News tagged with ocean basins

NASA catches 3 tropical cyclones at 1 time

It's not often that a satellite can capture an image of more than one tropical cyclone, but the GOES-13 satellite managed to get 3 tropical cyclones in two ocean basins in one image today. Bret and his "sister" ...

dateJul 23, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Deep history of coconuts decoded

The coconut (the fruit of the palm Cocos nucifera) is the Swiss Army knife of the plant kingdom; in one neat package it provides a high-calorie food, potable water, fiber that can be spun into rope, and a ...

dateJun 24, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Monsoons spinning the Earth's plates: study

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have for the first time shown a link between intensifying climate events and tectonic plate movement in findings that could provide a valuable insight into why huge tremors occur.

dateApr 13, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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New technologies help scientists track fish species

(PhysOrg.com) -- New tracking and observing technologies are giving marine conservationists a fish-eye view of conditions, from overfishing to climate change, that are contributing to declining fish populations, ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Ecology
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