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Foxface Rabbitfish Siganus vulpinus
2013-02-17 07:58:30

Image Credit: Dr. Wayne Meadows (NOAA)/Wikipedia The foxface rabbitfish is found in coral rich lagoons, and reefs in the coastal water of the Western Pacific. Around the western Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, the Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, Caroline Islands, and the Marshall Islands. It has also been sighted around Vanuatu, Nauru, Kiribati, and recently Tonga. Adults usually...

Valentinnis Sharpnose Puffer Canthigaster valentini
2013-02-16 08:56:47

Image Credit: Jenny Huang/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.0) The Valentinni’s sharpnose puffer (sometimes called Valentin's sharpnose puffer) is found in shallow lagoons and coastal reefs from 3 - 150 feet in depth. Native to the Indo-Pacific and Indian Oceans around Durban, South Africa, Tuamoto Islands, Japan, Lord Howe Islands and Northern Australia. The male of this species is very...

Basic Ocean Terms
2013-02-05 12:52:11

Image Credit: Meteorologist Joshua Kelly When meteorologists are forecasting for ocean-going vessels, there are a few terms that we need to understand. The first term is wavelength. Wavelength is defined as the distance between two crests or between two troughs as seen in the image above. The example above highlights the crest to crest concept of wavelength. The next term that we use is...

Smooth Trunkfish Rhinesomus triqueter
2013-01-12 07:08:25

The smooth trunkfish fish is found in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and western Atlantic Ocean from Canada to Brazil residing on coral reefs and sandy ocean floors. Occasionally found in schools but for the most part it prefers to be alone. The smooth trunkfish has a triangular shaped body having a flat belly and a very narrow back, pointed snout, and a small mouth. The black eyes set...

Ocean Analysis for November 17 2012
2012-11-17 08:24:58

Point #1: Warm finger- This region inside the area marked number 1, represents a warm finger of the ocean temperatures. What is occurring is that the warmer air is being pushed faster in this region than the surrounding locations giving us this little finger of warmer temps in that region. Point #2: Warm Eddie- This is a region of warmer temps surrounded on all sides by colder water. Eddies...

Winter Weather Outlook For November-February For Denver CO
2012-11-05 15:42:46

November 2012: A mild month in store with the chance of seeing a significant storm, however overall should be mild with the average forecasted temps to be around the 50-60F range. There is the chance of seeing 6-8 days even being warmer and also 8-10 days being colder. The month will see 0.5-1.0 in of rainfall along with 2-4in of snowfall possible. The majority of the snow may come in one event...

Winter Weather Outlook For November-February For
2012-10-30 14:38:21

November 2012: A warm month will start for the region, followed by a mid-month run into old man winter. Expect the average temps for the month to be around 40-50F with the potential of seeing 6-8 days above that and 6-8  days below. The month’s precipitation will include a trace to 0.25in of rainfall along with the possibility of seeing 2-4in of snowfall. December 2012. The month will be...

Winter Weather Outlook For November-February For Cleveland
2012-10-30 14:02:18

November 2012: A mild start to the month is forecasted and then a quick mid-month cold burst is possible. The overall average temps for the month will be around 40-50F. There will possibly be about 4-6 days that are warmer along with 5-7 days towards the end of the month that will be colder. Precipitation for the month will include the potential of seeing 1-2in of rainfall towards the beginning...

Winter Weather Outlook for November-February for Fargo ND
2012-10-05 09:31:02

November 2012: The month will start out mild, however it will quickly turn colder with the forecasted average for the month around 30-40F, with the potential of seeing 3-5days warmer and 4-6days colder. Winter weather impacts include the chance of seeing about 1-2in of snowfall for the month. December 2012. The month will be fairly cold as average temps are forecasted to be around 20-30F...

Winter Weather Outlook For November-February For Pleasant
2012-10-05 09:20:24

November 2012: The month will start out on the mild side early then will slowly shift towards a colder month, look for the average temps on the month to be around 40-50F, with the potential of seeing 7-9 days warmer, and also 7-9 days that are colder. The precipitation for the month will be around 1-2in of rainfall. Winter weather impacts on the month will include 1-3in of snowfall possible...

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.