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According to scientists dolphins die on the Gulf Coast at a threefold rate

Federal scientists are trying to figure out why an extraordinary number of dolphins have died on the Gulf Coast. Much of the 279 bottlenose dolphins stranded on the Gulf in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana have died February 1, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials. According to NOAA, the number of deaths is about three times higher than …

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No direct link between North Atlantic currents and sea level along the New England coast

When the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) changes, this affects the trade winds blowing from the east across the tropical Atlantic. When the NAO is high, the trade winds are stronger than normal, which in turn strengthens the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). At the same time, the westerly winds over New England are stronger than usual. Together with the unusually …

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Ancient asteroid crater found off the coast of Scotland

The site where an old asteroid hit the United Kingdom 1.2 billion years ago was found at a location below the sea between the mainland of Scotland and the western islands. Researchers at Oxford and Aberdeen Universities discovered signs of violent collision in Scotland in 2008, but they have recently discovered where the giant rock fell. After testing rocks near …

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Evidence of a gigantic impact crater off the Scottish coast

Reddish colored rocks of the Stac Fada deposit. Image: University of Oxford About 1.2 billion years ago, a one-kilometer-wide asteroid hit northwestern Scotland. The problem is that the scientists do not know exactly where the meteorite hit, as the traces of the crater are long gone. However, with new research, scientists are beginning to investigate the impact zone. A study …

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Ancient asteroid crater located off coast of Scotland | Science

Scotland and the Outer Hebrides. Researchers at Oxford and Aberdeen University found signs of the violent Collision in Scotland on a field trip in 2008, Tests on rocks near Ullapool in north-west Scotland revealed that the object was about to fall asleep in the Minch , a strait that separates the mainland and northern Inner Hebrides from Lewis and Harris, …

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US military investigates sabotage attacks by oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates | news

The US military is investigating alleged sabotage attacks on four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a US official has confirmed to Al Jazeera. The move comes as Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif said his country had expected an event that would exacerbate tensions in the region. The four ships – two Saudi, one Norwegian …

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