Arctic Ocean
The Arctic Ocean, located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the smallest and shallowest of the world's five major oceanic divisions. The International Hydrogra...
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Tsunami Alert in Alaska
Tsunami Alert in Alaska
Russian bombers off coast of Alaska for 2nd night in a row
National security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports from the Pentagon
NASA | Big Ozone Holes Headed For Extinction By 2040
The next three decades will see an end of the era of big ozone holes. In a new study, scientists from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center say that the ozone hol...
Canada investigates mysterious 'pinging' sound at bottom of sea in Arctic
Canada's military is investigating a mysterious "
Ship Found In Arctic 168 Years After Doomed Northwest Passage Attempt
Exclusive: Perfectly preserved HMS Terror vessel sank during disastrous expedition led by British explorer Sir John Franklin
Antarctic Ocean Climate Change Mystery Could Be Explained By Deep, Old Water
A new study suggests that the Antarctic Ocean has remained unaffected by climate change and global warming due to deep, old water that is continually pulled to the surface.
Volcano In Alaska Sends Ash Spewing 20,000 Feet Up
A volcano eruption in Alaska sent ash 20,000 feet up in the air and prompted flight warnings, according to authorities.
New Butterfly Discovered in Alaska for First Time in 28 Years
The Tanana Arctic may also be the state's only endemic butterfly.
Bermuda Triangle Mystery: Missing Ships Victim Of Enormous Methane Blowouts On Ocean Floor?
Scientists may have discovered the secret behind the notorious Bermuda Triangle: methane bubble explosions. Giant craters on the seabed around Norway's coast have been discovered by scientists, markin...
A potential bridge between Russia and Alaska could lead to the ultimate road trip
A road trip stretching from New York City all the way to London could be possible if Russia’s plans work out to build a mega highway connecting Russia’s Eastern most border with Alaska’s Western most ...
In Arctic winter, Marine Creatures Migrate By The Light Of The Moon
A few months ago, researchers reported the surprising discovery that marine creatures living in one Arctic fjord keep busy through the permanently dark and frigid winter months. Now, a report in the ...
Why Swimming With Dolphins Is A Bad Thing
Dr. Patty Khuly explains why those ubiquitous swimming-with-dolphins vacation experiences don't have these intelligent marine mammals' welfare at heart. Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed that some...
Fatal Whale Attack Reveals The ‘Dark Side’ Of Dolphins
Marine wildlife experts believe dolphins attacked a young pilot whale which was found stranded on a beach in Skye. Vets had to put down the badly injured three-year-old female calf, which was discover...
Five Chinese Warships Spotted Off Alaska Coast During Obama Visit
Five Chinese navy ships are sailing in international waters in the Bering Sea off Alaska, the Pentagon said Wednesday, in an apparent first for China’s military that came as US President Barack Obama ...
As Sea Ice Retreats, 5,000-6,000 Walruses Confirmed On Alaskan Shore
Between 5,000 and 6,000 walruses have ‘hauled out’ onshore near the Alaskan village of Point Lay, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday. Wildlife biologist Jonathan Snyder told participants i...
Open Polar Sea
The Open Polar Sea was a hypothesized ice-free ocean surrounding the North Pole. This unproven (and eventually, demonstrated false) theory was once so widely believed that many exploring expeditions ...
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Northwest Passage
The Northwest Passage is a sea through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America via waterways through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Th...
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Borders of the oceans
The borders of the oceans are the limits of the Earth's oceanic waters. The definition and number of oceans can vary depending on the adopted criteria.
Though generally described as several separa...
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Arctic sea ice
Ice losses in Antarctica are concentrated on its western coast, while Greenland's thawing has spread from the south to the northwest since 2005. This animation shows the Arctic Ocean melt during th...
Arctic sea ice - Wikipedia
Natural resources of the Arctic
Natural resources of the Arctic are the mineral and animal resources within the Arctic region (sometimes defined as north of the Arctic Circle) that provide or have potential to provide utility or eco...
Territorial claims in the Arctic
The Arctic consists of land, territorial waters and international waters. All land and territorial waters in the Arctic belong to one of the five countries: Canada, Norway, Russia, Denmark (via Greenl...
Territorial claims in the Arctic - Wikipedia
Marine mammal
Marine mammals, which include seals, whales, dolphins, porpoises, manatees, dugongs, otters, walruses, and polar bears form a diverse group of 129 species that rely on the ocean for their existence. T...
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Arctic shrinkage
This animation shows the difference in the area, volume and depth of the average September Arctic sea ice between 1979 and 2013.Arctic sea ice decline describes the sea ice loss observed in recent d...
Arctic shrinkage - Wikipedia
Ozone depletion
Ozone depletion describes two distinct but related phenomena observed since the late 1970s: a steady decline of about 4% in the total volume of ozone in Earth's stratosphere (the ozone layer), and a m...
Ozone depletion - Wikipedia