The Pacific isn't the only ocean collecting plastic trash
That aligns with the ocean’s circular current pattern. But don’t call this region the garbage patch of the Atlantic. Law, who has sailed through the plastic accumulation in the Pacific gyre as well, says the term “plastic soup” is more accurate for ...
Atlantic And East Pacific Ocean Hurricane Seasons Begin For 2009
What do Atlantic and Pacific Ocean surface temperatures and heights tell forecasters about what they can expect this season? Although peak hurricane time doesn't arrive until late-summer and early fall, there are some oceanic signals that give a hint of ...
Pacific Ocean Is Key to Atlantic Hurricane Season
The Pacific Ocean holds one of the keys that forecasters say will determine how many hurricanes and tropical storms develop in the Atlantic this year ... “That is the big issue,” Klotzbach said yesterday. “If NOAA declares an El Nino, that doesn ...
The Atlantic And Pacific Climate Connection
Maybe it's because the northern Atlantic is the same ocean that researchers from major ... Mount Mauna Kea, on the Big Island of Hawaii rises some 30,000 feet from the Pacific Ocean floor, making it the actual tallest, even though most of it's underwater.
A Garbage Patch the Size of the U.S. Floats in the Pacific Ocean
And it’s getting bigger. View The Great Pacific Garbage Patch in a larger map The fact that much of the Pacific Ocean’s plastic pollution is clumping together into one giant garbage pile may seem surprising, but it’s actually what scientists had ...