There Are Holes on the Ocean Floor. Scientists Don’t Know Why.

Similar openings on the sea floor were first spotted 18 years ago along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Their origins remain unknown. Scientists are asking the public for their thoughts.

#atlantic-ocean, #azores-islands, #earth, #exploration-and-explorers, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #oceans-and-seas, #science-and-technology

Did Nature Heal During the Pandemic ‘Anthropause’?

Covid precautions created a global slowdown in human activity — and an opportunity to learn more about the complex ways we affect other species.

#animal-behavior, #animals, #atlantic-ocean, #birds, #california, #canada, #conservation-of-resources, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #hawaii, #invasive-species, #mice, #noise, #roadkill, #roads-and-traffic, #san-francisco-calif, #snorkeling, #sweden, #travel-and-vacations, #turtles-and-tortoises, #wildlife-trade-and-poaching, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Beach Houses on the Outer Banks Are Being Swallowed by the Sea

A neighborhood of vacation homes off the coast of North Carolina has become a symbol of the effects of rising oceans.

#atlantic-ocean, #coast-erosion, #coastal-areas, #outer-banks-nc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Sale of Leases for Wind Farms Off New York Raises More Than $4 Billion

The auctioned areas are expected to generate enough power for nearly 2 million homes once turbines are built.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #atlantic-ocean, #auctions, #bureau-of-ocean-energy-management-regulation-and-enforcement, #energy-and-power, #fishing-commercial, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #haaland-deb, #interior-department, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #oceans-and-seas, #wind-power

Cookbooks Overboard? A Shipping Accident Delays Two Major Releases.

Thousands of copies of two highly anticipated cookbooks may have gone into the Atlantic Ocean in their containers, their authors say.

#atlantic-ocean, #books-and-literature, #clark-melissa, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #instagram-inc, #mason-hereford, #ships-and-shipping, #ten-speed-press

Subtropical Storm Wanda Forms, Exhausting the List of Names

The storm, which was about 850 miles off Newfoundland, was not expected to pose any danger to land, the National Hurricane Center said on Sunday.

#atlantic-ocean, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #subtropical-storm-wanda, #weather

Is Hurricane Season Still Going? You Bet.

There hasn’t been a named storm in the Atlantic Ocean since early October, but about a month remains in the hurricane season. “Don’t raid your hurricane supplies yet,” said one meteorologist.

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Hurricane Pamela Makes Landfall in Mexico, the Eastern Pacific’s 16th Storm

While the busy Atlantic season has caused dangerous storms, tropical storms have also formed in the eastern Pacific, including Hurricane Pamela, which made landfall in Mexico.

#atlantic-ocean, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #pacific-ocean

Agony and Ecstasy on the Scottish Archipelago of St. Kilda

The 85-mile boat ride through rough seas left some of us huddling in discomfort. But the scenery on the remote and windswept islands was otherworldly.

#atlantic-ocean, #boats-and-boating, #great-britain, #hebrides-islands-great-britain, #islands, #isle-of-skye-scotland, #oceans-and-seas, #scotland, #travel-and-vacations, #water, #world-heritage-sites

‘Saildrone’ Footage Offers Rare Peek Inside a Category 4 Hurricane

The 23-foot unmanned vessel pierced the eyewall of Hurricane Sam and captured stunning images as the storm barreled through the Atlantic Ocean.

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Hurricane Sam Strengthens to a Category 2 Storm

The fourth named storm to form in less than a week was forecast to strengthen into a major hurricane by Saturday.

#atlantic-ocean, #caribbean-area, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #rain, #weather

Tropical Storm Peter Forms in the Atlantic Ocean

The 16th named storm of the 2021 season formed in the open ocean, east of the Caribbean.

#atlantic-ocean, #cyclones, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #weather

Tropical Storm Odette Forms Off Mid-Atlantic Coast

The storm is expected to bring dangerous surf conditions to the northeastern United States before unleashing strong winds and heavy rains in Newfoundland, forecasters said.

#atlantic-ocean, #cyclones, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #newfoundland-canada, #tropical-storm-odette

Tropical Storm Kate Forms in the Atlantic

The storm is the 11th named storm of a busy hurricane season.

#atlantic-ocean, #cyclones, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #tropical-storm-kate, #weather

Where Will Tropical Storm Henri Land? It’s Tough To Tell.

Models have disagreed about whether the tropical storm, which is expected to grow into a hurricane, will hit New England or further west, in New York and New Jersey.

#atlantic-ocean, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-weather-service, #weather, #wind

Florida Braces for Tropical Storm Elsa

A hurricane watch was issued for portions of western Florida and north toward the Panhandle, and meteorologists warned that the storm could be near hurricane strength before making landfall early Wednesday.

#atlantic-ocean, #barbados, #dominican-republic, #florida, #haiti, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #jamaica-west-indies, #martinique, #puerto-rico, #st-lucia, #st-vincent-and-the-grenadines

Tropical Storm Bill Forms Off the East Coast

The weather system, the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, was expected to be short-lived.

#atlantic-ocean, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #north-carolina, #tropical-storm-bill, #weather

On the Verge of Extinction, These Whales Are Also Shrinking

The few living North Atlantic right whales are smaller than previous generations, and some show signs of severely stunted development.

#anatomy-and-physiology, #atlantic-ocean, #current-biology-journal, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fishing-commercial, #research, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-science

Ana Becomes First Named Storm of Atlantic Hurricane Season

The formation of the subtropical storm makes it the seventh consecutive year that a named storm has developed in the Atlantic before the official start of the season.

#ana, #atlantic-ocean, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #wind

Final Approval Expected for Nation’s First Major Offshore Wind Farm

The Vineyard Wind project, off the coast of Massachusetts, is slated to generate enough electricity to power 400,000 homes.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #atlantic-ocean, #avangrid-renewables, #copenhagen-infrastructure-partners, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #marthas-vineyard-mass, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vineyard-wind-llc, #wind-power

Aleksander Doba, Who Kayaked Across the Atlantic, Dies at 74

He hungered to paddle across an ocean so vast it seemed infinite. He did it three times, setting records and becoming a national hero in Poland.

#atlantic-ocean, #deaths-obituaries, #doba-alexsander-1946-2021, #kayaks, #oceans-and-seas, #poland, #records-and-achievements

The 2020 Hurricane Season in Rewind

There have been 30 named storms and 13 hurricanes this year, the most active Atlantic season on record.

#atlantic-ocean, #central-america, #florida, #global-warming, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-zeta-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #national-hurricane-center, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather

Eta Heads for South Florida

Eta, the 28th named storm of the active 2020 hurricane season, was expected to strengthen as it approached the Florida Keys after bringing catastrophic rainfall to Honduras and Nicaragua.

#atlantic-ocean, #caribbean-area, #central-america, #floods, #florida, #florida-keys, #gulf-coast-us, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nicaragua, #rain, #weather

Hurricane Epsilon Is a Category 2 Storm

The storm had swiftly intensified into a Category 3 for a few hours.

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Hurricane Epsilon Is 10th of the Season

A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bermuda.

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Come to the Beach but Beware of Sharks, Cape Cod Officials Say

Visitors are being urged to be wary of sharks this July 4 weekend while remaining vigilant about slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

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Navy Reports Describe Encounters With Unexplained Flying Objects

While some of the encounters have been reported publicly before, the Navy records are an official accounting of the incidents, including descriptions from the pilots of what they saw.

#atlantic-ocean, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #defense-department, #freedom-of-information-act, #military-aircraft, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #virginia