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CSCL’s Second 19,100 TEU Giant Named and Delivered in South Korea

12 hours agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

The second installment of the new world's largest containership by TEU capacity, CSCL Pacific Ocean, has officially been named and delivered by the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. The post CSCL’s Second 19,100 TEU Giant Named and Delivered in South Korea appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Unexpected Life Found In The Ocean's Deepest Trench

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

An expedition to the Pacific's Mariana Trench has found evidence that life exists miles below the surface. But it's not life as we know it.

Jack O’Connell Describes the Tough Days Shooting ‘Unbroken’

In Angelina Jolie's new movie "Unbroken," rising British actor Jack O'Connell plays Louie Zamperini, a World War II soldier whose plane crashes in the Pacific Ocean. He survived a month and a half at sea, floating on a raft in shark-infested waters, before being picked up as a prisoner of war by the Japanese. Show More Summary

Indo-Pacific security links: Ash Carter on Asia, INS Arihant, Indonesia 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

Combined metabolome and proteome analysis of the mantle tissue from Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas exposed to elevated pCO2

Ocean acidification (OA) has been found to affect an array of normal physiological processes in mollusks, especially posing a significant threat to the fabrication process of mollusk shell. In the current study, the impact of exposure to elevated pCO2 condition was investigated in mantle tissue of Crassostrea gigas by an integrated metabolomic and proteomic approach. […]

Worst 'coral bleaching' in nearly 20 years may be underway, scientists warn

In 1998, one of the most powerful El Niño events on record sent Pacific Ocean temperatures soaring to such heights that almost 20% of the world’s coral reefs experienced significant bleaching. Some of the reefs have never fully recovered...Show More Summary

Former Airline Official Says U.S. Air Force May Have Shot Down MH370

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The former head of a now-extinct French airline is suggesting that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was remotely hijacked and flown into the southern Pacific Ocean, before being shot down by the U.S. Air Force, who was supposedly fearing a 9/11 style attack on the military base at Diego Garcia. Read more...

New fish species discovered in deepest part of Pacific Ocean

A new fish species has been discovered living at the greatest depths ever explored in the Pacific Ocean, researchers announced Friday.   Biology professor Paul Yancey and students from Washington state’s Whitman College found the translucent...Show More Summary

How We Found The World's Deepest Fish – And Why We Must Keep Exploring

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Scientists exploring the deepest place on Earth — the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean — recently acquired footage of a strange, never-before-seen fish at a record depth of 26,722 feet. Here, one of the team members describes how they found it, and why it's vital to continue plumbing the ocean's depths. Read more...

How we found world’s deepest fish in the Mariana Trench — and why we must keep exploring

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

It was our 14th expedition to the trenches of the Pacific Ocean, where depths can exceed 10,000m. And it was due to be our last for the foreseeable future. We had been aboard the Schmidt Ocean Institute’s (SOI) vessel RV Falkor for 30 days. It was almost over. Then, it turned out to be “the big...

World’s Deepest Fish: ‘Ghostly’ Snailfish Filmed At 26,000 Feet, Said To Be World’s Deepest

The world’s deepest fish has been filmed at more than 26,000 feet under the ocean’s surface. According to Mail Online, the ghostly snailfish was recently found in the very deep waters of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Its depth...Show More Summary

A Bizarre New Species Of Fish Has Been Discovered At A Record Depth 

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Scientists exploring the deepest place on Earth — the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean — have captured footage of a never-before-seen fish at a record depth of 26,722 feet (8,145 meters). Read more...

Times series (on ocean acidification) wins major multimedia award

A Seattle Times multimedia project about acidification of the Pacific Ocean, has won a duPont award — an honor considered the equivalent to a Pulitzer Prize. The Seattle Times was named one of the winners of the 2015 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for the multimedia project, “Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn,” which illuminated […]

PriceChopper: Pair of Rustic Pacific Palisades Cottages Up For Grabs For the First Time in 50 Years

If you haven't yet finished your Christmas shopping, here's a real nice pair of stocking stuffers—two adorable cottages just blocks from the ocean in Santa Monica Canyon. Per the listing, this 1920s...

Beaches Less Traveled: Visiting the Beach Cities of Los Angeles

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Coastal California has been shaped in large part — culturally and literally — by the Pacific Ocean. Los Angeles is home to some of the best, most famous beaches in the state with Santa Monica, Venice, and Surfrider getting most of the love from major travel publications. Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Task Force Releases Recommendations on Seafood Fraud, Sea Otters Critical to Healthy Marshes, and More

A sea otter in California. Sea otters play important roles in maintaining healthy marsh ecosystems. (Photo: USFWS Pacific Southwest Region / Flickr Creative Commons) - Today, President Obama’s designated Task Force on tackling seafood fraud released their first set of recommendations for eliminating the issue. Show More Summary

Meet SFFD’s New Fireboat Technology

Surrounded on three sides by water with the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Golden Gate Strait to the north, and San Francisco Bay to the East, the San Francisco

Ocean acidification a culprit in commercial shellfish hatcheries' failures

The mortality of larval Pacific oysters in Northwest hatcheries has been linked to ocean acidification. Yet the rate of increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the decrease of pH in near-shore waters have been questioned asShow More Summary

tea in a coffee world

last weekFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

For me, the Thanksgiving holiday included an incredible day of driving along the Coast Highway in Southern California from Oceanside and down through the little towns that hug the Pacific Ocean at some of its' most beautiful coastline like Carlsbad, Cardiff, Leucadia, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar and La Jolla. Show More Summary

Satellite shows return of the Pineapple Express

The ''Pineapple Express'' happens when warm air and lots of moisture are transported from the Central Pacific, near Hawaii, to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. An animation of satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite showed the stream of clouds associated with that moisture from Dec. 9 to Dec. 12, 2014 and brought rain and snow to the western U.S. read more

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