Pacific Ocean Current Affairs, GK & News

What is Five Deeps Expedition?

The Five Deeps Expedition has provided data on the deepest points of five oceans in the world. They are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic and the Southern Oceans. What did “Five Deeps Expedition” find? Java Trench is the deepest point in Indian Ocean. There were competing claims for the deepest point in Indian Ocean. This ..

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Mining Robot Stranded in the Pacific

A Deep-sea mining robot, Patania II got stranded on the Pacific Ocean floor. What happened? The Patania II robot was designed to explore rocks rich in Nickel and Cobalt in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 13,000 feet. The Umbilical cable of the robot got detached when its first trials were near completion. Cobalt ..

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Malaysia hosts APEC Summit

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation was recently hosted by Malaysia. Several leaders of the cooperation joined the summit. The Summit was attended by the US President Donald Trump as well. The next APEC meeting is to be hosted by New Zealand. Earlier on November 17, 2020, the members of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation held ministerial ..

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Report on Decline of US Coral Reefs

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration along with the University of Maryland released a report on health of coral reefs in US Virgin Islands and in Hawaii and Guam in the Pacific. Key Findings The study has found that only 2% coral reefs are left alive along the coasts of Florida. This is the first ..

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Referendum in New Caledonia rejects independence from France

The New Caledonia is a French territory located in southwest Pacific Ocean. It is a popular tourist spot and well known for its coral seas. The territory voted against independence from France under its new referendum that was held recently. About the Island The Island was discovered by a British Navigator James Cook in 1774. ..

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