Hazardous inhabitants of the sea

Part 3: Reef residents. At a time when the very developed tourism, intending to distant seas are not out of place to know a little about marine life, as well as what can come from these dangers. Swordfish (Xiphias gladius Linnaeus). A large, aggressive fish up to 4,5 m. Large items have a weight up to 350 kg, usually 150-200 kg. The upper jaw in the form of xiphoid appendage. Pelvic fins are absent. In warm weather, stick to the surface of the water. In bad weather go into the depths. They live in tropical and subtropical waters of the oceans, it goes to higher latitudes. There Read more [...]
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On the island of Buyan in the Indian Ocean …

Making sure that my house is still withstand the pressure of the wind and water currents, I gradually fell asleep. Element Brawler almost until dawn, then suddenly subsided. Here, in island, nautical experience of ancestors behind not wear — It can be useful in any minute. AND everything was as usual in this time on the southern coast of the fabulous island: lots of sun, heat, fish, coconut palms, colorful sails, mulatto — all that once dreamed me childhood.According to the Chronicle, «this island, illuminated by the light Read more [...]
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Astronaut over the ocean

Photo from the author's archive In our days, when, perhaps, only the older generation can confidently and honestly say: the Soviet Union and Russia – the great powers, their contribution to world civilization and considerable weight. Unfortunately, in the post-Soviet period the young generation of Russians know very little about the large-scale accomplishments and national science and translating theory into practice, who entered the major achievements of the XX century.Over the past 20 years in the post-Soviet period, the majority of young Russians or simply do not know Read more [...]
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Hunting with hounds overseas

When, in September 2005 it was announced that for the next all-Russian competition greyhounds elected Tambov neighborhood, I truly rejoicedWhen, in September 2005 it was announced that for the next all-Russian competition greyhounds elected neighborhood Tambov I sincerely happy. Somehow it turned out that hunting for many years adjacent to Tambov regions, I could not manage to get in Places that have become for canine hunters truly legendary. To me, the fans do not Only hunting with hounds, but and creativity of our wonderful compatriot — A. FROM. Pushkin Read more [...]
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Fisheries and space

Alexis Muromtsev childhood was obsessed with the seaIn the MCC. In the center of A.M.Muromtsev right V.V.Kovalenok astronaut. Alexis Muromtsev (1921-1987) – one of the largest domestic scientists of world renown, a researcher of the World Ocean, whose monograph are «classical» from the first day of their publication. Professor Muromtsev was at the forefront of space oceanography, developed a technique of detection bioproductive zones to fish in the oceans from space, made a huge contribution to the national economy and the country's defense.A.M.Muromtsev comes Read more [...]
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First time on the ocean fishing

Half an hour before dawn, a small length of 20 meters boat, called the locals «Doni», Puffing and sneezing weak motor sailed away from the pier and slowly walked to the open ocean. After six kilometers she turned toward the reef, released on a total water surface «lambs» waves crashing on it. Crew «Doni» hastily engaged in preparing for fishing. From under the long wooden benches installed on the sides of the boat were taken four short, but strong-looking with fixed spinning them massive coils. By weight, the whole gear pulled at least five kilograms, and gave Read more [...]
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The discrepancy of the ARCTIC is BECOMING MORE

The US is preparing to the militarization of the Arctic ocean and, according to the confessions of the authorities of the Navy, in naiblezhayshie 15 years intend to establish themselves in the region militarily, politically and economically. Of course, that the States want to "bite off" a large piece of the land that rightfully should belong to the Russian Federation: unlikely Washington will attempt, for example, in the territorial waters of Canada or Norway, which are U.S. allies. The goal States is the undisputed dominance in the rich natural resources of the Arctic ocean.The United States announced Read more [...]
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During the day, there were three in the Kuril Islands earthquake

The epicenters of all three earthquakes were located in the Pacific Ocean Three earthquakes occurred today in the area of ​​Northern Kuriles. The most powerful of them was due to fluctuations in the Earth's crust magnitude 6.5-6.7. Two other underground strike were weaker, their magnitudes 3.9 and 4.1. According to NEWSru.com, epicenters of all three earthquakes were located in the Pacific Ocean on the beam uninhabited island Onekotan. Tectonic movements occurred at a depth of 25 to 33 miles below the ocean floor. None of the earthquake tsunami threat is not carried. In the North-Kurilsk Read more [...]
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Earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred in the Atlantic Ocean

July 16, 2013. An earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred on Monday near the South Sandwich Islands (Atlantic Ocean) in the Subantarctic, reports the USGS. According to seismologists, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 187 kilometers from the uninhabited island of Bristol. Hotbed of aftershocks at the depth of 50 kilometers. Tsunami in the region is possible as a local phenomenon, and would not be of a destructive nature, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration United States. Source: RIA Novosti Read more [...]
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tonga

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale occurred today in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tonga. According to the National United States Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was located at a depth of 125 km. The earthquake occurred at a distance of 130 km to the north of the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga g.Nukualofa. Reports of a possible tsunami after the earthquake, as well as data on casualties or damage were reported.Source: RBC. Read more [...]
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Scientists have discovered underwater oases methane

