Pacific

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Hydrocoraux

A (delicious) sample forgotten!

When a sample that had been forgotten turned out to be fascinating

Mercury levels in tuna: Verifying the size, species, and origin!

Tuna is a widely-loved food around the world, but it can harbour a toxin: methylmercury. According to a recent study, the levels of this toxin in Central and Southwest Pacific tuna depends not only on the size and species of the fish, but also their geographic origin. These results are crucial for...
recif-moorea-2018

The resistance of the Moorea corals

Experts in ocean ecology are investigating the health of coral reefs, put to the test by the increase in natural and anthropogenic disturbances. While there is growing concern about their overall future, certain reefs resist repeated attack, but however lose their diversity.
The height of waves must be taken into account in rising sea levels on the coast.

Waves disrupt sea levels

Research by ocean and coastline experts shows the hitherto unrecognised influence of waves on the sea level on the coast. Their contribution to overwash is at least equivalent to that of sea level rise linked to melting ice and ocean warming.
dechets-plastiques

Variability and convergence at the heart of the oceans

While gigantic eddies trap floating particles at the heart of each ocean basin in subtropical regions, other currents link the Southern Indian Ocean to the South Pacific. Stable connection over 8,000 km!
peche-el-nino

El Niño and weather hazards

The El Niño events of 2015 and 2016, heralded by similar early signs, had very divergent amplitudes. Their modelling highlights the importance of unpredictable high-frequency winds. The ability to predict the phenomenon is therefore severely limited.