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Spring plankton bloom hitches ride to sea's depths on ocean eddies

Just as crocus and daffodil blossoms signal the start of a warmer season on land, a similar 'greening' event --a massive bloom of microscopic plants, or phytoplankton -- unfolds each spring in the North Atlantic Ocean from Bermuda to the Arctic.

A Nasty Surprise in the Greenhouse: The Gulf Stream is Slowing Down

YouTube The disaster movie "The Day After Tomorrow" was based on long term scientific concerns about global warming's impact on the North Atlantic Current, also called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, - what most people think of as "The Gulf Stream" - although that is a simplification. The movie was obviously...

Watch the Trailer for Motherboard's Documentary 'The Grind'

The Faroe Islands are a tiny archipelago in the North Atlantic, and those who live there have always relied on the sea to survive. This includes seabirds, fish, and pilot whales, which the Faroese hunt for food in a slaughter they call...Show More Summary

Rosneft Cancels Rig Contract With North Atlantic Drilling

Russian oil firm Rosneft has cancelled a contract for a two-and-a-half year rig contract with Northern Offshore and Seadrill's North Atlantic Drilling Ltd, the Norwegian offshore driller said. The post Rosneft Cancels Rig Contract With North Atlantic Drilling appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

French Atlantic coast braced for giant tide

MONT SAINT MICHEL, France (Reuters) - France's North Atlantic coast was experiencing its first giant tide of the millennium on Saturday as the full moon and this week's solar eclipse combined to help create an ocean surge not seen there since 1997.

Last Week's Total Solar Eclipse – As Seen From 35,000 Feet

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For last week's solar eclipse, astronomer Glenn Schneider chartered a plane to fly through the vast shroud of darkness temporarily cast by the the moon's shadow on the north Atlantic. Astrophotographer Stephan Heinsius was aboard the flight, with a video camera. Here's what he and the other passengers saw. Read more...

Atlantic circulation weaker than in last thousand years — here’s why it matters

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A sweeping ocean conveyor system that ushers warm tropical waters into the North Atlantic appears to have partly recovered from a near-collapse around the time that the Beatles were breaking up, but the system remains weaker than it had been since before humans figured out how to write modern music...

A Solar Eclipse Is Best Viewed From A Private Jet In The Stratosphere

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A trio of Dassault Falcon 7X executive jets, packed with observation equipment, journeyed to the North Atlantic at nearly 50,000 feet in order to chase a rare chance to see the black sun. Read more...

New Research Shows Exceptional Slowdown In Major Atlantic Ocean Currents

Climate scientists have noticed a disturbing pattern in the North Atlantic. This is the relative cooling of surface waters in the area fed by the Gulf Stream. This pattern has emerged over recent decades, and may portend very rapid and potentially disruptive climate change in the upcoming decades. The cooling is not subtle at all,…

What’s going on in the North Atlantic?

The North Atlantic between Newfoundland and Ireland is practically the only region of the world that has defied global warming and even cooled. Last winter there even was the coldest on record – while globally it was the hottest on record. Our recent study (Rahmstorf et al. 2015) attributes this to a weakening of the […]

French Coast Braced for Giant Tide

Towns on France's North Atlantic coast braced for their first giant tide of the millennium on Saturday as the full moon and this week's solar eclipse combined

French Atlantic Coast Hit By Giant Tide

France's North Atlantic coast was experiencing its first giant tide of the millennium on Saturday as the full moon and this week's solar eclipse combined to help create an ocean surge not seen there since 1997. The post French Atlantic Coast Hit By Giant Tide appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Bill Gates: World must prepare for outbreaks deadlier than Ebola

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is calling for a global effort to combat future epidemics, much the way Western nations formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to confront military threats.

Solar Eclipse Teases Skywatchers on Northern Islands

A blanket of clouds blocked the full experience in the North Atlantic

Total eclipse and other headlines

Morning headlines: the North Atlantic gets a rare astronomical treat, GOP donor backs story of whisper campaign against MO candidate who later killed himself.

Cloudy morning for solar eclipse watchers

Grey skies offer thousands who flocked to remote islands in North Atlantic a peek at rare celestial display

Loud Booms in North Carolina Followed by Massive Fish Kill

Those mysterious booms that have been heard around the world with increasing frequency may have claimed some innocent victims. On March 16, 2015, loud booms were heard and felt by people living along the U.S. Atlantic coast from North Carolina north to Delaware. Less that 24 hours...

The adventurers who travel thousands of miles to catch a total solar eclipse

FAROE ISLANDS — This Friday, the hottest place for total solar eclipse fans to be is on one of a few cold, small islands in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Travelers hoping to catch a glimpse of the moon obscuring the sun haveShow More Summary

Here are all the NATO military ships currently conducting manoeuvres on Russia's doorstep

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is making its presence felt in Russia's back yard as it conducts manoeuvres in the Black Sea. Since the onset of the Ukraine crisis, Russia has stepped up its military exercises with a greater number of naval drills and NATO reports of incursions by Russian fighter jets and bombers. Show More Summary

Seadrill Unit Says Rosneft Rig Contract Difficult to Conclude as Scheduled

North Atlantic Drilling warned on Monday it would be difficult to conclude as scheduled a contract with Russia's Rosneft due to weak market conditions and the challenging political environment. The post Seadrill Unit Says Rosneft Rig Contract Difficult to Conclude as Scheduled appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

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