Ocean Currents

Tropical Storm Arthur Threatens North Carolina's Outer Banks

Two new studies have revealed new research over the “warm blob” in the northeast Pacific ocean — a 2 degree C temperature anomaly that began in the winter of 2013-2014 in the Gulf of Alaska. “The 2013-2014 “blob” was just the beginning. In the summer of 2014, warm water also showed up off the California coast.… Keep reading →

Pacific Earthquake Leads To NZ Tsunami Warning

A U.S.-backed effort in Florida to explore the energy-producing potential of ocean currents has reeled in a private player – the Swedish startup Minesto, which uses a winged, turbine-tipped device that gathers energy by darting around underwater, kite-like, in a figure-eight pattern. Is there any real hope for it? There might be – but it… Keep reading →