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DSCOVR satellite captures image of moon as it moves in front of earth

DSCOVR satellite captures image of moon as it moves in front of earth

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite for the second in a year has captured an image that shows the moon as it moves in front of the sunlit side of earth. The event was recorded on July 5 with the same level of resolution as the first photo bomb of last year.

Adam Szabo, DSCOVR project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said that it has happened again with DSCOVR that the moon came in between the spacecraft and earth. Using NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), the new photo bomb image was captured.

Living ‘ghost fish’ noticed for the first time ever in Mariana Trench

Living ‘ghost fish’ noticed for the first time ever in Mariana Trench

Deep under the surface of the ocean, for the first time ever, scientist have seen a living ‘ghost fish’, an eel-like creature in Aphyonidae family. The nearly four-inch long fish possesses eerie white skin and a tadpole-like tail. It has been captured on camera on a ridge roughly 8,200 feet underwater in the Pacific.

In the video, Bruce Mundy, a fisheries biologist with NOAA, said that to his knowledge it is the first time ever that a fish in this family has been spotted alive. He called it an extremely uncommon sighting.

Hawaii: Summer is here and with it comes sea turtle nesting season

Hawaii: Summer is here and with it comes sea turtle nesting season

With the onset of summer, sea turtle nesting season has also kicked in. Thus, there could be a significant rise in sea turtle activity, like mating in nearshore waters, and more basking (resting) on beaches.

Everyone, including locals and visitors alike, have received a reminder by The US Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA Fisheries, and the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, to pay respect to sea turtles, throughout the year.

June 16 marked the World Sea Turtle Day, a day to honor and underline the significance of sea turtles.

Three New Fish Species Including Male Hawaiian Pigfish Discovered

Three New Fish Species Including Male Hawaiian Pigfish Discovered

Add three new fish to list of species on earth. A team of Hawaiian researchers claimed that it has found the fish species during a 25-day expedition to the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

The researchers said that new fish species include a never-seen-before male Hawaiian Pigfish. The fish was discovered in water of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced in a recent statement that two of the species have been collected by divers, while one fish has been filmed by them.

NOAA estimates size of dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

NOAA estimates size of dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

Annual forecast on size of the dead zone in Gulf of Mexico pronounced the area for this year as average. But what exactly the average means according to National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)?

Last year, NOAA said the dead zone average is approximately 6,000 square miles. So this means average is not normal, but they said this is not so bad. Dead zone is an area of coastal water where there is low level of oxygen that could pose risk to the life of marine creatures.

Rising temperature in Arctic linked to summer ice melt in Greenland

Rising temperature in Arctic linked to summer ice melt in Greenland

A latest study that appeared in Nature Communications has disclosed that the Arctic’s rising temperature could be linked to Greenland’s summer ice melt.

Climatologists have apparently found traces of Arctic amplification. They noticed that faster warming of the Arctic area in comparison to other places in the Northern Hemisphere is leading to the gradual disappearance of the sea ice.

This year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone to be around the size of Connecticut

This year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone to be around the size of Connecticut

It is estimated that this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone will be around 5,898 square miles. The size is almost the same as it has been over the past many years. Dead zone is the place where there could be low to no oxygen and could kill fish and marine life.

Dead zones are created owing to the presence of high levels of nutrients, especially from activities like industrialized agriculture and improper wastewater treatment. The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is said to affect commercially and recreational fisheries.

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