Image: MBARI Meet the Lyre Sponge, a large harp- (or lyre-) shaped carnivorous sponge in the deep waters of the northeast Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The vertical branches, capped with a balloon-like ball, maximize the surface area of the sponge for capturing planktons. Show More Summary
Newport is one of the prettiest beachside spots in all the land. With a mix of glamor and Pacific Ocean views, it takes a seaside affair to a whole new level of pretty. Of course, that level couldn't be reached all on its own. It took a team of crafty vendors like Park Place Planning, FlowerWild and Amy &…
0) The beginning of all this, maybe. This woman who insists I could have loved anybody. We saw the Atlantic from Normandy. We saw the Pacific from San Francisco. This is not “my love is like an ocean.” We’d been through that already...
A rare piece of America's military history was located this spring, when dolphins from the Navy's Marine Mammal Program located an unusual artifact: a torpedo from the 19th century. Discovered during a training exercise in the ocean near San Diego, the torpedo will eventually make its way to a museum.
By Dr. Lizzie Mcleod, Climate Adaptation Scientist for the Nature Conservancy, Asia Pacific Region As if the long list of threats to coral reefs weren’t enough, we can now add ocean acidification to the list. Perhaps you’ve seen the gloomy headlines like “Ocean Acidification: ‘Evil Twin’ Threatens World’s Oceans, Scientists Warn.” Perhaps it is no […]
Rising atmospheric CO2 contents have led to greater CO2 uptake by the oceans, lowering both pH due to increasing hydrogen ions and CaCO3 saturation states due to declining carbonate ion (CO32?). Here, we used previously compiled data sets and new data collected in 2010 and 2011 to investigate ocean acidification of the North Pacific western […]
NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES-15 satellite captured imagery of the Eastern Pacific Ocean's first named tropical storm, Alvin. Aqua and GOES-15 provided imagery of Alvin that provided a look at the overall storm and the temperatures of its cloud tops. read more
When you win the Heisman as a freshman, there isn ’t much more to achieve at the collegiate level. Johnny Manziel isn ’t satisfied, however, and he is in California training with quarterback guru George Whitfield Jr. Recent photos of the workout were pointed out by Graham Watson with Yahoo! Sports. Show More Summary
...THIS trailer comes along. It shows way more of how the Kaiju came to Earth, and how they laid waste to our cities, and then how we created fricken great robots to stomp their asses. And that ocean combat scene? TAKE OUR MONEY. Read more...
The Hurricane Season of the Eastern Pacific Ocean officially begins today, May 15 and the first tropical depression of the season formed. Tropical Depression One-E was seen by NASA's Aqua satellite while it was developing. read more
This Day U.S. Naval History - May 14 1801 - Tripoli declares war against the United States 1836 - U.S. Exploring Expedition authorized to conduct exploration of Pacific Ocean and South Seas,
If all goes according to plan, sometime on Tuesday the military balance of power in the Pacific Ocean could tilt to America’s advantage. The U.S. Navy’s main warships, whose firepower now cannot match the range of Chinese missiles, could...Show More Summary
INVERNESS, Calif.—It is coming up on planting season at Drakes Bay Oyster Company, a tiny family-owned oyster farm located on a inlet nestled within the lush grassy cliffs that run along the Pacific Ocean here just north of San Francisco. For more than 50 years, the modest farm, which looks like nothing more than a [...]
It is easy to take one look at Honduras and write it off as an irredeemable mess. The small Central American nation, wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean, is the murder capital of the world, while its average annual income of $4,300 per capita is below that of the Congo. Show More Summary
Yesterday's annular – aka "ring of fire" – eclipse was only visible from Australia, Papau New Guinea and boats floating in just the right patch of the Pacific Ocean. Here's what it looked like from Cape York, Australia. Read more...
In January, on one of the shortest, coldest days of the year, I found myself knee-deep in the Pacific Ocean in pitch-black darkness, peering into the freezing and frothy surf with the sole visual aid of an old Coleman lantern with just one working mantle. Show More Summary
OK, straight-up, this fluorescent Ocean Pacific windbreaker makes me wish I had a toddler who I could force to hit 3,000 baseline shots a day before turning him over to Nick Bolletieri to raise into a money-minting champion. Brilliantly Fluorescent Vintage Kids' 1990's OP Ocean Pacific Jacket sz 2 Toddler, $25 [warymeyers]
On May 3, 2013, the NOAA GOES infrared and visible imagery were combined to create an animation that showed the plume of smoke from the fire. The smoke plume is seen blowing west and out over the eastern Pacific Ocean. The animation runs 17 seconds and shows the smoke plume from May 3 at 1415 to 2000 UTC (10:15 a.m. Show More Summary
An F-16 Fighting Falcon’s radar warning emits an eerie, distinct pattern as the jet soars over the Northern Pacific Ocean, moving closer and closer toward hostile territory. The warning tone means one thing — missiles are inbound. This can end one of two ways: a surface-to-air missile, or SAM, rips through the jet, or the [...]
The final flight of the X-51A Waverider test program has accomplished a breakthrough in the development of flight reaching Mach 5.1 over the Pacific Ocean May 1. “It was a full mission success,” said Charlie Brink, the X-51A program manager for the Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate. The cruiser traveled more than 230 [...]