PMEL in the News
Arctic Ocean Rapidly Becoming More Corrosive to Marine Species
New research by NOAA, University of Alaska, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the journal Oceanography shows that surface waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas could reach levels of acidity that threaten the ability of animals to build and maintain their shells by 2030, with the Bering Sea reaching this level of acidity by 2044.
Climate Change Results in Red Tuna Crab Migration (among others) Along California Coast
Southern California beaches are getting fettered by thousands and thousands of red crabs. From San Diego to Newport Beach these crabs have suddenly crowded the shoreline along the west coast.
As Ocean Warms, 'Extensive and Unprecedented' Toxic Algae Blooms
A gigantic, toxic algal bloom that stretches from southern California to Alaska has forced numerous fisheries along the West Coast to shutter, in an unprecedented development that scientists warn could portend what's to come as the world's oceans continue warming due to climate change.
Rare Weather Phenomenon may be Cause of Crab Invasion
It appears the tuna crabs have halted their invasion of Mission Beach…for now. 10News anchor Robert Santos checked Wednesday for any new crabs washing up on shore and all he found was seaweed and kelp.
Red Crabs Swarm Southern California, Linked to 'Warm Blob' in Pacific
Red crabs, by the thousands, have invaded Southern California beaches, washing ashore from San Diego to Newport Beach. Sea surface temperatures are some 4-7 degrees warmer than normal.