Quantcast
Last updated on April 23, 2014 at 21:24 EDT

Latest Ocean Stories

2013-07-11 12:43:41

Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool, Plymouth, and Radboud, Netherlands, have challenged the view that giant animals are found in polar seas because of a superabundance of oxygen in cold water. It is thought that giant insects and other creatures hundreds of millions of years ago evolved due to a superabundance of oxygen and that this could also explain the existence of giant sea creatures today. The new research, published in Functional Ecology, however, suggests that this may not...

2013-07-11 12:20:19

MONTREAL, July 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - As of June 15, VIA Rail's long-haul train the Ocean has been equipped with the same Wi-Fi available to passengers on the Québec City - Windsor corridor. Available across more than 98% of the route between Montréal and Halifax, the new Wi-Fi connection allows passengers to remain virtually linked to work, friends and family throughout the trip. Using the Ocean's new Wi-Fi access, travellers may even choose to use their online travel-time to...

Oceans Of The Past Give Clues To The Future
2013-06-15 05:39:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The oceans of the past were quite different than the ones we see today. Ocean temperatures are increasing due to global warming, and these increases are harming marine food webs. Coastal dead zones are also being created by the run-off from fertilizers. An international team of researchers, led by McGill University, has completed the first global study of changes that occurred during the nitrogen cycle at the end of the last ice age....

2013-06-11 23:30:39

Expanding use of new technology for ocean science Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Global Oceans and Liquid Robotics today announced they have established a strategic agreement to jointly develop and promote new opportunities for ocean scientists to utilize Wave Glider® robotic technologies for scientific research on expeditions hosted by Global Oceans. One of the key goals of the Alliance is to accelerate researchers´ access to ocean data. Today, scheduling time on most research...

Ice Age Did Not Stop The Arctic Current From Flowing
2013-05-30 05:30:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When thick ice covered the Arctic during the last ice age, many scientists assumed that the deep currents below the ice that feed the North Atlantic Ocean and help drive the global ocean currents slowed or possibly even stopped. A new study reveals that the deep Arctic Ocean has been churning briskly for the last 35,000 years, through the chill of the last ice age and warmth of modern times. These findings, published in the journal...

Century Old Data Helps Study Climate Change
2013-05-28 15:27:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ocean data collected over 135 years ago by the crew of the HMS Challenger oceanographic expedition has helped confirm global warming. Researchers from NASA and the University of Tasmania used the data to provide further confirmation that humans have played a part in today's changing global climate. The team combined the ship's measurements of ocean temperatures with modern observations from the international Argo array of ocean...

2013-05-13 16:20:20

CN reiterates plan to upgrade Prairie North Line through Humboldt HUMBOLDT, SK, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Today, CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) president and chief executive officer Claude Mongeau helped the citizens of Humboldt, Sask. inaugurate the Community Trail project, part of the CN EcoConnexions - From the Ground Up program. Humboldt is one of 25 communities selected to receive funding from the program to date. The program's objective is to promote the greening of municipal...

What Really Makes A Habitable Planet?
2013-05-04 05:41:48

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Holy Grail in the search for planets outside our solar system is finding one that could potentially support life. Traditionally, this means finding a planet with features similar to Earth, which is just the right distance from its host star that liquid water could be supported on the surface. Scientists believe the presence of liquid water on the surface is a necessary component for the proliferation of life. And a...

2013-04-25 16:20:11

HOMEWOOD, IL, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) invites the media to report on key issues at the centre of Rail Safety Week, from April 29 to May 5, 2013.  CN Police will mark Rail Safety Week with a public awareness campaign aimed at reducing the number of trespassing crossing related accidents.  In addition, the police force is asking the public to help save lives by calling CN Police at 1-800-465-9239 to report unsafe behaviour on railway property....

2013-04-23 08:24:28

EDMONTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - David G. A. McLean, chairman of CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI), is pleased to announce today that the Company's Board of Directors (Board) has appointed Robert Pace as its vice-chairman, effective today. Mr. Pace, upon successful election as a director at CN's Annual Meeting of Shareholders in April 2014, will become chairman after Mr. McLean reaches the Board's retirement age of 75 next year. As vice-chairman, Mr. Pace will work with Mr. McLean...


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...

More Articles (7 articles) »