Category Archives: Oceans

Blue Sway | Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney recruited award-winning surf filmmaker Jack McCoy to create a music video for his previously unreleased track “Blue Sway.” Jack McCoy has been capturing the surfing vision in a truly unique way. Using a high powered underwater jet ski, … Continue reading

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The Arctic Light

This was filmed between 29th April and 10th May 2011 in the Arctic, on the archipelago Lofoten in Norway. My favorite natural phenomenon is one I do not even know the name of, even after talking to meteorologists and astrophysicists … Continue reading

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World’s carbon emissions hit record rise

Carbon emissions in the earth’s atmosphere have reached a record high, according to the International Energy Agency. Scientists warn that climate change will lead to unprecedented catastrophic consequences, if global leaders do not take decisive action to reduce the harmful … Continue reading

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Old problem, new threats

The South China Sea is still one of the world’s most dangerous ocean areas. But although it is subject to some of Mother Nature’s most violent typhoons, its real danger is its international disputes. After a long period of relative … Continue reading

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Worlds biggest wave ever surfed

Very useful video to illustrate the height to which waves can grow.

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HD: Super Slo-mo Surfer!

HD super slow motion video of big wave surfer Dylan Longbottom in a 12 foot monster barrel – the first shots of their kind ever recorded. Helps to understand wave proccesses and how they break.

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China, Philippines warn vs. aggression in Spratlys

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Chinese and Philippine defense chiefs warned rival claimants Monday to avoid unilateral action and focus on responsible behavior in disputed South China Sea islands, where recent spats have renewed tensions. Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie … Continue reading

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New photographs released of tsunami hitting the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station in Japan

Tepco power station’s sea defences seen crumbling as wall of seawater overwhelms facility http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/may/20/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-japan

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Flood Water Plus Fertilizer Runoff Creates a “Dead Zone” the Size of New Jersey

Natural processes used to occasionally create a “dead zone” of oxygen-poor water grows in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. It would happen when nutrients from upstream got washed out to sea, feeding phytoplankton in the area. As that … Continue reading

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Climate change threatens emerging superpowers, warns report

Some of the “big economies of the future” are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, according to a new study published today. UK consultancy Maplecroft identified Bangladesh and India as the two countries facing the greatest risks to their populations, … Continue reading

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