Tuesday, December 29
Wednesday, November 25
also described as the Eastern Garbage Patch or the Pacific Trash Vortex, is a gyre of marine litter [toxic materials] in the central North Pacific Ocean
Tuesday, November 17
The Grandeur of Ancient Forests—Though only four percent of old growth redwood forests is left, it's still nowhere near fully explored. Richard Preston speaks in tones of wonder and joy about discoveries of the biggest trees in the world. The images are stunning.
Elegance and Beauty of the Deep Sea—Sit back, relax, and enjoy this stunning video of deep sea life never before seen. David Gallo's narration evinces a sense of wonder.
Monday, November 9
Sunday, November 8
WASHINGTON — Off the coast of Washington state, mysterious algae mixed with sea foam have killed more than 8,000 seabirds, puzzling scientists. A thousand miles off California, researchers have discovered the , a swirling vortex roughly twice the size of Texas filled with tiny bits of plastic and other debris. Continue
photo by NOAA
An oceanic gyre is any large-scale system of rotating ocean currents, particularly those involved with large wind movements. Gyres are caused by the Coriolis effect; planetary vorticity along with horizontal and vertical friction, which determine the circulation patterns from the wind curl (torque).
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