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

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 building.  Know more…

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 swells…

Ocean Science Fact: The Pacific is 5.5 times wider than the moon!

The Pacific Ocean is more than 19,000 km wide while our beloved natural satellite is ‘just’ about 3,400 km wide. This is how huge and inspiring our ocean is!  Learn more: https://www.spc.int/pccos   

Ocean Science Fact: Climate change = Ocean change

  The dark blue ocean absorbs up to 93% of the excess heat caused by climate change, protecting us from the worst impacts. The ocean regulates the climate and weather, and the Pacific, as the biggest ocean on earth, is a climate engine.
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