Tag Archives: Pacific Ocean

Zealandia — the Hidden Continent

Researchers have identified a 2 million square miles continent hidden beneath the Pacific Ocean. They have named it Zealandia. The highest peaks of the continent which rise above the surface are the islands of New Zealand and New Caledonia. The … Continue reading

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Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument to be Vastly Expanded

In 2006, President George W. Bush created three marine national monuments in the Pacific Ocean.  Today, President Obama announced the dramatic expansion of these marine preserves to form the world’s largest marine sanctuary.  Under the proposal, the Pacific Remote Island Marine … Continue reading

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Tamu Massif, Earth’s Largest Volcano, Beneath the Pacific Ocean

Scientists have identified the largest volcano on earth, beneath the Pacific Ocean roughly half way between Japan and the Hawaiian Islands.  The giant shield volcano has been named Tamu Massif and it is roughly, 100,000 square miles or approximately the … Continue reading

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Gray Whale Sighted in South Atlantic, First Ever Observed Below the Equator

A gray whale has been sighted in Walvis Bay, Namibia.  This is amazing news, as gray whales were hunted to extinction in the North Atlantic by the 18th century and have never been sighted before south of the equator.  Gray whales … Continue reading

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Four Tons on Marijuana Worth $4 Million Found Floating Off Dana Point, California

A local boater first spotted the bales floating 15 miles offshore near Point Dana, California.  When law enforcement went out to investigate, they found between 160-180 bales of marijuana (depending on the news report), weighing close to four tons and worth around $4 million dollars, … Continue reading

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