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  • Stupid ocean buoys fail to support global warming

    05/16/2009 10:59:56 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 21 replies · 2,330+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | May 16, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Stupid ocean buoys fail to support global warmingThe Argos sensor buoys were deployed in hope of getting better ocean temperature data. This data was to support the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis. The actual result is the buoys have found a slight ocean cooling in the six years they have been deployed. The biggest problem with the Argos sensor buoy findings is the readings fly in the face of major climate change computer models. These models postulate that as much as 80-90 per cent of global warming will result from the oceans warming rapidly then releasing their heat into the atmosphere....
  • Homo Erectus Crosses The Open Ocean

    05/15/2009 7:53:17 AM PDT · by BGHater · 23 replies · 2,373+ views
    Environmental Graffiti ^ | 06 May 2009 | Environmental Graffiti
    Imagine a group of Homo erectus, the earliest members of our family genus, living near a coastline on an Indonesia island and well aware of a lush island that is visible only a few miles offshore. One day while on the coast, a herd of elephants emerges from the nearby forest and crosses the beach. They enter the ocean and swim successfully to the offshore island. Could this be the experience that triggers a creative process in our ancestors who are watching nearby? Does their imagination and thinking include not only a desire to reach that island, but ideas about...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, April 19-26, 2009: Lava ocean entry (with links to video)

    04/22/2009 10:01:24 PM PDT · by cogitator · 9 replies · 561+ views
    Leigh Hilbert and YouTube
    With Fernandina on the Galapagos still pouring lava into the oceans, I thought I'd post a couple of impressive ocean entry videos I found along with an image. The first video is Fernandina, the next two are Kilauea (Hawaii). Eruption in the Galapagos Islands (lava entry at night) Waikupanaha Ocean Lavafalls Kalapana ocean entry with lightning (and also a waterspout)
  • Scientists discover a nearly Earth-sized planet (water world found?)

    04/21/2009 3:45:07 PM PDT · by americanophile · 24 replies · 979+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | April 21, 2009 | JENNIFER QUINN
    HATFIELD, England – In the search for Earth-like planets, astronomers zeroed in Tuesday on two places that look awfully familiar to home. One is close to the right size. The other is in the right place. European researchers said they not only found the smallest exoplanet ever, called Gliese 581 e, but realized that a neighboring planet discovered earlier, Gliese 581 d, was in the prime habitable zone for potential life. "The Holy Grail of current exoplanet research is the detection of a rocky, Earth-like planet in the 'habitable zone,'" said Michel Mayor, an astrophysicist at Geneva University in Switzerland....
  • Rhode Island Paper Predicts 'Under-Ocean' Global Warming Scenario by 2100

    03/23/2009 8:21:05 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 18 replies · 955+ views ^ | March 23, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Here’s a scary newspaper headline: “Could global warming turn R.I. into the under-Ocean State?” The answer to that question could only be, “Yes.” And so it was in a one-sided report in a Rhode Island newspaper. A news article in the March 22 Providence (R.I.) Journal by G. Wayne Miller details how a portion of the beautiful harbor town of Newport will be underwater due to the effects of anthropogenic global warming by the year 2100. ...more...
  • Ana’s journey opens mystery of ‘oceanic superhighway’[Tracking Green Sea Turtle]

    01/07/2009 8:25:00 AM PST · by BGHater · 2 replies · 284+ views
    WWF ^ | 19 Dec 2008 | WWF
    The remarkable journey of a green turtle from Indonesia into Australian waters is helping conservationists to track the migratory route of this species to the Kimberley-Pilbara coast - one of the few relatively pristine coastal areas left on Earth. Ana, a female green turtle, was tagged in Indonesia in November as part of a turtle tracking project by WWF and Udayana University in Bali, Indonesia, and has slowly made her way from a nesting beach in East Java, across the Indian Ocean, and is on track for the beaches of the Kimberley in Western Australia. Her journey, monitored online by...
  • Woman swept to sea during proposal on Oregon coast

    12/04/2008 4:10:43 PM PST · by BGHater · 99 replies · 2,979+ views
    AP ^ | 04 Dec 2008 | AP
    A romantic marriage proposal on the Oregon coast turned deadly for the bride-to-be when a wave swept her out to sea. Scott Napper had taken 22-year-old Leafil Alforque to Proposal Rock near Neskowin Beach to pop the question at a place that got its name from couples ready to marry. Napper and Alforque had been dating since they met on the Internet in 2005. But Alforque had arrived in Oregon on a visa from the Philippines just three days before the fateful trip to the coast. Napper said the tide had receded around Proposal Rock on Saturday when the couple...
  • Abbas Promises 'Ocean of Peace'

    11/27/2008 10:09:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies · 395+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 11-27-08 | staff
    ( Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas promoted the 2002 Saudi initiative on Thursday in a meeting with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. If Israel agrees to the initiative, “We could have a calm Middle East, a calm North Africa and Israel will live in an ocean of peace,” he said. The Saudi initiative promises that Arab and Muslim countries will normalize relations with Israel if Israel gives the PA all land controlled by Jordan and Egypt between 1949 and 1967, releases terrorist prisoners and accepts millions of foreign Arabs as citizens.
  • Steve Fossett's unfinished legacy: Deepest ocean exploration

    10/04/2008 1:36:07 AM PDT · by valkyry1 · 5 replies · 921+ views
    CNET ^ | October 3, 2008 | Daniel Terdiman
    Steve Fossett's unfinished legacy: Deepest ocean exploration And were it not for what seems certain to be his untimely and tragic death in a small airplane crash high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Fossett was poised to set a new record, one that could have far surpassed his many others in scope and shock value. The record? To become the first human being to dive solo to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, 36,000 feet below the ocean surface near Guam.
  • Bobbing in poison soup

    07/05/2008 1:01:55 PM PDT · by hripka · 16 replies · 611+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 30, 2008 | Margaux Wexberg Sanchez
    On the first of June, two men and a rabbit set sail from the port of Long Beach, bound for Hawaii, on a raft made of junk. Their cabin is the cockpit of a Cessna 310, white with a blue racing stripe, salvaged from the desert. It floats on a system of handmade pontoons -- 15,000 plastic bottles held together with recycled nets -- propelled by currents and wind. If it sounds dangerous and makeshift, that's the point. The pilots of Junk, as the vessel is called, want to get your attention. They are Dr. Marcus Eriksen, director of research...
  • Scientists Discover New Ocean Current

    05/01/2008 7:44:42 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 913+ views
    Physorg ^ | 5-1-2008 | Georgia Institute of Technology
    Scientists discover new ocean current The North Pacific Gyre Oscillation explains changes in salinity, nutrients and chlorophyll seen in the Northeast Pacific. Credit: Emanuele Di Lorenzo Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a new climate pattern called the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation. This new pattern explains, for the first time, changes in the water that are important in helping commercial fishermen understand fluctuations in the fish stock. They’re also finding that as the temperature of the Earth is warming, large fluctuations in these factors could help climatologists predict how the oceans will respond in a warmer world....
  • Farr's ocean management bill, first in 40 years, passes committee

    04/25/2008 7:17:19 AM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 35 replies · 100+ views
    A comprehensive national ocean governance bill written by U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, was approved this afternoon by a House subcommittee. The bill’s next stop will be before the full Committee on Natural Resources, the final step before a vote by the full House of Representatives. “I’m excited that this bill has taken the first big step toward passage,” Farr said following the vote. “We have the laws and agencies to safeguard our oceans, but we have no framework for them to function. That means our laws often intersect and our agencies are left with overlapping guidelines. This bill will...
  • Larger Pacific Climate Event Helps Current La Nina Linger

    04/22/2008 11:32:05 AM PDT · by cogitator · 26 replies · 129+ views
    SpaceRef ^ | April 22, 2008 | NASA JPL
    PASADENA, Calif. -- Boosted by the influence of a larger climate event in the Pacific, one of the strongest La Ninas in many years is slowly weakening but continues to blanket the Pacific Ocean near the equator, as shown by new sea-level height data collected by the U.S.-French Jason oceanographic satellite. This La Nina, which has persisted for the past year, is indicated by the blue area in the center of the image along the equator. Blue indicates lower than normal sea level (cold water). The data were gathered in early April. The image also shows that this La Nina...
  • U.S. firm lays claim to 'potentially vast' Arctic oil resources[400Bil Barrels]

