In 1789, a group of British Royal Navy mutineers set their tyrranical captain William Bligh adrift and, along with the wives they had taken earlier in Tahiti, settled on Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific Ocean. Within a decade, almost...Show More Summary
Emaciated sea lions are washing up on the beaches of California -- the latest victims of rising ocean temperatures
Briefly: I can’t believe this picture is real and not a frame from a movie about a very unlucky guy. It was shot by Australian scientist Huw Alexander Ogilvie when he was flying over the Pacific Ocean back in 2005. You can get a high resolution version here. More »
Six Greenpeace activists on a recycled Russian firefighting vessel are following Shell's rigs as they cross the Pacific Ocean. Vincenzo Floramo/Greenpeace Port commission meetings tend to be pretty boring. Lately they've been getting...Show More Summary
Using the largest tagging data set to date, biologists have shown that across the Pacific Ocean the vertical habitat of striped marlin is defined by the light-penetrated, uppermost part of the ocean known as the epipelagic layer, within eight degrees Celsius of sea surface temperature.
Deep schisms are developing among Democrats over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the massive trade deal involving countries around the Pacific Ocean that would impact nearly 40 percent of the U.S.’s trade. This may end up dividing leading Democratic officials and major constituencies within the party. In the short term, the question is: How much can those […]
When it comes to protecting marine life, Britain is going big. The announced plans earlier this week to create what will be the world’s largest fully protected marine reserve that would cover an area of the Pacific Ocean nearly area of France and Germany
Carson Daly may have THOUGHT good fences make good neighbors, but his fence just got him sued. Carson owns a house in a really nice part of Santa Monica overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There's a Chevron gas station next door -- we know that sounds…
Charles McCrary Note: This post is the first in a series on the Pacific Ocean. I didn’t really plan a series, but the introduction to this post quickly became too long. So, this post serves just as an introduction to the series. Please ask questions and make suggestions in the comments section, and I’ll try to address them in future posts. Show More Summary
Progression of ocean acidification in the subtropical South Pacific was investigated by using high-quality data from trans-Pacific zonal section at 17°S (World Ocean Circulation Experiment section P21) collected in 1994 and 2009. During this 15-year period, the CaCO3 saturation state of seawater with respect to calcite (?cal) and aragonite (?arg) in the upper water column […]
The Seattle city council will soon decide whether to sign a letter urging Jewell to "seriously consider the impacts to Seattle, the interconnected Pacific Ocean ecosystem, and the planet as you make decisions about oil and gas drilling...Show More Summary
The last wild part of San Francisco is the Pacific, which bounds the city for five miles at its western edge, abutting Ocean Beach and the gridiron of the Sunset’s pink-green bungalows. All of this is always, as San Francisco mostly isn’t, beset by fog: white, eerie, gracious. Show More Summary
U.S. authorities confiscated a $180 million shipment of cocaine from Colombian drug traffickers aboard a boat on the Pacific Ocean bound for the United States, the Colombian attorney general’s office said on Saturday. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) found 5.28 tonnes of the drug...
According to Russian Defense Ministry’s Eastern Military District, approximately 500 military personnel are holding “anti-diversion operation” exercises on the Kuril Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Grilled fresh fish and excellent Chilean wine at an outdoor table, watching Pacific Ocean waves crash over lava rock outcrops. Local guides take you to the key sites, and everything to see and do around town is a short walk. Only a Rapa...Show More Summary
BEIJING -- Liu Xin and his boyfriend, Hu Zhidong, have opted for a destination wedding. They’re not heading to Venice, Hawaii or even Mexico. Rather, in June they’ll be flying across the Pacific Ocean with nine other LGBT couples headed...Show More Summary
Perched on 78 acres of verdant hills that overlook the Pacific Ocean from a scenic bluff, the luxurious Bacara Resort & Spa will once again be the site of the Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend, the second iteration of which will be held...Show More Summary
With the first taste of palolo I understood the Samoans’ love for it. Certainly it suggested a salty caviar, but with something added, a strong, rich whiff of the mystery and fecundity of the ocean depths. —R. Steinberg. Pacific and Southeast Asian cooking. Time-Life Books, New York, 1970 (opening quote from from Schulze 2006) This […]
The California sea lion crisis has deepened as the number of abandoned, sickly pups continues to increase and the Pacific Ocean becomes warmer.
This past week, the Vanuatu Archipelago of the southwestern Pacific Ocean has been in the news due to massive destruction wrought by Typhoon Pam. The volcanic island chain consists of more than 80 islands and islets, stretching 720 miles (NNW to SSE) along the edge of the Pacific Plate, northeast of New Caledonia. Show More Summary