500 whales stranded in Tasmania – indigenous elders are best guides to understanding this tragedy

It's time to listen to warnings from the people of the Pacific.

Niki JP Alsford, Professor in Asia Pacific Studies, Director of the Asia Pacific Studies Institutes, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
Oct. 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: marine-biology whales dolphins cetaceans marine-conservation tasmania pacific indigenous-knowledge whale-stranding maori-culture pacific-islanders

Scientists revive 100 million-year-old microbes from the sea

The organisms had been in a dormant state in the seabed in the South Pacific since the age of dinosaurs.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 28, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: bacteria japan pacific-ocean

Mariana Trench: Don Walsh's son repeats historic ocean dive

Sixty years after his father did it first, Kelly Walsh dives to the deepest point in Earth's oceans.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-science oceans pacific-ocean

Corals show intense El Niño swings during Industrial Age

Stronger El Niño events are part of a strange climate pattern that appears unique to the Industrial Age, according to coral records spanning millennia.

Ben Brumfield-Georgia Tech • futurity
Nov. 26, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change el-nino temperature weather pacific-ocean earth-and-environment corals la-nina

Is China gaining an edge in artificial intelligence?

The US-China over artificial intelligence is heating up, but some warn the US could be over-reacting.

By Natalie Sherman • bbcnews
Nov. 12, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence china global-trade china-us-relations asia-pacific

Vast 'pumice raft' found drifting through Pacific Ocean

The mass of pumice, the size of Manhattan, is believed to come from an underwater volcano near Tonga.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 26, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: volcanoes australia pacific-ocean

Researchers find a simpler pattern of ocean warming

Researchers have discovered why the North Atlantic and Northeast Pacific appeared to warm twice as much as the global average, while the Northwest Pacific cooled over several decades.

Leah Burrows • harvard
July 17, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  climate-change  peter-huybers  harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-science  national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration  national-oceanography-centre  north-atlantic  northeast-pacific  northwest-pacific  sea-surface-temperatures  warming-oceans

Mariana Trench: Deepest-ever sub dive finds plastic bag

An American explorer finds plastic waste on the seafloor while breaking the record for the deepest ever dive.

By Rebecca Morelle • bbcnews
May 13, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: plastic-pollution oceans pacific-ocean

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