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Pacific ocean


Explained: What is Challenger Deep, the deepest spot in the ocean?

June 19, 2020 10:03 pm

36 years after her spacewalk, Kathy Sullivan has descended to the deepest known spot in the ocean. What is the Challenger Deep?

Explained: How some Pacific nations have held off COVID-19, but are still at risk

April 06, 2020 11:29 am

Coronavirus Several of the countries in the Pacific Ocean have densely populated areas, making the enforcement of social distancing measures difficult.

Explained: Why has a Chinese company leased a whole island in the Pacific?

October 19, 2019 5:30 pm

The move by China is considered to be in furtherance of its aggressive foreign policy, which seeks to make Beijing a major sea power in the Pacific Ocean, where Tulagi is located.

Low blow

May 16, 2019 12:18 am

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

March 09, 2019 9:53 pm

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

September 09, 2018 10:14 am

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

February 23, 2018 1:07 pm

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

February 14, 2018 4:43 pm

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

November 17, 2017 7:02 pm

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

July 25, 2017 9:48 pm

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).