Home Insync Pulse Pulse oi-Staff on November 4, 2009 In an exploration of the ''great Pacific Ocean garbage patch'', scientists from the Scripps Environmental Accumulation of Plastic Expedition (SEAPLEX) have discovered extensive plastic debris floating 1,000 miles from land. The Scripps research vessel (R/V) New Horizon left its San Diego homeport on August 2, 2009, for the North Pacific Ocean Gyre, located some 1,000 miles off California's coast, and returned on August 21, 2009. Scientists surveyed plastic distribution and abundance, taking samples for analysis in the lab and assessing the impacts of debris on marine life. Before this research, little was known about the size of the "garbage patch" and the threats it poses to marine life and the gyre's biological environment. A team of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) graduate students led the expedition, with support from University of California Ship Funds, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Project … [Read more...] about The Plastic Garbage Patch In Great Pacific Ocean!
Home Insync Pulse Pulse oi-Syeda Farah By Syeda Farah Noor on May 10, 2016 Australia is known for its tourist attractions and for the beauty of the place. However, did you know that there are a few things out there that are pretty dangerous and are roaming around freely in the continent? Yes, you read it right! If you are wondering what we are talking about, then read on to find out more about the images that prove what a crazy place Australia is, mate. If you are an adventure seeker, this is the place you've got to visit, as it is a paradise for those nature-friendly people. From finding snakes anywhere and everywhere to having cows falling on the rooftops, it all happens in Australia. So, find out more about these images that prove Australia certainly has a crazy side to it as well, and living with these dangerous things can sure be worthwhile. Hail Storms Here, during the monsoon season, you can find huge hail storms; and they are as huge as a tennis ball! Imagine … [Read more...] about Images That Prove Australia Is A Crazy Place
Home Cookery Non vegetarian Non Vegetarian oi-Lekhaka By Debdatta Mazumder on January 19, 2017 This paprika chicken with roated potatoes is a famous Hungarian delicacy. Though the name sounds quite classy and may make you feel like it is a difficult dish to be prepared at home, trust us, the method of preparation is really easy. Once you'd get a hang of preparing this dish, it is surely going to become your go-to dish that you'd also want your guests to savour. So, have a quick look at the ingredients required and the procedure to prepare this yummy smoking hot chicken dish. Serves - 6 Preparation Time - 15 minutes Cooking Time - 20 minutes Ingredients: 1. Paprika - 3 tsp 2. Baby Potatoes - 10-12 (with skin) 3. Boneless Chicken - 300 grams 4. Sea salt to taste 5. Oil - 2½ tsp 6. Rosemary - 2-3 sprigs 7. Black Pepper - for taste (crushed) 8. Red Chilli Sauce - 1½ tsp 9. Thyme - 6-7 sprigs 10. Garlic - 2 cloves (chopped) 11. Parsley - for garnishing (chopped) … [Read more...] about Recipe Of Paprika Chicken With Roasted Potatoes
Home Insync Insync oi-Staff on October 8, 2009 A new research finds that plankton, the basis of marine food webs, might grow faster in oceans that are warm. The sheer diversity of ocean food webs has made experts fear it would be impossible to predict how climate change will affect marine ecology. And now, a new page unfolds in this study. According to a report in New Scientist, the team found that plankton, the basis of marine food webs, might react predictably to ocean warming. The team warmed 4-litre 'microcosms' of seawater. They found that phytoplankton grew slightly faster with every degree of temperature rise. This might not be entirely bad news for people, says O' Connor.The calculation comes simple. More zooplankton means more food for fish, though such top-heavy food webs could crash, she warned. "The effect could be translated up the food chain," said O' Connor. She, however, adds: "But if nutrients in the water are limited, that top-heavy food web structure … [Read more...] about Warmer The Ocean, More The food For Fish
The famous lines of our title come from Coleridge’s epic 19th-century poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” They apply, sadly, to all too many of the world’s waterways, not only its salty oceans. A few months back, Toledo (OH) took action against the pollution that is diminishing one of the Great Lakes: they voted to give Lake Eerie legal rights normally accorded to people and corporations. Various other nations have undertaken such moves, such as New Zealand/Aotearoa, Ecuador, Bolivia, and India. This ballot measure places Toledo among other US communities that have sought to pass similar “rights of nature” legislation since 2006. The Lake Erie case is especially important because of its potential to produce a legal precedent of immense environmental significance. The story dates back to 2014, when toxic algae bloomed across Lake Erie as a consequence of pollution, notably agricultural runoff. Astonishingly, that ‘failed to spur a state or … [Read more...] about Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink