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F-35B Lightning IIs on the amphibious assault ship USS America in the Eastern Pacific, October 5, 2019.

The top Marine officer thinks the Corps needs to be more unpredictable and that it needs the ‘Lightning carrier’ to do it

The Marine Corps wants to be more spread out and more unpredictable in the Indo-Pacific, and that means using its flattops differently.
Part of the Papua New Guinea coast.

4 people survived a month adrift in the Pacific Ocean by drinking rainwater and eating coconuts

"We could not do anything with their dead bodies. We just have to let go of them at sea," one of the survivors said about the eight people who died.
A NOAA map from December 25, 2019 that shows areas of high risk for corals in the south Pacific. These high risk areas are correlated with spikes in sea temperature.

A giant ‘blob’ of hot water more than twice the size of California threatens the survival of fish and coral near New Zealand

A 386,000-square-mile chunk of the Pacific Ocean east of New Zealand is 10 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than average in what could be a marine heat wave.
US Navy submarine tender USS Emory S. Land anchored at Ulithi Atoll, December 7, 2019.

The US Navy’s recent visit to a vital WWII hub is another sign it’s thinking about how to fight in the Pacific

With a return to "great power competition," the Pentagon is again practicing how it could sustain a fight over the vast expanse of the Pacific.

A device invented by a 25-year-old is finally catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It hauled 60 bags to shore to turn into new products....

The U-shaped device is collecting plastic in a trash-filled ocean vortex that's more than twice the size of Texas.
Osteologists with History Flight excavate a grave site from the battle of Tarawa at Republic of Kiribati, July 15, 2019.

76 years after ‘the toughest battle in Marine Corps history,’ the fallen are still returning home

More than 1,000 Marines and sailors were killed during the battle for Tarawa in November 1943, and hundreds of them remain unaccounted for.
The Ocean Cleanup's improved plastic-catching device retains debris in the Pacific Ocean.

The massive plastic-cleaning device invented by a 25-year-old is finally catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Boyan Slat and The Ocean Cleanup said their new parachute system was finally capturing and retaining plastic in the Pacific Ocean.

A massive plastic-cleanup device invented by a 25-year-old may finally be catching trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Boyan Slat's improved device is in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. An underwater parachute is slowing the system down enough to catch plastic.
Boyan Slat on the day of the first system's launch.

The massive plastic-cleaning device in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch probably won’t hurt sea creatures — but there’s still a big p...

Environmentalists predicted that the tool would endanger marine life, but The Ocean Cleanup found that animals have been ignoring the device.
The gray whale that washed ashore Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Monday.

Scientists are voicing concern after 9 dead gray whales washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay in 2 months

The ninth dead gray whale washed ashore Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Monday.