PMEL in the News
USV Completes First Autonomous Circumnavigation of Antarctica
A 7m (23ft) long, wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle (USV) has become the first unmanned system to circumnavigate Antarctica. Known as SD 1020 and equipped with a suite of science-grade sensors, the vehicle collected data in previously uncharted waters, enabling new key insights into ocean and climate processes. Adrienne Sutton is quoted.
A new “blob” is brewing, and it’s set to seriously impact marine life off B.C.’s coast
A new marine heat wave spreading across a portion of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia has so far grown into one of the largest of its kind in the last four decades, officials say, second only to the infamous "blob" that disrupted marine life five years ago. Greg Johnson is featured in this video segment.
Fisheries disaster money after ‘Blob’ just now being disbursed as new marine heatwave looms
The marine heatwave known as “The Blob” wreaked havoc on Northwest fisheries during 2015 and 2016, Ron Warren, fish policy director for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, told a Senate committee Wednesday. Nick Bond is quoted.
Two fishery resource disasters declared for Alaska, ‘The Blob’ could be a factor in both
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has declared two fishery resource disasters in Alaska. The disasters occurred in 2018, impacting Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod and sockeye salmon in Chignik. Nick Bond is quoted.
2019 will go down as one of the hottest years on record, scientists say
Temperatures hit historic highs in August and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says to expect more record heat through the rest of 2019. In Ohio, the average summer temperature for June, July, and August was 72.1 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1.1 degrees above average. Greg Johnson is featured.