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ocean

oh shuhn

  • n  a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
  • n  anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume

  • Marine mammal experts say the technology used to help understand why ocean earthquakes happen is endangering some of the world's most fragile animals.
  • Nothing on land can live without the ocean, yet the sea can do fine on its own.
  • Scientists have long wondered whether the movement of marine animals was enough to mix the ocean's heavy waters.
News & Articles

  • Ocean acidification pushing young oysters into 'death race'
    Scientists have long known that ocean acidification is leading to a decline in Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) in the U.S.'s Pacific Northwest region, but a new study in the American Geophysical Union shows exactly how the change is undercutting populations of these economically-important molluscs. Caused by carbon dioxide emissions, ocean acidification changes the very chemistry of marine ...
    June 12, 2013 - Environmental News Network
  • Ocean’s softball season concludes in CJ III tournament quarterfinals
    By WARREN RAPPLEYEA Correspondent Ocean Township High School’s softball team ended its spring season with a 19-7 record and made its way to the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Central Group III tournament. read more
    June 11, 2013 - Atlanticville
  • Ocean View beach closed because of bacteria levels
    The Norfolk Department of Public Health has closed a beach in Ocean View between 10th Bay Street and 24th Bay Street because bacteria levels are too high.    Health officials will continue testing the beach waters until the bacteria levels decrease to levels that meet state standards.  
    June 11, 2013 - The Virginian-Pilot
Quotes

  • Pope Benedict XVI in PinkNews.co.uk
    There are scars which mark the surface of our earth, erosion, deforestation, the squandering of the world's mineral and ocean resources in order to fuel an insatiable consumption,the Pope said.
  • Paul Goydos in Golfweek.com
    I definitely was scuttling on the bottom of the ocean here the last three or four months, but I thought I was getting better,he said.
  • Paul Watson in AFP
    The Japanese whalers have now escalated this conflict very violently,said Paul Watson, captain of the Sea Shepherd's Steve Irwin ship. "If they think that our remaining two ships will retreat from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary in the...

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