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July 13, 2012

 

aquarium visitors observe a massive whale shark and other fish

Whale Sharks

A fifty foot shark sounds pretty terrifying, but unless you are plankton, this shark is harmless as a clam.

May 21, 2007

 

A big blue whale

Big Blue Whales: The Gentle Giant

What is the biggest living animal? An elephant? Not even close. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 11, 2005

 

Sensing Tsunamis

The deep sea earthquake and resulting Tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in 2004 was a natural disaster of epic proportions. There’s no way it could have been avoided, the tectonic plates that caused the quake had simply reached their breaking point. However, people living in India and Sri Lanka could have been alerted before the tsunami hit their communities. Sadly, there were no adequate warning systems in place. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 4, 2005

 

Hurricanes in California? Not

Californians have a number of natural disasters to worry about, like earthquakes, fires, and mudslides, but one they don’t have to be concerned about is hurricanes. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 31, 2004

 

Polluted Salmon

Learn about the dangers and benefits to eating salmon, on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Rocky Mountain Dry

The North Pacific High is part of a relatively stable high pressure system in the Pacific Ocean that influences the weather from northern Mexico, to the far-west and Southwest United States. In a high pressure system, air from up above tends to move downward to ground level.

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