Rare out-of-season Tropical Cyclone “Gina” forms near Vanuatu

Rare out-of-season Tropical Cyclone “Gina” forms near Vanuatu

A rare out-of-season tropical cyclone formed near Vanuatu, South Pacific Ocean on May 18, 2022, and was named Gina. It is the 6th named storm of the 2021/22 South Pacific cyclone season. The season officially started on November 1, 2021, and ended on April 30, 2022.

“Yellow brick road” – Unique formation found on Nootka Seamount

“Yellow brick road” – Unique formation found on Nootka Seamount

While diving on the Liliʻuokalani Ridge within Papahānaumokuakea Marine National Monument, the Ocean Exploration Trust expedition aboard the E/V Nautilus found what they described as an ‘incredibly unique and fascinating’ feature resembling a ‘yellow brick road’ to the city of Atlantis.