Scientists have discovered four new species and genera of xenophyophores. The species were discovered along the CCZ abyss, which is considered a "gold mine" of minerals, earth metals, and unusual sea creatures.
Global Precipitation Measurement Mission satellite of NASA has captured tropical storms forming in Pacific ocean. The radar instruments of GPM has mapped a 3D imaging of the convective storm towers that helped scientists to analyze the speed and altitude of the storms.
After 16 years of discovery, a rare species of coral reef crab is termed 'new' and named after 'Harry Potter' characters. The rare crab is found along the coasts of Guam, an island in the western Pacific Ocean.
For several years now it has appeared that the climate in the West has been drastically changing. Naysayers might say that the illusion of “climate change” is all in our heads, but for those who had to ration water this past summer in California, the concept of climate change is certainly no longer a joke. But the conversation may not be entirely full of gloom and doom. In fact, thanks to our beloved Pacific Ocean and that nice coastal breeze that we love so dear, we may just see cooler temperatures after all, but we’re not like to get more rain.
In the midst of unimaginable destruction, meteorologists say that a cyclone, designated “Cyclone Pam”, will continue to devastate islands in the South Pacific even after the storm brought torrential rains and fierce winds hour after hour since the start of the weekend.
It is no secret that greenhouse gas emissions, and especially carbon dioxide, are on the rise much to the alarm of governments, scientists and environmentalists around the globe. These gases get their name from their effect of trapping the suns energy inside the atmosphere causing temperatures to rise. However, scientists had not directly observed this effect, until now.
In a race against the clock, volunteers in New Zealand’s famous Golden Bay are attempting to save the near 200 pilot whales that beached themselves early Friday morning, Feb. 13. In what researchers say is the largest beaching event in over a decade, the pod of pilot whales became trapped on a sandbar known as the “Farewell Spit”, which is a common trap for migrating whales.