(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Cyclone Bart has developed in the Southern Pacific Ocean, and NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the storm early on Feb. 21.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible image of the Southern Pacific Ocean's newly formed tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Carpentaria. By the next day Alfred made landfall and weakened to a remnant low pressure area.
One of the greatest feats of human migration in history was the colonisation of the vast Pacific Ocean by Polynesian peoples. They achieved it thanks to their sophisticated knowledge of positional astronomy and celestial navigation. The...Show More Summary
A continent two-thirds the size of Australia has been found beneath the south-west Pacific Ocean, scientists reported in the journal of the Geological Society of America. The land mass of 4.5 million square kilometers (1.74 million square...Show More Summary
It’s really quite simple. As the ocean absorbs more carbon emissions from the atmosphere, our ocean becomes more acidic. And the impacts are far-reaching. Just ask the shellfish growers and coastal businesses in the Pacific Northwest and across our country. Show More Summary
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Satellite imagery captured the beginning of a chain of Eastern Pacific Ocean storms forecast to affect the US West Coast. A close-up satellite view show from Feb. 17 shows a large storm system affecting southern California, while a wider satellite view revealed a second storm system in the Central Pacific Ocean headed toward the east.
The island nation of New Zealand may be the tiny chunk of a massive continent that lurks mostly under the Pacific Ocean, new research suggests.
“Weather bomb” is expected to hit California Friday night The National Weather Service is warning of the chance of bombogenesis conditions forming in the Pacific Ocean just off the Bay Area. “Bombogenesis is an ominous sounding termShow More Summary
noaasanctuaries: usfwspacific: Wisdom checks in with her newest chick. Photo credit: Naomi Blinick/USFWS Volunteer By Holly Richards, USFWS Wisdom Returns! On a remote atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the world’s oldest known wild bird just became a mother again. Show More Summary
The "blob," a patch of warm water that sat off the Pacific Coast between 2014 and 2015, caused higher ozone levels throughout the western region of the United States, new research finds.
To paraphrase the immortal words of Diana Ross and the Supremes, ain't no mountain high enough, ain't no valley low enough to keep us from mucking it up. Case in point? The Pacific Ocean's Mariana and Kermadec trenches, both tens of thousands of feet deep, remain two of the planet's most inaccessible reaches. Show More Summary
High levels of industrial pollution have been found in animals living in the deepest reaches of the Pacific Ocean.The production of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) — toxic, non-biodegradable pollutants — was phased out in the 1970s. Alan Jamieson, now at
Extremely concentrated levels of Persistent Organic Pollutants, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), have been found in amphipods living in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana and Kermadec trenches...Show More Summary
(University of Washington) Ozone levels in June 2015 were significantly higher than normal over a large swath of the Western US. Analysis ties this air quality pattern to the abnormal conditions in the northeast Pacific Ocean, nicknamed 'the blob.'
The research ship Okeanos Explorer is sending an ROV into the depths of the Pacific Ocean, seeking out exotic sea animals and other curiosities. And, you can watch it live online.
Industrial pollution has reached even the most remote corners of Earth: the deepest part of the sea. Scientists have discovered “extraordinary levels” of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in the Mariana and Kermadec trenches, two of the deepest ocean chasms on the planet. “Trenches have been...
Over the past decades, climate change in the tropical western Pacific has led to surface warming, a distinct decrease in sea surface salinity, obvious sea level rise (SLR), and ocean acidification in the South China Sea (SCS) and Coral Sea (CS), which have had profound impacts on marine ecosystems and coastal communities. The aim of […]
How the Pacific Ocean changes weather around the world Our current understanding of the El Niño Southern Oscillation Viking Books for Young Readers When The Sky Breaks Simon Winchester’s new book detailing the origins of some of the worst weather in the world. The following is an excerpt from...
It’s located in Jenner, CA—on Highway 1 Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Location: Jenner,...Show More Summary
The movements of Earth's tectonic plates shape the face of our planet. The sinking of one plate beneath another causes volcanism and earthquakes. As part of the International Ocean Discovery Program, an international science team was able to drill and investigate the origin of a subduction zone for the first time in 2014. Show More Summary