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The third ever dive into the Mariana, the world’s deepest aquatic point, finds new species — and plastic litter.

These islands in the Pacific Ocean have changed their names

While the country is in the headlines currently for the proposed name change, there are other examples of island nations that were named after colonial explorers, but went on to adopt more local names, in an attempt to reflect their native cultures.


The Ocean Cleanup aims to clear Great Pacific Garbage Patch

A system created by The Ocean Cleanup, an organization founded by Boyan Slat, a 24-year-old innovator will send a trash collecting device to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch- an island of trash twice the size of Texas.

Coral reefs at risk of dissolving as oceans get more acidic: study

The sediments are 10 times more vulnerable to acidification than the tiny coral animals that also extract chemicals directly from the sea water to build stony skeletons that form reefs, the study said.

Scary landing after United flight loses engine cover over Pacific Ocean

The incident occurred less than an hour before United Airlines flight 1175 from San Francisco was set to land in Honolulu on Tuesday.

Plastic found in stomachs of marine creatures living 10 km below ocean's surface

Scientists have found plastic in the stomachs of animals living more than 10 kilometres below the ocean surface.


Two hurricanes, tropical storm in Pacific far off Mexico coast

The US National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Hilary is a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 kph). Its center is about 360 miles (575 kilometers) south of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico, and it is heading west-northwest at 10 mph (16 kph).

US challenged India, China and 11 others on navigation rights: Pentagon report

The freedom of navigation operations involve sending US Navy ships and military aircraft into areas where other countries have tried to limit access. The aim is to demonstrate that the international community does not accept such restrictions.

Pacific's Typhoon Dolphin heads toward northern Guam

"A heavy band is moving across the island and the eye will hit northern Guam,'' he told The Associated Press.

Small Pacific nation of Vanuatu braces for strong cyclone

Vanuatu is located about a quarter of the way from Australia to Hawaii.