Latest Pacific ocean Stories

2009-01-05 17:23:00

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. Together with Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, which was established in 2006 in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands, President Bush will have designated monuments protecting 335,561 square miles of ocean, a larger area of the world's...

2008-11-25 08:15:00

Researchers now believe the ocean is growing more acidic faster than once thought, thanks to increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. University of Chicago scientists documented the phenomena in a paper published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Of the variables the study examined that are linked to changes in ocean acidity, only atmospheric carbon dioxide exhibited a corresponding steady change," said J. Timothy Wootton, the lead author of the study...

2008-11-24 17:03:48

Fishing activities are stunting population growth of a type of Pacific Ocean dolphin despite dolphin-safe practices, U.S. university researchers said. The study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego revealed negative impacts from fishing activities remain, despite adoption of regulations and agreements designed to reduce dolphin deaths from by-catch in which animals are caught unintentionally along with the intended targets. The research by the...

2008-10-09 09:00:15

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. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The storm was moving northwest at 7 mph and several turns and fluctuations in intensity were expected within 24 hours to put it on target for the peninsula,...

2008-10-06 09:00:41

Toxic chemicals retrieved from capsized Philippine ferry MANILA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Four hundred and two barrels of toxic chemical endosulfan have been recovered from the capsized ferry MV Princess of Stars more than 100 days after it sank off in central Philippines. The Task Force Princess of the Stars, in a statement, said the last barrel of endosulfan trapped inside the capsized ferry was successfully and safely retrieved as of 1 p.m. Sunday. "Sulpicio Lines said the toxic...

2008-10-02 03:00:25

By Buden, Donald W Abstract: Eleven species of reptiles are reported from Nauru in the first systematic treatment of the herpetofauna. Four of the species are marine; the seven others include six lizards (four geckos, two skinks) and one snake. Gehyra mutilata (Wiegman), G. oceanica (Lesson), Pelamis platura (Linnaeus), and Ramphotyphlops braminus (Daudin) are recorded on Nauru for the first time. With the exception of Emoia arnoensis Brown & Marshall, which is endemic to eastern...

2008-09-30 09:00:33

Typhoon Hagupit-triggered flood leaves one dead, more than 300,000 affected in S. China NANNING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Continuous torrential rain triggered by Typhoon Hagupit has left one person dead and more than 300,000 others affected in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a county government spokesman said Monday. Torrential rain pounded Fusui County from Wednesday, hurting the livelihoods of 233,000 people and causing an evacuation of 68,900 others. The downpours...

2008-09-24 18:00:30

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnamese authorities prepared to evacuate people from high-risk areas as Typhoon Hagupit moved toward the country after hitting southern China's Guangdong province today. The typhoon was expected bring heavy rain to Vietnam's north and could unleash major flooding, the national weather forecast center said. (c) 2008 Charleston Daily Mail. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-17 00:00:23

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Business is first to market with the Trans-Pacific Express submarine cable network connecting the United States with mainland China, South Korea and Taiwan. Verizon Business multinational customers with IP, data and voice communications traffic moving onto this cable system, which is now active, will see immediate benefits including additional capacity, greater physical diversity, reduced latency, improved performance and seven-way mesh...

2008-09-14 06:00:10

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "China's Coastal Provinces Displace Thousands in Precaution Against Sinlaku"] FUZHOU, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) - Fujian and Zhejiang provinces in east China have evacuated over 170,000 people from low-lying coastal regions, as the typhoon Sinlaku suggested a move towards them, after it pounded Taiwan early Sunday morning. The Fujian provincial meteorological observatory monitored the eye of the...

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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