*  Microbial community structure and function on sinking particles in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre (Journal Article) | DOE...
Sinking particles mediate the transport of carbon and energy to the deep-sea, yet the specific microbes associated with sedimenting particles in the ocean's interior remain largely uncharacterized. In this study, we used particle interceptor traps (PITs) to assess the nature of particle-associated microbial communities collected at a variety of depths in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Comparative metagenomics was used to assess differences in microbial taxa and functional gene repertoires in PITs containing a preservative (poisoned traps) compared to preservative-free traps where growth was allowed to continue in situ (live traps). Live trap microbial communities shared taxonomic and functional similarities with bacteria previously reported to be enriched in dissolved organic matter (DOM) microcosms (e.g., Alteromonas and Methylophaga), in addition to other particle and eukaryote-associated bacteria (e.g., Flavobacteriales and Pseudoalteromonas). Poisoned trap microbial assemblages were ...
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*  Life history and multivariate analyses of habitat selection patterns among small cetaceans in the central North Pacific Ocean
Habitat selection and life history patterns were compared among three species of small cetaceans in the central North Pacific Ocean: Dall's porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli), northern right whale dolphin (Lissodelphis borealis) and Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens). Biological samples and fisheries data used for analysis of habitat preferences were obtained by observers monitoring Japanese high seas squid driftnet operations between 36$\sp\circ$N and 46$\sp\circ$N, and 152$\sp\circ$E and 150$\sp\circ$W during 1990 and 1991. Supplementary data used for analysis of Dall's porpoise life history were collected between 46$\sp\circ$N and 53$\sp\circ$N and 168$\sp\circ$E and 175$\sp\circ$E in the Japanese salmon mothership fishery from 1981 to 1987.The main objective was to determine if habitat partitioning mechanisms could be detected among the three marine mammal species. Two approaches were taken. First, reproductive patterns were compared, with special attention to calving ...
*  Geologic evolution of Hess Rise, central North Pacific Ocean | GSA Bulletin | GeoScienceWorld
Cores from four Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) sites (310, 464, 465, and 466) and seismic-reflection profiles provide data that are used to interpret the geological evolution and paleoenvironments of Hess Rise, a prominent oceanic plateau in the central North Pacific Ocean. Hess Rise apparently formed in the Southern Hemisphere along the western flank of the Pacific-Farallon Ridge 110 to 100 m.y. B.P. Core stratigraphies and lithologies show the response of sedimentation to subsidence and northward movement of Hess Rise on the Pacific plate. Oceanic islands, which crowned Hess Rise during its early evolution, were eroded and subsequently subsided below sea level.. Major structural trends include three northwest-trending (∼327°) arms, or ridges, and an east-northeast-trending southern Hess Rise that parallels the Mendocino Fracture Zone (060°). Normal faults offset basement as much as 3,000 m along the southern edge and 1,500 m on the western flank of Hess Rise. Many faults were active ...
*  Environmental drivers of mesozooplankton biomass variability in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre | Scripps Institution of...
The environmental drivers of zooplankton variability are poorly explored for the central subtropical Pacific, where a direct bottom-up food-web connection is suggested by increasing trends in primary production and mesozooplankton biomass at station ALOHA (A Long-term Oligotrophic Habitat Assessment) over the past 20 years (1994-2013). Here we use generalized additive models (GAMs) to investigate how these trends relate to the major modes of North Pacific climate variability. A GAM based on monthly mean data explains 43% of the temporal variability in mesozooplankton biomass with significant influences from primary productivity (PP), sea surface temperature (SST), North Pacific Gyre Oscillation (NPGO), and El Nino. This result mainly reflects the seasonal plankton cycle at station ALOHA, in which increasing light and SST lead to enhanced nitrogen fixation, productivity, and zooplankton biomass during summertime. Based on annual mean data, GAMs for two variables suggest that PP and 3-4 year ...
*  Heat transport variation due to change of North Pacific subtropical gyre interior flow during 1993-2012 | SpringerLink
Applying segment-wise altimetry-based gravest empirical mode method to expendable bathythermograph temperature, Argo salinity, and altimetric sea surface height data in March, June, and November from
*  Torrey Pines Cliffs And Pacific Ocean Photo, Stock Photo of Torrey Pines Cliffs and Pacific Ocean, Phillip Colla Natural...
