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Pacific Ocean

Ships And Blue Whales On A Collision Course Off California Coast

By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times Blue whales cluster for long periods of time in the busy Pacific Ocean shipping lanes off the California coast, raising concern about collisions between vessels and the endangered marine mammals, a new study has found. Researchers used satellites to track 171 tagged blue whales over 15 years to produce […]

July 24, 2014

Obama To Enlarge U.S. Marine Sanctuary

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce plans to significantly expand a U.S. sanctuary in the central Pacific Ocean in a move that could create the world’s largest such protected area, the Washington Post reported. Obama will announce his intent to enlarge the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument from almost 87,000 […]

June 17, 2014

Search Goes On In Ocean’s Stirred ‘Teacup’ Of Garbage

By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — The search and rescue teams working off the west coast of Australia seeking the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 discovered what oceanographers have been warning: Even the most far-flung stretches of ocean are full of garbage. For the first time since the search focused on the southern […]

March 31, 2014