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Ocean Acidification Threatens Antarctic Marine Wildlife
2012-11-26 05:01:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has uncovered the first evidence that marine creatures living in the Antarctic region are being affected by ocean acidification. That evidence was discovered in 2008, when researchers from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), the University of East Anglia (UEA), the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) observed that the shells...

2012-11-20 16:28:45

WALL, N.J., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meridian Health and Meridian Health Affiliated Foundations today announced the combined commitment of $1.4 million dollars to those Meridian team members as well as members of the community who were severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy. "Meridian Health, with more than 12,000 team members, is the largest employer and health care provider in Monmouth and Ocean counties, and Meridian's team members represent the faces of those devastated by...

2012-11-13 08:25:39

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Themed attractions and trade show expert Global Experience Specialists (GES), in partnership with legendary ocean explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau and respected water-sports company Body Glove, announced sponsorship opportunities for an in-development, educational touring exhibition, Ocean Explorers. Levels of participation include Partner, Sponsor, and Supplier, and will include multi-year and multi-dimensional alliances with the exhibition...

Is Mining Asteroids The Better Option
2012-11-06 12:32:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Planetary Resources announced earlier this year it plans to begin looking beyond Earth for precious metals, and mining asteroids for platinum. Since the announcement of the company's mission, many skeptics have come out to say it is a ridiculous feat, and some have even gone as far as to say why leave Earth, when we have an ocean full of the metal. Chris Lewicki, Planetary Resources President and Chief Asteroid Miner, addressed this...

What Triggered Earth's Last Big Freeze
2012-11-06 09:53:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate scientists have long debated whether floodwaters from melting of the Laurentide Ice Sheet flowed northwest into the Arctic first, or east via the Gulf of St. Lawrence to weaken ocean thermohaline circulation and have a frigid effect on global climate. This debate concerning the melt, which ushered in the last major cold episode about 12,900 years ago, has been raging for about 30 years. A research team from the University of...

2012-10-23 07:21:22

CN names Janet Drysdale as successor MONTREAL, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today that Robert Noorigian, vice-president, Investor Relations, will retire at the end of this year. Claude Mongeau, CN president and chief executive officer, said: "Bob was hired by Paul Tellier in 1996 when CN's remarkable business transformation to today's rail industry leader was entering high gear. "Bob has been a trusted partner and advisor to CN leaders since...

Ocean Acoustics Changing
2012-10-19 14:07:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Along with negatively impacting marine life and global climate change, the acidification of the Earth´s oceans could have the unintended side effect of changing the acoustics beneath the water´s surface. New research suggests that a future, more acidic ocean would resemble the one that existed around 110 million years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed both the land and sea. Climatologists have been raising concerns in recent...

Atlantic Heat Pump Was Once Faster
2012-10-16 13:39:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from an international team of scientists led by environmental physicists at Heidleberg University in Germany suggests that the circulation of the Atlantic Ocean was faster during the last Ice Age than today. It has long been assumed that heat transport in the Atlantic Ocean during the last Ice Age was weaker, but according to the new data, it appears that it was actually stronger than it currently is. The team used...

Composition Of Microbial Populations Determined By Freshwater Flows Into The Arctic And Southern Oceans
2012-10-11 08:05:22

Part of NSF's International Polar Year research portfolio, the six-nation study indicates that shallow-water populations have little in common Differing contributions of freshwater from glaciers and streams to the Arctic and Southern oceans appear to be responsible for the fact that the majority of microbial communities that thrive near the surface at the Poles share few common members, according to an international team of researchers, some of whom were supported by the National Science...

2012-10-03 06:20:47

MONTREAL, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today continued growth in its commercial presence in Southeast Asia with the appointment of Ajay Kumar Singh as its agent in Mumbai, India. Singh will work closely with CN customers and container shipping lines to focus on new import/export business opportunities to Canada and the U.S. Midwest via the ports of Halifax and Montreal. Singh has in-depth knowledge of Southeast Asian markets and has worked as chief...


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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