The Ocean’s Biggest Garbage Pile Is Full of Floating Life

Researchers found that small sea creatures exist in equal number with pieces of plastic in parts of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which could have implications for cleaning up ocean pollution.

#biorxiv, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #ocean-cleanup-foundation, #oceans-and-seas, #pacific-ocean, #plastics, #research, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution, #your-feed-science

Why Was This Ancient Tusk 150 Miles From Land, 10,000 Feet Deep?

A discovery in the Pacific Ocean off California leads to “an ‘Indiana Jones’ mixed with ‘Jurassic Park’ moment.”

#fossils, #ice-age, #mammoths-animals, #monterey-bay-aquarium-research-institute, #oceans-and-seas, #pacific-ocean, #paleontology, #reproduction-biological, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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

Months Before Oil Spill, Pipeline May Have Taken Quiet Damage

It’s likely that a large vessel’s anchor hit the pipeline, off the coast of Orange County, at some point up to a year ago, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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Oil Spill Off California Coast Sends 126,000 Gallons Into the Pacific

The spill created a 13-square-mile slick that extended from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach as dead fish and birds began to wash ashore in some areas.

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France’s Power Is Questioned After Failed Submarine Deal

The failed submarine deal with Australia raises questions about whether there is an unbridgeable divide between France’s vision of itself on the world stage and its actual power.

#australia, #defense-and-military-forces, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #pacific-ocean, #politics-and-government, #submarines-and-submersibles

Why France Is Angry About the U.S.’s Submarine Deal

The new partnership between the United States, Britain and Australia is a diplomatic bombshell.

#australia, #china, #france, #great-britain, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #pacific-ocean, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states

AUKUS Still Leaves Australia at Risk Against China

Australia has thrust itself into a central role in America’s rivalry with China.

#5g-wireless-communications, #australia, #australian-national-university, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #international-trade-and-world-market, #nuclear-weapons, #pacific-ocean, #politics-and-government, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations

Darwin’s Arch, a Famed Rock Formation in the Galápagos, Collapses

Erosion caused the natural archway in the remote Pacific islands to fall into the sea, officials said.

#darwin-charles-robert, #galapagos-islands, #pacific-ocean

Debris From Indonesian Submarine Is Found, Ending Hopes of Rescue

Search teams from several countries had been looking for the navy vessel, which disappeared this week with 53 people aboard.

#bali-indonesia, #indonesia, #pacific-ocean, #southeast-asia, #submarines-and-submersibles

On the Water in Alaska, Where Salmon Fishing Dreams Live On

Each summer, salmon begin their journey back to the rivers where they were spawned. Alaskan fishermen, along with whales, eagles and bears, share in the abundance.

#alaska, #bristol-bay-alaska, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-commercial, #fishing-sport, #pacific-ocean, #salmon, #travel-and-vacations

Whale Songs Could Reveal Deep Secrets Beneath the Oceans

The aquatic mammals’ sound waves penetrate into the rocks under the waves, which could assist seismologists’ surveys.

#earthquakes, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #geology, #noise, #oceans-and-seas, #pacific-ocean, #science-journal, #whales-and-whaling, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

When the U.S. and China Fight, It Is the Environment That Suffers

The Trump administration’s moves to decouple the two economies means less leverage over Beijing’s green policies.

#air-pollution, #carbon-dioxide, #chengdu-china, #coal, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #environment, #gansu-province-china, #general-assembly-un, #global-warming, #green-climate-fund, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hong-kong, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #japan, #liu-he-1952, #obama-barack, #outsourcing, #pacific-ocean, #paris-agreement, #pew-research-center, #pollution, #steel-and-iron, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

3 Men Marooned in the Pacific Are Rescued After Writing SOS in the Sand

Three days after their boat ran out of fuel and drifted off course in Micronesia, the men were found in good condition after a plane saw their giant plea for help spelled out on the sand.

#micronesia, #pacific-ocean, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

These Microbes May Have Survived 100 Million Years Beneath the Seafloor

Rescued from their cold, cramped and nutrient-poor homes, the bacteria awoke in the lab and grew.

#bacteria, #extraterrestrial-life, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #geology, #microbiology, #nature-communications-journal, #oceans-and-seas, #pacific-ocean, #research, #your-feed-science

Typhoon Vongfong Makes Landfall in the Philippines

The powerful storm is on a path toward hitting Luzon, the country’s largest and most populous island, on Saturday.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duterte-rodrigo, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #luzon-philippines, #manila-philippines, #pacific-ocean, #philippines, #typhoon-haiyan-2013, #typhoons, #weather