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*  आयुष दर्पण: 2013-09-01
The long-standing mystery of how mercury gets into open-ocean fish has been solved, claim University of Michigan researchers and their University of Hawaii colleagues. Their findings suggest that levels of the toxin in Pacific Ocean fish will likely rise in coming decades.Using isotopic measurement techniques developed at U-M, the researchers determined that up to 80 percent of the toxic form of mercury, called methylmercury, found in the tissues of deep-feeding North Pacific Ocean fish is produced deep in the ocean, most likely by bacteria clinging to sinking bits of organic matter. The study also confirmed that the mercury found in Pacific fish near Hawaii likely traveled through the air for thousands of miles before being deposited on the ocean surface in rainfall, said U-M environmental scientist Joel Blum. The North Pacific fisheries are downwind from rapidly industrializing nations such as China and India that are increasingly reliant on coal-burning power plants, a major source of mercury ...
*  Ocean Carbon Cycle Affected by Drought
Recent drought conditions in the North Pacific Ocean near Hawaii have caused a decrease in the strength of the carbon dioxide sink, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature. A team funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by scientists Dave Karl and Roger Lukas of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaii used 15 years of time-series measurements to compare the precipitation, salinity and carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations at Station ALOHA, located in the Pacific Ocean approximately 100 kilometers north of Oahu. The study shows that a decrease in the tendency of the ocean to take up CO2 is due to an increase in the water s salinity, which is a direct result of the drought seen in much of the North Pacific Ocean over the past five years. "Our study can be considered an oceanic analogue of the long standing atmospheric measurement program at the Mauna Loa Observatory," says Karl. "The results from this study were ...
*  Pacific Ocean World Map | My Blog
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*  South Pacific Ocean Total Precipitable Water (TPW) Loop
The NESDIS Operational Blended TPW South Pacific Ocean Total Precipitable Water (TPW), Covering the Last 25 Hours. These Images are Produced by the GOES Satellite Systems.
*  NASA - Hurricane Season 2012: Tropical Depression 21P (South Pacific Ocean)
The South Pacific hurricane season normally ends in April but tropical depression 21P has developed in the South Pacific Ocean ...
*  Global Warming - Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean is the largest body of water in the world. The ocean covers about 66 million square miles (171 million square kilometers). That area represents over 45 percent of the total area of all the oceans and about one-third of Earth's total surface area. Thousands of islands lie in the Pacific Ocean. They range from island nations, such as Japan and New Zealand, to the hundreds of small, scattered islands in the central and southern Pacific. The Pacific Ocean is a source of many natural resources, including seafood, petroleum, and minerals. The word pacific means peaceful. The ocean received this name from the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who sailed its waters for several months, driven by gentle winds. But the Pacific is often far from peaceful. Typhoons and hurricanes in the Pacific have wrecked fleets of ships and destroyed island cities. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions deep in the sea have created destructive waves called tsunamis (pronounced tsoo NAH meez.) In the ...
*  Full text of "Special scientific report"
324 BLOOD TYPES IN PACIFIC SALMON INIarTne Biological Laboratory! 1960 WOODS HOLE, MASS« SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC REPORT- FISHERIES No. 324 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE SPECIAL NOTE The International North Pacific Fisheries Commission, established in 1953 by the Internationjil Convention for the High Seas Fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean, coordinates the research of the member nations: Japan, Canada, and the United States. The resulting investigations provide data to the Commission for use in carrying out its duties in connec- tion with fishery conservation problems in the North Pacific Ocean. Publication of this scientific report has been approved by the United States Section of the Commission. United States Department of the Interior, Fred A, Seaton, Secretary Fish and Wildlife Service, Arnie J. Suomela, Commissioner BLOOD TYPES IN PACIFIC SALMON by George J. Ridgway Eind George W. Klontz Fishery Research Biologists Bureau of Commercial Fisheries ...
*  Pacific Ocean facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Pacific Ocean
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*  'Glass squid' discovered in the depths of the North Pacific Ocean | WatsupAsia - Asia's Latest News & Entertainment...
The United States National Marine Conservation Organization found this shimmering beauty in the ocean. The cockatoo squid, also known as the glas
*  Difference between revisions of "Panama" - Wikitravel
Panama [http://www.visitpanama.com] is a country in Central America with coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, with Colombia (and South America) to the southeast and Costa Rica (and North America) to the northwest. It's strategically located on the isthmus that forms the land bridge connecting North and South America. It controls the Panama Canal that links the North Atlantic Ocean via Caribbean Sea with North Pacific Ocean, one of the most important shipping routes in the world.
