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Studies Show Potential Impact of Climate on Arctic Species
Findings of two projects released on April 29 by researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are shedding some light on the potential impact of climate change on some Arctic marine species.
The Future of Unmanned Underwater Systems
Launched to listen to the songs of humpback whales, Liquid Robotics has evolved into a harvester of data from the sea. Graham Hine of Liquid Robotics shares with MTR his insights on the future direction of unmanned underwater systems, and more specifically, his company’s role.
For the First Time, Saildrones Explore the Bering Sea
On April 22, two autonomous surface vehicles equipped with meteorological and oceanographic sensors will be released for the first time in the Bering Sea by NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL).
Pacific warm water ‘blob’ threatens salmon, seabirds
It’s being called “the blob”: a huge mass of warm water sitting on top of the usually cool Pacific along the coast from Oregon to Alaska, and while it’s encouraging sub-tropical fish to range further north, it’s hurting the animals that usually depend on the colder water.
Glacial Melt Could Change Chemistry and Food Web in World's Oceans
Along with increasing sea levels, melting glaciers are putting something else into the world’s oceans -- a huge load of organic carbon that has the potential to change marine chemistry and ecosystems, says a newly published study by a team of mostly Alaska scientists.