Latest Oceans News

For at least a decade Quinault Nation has tried to escape the rising Pacific. Time is running out

Jul. 12, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

TAHOLAH, Wash. (AP) — Standing water lies beneath the home Sonny Curley shares with his parents and three children on the Quinault reservation a few steps from the Pacific Ocean in Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The back deck is rotting, and black mold speckles the walls inside, leaving the...

Is it a hurricane or a tropical storm? Here's a breakdown of extreme weather terms

Jul. 08, 2024 08:42 AM EDT

Hurricane Beryl is barreling through Texas Monday after devastating parts of Mexico and the Caribbean. The storm regained hurricane strength over the weekend as it traveled over the Gulf of Mexico. It had previously been downgraded to a tropical storm as it weakened over land. ...

Beryl set to strengthen on approach to Texas due to hot ocean temperatures

Jul. 06, 2024 08:55 AM EDT

With its unprecedented tear through the ultrawarm waters of the southeast Caribbean, Beryl turned meteorologists’ worst fears of a souped-up hurricane season into grim reality. Now it’s Texas turn. Beryl hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 2 hurricane on Friday, then...

How the hot water that fueled Hurricane Beryl foretells a scary storm season

Jul. 02, 2024 02:13 AM EDT

Hurricane Beryl's explosive growth into an unprecedented early whopper of a storm shows the literal hot water the Atlantic and Caribbean are in right now and the kind of season ahead, experts said. Beryl smashed multiple records even before its major-hurricane-level winds approached...

Tropical Storm Beryl has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and could reach the Caribbean Sea next week as a hurricane

Jun. 28, 2024 23:20 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Beryl has formed in the Atlantic Ocean and could reach the Caribbean Sea next week as a hurricane.

Things to know about dangerous rip currents and how swimmers caught in one can escape

Jun. 24, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Stinging jellyfish, rays with their whip-like tails and sharks on the hunt are some ocean hazards that might typically worry beachgoers. But rip currents are the greatest danger and account for the most beach rescues every year. Six people drowned in rip...

It was meant to be a Christian utopia. Now this Nigerian community is helpless against rising seas

Jun. 23, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

AYETORO, Nigeria (AP) — The coastal Nigerian community of Ayetoro was founded decades ago and nicknamed “Happy City,” meant to be a Christian utopia that would be sinless and classless. But now its remaining residents can do little against the rising sea. Buildings have sunk...

Bye bye, El Nino. Cooler hurricane-helping La Nina to replace the phenomenon that adds heat to Earth

Jun. 13, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

The strong El Nino weather condition that added a bit of extra heat to already record warm global temperatures is gone. It's cool flip side, La Nina, is likely to breeze in just in time for peak Atlantic hurricane season, federal meteorologists said. The National Oceanic Atmospheric...

Dangerous brew: Ocean heat and La Nina combo likely mean more Atlantic hurricanes this summer

May. 23, 2024 12:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for what nearly all the experts think will be one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, thanks to unprecedented ocean heat and a brewing La Nina. There's an 85% chance that the Atlantic hurricane season that starts in June will be above...

California's scenic Highway 1 to Big Sur opens to around-the-clock travel as slide repair advances

May. 17, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A section of California's scenic Highway 1 leading to the famous Big Sur coast reopened to around-the-clock traffic Friday after stabilization of a storm-triggered rockslide that dropped a chunk of one lane into the ocean and hampered tourism. The gap has yet...