PMEL in the News
Drought in Western Wash. continues to worsen
Even with rain in the forecast, new data reveals the drought in Western Washington continues to worsen. Unusually dry weather this month is leaving forests and brush starved for moisture. Here in Seattle, 16 out of 24 days in June have been rain-free. Nick Bond is quotd.
As the oceans acidify, these oyster farmers are fighting back
When visitors to Hog Island Oyster Co. shuck Pacific oysters at picnic tables overlooking Tomales Bay, it’s the final stage in a story that founding partner Terry Sawyer likes to tell about the shellfish, the bay, and all the steps that went into bringing the briny delicacies to the plate just a few hundred meters from where they were harvested. Richard Feely is quoted.
Drought extends across most of Washington state
Already the state most affected by drought, Washington has the highest chance in the continental U.S. for a warmer-than-average summer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted Thursday. Nick Bond is quoted.
Vanishing Ice in Bering Sea Threatens US Food Resource
In Early 2018, a blanket of ice was expected to cover much of Bering Sea's eastern part between the borders of Russia and Alaska. However, when it did not, James Overland, an oceanographer looked into the deviation.
The Southern Ocean may be less of a carbon sink than we thought
The vast stretch of icy water that separates Antarctica from other continents is a dark mystery to most people. Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, one of the few who have been to the Southern Ocean, regarded its storm-wracked seas with fear and awe. Adrienne Sutton is mentioned.