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As They Got to the Seafloor, He
'Knew We Were Making History'
Nov 22, 2023 8:11 AM CST
As They Got to the Seafloor, He 'Knew We Were Making History'
Explorer, retired Navy Capt. Don Walsh, part of first crew to reach deepest part of ocean, is dead at 92
- Retired Navy Capt. Don Walsh, an explorer who in 1960 was part of a two-man crew that made the first voyage to the deepest part of the ocean—to the "snuff-colored ooze" at the bottom of the Pacific's Mariana Trench—has died. He was 92. Walsh died Nov....
Octopus Researchers Crack
Mystery of Meeting Place
Aug 24, 2023 11:52 AM CDT
Octopus Researchers Crack Mystery of Meeting Place
Spot off the California coast is a mating and nesting ground
- Two miles below the surface of the ocean some 80 miles off central California sits the world's largest known assembly of octopuses. This "octopus garden," featuring thousands of the typically solitary mollusks, stunned researchers who discovered it on the foothills of an inactive underwater volcano in 2018....
In California, 13-Foot
Waves Are a 'Harbinger'
Aug 4, 2023 1:15 PM CDT
In California, 13-Foot Waves Are a 'Harbinger'
Study says giant swells have become more common, with signs pointing to climate change
- Waves are getting bigger, and surf at least 13 feet tall is becoming more common off California's coast as the planet warms, according to innovative new research that tracked the increasing height from historical data gathered over the past 90 years. Oceanographer Peter Bromirski at the Scripps Institution of...
Mexico Finds Capsized Boat
of Missing US Sailor
Jul 26, 2023 7:33 AM CDT
Mexico Finds Capsized Boat of Missing US Sailor
Mexican Navy spots Baltimore man Donald Lawson's racing yacht off Acapulco
- A sailboat belonging to a Baltimore man who lost contact with family two weeks ago while sailing home from Mexico has reportedly been spotted capsized some 300 miles off the Mexican coast. A Mexican Navy search plane spotted what is believed to be Donald Lawson's 60-foot trimaran racing yacht...
at Sea Tells
Jul 23, 2023 5:15 PM CDT
Sailor Stranded at Sea Tells His Tale
Tim Shaddock, adrift for months, relied on his dog, journaling, and meditation
- He quit his corporate job and moved to Mexico to pursue his dream of sailing solo across the ocean. Australian Timothy Shaddock, 54, bought his 30-foot catamaran two years ago in the Mexican Pacific resort of Puerto Vallarta. He needed a place to live and he liked the isolation. "...
UN Watchdog to Japan:
OK to Dump Wastewater in Sea
Jul 5, 2023 10:40 AM CDT
UN Watchdog to Japan: OK to Dump Wastewater in Sea
Critics aren't happy about release of radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear power plant
- A little radioactive water in the Pacific? Not that big a deal, at least according to the United Nations' nuclear watchdog, which gave the OK Tuesday for Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to dump more than a million tons of treated wastewater into the Pacific Ocean. NPR notes...
We May Never Find a
Fish Deeper Than This
Apr 4, 2023 8:28 AM CDT
We May Never Find a Fish Deeper Than This
Snailfish filmed just above suspected death zone in Pacific Ocean's Izu-Ogasawara trench
- Scientists have filmed the deepest fish ever observed, an incredible 27,349 feet, or 8,336 meters, deep in the Izu-Ogasawara trench southeast of Japan. The young snailfish was spotted calmly swimming by sea robots exploring the depths last September. The deepest fish observed previously was a snailfish at 8,...
DDT Dumped Decades Ago
Off LA Coast Is Still Potent
Mar 24, 2023 5:05 PM CDT
DDT Dumped Decades Ago Off LA Coast Is Still Potent
Broad effort tries to assess the Pacific Ocean contamination introduced decades ago
- Research revealed this week confirmed some scientists' worst fears about the dumping of barrels of DDT off the California coast in the 1940s and '50s: Much of the banned toxic chemical remains in its most potent form. "We still see original DDT on the seafloor from 50, 60,...
Whale Makes 'Amazing'
but Heartbreaking Journey
Dec 11, 2022 1:00 PM CST
Whale Makes 'Amazing' but Heartbreaking Journey
Humpback with broken back made 3.1K-mile trek from Canada to Hawaii but likely won't live long
- It's a story both inspiring and heartbreaking, and one that marine wildlife experts have been monitoring with admiration and deep concern. For at least the last decade, a humpback whale named Moon has been on the radar of scientists at the Fin Island whale research station off of British...
