The Looming El Niño Could Cost the World Trillions of Dollars
The Pacific Ocean has moved away from La Niña conditions, which occur when a long band of cold water forms near the coast of South America. Now, it is heading towards a different phase called El Niño, where a...
Supercontinent to Form in Pacific in 200 Million Years
According to new research conducted by Australia's Curtin University, the world's next supercontinent will form when the Pacific Ocean closes in two hundred to three hundred million years. Earth's crust, also known as the lithosphere, is made up of continents...
New Island Formed in Pacific Ocean After Underwater Volcano Erupted
A new island allegedly formed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after an underwater volcano erupted not far from Australia. The phenomenon occurred earlier this month after the underwater volcano, Home Reef, located in the Central Tonga Islands, erupted....
Man Survives 27-Hour Swim After Tonga Volcano Eruption, Tsunami
A man who is being hailed as a "real life Aquaman" swam for 27 hours straight after the tsunami that occurred after the Tonga volcano eruption swept him away from his village. Lisala Folau, a 57-year-old Tongan man who was...
Seabed 2030 Project Races to Map Ocean and Sea Floors
Mapping the seabed is an ancient practice but an ambitious plan called Seabed 2030 means to take this to an entirely new level.