PMEL in the News
Copper River experiencing second lowest commercial salmon harvest in 50 years
The Copper River Flats is seeing the second lowest salmon commercial harvest in the past 50 years, resulting in commercial fishermen being kept from catching the prized fish for nearly two weeks. As of June 10, the Copper River weir shows that 154,866 reds have passed the counter since May 18. In the same period last year, 320,484 sockeye had swum up the river. Nick Bond is mentioned.
Seattle the next Saint-Tropez? Not quite, but Mediterranean climate trends continue
One look outside Thursday would have most people thinking otherwise. Gray, windy and 64 degrees. Snow in the mountains over the weekend. The idea that Seattle is anything like Saint-Tropez in the summer seems laughable. But given current climate trends, a more Mediterranean-climate is not too far off, said NOAA Climatologist Nick Bond, who is studying the atmosphere and ocean as part of a joint effort between the University of Washington and NOAA. Nick Bond is quoted.
El Nino in the Forecast Pt 2
Nick Bond joins Bob Larson on the Fruit Grower Report for part 2 of 2 on El Nino in the Forecast.
Researchers document widespread methane seeps off Oregon coast
For the past two years, scientists from Oregon State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have surveyed the Pacific Northwest near-shore region mapping sites where underwater bubble streams signify methane gas is being released from the seafloor. John Lupton, Bob Embley, Tamara Baumberger and Susan Merle are all quoted.
El Nino in the Forecast Part 1
Nick Bond joins Bob Larson on the Fruit Grower Report for part 1 of 2 on El Nino in the Forecast