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Conservationists are preparing to set out in search of an underwater collection of garbage in the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the mainland US.
Scientists are hoping a new set of buoys in the Indian Ocean will provide farmers with information that can better predict monsoons in some of the worldâ€™s most underdeveloped regions.
A new landmark study published May 1 documents for the first time the process in which increased mercury emissions from human sources across the globe, and in particular from Asia, make their way into the North Pacific Ocean and as a result contaminate tuna and other seafood.
The drillship JOIDES Resolution ("JR") has returned to international operations, and will make a port call in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 5-9, 2009.
A new study by researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) finds that warming and cooling cycles in the Indian Ocean may be responsible for Australiaâ€™s major droughts.
Pew Applauds Historic Action WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Bush today designated 3 new marine national monuments in the Pacific Ocean totaling more than 195,000 square miles, an area greater than Oregon and Washington combined.
Researchers now believe the ocean is growing more acidic faster than once thought, thanks to increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Fishing activities are stunting population growth of a type of Pacific Ocean dolphin despite dolphin-safe practices, U.S.
Pacific Hurricane Norbert was 410 miles southwest of Mexico's Baja Peninsula early Thursday, moving slowly toward the Baja, U.S. forecasters said. At 2 a.m. PDT, Norbert had Category 3 winds of 125 mph with higher gusts, down from 12 hours earlier, when it had Category 4 135 mph winds, the U.S.
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...
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 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...
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...
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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