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NOAA Takes a Closer Look at Bering Sea Bloom
NOAA researchers embarked from Dutch Harbor on September 22, hoping to witness changing colors in the Bering Sea and gather more samples for a continuing investigation in what these changes mean for an ecosystem critical to one of the nation’s biggest fisheries.
Changing Colors Of Bering Sea Have Vibrant Impacts
There is a quirky phenomenon where the waters of the Kenai turn a bright turquoise blue, making them some of the most striking waters in the state. Scientists say that the brilliant colors are created by sediments that come off of the glaciers.
A New Approach to Carbon Storage: Lakes of Liquid CO2 on the Ocean Floor
A New Zealand-based engineer says dumping CO2 in an deep ocean trench off the coast of Sumatra offers a possible storage site for captured emissions.
Historical data: Hidden in the past
In 2012, Ruth Thurstan turned to an unconventional source to study fishing: old newspapers. She wanted to know when people had started catching substantial numbers of snapper (Pagrus auratus), a fish species abundant off Australia's coast, and how much effort was needed at the time to catch them. But available detailed data stretched back only to the late 1980s. T
NOAA Fisheries studies Bering Sea bloom
Federal fisheries scientists say they are hoping to witness in September changing colors of the Bering Sea, as they investigate why it happens and what it means for the ecosystem that supports the nation’s biggest fisheries.