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Indo-Pacific Security links: China's new cruiser, Iranian navy, Abbott in Tokyo, Australian subs and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

Indo-Pacific security links: Obama's visit to Asia, Indonesia, MH370, the pivot and more

The Indo-Pacific is a strategic system encompassing the Indian and Pacific oceans, reflecting the expanding interests and reach of China and India as well as the enduring role of the US. The Lowy Institute's International Security program...Show More Summary

New species of killer sponges discovered off California coast

10 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Researchers in Monterey Bay, California, have discovered four new species of killer sponges in the Pacific Ocean. Marcella Lee reports.

Researchers discover another massive hole in the atmosphere

A naturally occurring hole over the Pacific Ocean could have implications for global climate change

Puget Sound's rich waters supplied by deep, turbulent canyon

The headwaters for Puget Sound's famously rich waters lie far below the surface, in a submarine canyon that draws nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean. New measurements may explain how the Pacific Northwest's inland waters are able to support so many shellfish, salmon runs and even the occasional pod of whales. read more

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake rocks Pacific Ocean near Solomon Islands

A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands on Sunday morning with enough force to generate a tsunami warning for the immediate surrounding area, according to U.S. government agencies.

Family Returns Safely To California After Pacific Ocean Rescue

By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A family of four rescued from their sailboat after their infant daughter became seriously ill at sea returned safely to San Diego on [...] The post Family Returns Safely To California After Pacific Ocean Rescue appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

El Nino Odds High As Pacific Ocean Warms

By Phoebe Sedgman (Bloomberg) – An El Nino weather pattern, which can parch parts of Australia and Asia while bringing rains to South America, will probably develop in the next [...] The post El Nino Odds High As Pacific Ocean Warms appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

El Nino Has Arrived

By Chris Orr: El Nino will be in the forefront of the news cycle during the next month as it continues to strengthen across the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Its impact is already being felt with drier than normal weather across parts of Brazil and Indonesia. Show More Summary

Scientists Raise Odds of El Niño This Year to at Least 70%

There is a greater than 70% chance that an El Niño event will kick off in the equatorial tropical Pacific Ocean during the next four months, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said in a long-range forecast released on Tuesday El...Show More Summary

San Diego Couple Rescued in Ocean Defend Decision to Sail Across Pacific

last weekNews : The Lede

A California family rescued with an ill child from their stalled sailboat in the Pacific Ocean documented their sailing travels online.

Judge the ‘Rebel Heart’ Sailboat Parents, or Envy Them?

Are parents raising children in extreme circumstances, like on a sailboat crossing the Pacific Ocean, bringing children into their chosen way of life or selfishly exposing them to unnecessary risk?

2014 El Niño Warming Up to Be a Mighty One?

El Niño is a growing threat this year that could play havoc with weather patterns in the United States, forecasters say. El Niño, named for the warm waters that occasionally occur in the Pacific Ocean near South America, brings fluctuating weather that includes droughts, flooding...

Tropical Cyclone Peipah passes Palau, Philippines prepare

Tropical Cyclone Peipah passed the island of Palau on April 5 moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as it heads for a landfall in the Philippines. Peipah was formerly known as Tropical Cyclone 05W and was renamed when it reached tropical storm-force. Since then, however, wind shear has weakened the storm to a tropical depression. read more

Navy Rescues Stranded Family With Sick Infant Aboard In Pacific Ocean

When our children come down with an illness, and we as parents are unsure of its cause or what it is, it can be a nightmare. We do everything in our power to get them better, which includes taking them to the hospital, if need be. Just imagine if a situation like that arose while you were vacationing. Show More Summary

Sick Infant, Family Safely Aboard Navy Ship Following Pacific Ocean Rescue

A family with a sick infant safely boarded a Navy ship Sunday morning several hundred miles off the coast of Mexico following a coordinated rescue by Coast Guard, Air National [...] The post Sick Infant, Family Safely Aboard Navy Ship Following Pacific Ocean Rescue appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

'Seriously ill' infant rescued from stalled sailboat in Pacific Ocean

A sick baby stranded with her family nearly 1,000 miles off the coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean has safely boarded a Navy ship. Four California Air National Guardsmen parachuted into the water on Saturday night, inflated a dingy and reached the little girl's crippled sailboat early Sunday morning. Show More Summary

El Niño Residuals Cause the C-Shaped Warming Pattern in the Pacific

In the recent model-data comparison of satellite-era sea surface temperature anomalies—appropriately titled Maybe the IPCC’s Modelers Should Try to Simulate Earth’s Oceans—we compared trend maps of modeled and observed sea surface temperature anomalies from 1982 to 2013. See Figure 1. … Continue reading ?

In photos: Swimming with jellyfish

When Seattle-based photographer Nadia Aly was diving in Jellyfish Lake in Palau, an island in the Pacific Ocean, and found herself surrounded by a swarm of jellyfish, she took advantage of the moment. Since the jellyfish in the lake have no natural predators, they have lost their sting. Show More Summary

Sea Rescue Underway For Sick Infant

A rescue team from California parachuted into a remote part of the Pacific Ocean today in an effort to reach a sick infant after her health deteriorated during an around-the-world trip with her family. The team from California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing reached the...

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