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Networking lets sharks off the hook

Tuna fishers who network with their competition may be able to stop thousands of sharks a year from being accidentally captured and killed in the Pacific Ocean. Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies atShow More Summary

Muscle Flexing: Indian Navy Shows Off During Two Exercises

In what will be a two pronged display of their growing naval powers, India will deploy its two fleets, Eastern and Western, to the northwest Pacific Ocean and West Asia respectively.

Lima 80 Years Ago – The Capital of Peru in the 1930s

Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Together with the seaport of Callao, it forms a contiguous urban area known as the Lima Metropolitan Area. Show More Summary

Lingcod meet rockfish: Catching one improves chances for the other

Along the West Coast, lingcod fish are top predators -- voracious eaters that aren't picky about where their next meal comes from. But lingcod in the Pacific Ocean used to be overfished, to the point where managers created protected areas for these fish and other depleted groundfish species, such as yelloweye and canary rockfish. read more

California Grand Jury Indicts Plains All American Pipeline After Huge Spill

A California grand jury has indicted the Plains All American Pipeline Co. after its pipeline near Santa Barbara burst last year and permitted the spilling of 140,000 gallons of crude oil into Pacific Ocean. The indictment also includes one of its employees.

Iron Fertilization Will NOT Work in the Pacific

Over the past half-million years, the equatorial Pacific Ocean has seen five spikes in the amount of iron-laden dust blown in from the continents. In theory, those bursts should have turbo-charged the growth of the ocean's carbon-capturing...Show More Summary

L.A.'s plastic bag problem hasn't been solved, and it may be killing some of our most beautiful sea creatures

When it comes to enacting bans on plastic bags, the reasoning sometimes sounds remote. You’ve probably heard of the vast soup of plastic known as the Pacific Gyre, an ocean vortex twice as big as Texas filled with bits of plastic. You may or may not know that there are similar plastic patches in...

Beyond the Indian Ocean: India in the South Pacific

India’s connection with the South Pacific Islands has traditionally been fairly limited, despite a sizeable ethnic Indian population in Fiji. However, the relationship is gaining momentum under Prime Minister Modi’s government, and not just with Fiji but across the South Pacific. Show More Summary

Curtailing global warming with bioengineering? Iron fertilization won't work in much of Pacific

Over the past half-million years, the equatorial Pacific Ocean has seen five spikes in the amount of iron-laden dust blown in from the continents. In theory, those bursts should have turbo-charged the growth of the ocean's carbon-capturing algae -- algae need iron to grow -- but a new study shows that the excess iron had little to no effect.

Instagram of the Day: A Splash in San Diego

Every day, we bring you the most beautiful travel photo posted to Instagram. Today's picture comes from Eric Rubens. The Pacific sprays toward the sky on Windansea Beach just outside of San Diego. When the ocean is happy to see you A photo posted by Eric Rubens (@erubes1) on May 14, 2016 at 8:41pm PDT

Polluted dust can impact ocean life thousands of miles away

As climatologists closely monitor the impact of human activity on the world's oceans, researchers have found yet another worrying trend impacting the health of the Pacific Ocean.

Air pollution doesn't just make breathing harder for humans. In the Pacific, fish are choking, too.

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Microbes that are the foundation of the ocean food chain are eating our pollution. That's bad for fish, and it's bad for us.

Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake Hits Off New Caledonia Coast - USGS

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake occurred Monday off France's overseas territory in the Pacific Ocean, New Caledonia, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

Hawaii Faces a Mega Tsunami Risk

The Hawaiian Islands, situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean are a central target for earthquakes and tsunamis from almost all directions. Researchers from the University of Hawaii in Mãnoa (UHM) predict that a 9.0 earthquake in the Aleutian Islands will trigger a mega tsunami within...

Why did El Niño miss SoCal? It's complicated, National Weather Service says

A mix of rising global temperatures, mysteriously warmed waters off Baja California and unusually far-reaching storms in the western Pacific Ocean conspired to block this year’s El Niño storms from hitting Southern California, the National Weather Service said this week. Despite plenty of indicators...

On Land and Water: the Southern Ocean and the Importance of Correct Names

As a representative of the Early Millennials, I can say with confidence most of us grew up with four oceans in our geographic vocabulary — the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic oceans. Granted, to impress our teachers (and by impress, … Continue reading ?

Climate Change Has Officially Engulfed 5 Pacific Islands

A study of satellite imagery confirms what Solomon Islanders have known all along: they are doomed. Five Pacific islands have just disappeared, thanks to rising oceans. The islands are—or were—a part of the Solomon Islands, located around 1,000 miles off Australia, and were uninhabited by humans. Show More Summary

Geology Is Breaking Apart Over When the Americas Came Together

3.5 million years ago, Panama collided with South America, cutting off ocean circulation between the Pacific and the Caribbean. Or did it? The post Geology Is Breaking Apart Over When the Americas Came Together appeared first on WIR...

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