Tropical Depression 14W was absorbed by another nearby tropical low pressure system in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) issued the final bulletin on Tropical Depression 14W on Aug. Show More Summary
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the eastern Pacific Ocean it looked at a newly developed tropical depression that would later strengthen into Tropical Storm Lester. Aqua analyzed the depression with an infrared eye and saw indications...Show More Summary
For the first time in thousands of years, the massive creatures of the Pacific are finding their way across the Arctic to the North Atlantic. But trouble may await them.
The majority of garden eels live in the Indo-Pacific, but species are also found in warmer parts of the Atlantic Ocean and East Pacific. These small eels live in burrows on the sea floor and get their name from their practice of poking...Show More Summary
In March 1968, a K-129 Soviet nuclear submarine cruising in the Pacific Ocean mysteriously disappeared from Russian radar. Following an unsuccessful search by the USSR, the United States, using sonic triangulation, secretly located the sunken submarine 1500 miles northwest of Hawaii. Show More Summary
Sometime around 2.6 million years ago, a supernova exploded 300 light years away from Earth, and as our solar system moved slowly through the debris, tiny particles of dust broke through into our atmosphere and fell into our oceans. The chemical composition of this stardust should mean...
Fukushima Daiichi is still pouring radioactive water into the Pacific ocean, the consequences of which we still don’t know in the short term and can’t predict in the long term. Zero days since last injury #marketingagencyproblems #workerscomp...Show More Summary
Despite the critical importance of euphausiids in marine food webs, little ocean acidification (OA) research has focused on them. Euphausia pacifica is a dominant and trophically important species of euphausiid throughout the North Pacific and the California Current Ecosystem, where low pH conditions are occurring in advance of those in the global ocean. We assessed […]
Contrary to a prevailing theory, coral larvae could not survive the five-thousand-kilometer trip across the Pacific Ocean to replenish endangered corals in the eastern Pacific, according to new research. Researchers used a supercomputer to simulate billions of coral larvae traveling on ocean currents over a 14.5-year period. read more
NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Lionrock that revealed the storm is consolidating and strengthening. Lionrock is moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and away from Honshu, the big island of Japan. read more
The Northwestern Pacific Ocean has seen quite a number of tropical cyclones in the last two weeks and another has just formed north of Guam triggering warnings on several islands. NASA's Terra satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Depression 14W today, Aug. 23. read more
An international team of researchers have shown that vulnerable coral populations in the eastern tropical Pacific have been completely isolated from the rest of the Pacific Ocean for at least the past two decades.
Over a century ago, explorers dreamed of a Northwest Passage, a route from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic by plying the waterways north of Canada, threading through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, huge icy islands north of Canada. Show More Summary
Damon McMillan built a robotic boat. Not just any robotic boat. This one is sailing across the world's oceans. And it's just simple and elegant enough to work. Read more on MAKE The post Did a Solar-Powered Autonomous Boat Just Cross the Pacific Ocean? appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
Many were in awe when lava flow was observed seeping into the Pacific Ocean Tuesday. Although it sounds dangerous, quite a number of tourists still flocked to the Volcanoes National Park to witness the sight and the sound created by the magma when it intermittently 'kisses' the sea. Show More Summary
When everyone’s dream view of the beautiful Costa Rica coastline manifests itself into physical form, it’s something that must be celebrated. Titled the “Ocean Eye House,” this home designed by San José-based architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe sits right on the western edge of the Nicoya peninsula, facing towards the Pacific Ocean. Based on a series […]
Sea level changes in the Pacific Ocean can be used to estimate future global surface temperatures, according to a new paper. Scientists knew both the rate at which global surface temperature is rising and sea level in the Pacific varied, but had not connected the two phenomena. Show More Summary
Tropical Storm 12W formed over the open waters of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, far southeast of the big island of Japan. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the small storm on Aug. 18, 2016. Tropical Storm 12W (12W) was spotted by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite on Aug. Show More Summary
NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of the developing Tropical Storm 10W in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean near Guam. read more
The amount of sea level rise in the Pacific Ocean can be used to estimate future global surface temperatures, according to a new report led by University of Arizona geoscientists. Based on the Pacific Ocean's sea level in 2015, the team...Show More Summary