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2011-07-04 07:57:22

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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2011-06-30 09:15:29

Samples of rock, sediment from beneath the sea-floor help explain quakes like Japan's.

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2011-06-26 07:35:16

Record snowfall, killer tornadoes, devastating floods: There’s no doubt about it - since Dec. 2010, the weather in the USA has been positively wild.

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2011-06-22 07:15:00

The ATV Johannes Kepler space freighter reentered Earth’s atmosphere on Tuesday and burned up as planned in spectacular shooting-star fashion over the southern Pacific Ocean.

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2011-06-17 08:10:00

A new survey of barrier islands published earlier this spring offers the most thorough assessment to date of the thousands of small islands that hug the coasts of the world's landmasses.

2011-05-25 15:00:00

DALLAS, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dedicated to fitting the female form, online fashion retailer Carissa Rose has just launched a complete redesign of its website with specific enhancements in merchandising, sizing features and customer experience.

2011-05-10 08:00:00

MANTA, Ecuador, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fisheries, research scientists and tuna fishers boarded a vessel in Manta, Ecuador today and will spend the next two months at-sea launching the next phase of a globally coordinated project to promote effective, practical techniques to reduce the environmental impact of tuna fishing.

2011-05-03 22:38:00

WHISTLER, BC, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc.

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2011-04-06 14:00:55

The huge tsunami triggered by the Tohoku Earthquake destroyed coastal towns near Sendai in Japan, washing such things as houses and cars into the ocean.

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2011-04-06 11:04:50

This week marks the first anniversary of the NASA Global Hawk project’s initial science mission.


Latest Pacific ocean Reference Libraries

Dall’s Porpoise, Phocoenoides dalliz
2013-08-29 10:15:35

Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalliz) can only be found in the North Pacific, with a range that includes the Sea of Japan and the Okhotsk and Bering Seas. This range extends to southern California in the east and to the southern waters of Japan in the west. When normal weather patterns change and waters become colder, this species can be found in in Baja, California, specifically in Scammon's Lagoon, and strays can occasionally be found in the Chukchi Sea. It prefers to reside in cold...

Pacific Rim
2013-02-19 13:33:00

The Pacific Rim is a reference to places around the edge of Pacific Ocean. The term Pacific Basin includes the Pacific Rim and the islands within the Pacific Ocean. It roughly overlaps with the geologic Pacific Ring of Fire. These countries are generally considered to be a part of the Pacific Rim, since they lie along the Pacific Ocean: North/East Asia Russia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand,...

North America
2013-02-18 15:40:12

North America is a continent completely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost completely within the Western Hemisphere. It’s also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It’s bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. This continent covers an area of approximately 9,540,000 sq miles, about 4.8 percent of the plants surface or about...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 19:06:01

Honolulu, located in the Pacific Ocean, has a mostly marine time climate and has a pretty consistent temperature average from month to month. This is a look at the La-Nina impacts on the local area. January 2012: For the month of January it is typical to see average high temps in the 80’s while overnight lows drop into the 70’s. During the La-Nina event January temps were normal 71% of the month at the, with above temps 23% of the month and 6% of the month found the temps dropping...

Cumulus Clouds (Low Cloud)
2014-01-11 00:00:00

If you look in the photo above you can see the line of Cumulus clouds that appear in the background. These clouds were created by daytime heating and also an unstable atmosphere. The moisture for these clouds was rising from the Pacific Ocean. The darker cloud is the stronger of the cumulus clouds meaning that the majority of the moisture is being absorbed by that cloud. The clouds around this one are also starting to get more moisture from the ocean to build. Above the cumulus clouds you...

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Word of the Day
abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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