A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific and generated a tsunami. Initial reports indicate the earthquake caused no damage, although it was felt by people onshore. The tsunami has reportedly destroyed three villages.
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A new report shows that Pacific bluefin tuna stocks are down 96.4% from unfished levels.
Caffeine pollution? Yep, it exists. The Pacific waters off the Oregon coast are caffeinated.
Researchers have found radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant in bluefin tuna found in the Eastern Pacific.
This is one of those crazy stories that you can hardly believe when you read it. However, it is one that might become more and more common as climate change steams ahead. The title is no joke and no exaggeration. Apparently, a gray whale was spotted off the coast of Israel last month, despite there […]
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch located in the North Pacific Gyre is well known; however, scientists have recently discovered the Atlantic Ocean is also littered with plastic debris. After twenty years of study, it is surprising that no one has talked much about marine litter in the Atlantic until now. Much of the plastic […]
The Pacific coast is a region of amazing beauty and resources with a unique set of concerns. In 2008, Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon, and Washington created the Pacific Coast Collaborative with a vision to “create a formal basis for cooperative action, a forum for leadership and information sharing, and a common voice on issues […]
Related to hermit crabs and resembling lobsters, there are over 850 species of squat lobsters. One of them, Munidopsis andamanica, has been recently discovered to eat wood! Scavengers by nature, squat lobsters have made wood debris their primary food source as other food supplies dwindle.
Roz Savage is making a splash by walking over 200 miles from London to Brussels as part of an activist trip to the UN Copenhagen summit. The purpose of her trip is to raise awareness about the summit and environmental issues worldwide. What’s special about Roz Savage? She has done solo rowing trips across both […]
The scarcity of water in California has reached astounding levels. The state is looking to various means and resources to remedy this situation. According to Scripps, aboutÂ Â 20 water agencies up and down the California coast are favoring desalination projects as a method to deal with drought.
The Carteret Islands are located off the coast of Papua New Guinea. With a total population of around 2,500 people on the collection of coral atolls, most people outside of the community havenâ€™t heard of it and it is barely visible on most maps. In the very near future it wonâ€™t be on any maps […]
Most fish species in the Pacific Ocean are declining except for the Humboldt squid named after the Humboldt Current in South America. The Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) is notoriously aggressive and can weigh as much as 100 pounds. Called the diablos rojos, or red devils, by Mexican fisherman, the Humboldt Squid can take off your […]