    03/26/2008 5:29:48 PM PDT · by BGHater · 37 replies · 1,381+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | 21 Mar 2008 | Randy Boswell
    U.S. firm lays claim to nearly all of what it says will be 400 billion barrels A U.S.-based company that has controversially laid claim to nearly all of the Arctic Ocean's undersea oil said yesterday that new geological data suggest a "potentially vast" petroleum resource of 400 billion barrels. That figure is backed by a respected Canadian researcher who recently signed on as the firm's chief scientific adviser. Las Vegas-based Arctic Oil & Gas has raised eyebrows around the world with its roll-of-the-dice bid to lock up exclusive rights to extract oil and gas from rapidly melting areas of the...
  • Giant Marine Life Found in Antarctica (huge jellyfish! Yikes!)

    03/21/2008 4:40:35 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 18 replies · 2,521+ views ^ | 3-21-08 | RAY LILLEY
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Scientists who conducted the most comprehensive survey to date of New Zealand's Antarctic waters were surprised by the size of some specimens found, including jellyfish with 12-foot tentacles and 2-foot-wide starfish.A 2,000-mile journey through the Ross Sea that ended Thursday has also potentially turned up several new species, including as many as eight new mollusks.
  • Has An Ocean Circulation Collapse Been Triggered?

    02/25/2008 3:49:50 PM PST · by blam · 71 replies · 175+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-25-2008 | Penn State
    Has An Ocean Circulation Collapse Been Triggered?Geoscientists warn that there can be a considerable delay between the triggering of a collapse of the North Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and the actual collapse. (Credit: iStockphoto/Emmanuelle Combaud) ScienceDaily (Feb. 25, 2008) — Predictions that the 21st century is safe from major circulation changes in the North Atlantic Ocean may not be as comforting as they seem, according to a Penn State researcher. "The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that it is very unlikely that the North Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC) will collapse in the 21st century. They predict a probability...

    01/24/2008 2:32:40 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 20 replies · 164+ views
    self | January 24, 2008 | swampsniper
    In the summer of 2004 I woke up one night, couldn't go back to sleep, rode out to Walmart, and bought a new camera. It was an Olympus C4000Z, only 4MP, but twice as big as the little Kodak I had. The auto focus was super, auto exposure and white balance were excellent, I took 10s of thousands of pics with it. It is still going, I passed it on to a beginner, no point in keeping it in a drawer. These pics are from November, 2004.
  • Ocean Rocket returns To Business

    01/15/2008 2:26:09 PM PST · by blam · 78+ views
    Ocean rocket returns to business The firm's Zenit rockets launch from a converted oil platform The Sea Launch company has returned to flight with a mission to loft a telecoms satellite to serve the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. The firm's Zenit 3SL rocket lifted off from its converted oil rig platform stationed in the Pacific at 1149 GMT. The Thuraya 3 satellite separated from the vehicle some 98 minutes later. The flight was the first for Sea Launch since the catastrophic explosion in January 2007 which destroyed a Zenit and its passenger on the pad. Sea Launch is...
  • Geology Picture of the Two Weeks, Dec. 23 - Jan. 5, 2007: Sea Cliff Bridge, Australia

    12/31/2007 10:57:40 AM PST · by cogitator · 10 replies · 260+ views
    Tourism Wollongong ^ | December 2005?
    Reportedly built to make it easier to drive along the scenic southern coast without the significant possibility of a rock crashing through your windshield.
  • La Nina Predicted to be "Moderately Strong"

    12/21/2007 8:05:04 AM PST · by cogitator · 2 replies · 172+ views
    NASA Earth Observatory ^ | 12/21/2007 | NASA
    On December 20, 2007, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued its weather prediction for the winter of 2007-2008. In forecasting weather for the continental United States, NOAA examines several factors, but first among them is the state of the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which leads to El Niño and La Niña. For the coming winter, NOAA predicted a moderately strong La Niña. During La Niña, sea surface temperatures in the eastern tropical Pacific are below average, and temperatures in the western tropical Pacific are above average. This pattern is evident in this temperature anomaly image for November...