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Invasive Pests Compromise Native Trees' Ability To Recover From Guam's Severe Storms
2014-01-31 14:13:15

American Society for Horticultural Science Guam experiences more tropical cyclones than any other state or territory in the United States. These cyclones--called typhoons in the western Pacific Ocean--can be devastating to Guam's dense native forests. The impact of large-scale tropical cyclones affects the health of managed and unmanaged forests, urban landscapes, and perennial horticulture plantings for many years after the actual storm. In fact, the island's forests are often called...

2014-01-19 12:20:31

HONOLULU, Jan. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and Telstra today announced the upgrade of multiple ultra-long haul submarine cable routes, optimizing capacity and providing scalability and reliability on key routes of Telstra's network. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network will enable Telstra to quickly deploy 10G, 40G and 100G Ethernet and OTN services on: -- Telstra Endeavour - a 9,124 kilometers submarine cable connecting Sydney and Hawaii; --...

NASA Sees System 91W Still Soaking Philippines
2014-01-17 13:15:21

NASA The tropical low pressure area known as System 91W that has been plaguing the central and southern Philippines for the last couple of days continues to bring floods and heavy rainfall today, January 16. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over System 91W and identified powerful thunderstorms with the potential for heavy rainfall, moving back toward the Visayas and Mindanao regions. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard Aqua captured an infrared image of System 91W on...

Tropical Cyclone Colin Coming Unwound
2014-01-15 08:34:12

NASA Tropical Cyclone Colin is not as tightly wrapped as it was a day ago. Satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua and TRMM satellites show Colin is not as organized as it was, and most of the strongest precipitation was occurring on the southern side of the storm and waning. On January 14, 2014 at 0900 UTC, Colin had maximum sustained winds near 40 knots/46.0 mph/74.0 kph. It was far from land, and centered 1,171 nautical miles/1,348 miles/2,169 km from Diego Garcia near 26.7 south and 73.3...

GPS Tracks Leatherback Turtle Hotspots To Prevent Fishing Deaths
2014-01-09 07:50:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most endangered species in the world, the Pacific Ocean's leatherback sea turtle population has declined by more than 90 percent since 1980. One of the greatest causes of this species' death is industrial longline fishing, which sets thousands of hooks in the ocean to catch fish, but sometimes catch turtles as well. Research teams use modern GPS technology to predict where fisheries and turtles will interact in order...

2014-01-06 23:01:00

Yearly Winter Tradition—Now Through April 2014—Four Seasons Resort Maui Guests Guaranteed to Create Memorable Experiences Maui, HI (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 The warm tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean with palm trees gently swaying is a scene that has been mesmerizing guests of Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea for nearly 25 years. Now through April 2014, a new group of underwater visitors add to the tableau—the return of hundreds of majestic 50-foot humpback whales who have...

2014-01-04 23:23:06

A team of International real estate professionals team up to bring the largest sustainable community living project to Costa Rica. The location is Quepos, the most visited town in Costa Rica and the development team, marketing team and property tour team have joined forces to create an incredible project for the North American market. Quepos, Costa Rica (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 A group of experts in international real estate has teamed up to build the largest sustainable community...

2013-12-10 23:31:34

Rebecca R. Rubin interviews artist and film-maker, Chris Jordan, about the horrific loss of Laysan Albatrosses. Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Albatrosses are "dying by the tens of thousands," says artist and filmmaker, Chris Jordan in a just released interview with Marstel-Day President and CEO Rebecca R. Rubin. As part of Marstel-Day's ongoing series, Vital Voices of the Environment with Rebecca R. Rubin, Jordan explains how the explosive profusion of...

NASA Sees Another Developing Depression In Northern Indian Ocean
2013-12-05 19:56:45

NASA The Northern Indian Ocean typhoon season usually lasts until the end of December, but it's not going out without a fight this year. Infrared satellite data from NASA's Aqua satellite showed bands of thunderstorms wrapping around low pressure System 92B's center. If this system develops it would become Tropical Depression 06B. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the low pressure area designated as System 92B on Dec. 5 at 07:59 UTC/2:59 a.m. EST and the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or...


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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