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North Pacific’s sea slug invasion linked to mystery ocean blob

A mass northern migration of colourful nudibranchs could signal the start of a decade-long climate shift across North America

Found: Stranded Sailor After 2 Months Adrift

On Wednesday, a Colombian sailor found stranded out in the Pacific Ocean 3,500 miles from home finally made it to dry land, according to NBC News. He'd been fighting for survival for two months, forced to eat sea gulls and bear witness...Show More Summary

Man Lost at Sea for Months Watched 3 Companions Die

Some 2,150 miles southeast of Hawaii, in what NBC News describes as a "desolate stretch of the Pacific Ocean" was a man, floating toward his death—or rescue, as it turns out. A China-bound cargo ship spotted the 29-year-old Colombian's 23-foot powerless skiff on April 26; he was taken...

The Search for Captain Cook’s Endeavour May Be Over

The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) may have located the wreckage of the famous sailing ship Endeavor. The Endeavor has a storied history, first sailing the Pacific Ocean under the helm of Captain James Cook, the famed British explorer who had claimed Australia as part of...

Fishes be Crazy

Despite how it may look, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this fish. Butis butis is a moderately sized species of fish (up to about 14 cm in length) widespread in warmer waters around the Indian and western Pacific Oceans. They are found in shallow bays and mangrove swamps, often entering into estuaries and lower reaches of rivers. Show More Summary

Could Chile be the Saudi Arabia of Wave Power?

By Orlando Milesi and Marianela Jarroud | (Inter Press Service) | – – SANTIAGO, May 4 2016 (IPS) – Chile, a country with 6,435 km of Pacific Ocean coast line, could find…

?Watch live: Scientists are exploring one of the deepest, most mysterious parts of the ocean

Right now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ship Okeanos Explorer is exploring the deep waters in and around the Marianas Trench, located in the western Pacific Ocean — and researchers are broadcasting the journey via livestream. This is the deepest part of the world's oceans, reaching more 36,000 feet at the lowest point. Show More Summary

Influence of sea-ice loss on Arctic warming is shaped by temperatures in the Pacific Ocean

Influence of sea-ice loss on Arctic warming is shaped by varying temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, new study shows The crucial role that sea-ice loss plays in rapid Arctic warming is regulated by variable climate patterns taking place...Show More Summary

Influence of sea-ice loss on Arctic warming is shaped by temperatures in the Pacific Ocean

The Arctic amplification phenomenon refers to the faster rate of warming in the Arctic compared to places farther south. Arctic amplification has been linked to a spike in the number of persistent cold spells experienced in recent years over Europe and North America.

Found: Captain Cook’s Ship

The HMS Endeavor. (Image: Samuel Atkins/Public domain) In 1768, James Cook sailed from England in a ship named the Endeavor. He was aiming for the Pacific Ocean and the lands there that Britain had yet to map. The ship made it around Cape Horn and into the Pacific, all the way to Australia. But while Cook became famous, his boat slipped away. Show More Summary

Sean Ironstag’s quixotic quest to build a society of plastic floating cities to clean up the ocean

The problem of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has stymied scientists. One man thinks he has the radical solution.

Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Hits Off Vanuatu Coast - USGS

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake has occurred off the islands of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reports.

Disturbing New Study Shows The Pacific Ocean May Suffocate In Just 15 Years

The same human activity that is causing the world’s oceans to warm, rise and acidify is also robbing those same oceans of oxygen. Furthermore, the impact of ocean suffocation on the planet is equally as alarming as the impact of climate change. Show More Summary

Sea Life in the Pacific Ocean Will Start to Suffocate by 2030 Thanks to Climate Change

This story was originally published on The Huffington Post and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It should come as no surprise that human activity is causing the world’s oceans to warm, rise and acidify. But an equally troubling impact of climate change is that it is beginning to rob the oceans of oxygen. Show More Summary

An islet the size of your bedroom has Japan and Taiwan fighting

6 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Normally close allies Japan and Taiwan are locked in a dispute over fishing rights off a small rocky outcropping in the Pacific Ocean, a rare disagreement that is being cast as a final foreign policy test for Taiwan’s outgoing president. The Foreign Ministry in Taipei says Japan had no reason to...

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Large Swaths Of The Pacific Ocean May Actually Suffocate In Just 15 Years

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

It should come as no surprise that human activity is causing the world's oceans to warm, rise and acidify. But an equally troubling impact of climate change is that it is beginning to rob the oceans of oxygen. While ocean deoxygenation...Show More Summary

UFO Hunter Spots Star Wars ‘Millennium Falcon-Type’ UFO On Google Earth: Mystery Alien Craft Crashed In Remote Pacific Ocean [Video]

A UFO hunter claims to have spotted a UFO on a remote central Pacific Island. According to the YouTube UFO hunter, Google Earth images reveal a mysterious Star Wars “Millennium Falcon-type” alien spacecraft that apparently crashed on a small island in the Pacific Ocean. Show More Summary

World War II Veteran Who Survived 2 Ship Sinkings Shares Story

A young Walter "Irby" West Jr. never imagined that just 10 months after surviving the sinking of a destroyer escort in the Atlantic Ocean in World War II, he would be in another in the Pacific.

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