Latest Ocean Stories
European Science Foundation presents ocean acidification report at EU Maritime Day 2010.
Scientists are now trying to get a handle on exactly how deep our oceans are.
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.
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.
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.
Evidence that the world's water cycle has already intensified is contained in new research to be published in the American Journal of Climate.
Researchers have discovered a mass of floating plastic garbage over a remote location in the Atlantic Ocean.
A British scientific expedition has discovered the world's deepest undersea volcanic vents, known as 'black smokers', 5000 meters deep in the Cayman Trough in the Caribbean.
NEW YORK, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, TED and Sylvia Earle, the 2009 TED Prize winner and world-renowned, deep-ocean explorer, announced the launch of Mission Blue to raise awareness of the urgent need to create Marine Protected Areas - Hope Spots - ranging from the deepest oceans to sunlit reefs.
SEATTLE, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past five years consumers who have enjoyed a glass of Flying Fish can be proud that they've supported ocean conservation efforts.
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 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...
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...
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...
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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