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What's New

January 26, 2015

The Submarine Ring of Fire ’14 cruise is completed and PMEL scientists are back in the lab analyzing the data.  While underway, 19 short videos were created by Saskia Madlener with music by Charlie Brooks.  Take a look at the videos to get a sense of what life on the ship was like and how the scientists dealt with successes and challenges at sea.   Despite problematic weather, the scientists were able to get biological, chemical, geological and acoustic data over the duration of the cruise, using hydrographic instruments and the remotely operated vehicle Jason.

For the complete story, visit the Ocean Explorer website and see all the videos on YouTube.  

PMEL in the News

February 23, 2015

U.S. coastal communities better start preparing for ocean acidification now, especially if we want scallops, oysters and other shellfish to keep appearing on our dinnerplates. That’s the message of a new study that shows that shellfisheries across the U.S. are more vulnerable to climate change’s

February 15, 2015

In the wake of an epic Super Bowl, the 14 competing teams of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, The XPRIZE Oceans Operations Staff, and I descended on Seattle--home of the Seahawks-- for phase 3 coastal trials. We had not anticipated the daily sea of purple-clad aquarium visitors streaming