PMEL in the News
Hearing the under-sea whispers of a warming climate
Scientists are using hydrophones, instruments that use underwater microphones, to collect clues about melting glaciers and the songs of whales. Bob Dziak is quoted.
Ocean Acidification Threatens Bivalve Industry
Worldwide, ocean levels are rising at an accelerated pace. Cape May County is feeling the effects of exacerbated weather events, as a result. Yet, there is another drastic change affecting the oceans - a decrease in the water’s pH levels. This is a change that industry leaders and scientists fear will drastically affect the county, namely its bivalve (aquatic invertebrates with a hinged shell) industry that is, as marine and coastal sustainability expert Dr. Daphne Munroe said, “At the heart of the economy in this region.” Richard Feely is quoted.
Ocean-Going Robots Poised to Enter Bering Sea to Start Unconventional Fisheries Survey
Scientists implement a contingency plan to collect valuable abundance data to support sustainable management of the largest commercial fishery in the United States.
Real-Time Data from NOAA PMEL Ocean Climate Station Moorings
Ocean moorings can help with more than publishing research papers – real-time moorings can provide useful data for short-term regional storm forecasting, as was the case with a Pacific Marine Environmental Lab’s (PMEL) Kuroshio Extension Observatory (KEO) Mooring when Typhoon Choi-Wan passed by. A case study by SeaBird on real time data from PME's Ocean Climate Stations.
Autonomous Vehicles Help Scientists Estimate Fish Abundance While Protecting Human Health and Safety
Scientists are capitalizing on existing technological capabilities and partnerships to collect fisheries data. This will help fill the information gap resulting from the cancellation of FY20 ship-based surveys due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NOAA Fisheries plans to use autonomous surface vehicles to collect some critically needed data to support management of the nation’s largest commercial fishery for Alaska pollock. Eugene Burger, ITAE, and EDD are featured.