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Another human footprint in the ocean: Rising anthropogenic nitrate levels in North Pacific Ocean

Human-induced changes to Earth's carbon cycle -- for example, rising atmospheric carbon dioxide and ocean acidification -- have been observed for decades. However, a new study has shown that human activities, in particular industrial and agricultural processes, have also had significant impacts on the upper ocean nitrogen cycle.

Indo-Pacific security links: Xi-Abe, Modi in Australia, maritime security, nuclear tests 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

Humpback Whales, Sea Lions, And Birds Gather In Stunning Feeding Frenzy

A whale watching tour in California recently filmed a stunning event, as a pod of humpback whales engaged in a feeding frenzy, surrounded by sea lions and gulls as they lunged out of the Pacific Ocean. The feeding frenzy took place in...Show More Summary

Kevin Garnett -- Buries Hatchet In Malibu Turf War ... ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!

It was the war of the richest kind... Kevin Garnett being sued by his Malibu neighbor for blocking his million dollar view of the Pacific Ocean -- but now, it seems a cease-fire has been reached. We broke the story... Garnett (who lives in a…

Sunset on the Pacific Ocean and Haystack Rock: Cannon Beach, Oregon

On our final night in Oregon, we drove north after an early dinner, headed for Cannon Beach so we could enjoy one last sunset on the Pacific Ocean. In our backseat, Varenna (our four-year-old daughter) had acquired a loose receipt and...Show More Summary

Rare Black Seadevil Filmed In Pacific Ocean [Video]

A Black Seadevil was seen by researchers diving within Monterey Canyon in the Pacific Ocean. Better known as a deep-sea anglerfish, the Black Seadevil is an ugly and dangerous-looking fish that lives at a depth of 2,000 feet, or deeper. Show More Summary

Josh Duhamel Gets Wet & Wild Filming in Malibu

Josh Duhamel splashes around on a jet ski in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday afternoon (November 20) in Malibu, Calif. The 42-year-old actor was filming scenes for his upcoming television show Battle Creek and was later spotted with a hot pink towel. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Josh Duhamel Earlier that week, Josh [...]

Scientists Identify Virus that is Wiping Out Thousands of Starfish on the Pacific Coast

A horrifying disease is making thousands of Starfish in the pacific ocean rip themselves apart, and the cause has left scientists baffled - until now. A team of researchers was recently able to isolate the virus, and they are calling it Sea Star Associated

NOAA, partners provide real-time ocean acidification data to Pacific coast shellfish growers

New portal builds on NOAA’s commitment to provide public access to data from observational network. Shellfish farms and hatcheries along the Pacific U.S. coast  can now get real-time, online ocean acidification data through the Integrated...Show More Summary

Ocean primed for more El Niño, experts say

Salinity and temperature records from corals in a remote Pacific island in Kiribati show the ocean has warmed over the last sixty years and has set up the conditions for stronger El Niño weather events, which could significantly affect Australian weather.

U.S. is turning into an icebox this week. The record temps to prove it

An extreme weather pattern that began with a super typhoon in the Pacific Ocean is now gripping half of the United States with record-smashing cold. Essentially, the U.S. — from the Mid-Atlantic to the Gulf Coast, northward to the Canadian...Show More Summary

Thursday Watch

Evening Headlin es Bloomberg: Russia to Fly Bombers to U.S. Gulf as Ukraine Escalates. Russia plans to extend long-range bomber patrols as far as the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern Pacific Ocean, its defense minister said, as NATO accused Vladimir Putin’s government of sending more troops into Ukraine. Show More Summary

The Submarine That Sank a Train: The Extraordinary Raid of the USS Barb

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

The USS Barb was a Gato-class submarine operated by the United States in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. Under the leadership of Commander Eugene B. Fluckey, who would be awarded a Medal of Honor and 4 Navy Crosses for his exploits, the crew of the Barbdevastated Japanese shipping during its patrols. Show More Summary

New Arts of the Pacific Gallery brings art and traditions of island cultures to Boston

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Pacific Ocean could be called a ?continent of water.? It covers more than one third of the Earth?s surface and consists of thousands of islands??stretching from Indonesia and New Guinea to Easter Island off the coast of South America, and spanning the distance from Hawaii in the north to New Zealand in the south. Show More Summary

Claim: New Global Maps Detail Human-Caused Ocean Acidification

In northern winter, the Bering Sea, dividing Alaska and Siberia, becomes the most acidic region on earth (in purple) as shown in this February 2005 acidity map in pH scale. Temperate oceans are less acidic. The equatorial Pacific is left blank due to its high variability around El Niño and La Niña events. (Takahashi)A team…

Cliffside Ocean Residence Dramatically Adapted to an Irregular Terrain: Tula House

Tula house is an example of modern architecture blending in a harsh natural surroundings. This bold project was envisioned by Patkau Architects in British Columbia, Canada. Perched 44 feet above the Pacific Ocean on a remote island,Show More Summary

Jellyfish Lake in Koror, Palau

Located on an uninhabited rock island off the coast of Koror in Palau, Jellyfish Lake is one of 70 saltwater lakes on this South Pacific archipelago that were once connected to the ocean, but are now cut off. The isolated lakes became...Show More Summary

Remains of Typhoon Nuri beat north Pacific records and Sandy

Swirling fragments of Typhoon Nuri are now the greatest storms on record for the north Pacific Ocean, surpassing Sandy’s strength.

Expert says claims that war games will harm thousands of animals are ‘overblown’

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

No humans will be harmed in the war games the Navy is conducting in the Pacific Ocean near California and Hawaii for the next four years. The same cannot be said for marine mammals that gather there. Dozens of blue whales, bottlenose...Show More Summary

Colombian Fisherman Survives Two Days In Pacific By Clinging To Foam Cooler

A fisherman from Colombia survived two days adrift in the Pacific Ocean, after he lashed himself to a foam icebox in order to keep himself afloat. According to the Daily Mail, 47-year-old Solano Salazar set sail with a friend from Lopez, a town in the south of Colombia, on Friday. Show More Summary

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