Deep-Sea Life, Florida's WildFire and Swirling Ice Floes
Above, an Amur leopard explores his new exhibit at the San Diego Zoo, looking for something to climb while one of its two siblings relaxes in the background.
[Full Story: Amur Leopards Explore New Zoo Home]
Hello! How are You?
A live feed from a camera affixed to the remotely operated vehicle Little Hercules is available on the Web, complete with the commentary of the scientists who are directing the ROV from the research vessel Okeanos Explorer.
[Full Story: Watch Live: Robot Sends Back Footage of Deep-Sea Sights]
Known as the County Line Wildfire, it has burned approximately 18 square miles (47 square kilometers) of the Osceola National Forest in the far northern part of the Sunshine State.
[Full Story: Florida Wildfire Spied from Space]
Ribbon Seal Census
The planes are scheduled to fly at altitudes between 800 and 1,000 feet (240 and 300 meters) to avoid disturbing the animals, and researchers will use high-resolution digital cameras and thermal sensors to spot the seals. The images will be analyzed later in the lab.
[Full Story: Scientists Take to Skies to Count Threatened Seals]
Intriguing Ice off Russia's Coast
The irregular southeastern coastline of Kamchatka provokes large, circular eddy currents to spin off from the main southwestward-flowing Kamchatka current. Ice floes in the astronaut image highlight three such eddies.
[Full Story: Earth As Art: Swirling Ice Floes]
Splendid Sea Life
A Greenpeace-sponsored expedition sent a manned submersible and remotely operated deep-diving robots to areas of the Zhemchug and Pribilof canyons, in the middle of the Bering Sea, after concerns over large-scale trawling and fisheries action in the region prompted calls for greater U.S. government protections for local marine life.
[Full Story: Deep-Sea Expedition Reveals Stunning Sea Life, Damage]
The low-lying cloud formation covered an area roughly the size of the Korean Peninsula, stretching nearly 400 miles (900 kilometers) from Korea Bay to the Chinese city of Shanghai.
[Full Story: Fog Clouds Yellow Sea in Satellite Image]