Caribbean Island News

A massive rift in the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf. (Image Credit: NASA/John Sonntag)

Vast Iceberg Poised to Crack off Antarctica

A vast iceberg, expected to be one of the biggest ever recorded with an area almost the size of the U.S. state of Delaware or the Caribbean island state of Trinidad and Tobago, is poised to break off Antarctica. A rift, slowly developing across the Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula in recent years, expanded abruptly last month, growing by about 18 km (11 miles). It is now more than 80 km long with just 20 km left before it snaps, scientists said. "The Larsen C Ice shelf in Antarctica is primed to shed an area of more than 5,000 square km (1,930 square miles) following further

Image: NOAA

Hurricane Fred Strengthens in Eastern Atlantic

to the coast of Africa. Fred was the first hurricane to go through the Cape Verde Islands since 1892, according to the official Atlantic tropical cyclone record which begins in 1851.   Tropical Storm Erika dissipated over Cuba on Saturday after killing at least 20 people in the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, and one person in Haiti.   Its remnants brought thunderstorms to Florida over the weekend before moving into South Carolina on Monday.   By 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT), almost 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) of rain had fallen at Charleston International Airport, according to the

University of Rhode Island’s Dr. Bridget Buxton dives on ancient shipwrecks in Israel with the Pulse 8X metal detector.

Archaeologists Go Deep to Uncover History

with the graduate program to give students field experience.  INA has been involved in a number of high profile projects such as surveying the remains of Alaska’s abandoned Gold-rush era steamboats and mapping the wreck site of the 28 gun British frigate HMS Solebay sunk in 1782 near the Caribbean island of Nevis. To assist in the discovery of artifacts on these sites INA is using a Pulse 8X detector.    In describing how his passion was ignited for this exciting and expanding field one student said, “Over the course of my undergraduate studies I became increasingly interested

Marine Technology Magazine Cover Oct 2019 - Ocean Observation: Gliders, Buoys & Sub-Surface Networks

Marine Technology Reporter is the world's largest audited subsea industry publication serving the offshore energy, subsea defense and scientific communities.

Subscribe
Marine Technology ENews subscription

Marine Technology ENews is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for MTR E-news