*  Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii - Abstract
Oceans are estimated to be responsible for up to half of global primary production. Much of our understanding of temporal variability in ocean biogeochemical cycling comes from ongoing time-series observations, including the Hawaii Ocean Time-series (HOT). Twenty-five years of carbon fixation measurements, assessed by 14C bicarbonate assimilation, have provided improved understanding of carbon cycling in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. This presentation will describe 5 years of near-monthly measurements of rates of particulate and dissolved primary production at this time-series site, providing new insight into seasonal variability associated with primary production. Over the time series, dissolved productivity averaged approximately 25% of total (dissolved+particulate) production. Despite a well-resolved seasonal pattern in particulate production, dissolved productivity did not demonstrate the same seasonality. Coincident measurements ...
*  North Pacific Ocean Eastern Part of Hawaiian Islands.: Geographicus Rare Antique Maps
Antique Maps of Hawaii & Alaska. Gallery of authentic historic and rare maps of Hawaii, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest from the 17th to the 19th century.
*  Download Marine Ecosystems by A. Cruzado PDF - Jana Magalhaes Books
Marine Pollution Bulletin Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. , (2000). Biodiversity hotspots for conservation priorities. Nature Vol. 403, No. 6772, pp. , (2008). Protistan assemblages across the Indian Ocean, with a specific emphasis on the picoeukaryotes. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers Vol. 55, No. 11, pp. , (2005). Anthropogenic ocean acidification over the twenty-first century and its impact on calcifying organisms. Nature Vol. 437, No. 7059, pp. , (2007). Small pelagic fish in the NW Mediterranean Sea: An ecological review. 2011). Plastic ingestion by mesopelagic fishes in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 432, No. pp. , (2009). Deep-Sea Archaea Fix and Share Nitrogen in Methane-Consuming Microbial Consortia. Science Vol. 326, No. 5951, pp. , (2009). The microbial ocean from genomes to biomes. Nature Vol. 459, No. 7244, pp. , (2009). Ultraphytoplankton distribution and upper ocean dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean during winter. ...
*  Print of North Pacific Ocean Poster on Vintage Visualizations
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*  Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii - Abstract
The main goal of this study was to better define the microbial taxa and biochemical processes involved in carbon and energy cycling on sinking particles collected at different depths in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre at station ALOHA. We used metagenomic approaches to examine microbial communities associated with sinking particles that were collected using sediment traps at four depths between 150 meters and 500 meters during 2012 and 2013. Across all studied depths, there was a pronounced enrichment of Alteromonas species in "live" traps in which microbial growth and processing continued until trap recovery. In contrast, "dead" traps containing fixative were dominated by Vibrio species at shallower depths (150-300 meters) and Arcobacter at 500 meters. Archaea showed little variation across depths and solution types, all traps being dominated by either Marine Group II Euryarchaeota, or Thaumarchaeota representatives. Metagenomic and metatranscriptomic analyses of microbes associated with ...
*  Japan Trench | submarine trench, Pacific Ocean | Britannica.com
Japan Trench: Deep submarine trench lying east of the Japanese islands, in the floor of the western North Pacific Ocean. It is one of a series of depressions stretching south from the Kuril...
*  Weird Worms Live Near Pacific Ocean's Deepest High-Temp Vent
June 10, 2015 - Scientists have discovered the deepest high-temperature hydrothermal vent in the Pacific Ocean, located in the Gulf of California's Pescadero Basin. It sits nearly 12,500 feet (3,800 meters) below the surface. Experts think the high temperatures may cook organic material in the overlying mud into petroleum-like products. Samples of the chimney stacks have the stench of diesel fuel, but creatures like the tubeworms shown in this footage are undeterred. They cling to rocks near carbonate chimneys that emerge from a flat, muddy seafloor. The footage was captured using a remotely operated vehicle.Click here to read more:'Weird Animal World Discovered in Deepest Pacific Ocean Vents'Video courtesy Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
*  largest ocean - TheOS.IN
It extends from the Arctic in the north to Antarctica in the south, bounded by Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east. At 169.2 million square kilometres (65.3 million square miles) in area, this largest division of the World Ocean â€" and, in turn, the hydrosphere â€" covers about 46% of the Earth's water surface and about 32% of its total surface area, making it larger than all of the Earth's land area combined. The equator subdivides it into the North Pacific Ocean and South Pacific Ocean. The Mariana Trench in the western North Pacific is the deepest point in the Pacific and in the world, reaching a depth of 10,911 metres (35,798 ft) ...