Ocean Science Fact: EL Nino and La Nina

El Niño and La Niña are climate patterns in the Pacific Ocean that can affect weather worldwide. They are two opposing climate patterns that break these normal conditions, and both have global impacts on weather, wildfires, ecosystems, and economies.

Ocean Science Fact: Tsunami

Did you know 80% of Tsunami occur around the “Ring of Fire”?

Ocean Science Fact: Microplastic in Ocean

Did you know that microplastic is present in our environment?  Discover more ocean science facts: https://bit.ly/3rsffG8 (Source: https://bit.ly/3O5Rr4i)

Ocean Science Fact: SPC and IRD Cruise Project Warmalis 2

Did you that SPC, as the lead scientific organisation in Pacific, is collaborating with research partners in ocean expeditions like the Warmalis?

New agreement to improve ocean science collaboration in the Pacific

Photo: Dr Stuart Minchin, Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) and François Houllier, President and CEO of IFREMER.  

Ocean Science Fact: The importance of mangroves

Did you know the Mangrove Forest can stabilize coastlines? Mangrove is a type of tree or shrub that grows in tidal, tropical, costal swamps with numerous tangled roots that grow above ground. 

Ocean Science Fact: The Great Barrier Reef

Did you know that the Great Barrier Reef is making up approximately 10% of the world’s coral ecosystems?

Blue Food Systems: Crucial components of climate-resilient blue economy in the Pacific

The ocean is at the centre of Pacific Food Systems.  Discover some crucial components of Climate-Resilient Blue Economy in the Pacific.  

Ocean Science Fact: The largest recorded blue whale is 33 meters long

Photo Credit: Jeff Hester / Ocean Image Bank   Our ocean teems with life ranging from the blue whale — the biggest animal on Earth — to tiny microbes. The largest recorded blue whale is 33.58 meters length, the height of an 11-story…

Ocean Science Fact: Did you know that a tsunami can travel at the speed of an airliner?

Because of the physics that governs the propagation of water waves, the speed of a tsunami depends only on the water depth. In the Pacific Ocean where the average depth is 4500 m, the speed of a tsunami is 750 km/h.  In comparison, large ocean…
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