Diver Captures 'Mind-Blowing'
Giant Octopus Encounter
in case you missed it
Nov 13, 2022 7:13 AM CST
Diver Captures 'Mind-Blowing' Giant Octopus Encounter
It 'was giving me a hug,' she says
- Canadian high school teacher Andrea Humphreys has done almost 700 dives, and she says she's never experienced anything as "mind-blowing" as her encounter with a giant Pacific octopus. She says that when she started filming the creature during a dive off the east coast of Vancouver Island, it...
The World Has
a New Island
Sep 25, 2022 6:06 AM CDT
The World Has a New Island
Latest addition to Tonga islands after volcanic eruption might be short-lived
- The world's land area is a tiny bit bigger than it was a month ago thanks to an eruption in the southwest Pacific Ocean. NASA's Earth Observatory says an island rose above the surface of the water around 12 hours after an eruption began Sept. 10 on a...
International Space Station's
Final Resting Place: Point Nemo
Feb 1, 2022 1:56 PM CST
International Space Station's Final Resting Place: Point Nemo
NASA releases updated transition plan
- NASA on Tuesday provided an updated International Space Station transition plan —including what will happen when deorbit occurs in 2031. The report states that "based on the ISS structural health analysis performed to date, there is high confidence that ISS life can be further extended through 2030,"...
We're About to Get Unique
Look at the Life of Salmon
Feb 1, 2022 12:42 PM CST
We're About to Get Unique Look at the Life of Salmon
First-of-its-kind international expedition will study them in the sea in winter
- Scientists have a pretty good idea of the ways of salmon when the fish are in inland waters at the beginning and end of their lives. But that stretch in between, when they spend up to seven years at sea? Not so much. Now, however, a first-of-its-kind international expedition is...
Storm of Season
May 10, 2021 1:45 AM CDT
We Already Have Our First Named Storm of Season
Andres is earliest tropical storm on record to form in eastern Pacific
- Hurricane season doesn't start in the eastern Pacific until Saturday, but the first tropical storm of the season is already here: Andres, which formed hundreds of miles off the west coast of Mexico and had sustained winds of 40mph Sunday. While tropical systems are known to develop before the...
Japan Ready to Dump
Wall of Fukushima Water
Apr 13, 2021 7:24 AM CDT
Japan Ready to Dump Wall of Fukushima Water
China says move 'will pose serious harm' to people outside Japan
- Japan has confirmed that more than 1.25 million tons of treated wastewater from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant will be dumped in the Pacific Ocean . The radioactive water pumped through three damaged reactor cores to keep them from melting will be gradually released beginning in two years, according...
Oldest Known Wild Bird
Offers Reason to Celebrate
Mar 5, 2021 11:32 AM CST
Oldest Known Wild Bird Offers Reason to Celebrate
Wisdom the albatross welcomes a chick at 70
- She's a mom again at 70. Wisdom the Laysan albatross, considered the oldest known wild bird , has welcomed a new chick at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii, where more than a million albatross nest each year, per the
. The chick that...
He Fell Overboard, Swam
Toward a Black Dot, Survived
in case you missed it
Feb 28, 2021 9:00 AM CST
He Fell Overboard, Swam Toward a Black Dot, Survived
Cargo ship engineer Vidam Perevertilov was rescued 14 hours later
- A Lithuanian man has survived an incredible 14 hours in the Pacific Ocean after falling off a cargo ship during a 3,500-mile supply run. The
's chief engineer, Vidam Perevertilov, felt dizzy after a night shift in the engine room as the ship traveled from Tauranga, New...
3 Unwanted Letters for
Gray Whales: U-M-E
Jan 31, 2021 11:30 AM CST
3 Unwanted Letters for Gray Whales: U-M-E
'Unexplained mortality event': Scientists worry about prolonged spike in deaths
- Back in 2019, scientists reported an alarming spike in the number of deaths of gray whales along the Pacific Coast. Now, a new study in the
Marine Ecology Progress Series
journal confirms the trend continued through 2020. In what they term an "unusual mortality event," researchers have counted...
Family of 4 Went to the
Beach. Only One Left It
Jan 6, 2021 8:00 AM CST
Family of 4 Went to the Beach. Only One Left It
2 kids presumed dead after father drowns in sneaker wave
- A California woman went to the beach with her partner and two children on Sunday, but tragically, she was the only one to return home. A sneaker wave struck at Blind Beach near Jenner around 2:30pm, knocking down the couple, their 4-year-old son, and 7-year-old daughter, Monte Rio Fire...
Russia, US Just Had
a Tiff in Disputed Waters
Nov 24, 2020 11:40 AM CST
Russia, US Just Had a Tiff in Disputed Waters
Russia claims it chased off American ship, but the US says that's a lie
- The US and Russian navies just had a confrontation in disputed territory, and each side has a very different story to tell. Russia's defense ministry says it chased off the USS John S. McCain when the destroyer ventured into Russian waters in the western Pacific, reports CBS News . Russia...
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