PMEL in the News
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.
7 everyday things you’re doing that are hurting the ocean
You don't leave litter on the beach, you've never mismanaged an oil rig, and you always cut apart the plastic rings that hold soda bottles together before throwing them away. Simone Alin is quoted.
Podcast: How robots are revolutionizing chemical oceanography
Robots in the ocean are giving scientists more details about processes above and below the surface that affect our weather, our food supply, and more. They’re also helping chemical oceanographers understand and record the effects that climate change is having on our waters. Drs. Jessica Cross and Nancy Williams are featured on the podcast discussing their ocean carbon research using ocean robots such as Saildrone.
Low snowpack, hot spring lead to drought declaration for nearly half of Washington state
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared drought Monday for nearly half of Washington watersheds, as the mountain snowpack that churns through hydropower dams, irrigates our state’s orchards and provides for fish continues to dwindle well below normal. Nick Bond is quoted.