Ocean Science Fact: EL Nino and La Nina
El Niño and La Niña are climate patterns in the Pacific Ocean that can affect weather worldwide. They are two opposing climate patterns that break these normal conditions, and both have global impacts on weather, wildfires, ecosystems, and economies.
Ocean Science Fact: Tsunami
Did you know 80% of Tsunami occur around the “Ring of Fire”?
Ocean Science Fact: Microplastic in Ocean
Did you know that microplastic is present in our environment? Discover more ocean science facts: https://bit.ly/3rsffG8 (Source: https://bit.ly/3O5Rr4i)
Ocean Science Fact: SPC and IRD Cruise Project Warmalis 2
Did you that SPC, as the lead scientific organisation in Pacific, is collaborating with research partners in ocean expeditions like the Warmalis?
New agreement to improve ocean science collaboration in the Pacific
Photo: Dr Stuart Minchin, Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) and François Houllier, President and CEO of IFREMER.
Ocean Science Fact: The importance of mangroves
Did you know the Mangrove Forest can stabilize coastlines? Mangrove is a type of tree or shrub that grows in tidal, tropical, costal swamps with numerous tangled roots that grow above ground.
Ocean Science Fact: The Great Barrier Reef
Blue Food Systems: Crucial components of climate-resilient blue economy in the Pacific
The ocean is at the centre of Pacific Food Systems. Discover some crucial components of Climate-Resilient Blue Economy in the Pacific.
Ocean Science Fact: The largest recorded blue whale is 33 meters long
Photo Credit: Jeff Hester / Ocean Image Bank Our ocean teems with life ranging from the blue whale — the biggest animal on Earth — to tiny microbes. The largest recorded blue whale is 33.58 meters length, the height of an 11-story building. Know more…
Ocean Science Fact: Did you know that a tsunami can travel at the speed of an airliner?
Because of the physics that governs the propagation of water waves, the speed of a tsunami depends only on the water depth. In the Pacific Ocean where the average depth is 4500 m, the speed of a tsunami is 750 km/h. In comparison, large ocean swells…