Post Tagged with: "Oceans"

Kiribati teenager is rescued after 11 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean with no food

February 24, 2017 12:00 pm
Kiribati teenager is rescued after 11 days adrift in the Pacific Ocean with no food

Bwanikatang Tebuanna spent eleven days in the fibreglass boat and ate no food before he was rescued in the Marshall Islands after being spotted by a helicopter pilot. Photo / 123RF A 14-year-old from Kiribati was rescued after drifting alone in the Pacific Ocean for several hundred miles in a […]

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Baby orca having a whale of a time in British Columbia and America’s Washington state

July 23, 2015 11:54 pm
Baby orca having a whale of a time in British Columbia and America’s Washington state

 The 6-month-old calf has been named J50 by the Pacific Whale Watch Association. Photo / AP Baby orca J50 leaps out of the waters of Haro Strait between islands in British Columbia and America’s Washington state, seemingly with a large stretch of water to itself. The annual July tally of […]

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Alps

November 27, 2012 1:31 pm

The Alps make up the largest mountain system in Europe. They are world-famous for their scenic beauty. The Alps are a region of majestic, snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, narrow lakes, and wide glaciers. The Alps reach across south-central Europe in a broad arc. They stretch all the way from southern France, in the west, to eastern Austria. Along […]

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Amazon River

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A dense, green forest lines the riverbanks. Monkeys chatter in the trees. Off to the side, a big crocodile sticks its eyes and nose out of the water. This is what a boat trip on the Amazon River can be like. Be careful not to fall overboard! Fish called piranhas may be swimming […]

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Atlantic Ocean

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If you look at a map of the world, you’ll see a body of water that runs the length of Earth in a huge, S-shaped curve. That’s the Atlantic Ocean, the world’s second biggest ocean. Only the Pacific Ocean is larger. The World’s Oceans Ocean square miles square kilometers Pacific Ocean 63,980,000 165,700,000 Atlantic Ocean 31,810,000 […]

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Canals

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Until 1914, ships traveling between New York City and San Francisco had to sail all the way around the tip of South America. That adds up to a distance of more than 13,000 miles (21,000 kilometers). The opening of the Panama Canal in 1914 changed all that. The canal cuts across Panama in […]

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Caribbean Islands

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What would you see if you took a cruise to the Caribbean Islands? Palm trees and coconuts? White beaches and clear, blue ocean? Colorful corals and even more colorful fishes and birds? You bet. There are thousands of islands in the Caribbean Sea. They are famous for their warm, tropical climate and great natural beauty. A CHAIN OF […]

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Coral Reef

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Imagine you are snorkeling in the warm ocean water around a tropical coral reef. You put on your mask and swim fins. You float around looking at the reef below you. The coral reef looks like strangely shaped rocks sticking up from the ocean floor. Crooked coral that looks like tree limbs twists […]

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Dams

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Beavers build them from sticks. Landslides create them from trees, mud, and debris. Humans make them from earth and concrete. These structures are dams. Dams hamper the flow of water in a river or stream. Landslides don’t mean to create dams. They do so by dumping a lot of earth and other stuff in a […]

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Great Lakes

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The Great Lakes are so large, you could easily see them if you stood on the Moon! They’re the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes, and they’re found in North America. Five lakes make up the Great Lakes. They are Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario. WHERE ARE THE GREAT LAKES? The Great Lakes are located in […]

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