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Japanese scientists detect rare type of earthquake on the ocean floor

Japanese scientists detect rare type of earthquake on the ocean floor

A team of Japanese scientists has detected a rare type of earthquake on the ocean floor, dubbed microseisms, for the first time ever.

Microseisms are slight earthquake tremors that are caused by the sloshing of oceanic waves on Earth’s solid floor during storms. Microseisms can be classified in two types: P-wave microseisms and S-wave microseisms.

Fishermen have close encounter with pod of killer whales off Chatham coast

Fishermen have close encounter with pod of killer whales off Chatham coast

On Tuesday, a group of fishermen had a close encounter with a pod of killer whalesoff the coast of Chatham. The whales swam around and under their boat.

A Cape Cod-based group named the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy carries out marine research, and has shared a footage and field report of the incident to its Youtube channel. When the fishermen were fishing for tuna 12 miles off Chatham, they ran into a group of orcas.

Obama administration to create World’s largest protected marine area off the coast of Hawaii

Obama administration to create World’s largest protected marine area off the coast of Hawaii

The White House said that Barack Obama is going to use his power to designate national monuments on Friday for the creation of the world's biggest protected marine area off the coast of Hawaii.

The President will make the size of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument four times, increasing it to 582.578 square miles, which is over 50 times bigger than the land area of the Hawaiian Islands themselves.

Ocearch discovers white shark nursery in famous waters off Montauk, Long Island

Ocearch discovers white shark nursery in famous waters off Montauk, Long Island

Ocearch said that its latest discovery is the most significant one it has ever made. It has found the first known birthing site for great white sharks on the North Atlantic Coast. In the three-week-long expedition, Ocearch’s team has found the white sharks nursery off Montauk, Long Island.

Washington wildlife officials get approval to exterminate pack of endangered wolves

Washington wildlife officials get approval to exterminate pack of endangered wolves

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife is about to kill a pack of 11 grey wolves that are endangered in the Washington state. The decision came after reports from local folks about pack hunting on domestic cows. Out of 19 packs, one will be exterminated. Presently, state has 90 wolves as of June. After extermination state wolf population would fall by over 12%.

Climate change is happening longer than existing temperature records suggest

Climate change is happening longer than existing temperature records suggest

A latest research has suggested that human-caused climate change has been taking place on earth more than existing temperature records have indicated. The researchers using the paleoclimate records from the last 500 years have mentioned that warming started to take place on the tropical oceans and the Northern Hemisphere land masses from the 1830s.

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