Latest Oceanic gyre Stories
A massive pool of fresh water in the Arctic Ocean -- a result of melting ice and river runoff -- has been discovered by British scientists who believe it is expanding and could lower temperatures in Europe by causing the ocean current to slow down.
SEAPLEX researchers estimate tens of thousands of tons of debris annually ingested by fish in middle ocean depths of North Pacific Ocean.
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Tagging and tracking leatherback sea turtles has produced new insights into the turtles' behavior in a part of the South Pacific Ocean long considered an oceanic desert.
A change in the color of ocean waters could have a drastic effect on the prevalence of hurricanes, new research indicates.
Nutrients in the Atlantic.
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography says it's investigating whether a Texas-size vortex of trash in the Pacific Ocean could be turned into fuel. Scripps researchers recently returned from the area, dubbed the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch, about 1,000 miles of the California coast. The patch, officially known as the North Pacific gyre, is one of five places in the world's oceans where trade winds trap floating debris and damage ecosystems, The San Diego Union Tribune reported Friday....
An international oceanographic research expedition to the middle of the South Pacific Gyre â€“ a site that is as far from continents as it is possible to go on Earth's surface â€“ found so few organisms beneath the seafloor that it may be the least inhabited sediment ever explored for evidence of life.
A British millionaire says he plans to set sail in a plastic raft to alert the world to a huge floating garbage dump drifting between Hawaii and California. David de Rothschild, 30, of the noted banking family, plans to set sail from San Francisco in April aboard a 60-foot raft of empty plastic water bottles, The Sunday Times of London reported. His destination is a becalmed region known as the north Pacific gyre where plastic waste covers an area five times the size of Britain.
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a new climate pattern called the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation.
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