PMEL in the News
El Niño meets 'The Blob'
It sounds like a horror movie: "El Niño Meets The Blob." But it is really two forces of nature, getting ready to impact Oregon at the same time. And no one knows what will happen.
Latest Report: El Niño Continues to Bulk Up in the Pacific — and It May Get a Boost From the Pacific’s Surge of Cyclones
The El Niño once regarded as “El Wimpo” is getting ever stronger, and it’s likely to peak in late fall or early winter as one of the more brawny ones on record.
Research Highlight: Sea Currents and Wind Patterns in the Pacific Ocean Linked to Climate Change
A new study about ocean circulation in the Pacific Ocean region concludes that currents in the Pacific and Indian oceans may be altered by climate change.
Ocean Acidification Threatens Shellfish Hatcheries
New research paints an unsettling picture of the future of shellfish in coastal Alaska. The effects of ocean acidification are worsening and could mean the end of hatcheries in the next 25 years if costly mitigation efforts aren’t put in place.
Seafloor Hot Springs a Significant Source of Iron in the Oceans
At the bottom of the sea, volcanic and magmatic forces create hot springs that spew super-heated water into the deep ocean.