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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Pacific Ocean’

Large Whale Beached in Nicaragua, Locals Help

A massive whale, thought to be a humpback, beached itself on the shores of Nicaragua’s southern coast Friday. Locals and tourists tried to intervene, and push it back out to sea, but were unsuccessful by the time the sun was setting. According to Mario Rodriguez, the Nicaraguan Environment Ministry’s delegate stationed in the region, the female whale, estimated to be …

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USS Houston Wreck Found in Pacific Ocean

On the night of February 28, 1942, the USS Houston, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” was engaged in a naval skirmish in the Battle of Sunda Strait off the coast of Java. The battle was precipitated by a Japanese attempt to invade the island of Java on February 27, an attempt that was halted by the efforts …

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Hawaii Kayaker Lucky To Be Alive

The Coast Guard is saying a man is lucky to be alive after he attempted to travel from California to Hawaii in a kayak. The 57-year-old man left Monterey on May 30 and planned on making the 2,400 mile journey to Hawaii in only a kayak. The craft he was paddling was equipped with a solar panel to power the …

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California Earthquake: 6.9-Magnitude Strikes Eureka Coast

An offshore earthquake struck Northern California Sunday night, which was mainly centered in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 10 miles. Sources say that the earthquake occurred around 10:18 p.m., 50 miles offshore of Eureka, Calif. The magnitude of the quake was calculated at 6.9 and was immediately followed by nearly six aftershocks. The quake itself was felt heavily throughout …

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New Japanese Island Appears After Volcanic Eruption

Fortunately for residents of Japan and the rest of the world, the smoke and ashes rising from the floor of the Pacific Ocean approximately 620 miles south of Tokyo on Wednesday were not the signs of Godzilla or any other kaiju rising from the depths of the ocean. Instead of having to face down a terrifying amphibious monster, Japan is …

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Hurricane Raymond Soaks South Western Mexico, As People Scurry for Cover

Hundreds more were evacuated, schools and ports were closed, as hurricane Raymond loomed large over coastal south-western Mexico along the Pacific coast on Monday. The region is on the verge of being hammered twice in quick succession as it gets back on its feet from record flooding a few weeks ago. The category-3 hurricane, with menacing winds blowing up to …

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NASA Study Finds Global Sea Level Rising Once Again

Though the world’s oceans have been steadily rising at a rate of 3.2 mm per year for decades now, NASA scientists reported last year that the global sea level had actually dropped sharply between early 2010 and summer 2011, by about half a centimeter in total. However, a new study now shows that, as predicted, the global mean sea level …

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Underwater Expedition Produces Odd Sea Creatures

Middle Earth is a great place, mostly because it is so beautiful. Well that beauty is actually real and takes place in New Zealand. A few weeks ago some scientists there decided to explore another part of their country that hasn’t ever been explored. The ocean around it. So some Scientists with New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric …

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Paul Allen Employs Octopus in Pacific Search

Paul Allen, a mega rich co-founder of Microsoft, is involved in a search in the Pacific for an American pilot and two Palau police officers whose plane disappeared over the weekend. The pilot and officers disappeared after confronting Chinese poachers who were caught fishing in marine reserves. The poachers were after giant clams (Tridacna gigas) which are the largest living …

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James Cameron Funds High-Tech Submarine

Director James Cameron is boldly going where no man has gone before, or at least since 1960. Cameron has funded the construction of a high-tech one-man submarine capable of diving seven miles beneath the Pacific Ocean into the Mariana Trench, and he intends to take it there. This is no joke, the director of the hit film Titanic is undertaking …

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