July 17, 2013. During the shooting of the seabed in the autumn of last year, the scientists on board the survey vessel noticed bubbles rising from the depths. Phenomenon has aroused interest marine biologists, and they sent to their place of interest expedition. Here, they found out that the seabed in the form of methane gas bubbles coming out and the vicinity of this space filled with a variety of life forms. A study by researchers revealed that on the ocean floor at depths of up to 1.6 kilometers inhabited by whole colonies of bacteria that are used for life energy of destruction of methane. Read more [...]
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In Africa, the ocean is born — the Afar Triangle. Photo

Cleft in the Afar triangle signal to the birth of the ocean. Tim Wright / University of Oxford Geologists from the University of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia amazed - Afar in the desert with amazing speed cavity is formed, which can be the seat of a new ocean. September 26, 2005 in the desert of Afar, a series of earthquakes, which initiated the formation of cavities. Since then, geologists have observed previously unseen seismic processes - within a few months the ground sank to the level of 100 m below sea level. Abnormal portion of desert geologists call "the Afar Triangle» (The Afar Triangle). Read more [...]
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The whole island was submerged

New Moore Island (New Moore), for the right to have that for about 30 years, India and Bangladesh have argued, went under water due to rising sea levels, said Wednesday the newspaper "Indian Express", citing data from oceanography. The island, also known as South Talpatti Purbasha or an area about 10 kilometers away in the Bay of Bengal. There has never been a permanent settlement, but the island was known due to the fact that he was the subject of a territorial dispute between India and Bangladesh. In 1981, the Indian Border command even sent a group of sailors here with the task set on a deserted Read more [...]
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Became known causes anomalous uplift of the ocean floor

Scientists have found the reason why the ocean floor instead of the expected rises abnormally its tectonic subsidence that might help identify previously unknown patterns of movement of the Earth's mantle, according to a study published in the Friday issue of the journal Science. According to current models of the formation of the ocean floor, it is formed in the so-called mid-ocean ridges where tectonic plates "are leaving" in different directions under the influence of flow mantle - the layer of hot matter that lies directly beneath the crust, and performing the role of a kind of "Ocean", on Read more [...]
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Global sea levels could rise a meter in 50 years

The water level in the oceans 81,000 years ago there was a meter above, rather than 30 meters below the present one, as previously thought, calling into question the idea of ​​the response of glaciers to climate change, scientists say the United States, Italy and Spain, in an article published in the journal Science. Science links fluctuations in global sea level with the growth and melting of the ice sheets of the world. So, 125,000 years ago, when sea level was similar to today, the glaciers began to grow and reached a maximum size of 20 thousand years ago. As previously thought, during Read more [...]
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On the effect of earthquakes on global warming

July 31, 2013. Studies conducted by a team of scientists from Germany and Switzerland, have shown that taking place under a layer of ocean water earthquake help to increase global temperatures on our planet. This effect of underwater earthquakes occur because the tremors disturb huge reserves of methane, resting in the depths of the ocean. Collects more than one millennium to the bottom of the oceans of methane, one of the main greenhouse gases of the atmosphere, is released from the deep storage and wanders out of the water into the air. Such a process has been launched in Pakistan 70 years ago, Read more [...]
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Tropical storms formed a column

August 5, 2013. Early August - high season of tropical storms in the north-eastern Pacific Ocean. GOES-15 satellite from orbit constellation NOAA August 2 hurricane watch "Gil" flanked by two companions -Tropical depression - lower organized weather systems. A day after the photo made, depression 91, which was in the most unfavorable conditions for intensification, ceased to exist, and depression 90 was transformed into the eighth tropical storm "Henrietta." Whirlwind should be almost in the wake of "Gila" and means as well as he become a hurricane. The most likely scenario, such an event will Read more [...]
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The rise in global sea level

Scientists warn that rising sea level will soon become a serious problem. However, some regions will suffer earlier and more than the other. In particular, problems threaten those countries, where the rainy season promises more abundant rainfall than usual. First of all climatologists worry Bangladesh and India, especially since the Indian ocean seats began to fill the land. In the Equatorial regions, in contrast, are expected severe drought. The cause of the increase in global ocean, the melting of polar ice, however, scientists believe that the reason is not only harmful emissions Read more [...]
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The earthquake of magnitude 6 occurred in Samoa

Photo: emsc The earthquake of magnitude 6 occurred on Sunday in the South Pacific ocean off the coast of the Islands of Tonga, Samoa and Western Samoa, reports the website of the U.S. Geological survey. The epicenter of the tremors recorded in 07.39 MSC were 237 miles from Apia on the island of Samoa. The earthquake at a depth of 41 km. About the destruction and casualties not reported. The threat of a tsunami is not. In October 2009 near the island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific ocean was recorded several strong earthquakes of magnitude greater than 7.0. The strongest earthquake of a magnitude Read more [...]
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Give a map of the coast of California!

California Starting in August of this year, state, and Federal experts will proceed under the supervision of the National administration for oceans and atmosphere, U.S. (NOAA) - the painstaking and time-consuming work: preparation of detailed maps of the coastline of California 1200 miles. Project cost $ 3.3 million involved the newest equipment, aircraft, LiDAR (laser locator infrared range), etc. these Images, according to project Manager Doug George, will be so clear and detailed that on the new map you will see some boulders. Why Federal and local authorities need this right now, not the Read more [...]
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