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2010-11-01 12:54:03

Invasions of voracious predatory crabs due to global warming could threaten the unique continental-shelf ecosystems of Antarctica, according to newly published findings. "King crabs are ecologically important predators and form the basis of economically significant commercial fisheries," said Dr Sven Thatje, an evolutionary ecologist at the University of Southampton's School of Ocean and Earth Science (SOES), which is based at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton. Thatje and...

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2010-11-01 06:25:00

'It is past time to get serious about measuring what's happening to the seas around us' The ocean surface is 30 percent more acidic today than it was in 1800, much of that increase occurring in the last 50 years - a rising trend that could both harm coral reefs and profoundly impact tiny shelled plankton at the base of the ocean food web, scientists warn. Despite the seriousness of such changes to the ocean, however, the world has yet to deploy a complete suite of available tools to monitor...

2010-10-27 15:30:00

MONTREAL, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE:CNI) announced today that locomotive engineers and conductors who work on its rail lines in eastern Quebec and northeastern New Brunswick have ratified a new collective labour agreement. The new agreement, in effect through Dec. 31, 2011, pays employees represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference an hourly rate, with a wage increase to take effect Jan. 1, 2011. Flexible work rules -- similar to those in effect on CN's Northern...

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2010-10-12 23:20:52

Researchers looking at corals in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have found records linking a profound shift in the depth of the division between warm surface water and colder, deeper water traceable to recent global warming.The finding is the first real evidence supporting what climate modelers have been predicting as the effects of global climate change on the subsurface ocean circulation.The report by researchers from Ohio State University and the University of Toronto was published in...

2010-09-20 10:00:00

MONTREAL, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Jean-Jacques Ruest, executive vice-president and chief marketing officer of CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE:CNI), will discuss the role of gateways in the North American transportation market in a speech to the American Association of Port Authorities annual convention in Halifax, N.S., on Sept. 21, 2010, starting at 1 p.m. Atlantic time. Ruest will deliver his remarks in the Commonwealth Ballroom of the Westin Nova Scotian hotel, located at 1181 Hollis Street,...

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2010-09-16 11:55:22

The tropical Pacific Ocean has transitioned from last winter's El Niño conditions to a cool La Niña, as shown by new data about sea surface heights, collected by the U.S-French Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 oceanography satellite. This OSTM/Jason-2 image of the Pacific Ocean is based on the average of 10 days of data centered on Sept. 3, 2010. A new image depicts places where the Pacific sea surface height is higher (warmer) than...

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2010-08-26 09:50:00

American and Indonesian scientists have managed to capture 100 hours of video and nearly 100,000 high-definition photos that illustrate the biological diversity of the waters around the Southeast Asian country of Indonesia, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) press release dated August 25. Collaborating at Exploration Command Centers in Jakarta and Seattle, Washington through the summer, scientists were able to use HD cameras and other state of the art...

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2010-08-03 10:46:49

New research from the University of Sheffield has discovered that the deep open ocean, by far the largest habitat for life on Earth, is currently the most under-explored area of the sea, and the one we know least about. The research, which was published August 1, 2010 in the journal PLoS ONE, has mapped the distribution of marine species records and found that most of our knowledge of marine biodiversity comes from the shallow waters or the ocean floor, rather than the deep pelagic ocean- the...

2010-07-22 15:02:00

MONTREAL, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE: CNI) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a third-quarter 2010 dividend on the Company's common shares outstanding. A quarterly dividend of 27 cents(C$0.27) per common share will be paid on Sept. 30, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 9, 2010. CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic and...

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2010-07-22 08:36:28

During NASA's ICESCAPE voyage to the Arctic, scientists have been looking at the phytoplankton in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea -- how many, how big and at what depths they are found. But there are other ways of looking at these small life forms. "We measure phytoplankton in terms of their pigments and light absorption properties," said Stan Hooker of NASA's Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Calibration and Validation Office at Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. Hooker, Joaquin Chaves and...


Latest Ocean Reference Libraries

Arctic Ocean
2013-04-18 22:31:23

The Arctic Ocean which is located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the shallowest and smallest of the world’s five major oceanic divisions. The International Hydrographic Organization recognizes it as an ocean, although, some oceanographers consider it as the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply, the Arctic Sea, classifying it a Mediterranean sea or an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, the Arctic Ocean can be considered as the northernmost...

Asia
2013-02-19 13:06:23

Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. It is located mainly in the eastern and northern hemispheres covering 8.7 percent of the Earth’s whole surface area and making up 30 percent of its land area. With about 4.3 billion people, it hosts 60 percent of the world’s current human population. This continent has a high growth rate in the modern era. For example, during the 20th century, Asia’s population almost quadrupled. This continent is defined as making up the...

Ocean Analysis for November 17, 2012
2012-11-17 08:24:58

Point #1: Warm finger- This region inside the area marked number 1, represents a warm finger of the ocean temperatures. What is occurring is that the warmer air is being pushed faster in this region than the surrounding locations giving us this little finger of warmer temps in that region. Point #2: Warm Eddie- This is a region of warmer temps surrounded on all sides by colder water. Eddies are a closed circulation of water in the ocean that has in this case warmer temps around it. These...

Ocean Current Impacts On Weather
2012-07-30 13:25:48

The Peru Current flows from South to North along the western side of South America. This current transports colder air from the south northward towards the equator. This current is responsible for bringing cooler waters off the coast of Peru which is a big reason that they have such high fishing success. However this current can get altered during EL-Nino when the warmer waters of the Pacific are transported west to east and start to replace these colder waters. The Peru current is...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-30 09:39:02

Coastal Upwelling- this is defined as the moving of water from the deeper oceans upwards to the surface of the ocean very commonly found along our cold ocean currents, which are found along the West Coast of the United States and off the Peru coast. Coastal Sinking- this is defined as the warm waters moving in from the east and hitting the coastline and slowly filtering down towards the deeper ocean waters very slowly. This feature is common in our warm ocean currents such as the United...

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