PMEL in the News
Changing climate, oceans and America’s fisheries
Across America, changes in our climate and oceans are having very real and profound effects on communities, businesses and the natural resources we depend on. Fishing communities face extra challenges, as droughts, floods, rising seas, ocean acidification, and warming oceans change the productivity of our waters and where wildlife live, spawn and feed.
Regional Action Plan: southeastern Bering Sea climate science
Preparing for a changing environment to protect marine resources, economies and an important food source. Alaska has the most valuable fisheries in the country, worth an estimated $1.8 billion. The state's marine resources are vital to economies and our food supply. More seafood is caught in Alaska than any other state in the country.
Researchers unveil secrets of undersea volcano
Two decades of consistent monitoring lead to insights, forecasts. New research on the eruption of an underwater volcano 300 miles off the coast of Oregon may help provide insights not only into the workings of submarine volcanoes, but to their land-based cousins, which pose a greater threat to people.
New, complex call recorded in Mariana Trench believed to be from baleen whale
A sound in the Mariana Trench notable for its complexity and wide frequency range likely represents the discovery of a new baleen whale call, according to the Oregon State University researchers who recorded and analyzed it. Scientists at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center named it the "Western Pacific Biotwang."
Arctic Is Warming At 'Astonishing' Rates, Researchers Say
Scientists released this year's so-called Arctic Report Card on Tuesday, and it is a dismal one. Researchers say the Arctic continues to warm up at rates they call "astonishing." They presented their findings at the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting in San Francisco.