PMEL in the News
A U.S. Collaboration Between Military and Research Science
Warming in Arctic ecosystems over the last several decades threatens animals and people alike, while melting ice has been accompanied by a dramatic increase in maritime activity. Yet study of the Arctic has been limited by its location and extreme weather conditions. New technologies and capabilities are necessary to operate in the region, and as attention to the high north grows, researchers and engineers are finding opportunities to expand their work despite uncertain funding. Tight budgets have pushed scientists to partner with institutions such as the U.S. Coast Guard in order to conduct quality research.
NOAA Takes a Closer Look at Bering Sea Bloom
NOAA researchers embarked from Dutch Harbor on September 22, hoping to witness changing colors in the Bering Sea and gather more samples for a continuing investigation in what these changes mean for an ecosystem critical to one of the nation’s biggest fisheries.
Changing Colors Of Bering Sea Have Vibrant Impacts
There is a quirky phenomenon where the waters of the Kenai turn a bright turquoise blue, making them some of the most striking waters in the state. Scientists say that the brilliant colors are created by sediments that come off of the glaciers.
A New Approach to Carbon Storage: Lakes of Liquid CO2 on the Ocean Floor
A New Zealand-based engineer says dumping CO2 in an deep ocean trench off the coast of Sumatra offers a possible storage site for captured emissions.
Historical data: Hidden in the past
In 2012, Ruth Thurstan turned to an unconventional source to study fishing: old newspapers. She wanted to know when people had started catching substantial numbers of snapper (Pagrus auratus), a fish species abundant off Australia's coast, and how much effort was needed at the time to catch them. But available detailed data stretched back only to the late 1980s. T