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2010-06-18 07:55:00

Scientists have found that the ocean temperature at the earth's polar extremes has a significant impact thousands of miles away at the equator. Newcastle University's Dr Erin McClymont is part of an international team of researchers who have published research in Science on June 18 demonstrating a close link between the changes in the subpolar climate and the development of the modern tropical Pacific climate around two million years ago. The team believes this solves another piece of the...

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2010-06-18 07:45:47

Cost-effective approach could help predict climate change impacts for all marine ecosystems In a report published in this week's issue of Science, a team of oceanographers, including MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) Ecosystems Center director Hugh Ducklow, outline a polar ocean observation strategy they say will revolutionize scientists' understanding of marine ecosystem response to climate change. The approach, which calls for the use of a suite of automated technologies that complement...

2010-06-08 05:00:00

Scientific Statement Released for World Oceans Day WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 245 marine scientists from 35 countries are calling for the establishment of a worldwide system of very large, highly protected marine reserves as "an essential and long overdue contribution to improving stewardship of the global oceanic environment." While small marine reserves are known to protect some species, large reserves -- comparable to large national parks on land -- are...

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2010-06-07 09:15:12

The mystery of how the world's largest living reptile - the estuarine crocodile - has come to occupy so many South Pacific islands separated by huge stretches of ocean despite being a poor swimmer has at last been solved by a group of Australian ecologists. Publishing their new study in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Animal Ecology, they say that like a surfer catching a wave, the crocodiles ride ocean currents to cross large areas of open sea. The estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus...

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2010-05-21 13:55:00

Spanish scientists have analyzed the temperature and salt levels of the Western Mediterranean Sea between 1943 and 2000 to study the evolution of each variable. Their research shows that, since at least the 1940s, the deep water has become progressively hotter and saltier, and that, since the 1990s, this process has speeded up. Each year the temperature of the deep layer of the Western Mediterranean increases by 0.002ºC, and its salt levels increase by 0.001 units of...

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2010-05-19 08:10:00

European Science Foundation presents ocean acidification report at EU Maritime Day 2010 Ten years ago, ocean acidification was a phenomenon only known to small group of ocean scientists. It's now recognized as the hidden partner of climate change, prompting calls for an urgent, substantial reduction in carbon emissions to reduce future impacts. The 'Impacts of Ocean Acidification' science policy briefing presented by the European Science Foundation on May 20 for European Maritime Day 2010...

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2010-05-19 07:35:00

How high is the sky? Scientists have a pretty good handle on that one, what with their knowledge of the troposphere, stratosphere and the other "o-spheres." Now, thanks to new work headed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), they are closing in on the other half of that age-old query: How deep is the ocean? They're also tackling an even more intriguing"”if less romantic"”question: What is the volume of the Earth's oceans? It's hard to imagine Irving Berlin putting...

2010-05-11 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- "Save My Oceans," Participant Media's multi-platform nationwide social action campaign for Disneynature's motion picture release OCEANS, is designed to create awareness about the crisis facing our oceans by informing people that regardless of where they live, everything we do impacts our oceans, and in return impacts us. The social action campaign includes the online hub www.SaveMyOceans.com, the Save My Oceans college concert tour, an art installation,...

2010-04-29 13:00:00

MONTREAL, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE: CNI), the Halifax Port Authority (HPA), Cerescorp Company Limited (Ceres) and Halterm Container Terminal Limited (Halterm) announced today an innovative agreement to better measure and align each party's performance in the Halifax Gateway supply chain and enhance the port's role as a preferred gateway on the east coast to Ontario, Quebec and the U.S. Midwest markets. The agreement establishes clear and defined performance...

2010-04-26 15:02:00

MONTREAL, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE: CNI) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a second-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 June 30, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 9, 2010. CN - Canadian National Railway Company and its operating railway subsidiaries - spans Canada and mid-America, from the Atlantic 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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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