming more frequent and more intense.
Robber crabs—also known as coconut crabs—are the largest terrestrial invertebrates in the world
The annual crab migration takes place on Christmas Island—an Australian territory in the Indian Ocean.
Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said American military presence is undermining, rather than providing, regional security.
The French tourist was swimming at Amitie, in Praslin, the archipelago's second biggest island.
The man went missing after a swim in the Hermitage Lagoon, off Saint-Gilles, in the Indian Ocean French overseas territory.
Galante spoke to Newsweek about encountering leopards, elephants and accidentally netting a crocodile in his search for the critically endangered Pondicherry
Scientists believe there are more pieces of plastic in the ocean than stars in the Milky Way.
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in 2014 is one of the biggest mysteries in the history of aviation.
Tomy was caught in a storm on Friday that damaged his boat and left him injured and immobilized.
Two wrecks discovered in 2015 have been identified as coal-trading ships, rather than the plane that went missing in 2014 with 239 passengers.
Dutch and Australian experts are excavating the bodies of victims in the worst act of mass murder in present-day Australian territory.
The Emirati firm believes the scheme could also affect the dry climate of the Gulf and attract tourists.
The continent likely broke off from a supercontinent hundreds of millions of years ago.
The information gleaned should provide unprecedented insight into the habitats of valuable species.
The Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8 2014, carrying 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off.
"At least once a month, I have nightmares of waves submerging me."