By: Michael Totten
Earth's oceans are the heartbeat of the planet. If the oceans fail, life on every part of the Earth is at risk. A new report from the International Program on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) has discovered strong evidence that ocean ecosystems are collapsing...
By: Michael Totten
Although they were long thought to be nothing more than a seaman's tall tale, satellite surveillance and radar data from offshore oil platforms has now confirmed the existence of rogue waves. Many of these waves are up to 100 feet high. One sea captain described...
By: Michael Totten
In the popular "Poseidon Adventure" movies, a cruise ship is overturned and capsized when it is unable to turn fast enough to meet a rogue wave head on. The original movie wave was 50 feet high, which became higher in every new remake until the...
By: Shannon Farlouis
Florida's corals have declined about 80% over the past three decades. These corals are monitored daily because of problems associated with human activities. Some problems are diseases and bleaching. Coastal resources are under a great deal of stress due to high populations and coastal development...
By: Michael Totten
All coastal regions which share an ocean or large lake with major fault lines are vulnerable to tsunami. Subduction earthquakes under the ocean floor send vast amounts of energy through the ocean, which can be converted into damaging wave energy. Even where there is no...
By: Rose Clearfield
Corals are small animals that make up the phlyum Cnidaria with jellyfish, anemones, and hydroids, all of which have stinging organs or cnidocysts. Corals consist of two types: hard (scleratinain) and soft. Primarily the hard corals build the coral reef framework. Coral reefs are often...
By: Evelyn Berger
The continental shelf is a large, undersea edge to each continent. The areas where the sea is shallow because of the presence of a continental shelf is called a gulf, and though they are underwater at the moment, during glacial periods in the planet’s...
By: Jerome Carter
There are four oceans in the world: the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian, and the Arctic.The Atlantic Ocean:The North Atlantic Ocean separates the east coast of North America from Western Europe and north-western Africa. The South Atlantic separates west, west-central, and south-western Africa from...
By: Grandma McGraw
Waves can carve solid rock because water is one of the most common causes of erosion, the natural process of change taking place on the Earth’s surface all the time. Erosion began when Earth began and it will continue as long as Earth exists...
By: Gioia Degenaars
The tides of large bodies of water and the ocean are caused mostly due to gravitational pull of the moon and partially due to gravitational pull from the sun. As the Earth rotates and spins on its axis it gets closer to the sun during...

 

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