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- 13 September 2018 | Environment
Hurricanes are the most massive storms that can be produced by Nature. They occur in the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
The official "Hurricane Season" kicks off on June 1, and ends on November 30. These tropical-rotating storms begin to take shape when the ocean's temperatures are high.
But, how do storms get their names? And why do hurricanes have human names? Who chooses them? Will your name be on the list of hurricanes for the upcoming season?
- 12 September 2018 | Environment
The empirical theory that the presence of dolphins in the water protects surfers and swimmers from shark attacks has been debunked.
Scientists from the Murdoch University concluded that sharks are more likely to attack dolphins in sheltered waters than in the open ocean.
Researchers made over 600 boat trips and collected data from 343 dolphins swimming in more than 540 square kilometers of sheltered and open coastal waters off Bunbury and Busselton, in Western Australia.
- 10 September 2018 | Environment
Five years after it was dreamed up, it's finally on its way to the world's largest gyre of marine debris.
Ocean Cleanup, the marine garbage collection system founded by Boyan Slat in 2013, has finally been launched into the Pacific Ocean from the San Francisco Bay.
After five years of analysis, research, design, engineering, trials, and fine-tuning, System 001 is making its journey toward the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
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