PMEL in the News
Unexplored Ocean Depths Bustling with Life, Despite Extreme Conditions
A team of leading geologists, chemists, and biologists aboard research vessel Falkor have just finished surveying the largely unexplored Mariana Back-Arc for life at depths greater than 13,000 feet. Dr. David Butterfield, JISAO, University of Washington, and Dr. William Chadwick, NOAA-PMEL and Oregon State University, led the group to the Back-Arc
Underwater Volcano Footage Offers Rare Glimpse Of Submarine Eruption
The eruption of land-based volcanoes may be frequent. However, the same with a submarine volcano looks unique. More so about Axial Seamount — the active undersea volcano in the Northeast Pacific. In the latest eruption in April 2015, it triggered an average 200,000 earthquakes 300 miles off the coast of Oregon.
Washington’s winter outlook turns colder, wetter
A new federal forecast says the odds now favor a cold and wet winter throughout Washington, a change from previous outlooks. The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center on Thursday released its U.S. forecast for January, February and March.
Mesmerizing Deep Ocean ‘Symphony’ Finally Identified
Scientists have been perplexed for years by a hypnotic, symphonic sound emanating from the deepest trench of the world’s oceans. Now they believe they have finally identified its source: elusive minke whales — but a type never before heard.
Changing climate, oceans and America’s fisheries
Across America, changes in our climate and oceans are having very real and profound effects on communities, businesses and the natural resources we depend on. Fishing communities face extra challenges, as droughts, floods, rising seas, ocean acidification, and warming oceans change the productivity of our waters and where wildlife live, spawn and feed.