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2014-06-16 09:28:17

Scientists have discovered a relationship between climate change and ocean currents over the past six million years after analysing an area of the Atlantic near the Strait of Gibraltar.

Warming Climates Intensify Carbon Dioxide Given Out By Oceans
2014-06-09 03:23:28

Rising global temperatures could increase the amount of carbon dioxide naturally released by the world's oceans, fueling further climate change, a study suggests.

World Oceans Day 2014
2014-06-07 06:38:15

Thousands of different organizations in more than 70 countries are joining forces this weekend to celebrate World Oceans Day, a global initiative designed to honor the massive bodies of water that cover the majority of the Earth.

Modern Ocean Acidification Is Outpacing Ancient Upheaval
2014-06-03 15:48:09

Some 56 million years ago, a massive pulse of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere sent global temperatures soaring. In the oceans, carbonate sediments dissolved, some organisms went extinct and others evolved.

Melting Arctic Sea Ice Opens New Passages For Invasive Species
2014-05-28 03:24:06

For the first time in roughly 2 million years, melting Arctic sea ice is connecting the north Pacific and north Atlantic oceans.

2014-05-19 20:21:23

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Travis Leonard, lead singer of rock band Hobart Ocean, signed to Swift Endeavor, attended the 2014 Billboard Music Awards this past Sunday

Better Ocean Stewardship Called For By Researchers
2014-05-16 03:21:48

It has been said that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about our own planet's oceans. That especially applies to the deepest parts of our oceans – depths that are 200 meters or deeper.

2014-05-12 08:21:44

Minister Raitt and Premier Alward applaud tentative agreement between VIA Rail and Canadian National FREDERICTON, May 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of

The Red Sea Is An Ocean Like All Others
2014-05-07 03:44:56

GEOMAR researchers specify models for the birth of the youngest world ocean

Ganymede
2014-05-02 06:23:00

While astronomers have long believed that Jupiter’s moon Ganymede was home to a thick ocean sandwiched between two layers of ice, researchers now claim that the largest natural satellite in our solar system could actually have several layers of ice and ocean stacked one upon another.


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
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.