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San Diego Economy Could Be First To Falter In U.S. If Trump Banishes 11M Undocumented Workers

SAN DIEGO — No city has more to lose than this one. Amid sun-drenched palm trees and crashing waves from the Pacific Ocean, this Southern California paradise would seem more likely to inspire a sense of serenity than fear or dread. But San Diego’s notch at the far southwestern edge of the [...]

Oregon man, toddler swept out to sea by wave

2 days agoNews : USAToday: News

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search Monday for a 31-year-old man and his 3-year-old son who were swept into the Pacific Ocean from a b...        

SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in Florida

About nine minutes after the rocket blasted off, to cheers from the control room, its jettisoned first stage landed upright on a so-called droneship in the Pacific Ocean south of Vandenberg — part of Spacex's effort to make boostersShow More Summary

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket months after explosion

Engineers burst into cheers when rocket landed on barge in Pacific Ocean Launch was first since September, when rocket exploded on launchpad SpaceX launched its first rocket since a big explosion last year, when one of the private spaceflight’s rockets annihilated a $200m satellite in a spectacular and costly setback. Show More Summary

Elevated CO2 does not exacerbate nutritional stress in larvae of a Pacific flatfish

Multiple aspects of climate change are expected to co-occur such that ocean acidification will take place in conjunction with warming and a range of trophic changes. Previous studies have demonstrated that nutritional condition plays a significant role in the responses of invertebrates to ocean acidification, but similar studies have yet to be conducted with marine […]

Dramatic Man-of-War Takes Top Ocean Art Photography Prize

A striking shot of a Pacific Man-of-War wins the sixth annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition.

'Atmospheric rivers' weather phenomenon soaks California

They're called "atmospheric rivers" and they can dump massive quantities of Pacific Ocean water on California, carrying it through the air from as far away as Hawaii.

El Nino, Pacific Decadal Oscillation implicated in domoic acid shellfish toxicity

Researchers today reported in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences a strong correlation between toxic levels of domoic acid in shellfish and the warm-water ocean conditions orchestrated by two powerful forces - El Niño events and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.

Is Great Britain Preparing for a War with China?

Michael Peck Security, Asia Is the Royal Navy getting ready to flex its muscles in the Pacific? The Pacific Ocean does not exactly bubble with happy memories for Britain. In December 1941, Japanese torpedo bombers sank the battleship Prince of Wales and the battlecruiser Repulse off Malaya. Show More Summary

NOAA plans to open federal waters in Pacific to fish farming

As traditional commercial fishing is threatening fish populations worldwide, U.S. officials are working on a plan to expand fish farming into federal waters around the Pacific Ocean.

Where Columbia?s Best Coffee Brand Really Harvests Their Beans

Between Panama, Venezuela, the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea lies a country that has built itself upon in the synthesis of its unique parts.... via JustLuxe.com

Magnitude 7.2 quake hits near Fiji; tsunami alert issued

Authorities say a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near the Fiji Islands, causing a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake hit a part of the ocean about 227 kilometers southwest of Nadi. The agency says the quake is 10 kilometers deep. The agency...

Panama's isthmus stays 3 million years young: Further evidence needed to support an older age

The formation of the tiny Isthmus of Panama had major geographic repercussions, cutting off the Caribbean Sea from the Pacific Ocean and connecting North and South America. A new study using multiple lines of geological, biological and...Show More Summary

Man and Fish are Old Friends

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The Asian sheepshead wrasse is a long-lived, funny-looking fish native to the Pacific Ocean near Korea, Japan, and China. Hiroyuki Arakawa is a diver who made friends with a wrasse named Yoriko over 25 years ago. (YouTube link) Arakawa dives to an underwater Shinto shrine at Japan's Tateyama Bay, and taps out a familiar call with a hammer. Show More Summary

Obama missed a chance to protect the Pacific from the oil industry

President Obama’s announcement this that he’s banning offshore oil and gas drilling in 125 million acres of federal waters in the Arctic Ocean and 3.8 million acres in the Atlantic came as good news on the eve of the “drill everywhere” ethos of the Trump administration. But Obama’s proclamation...

NASA spots Tropical Storm Nock-ten intensify

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Nock-ten after it strengthened from a tropical depression.

More weird undersea sounds

4 weeks agoEducation / Learning : Infocult

Another new sound has been recorded from the ocean depths. This time it's the Marianas Trench area. Named the “Western Pacific Biotwang,” the sound is unusual for its complexity and wide frequency range. It could potentially be a previously unheard...

NASA spots Tropical Depression 30W form in Northwestern Pacific

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured infrared data on newly formed Tropical Depression 30W. The satellite imagery showed that the storm contained some strong thunderstorms around the center of circulation.

Earth's temperature to dip but still sizzle in 2017

OSLO (Reuters) - World temperatures are likely to dip next year from a sizzling record high in 2016, when man-made global warming was slightly boosted by a natural El Nino event in the Pacific Ocean, scientists said on Tuesday.

Seafloor topography drives Earth's great conveyor belt

In the Southern Ocean, the world’s largest current in terms of volume transport — the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) — encircles Antarctica and connects the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific ocean basins, as it flows from west to east. Show More Summary

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