PMEL in the News
Ocean robots help NOAA assess fishery health
Two unmanned sailboats set out from Neah Bay on Tuesday, beginning a 100-day trek that will take them to Vancouver Island and all the way down to Mexico. Fisheries scientists with the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) hope that these Saildrones will help them better assess key Pacific fisheries such as hake, anchovies, and sardines. Chris Meinig is featured.
The Seabots Are Coming! Ocean-going Drones Launched On West Coast Fish Survey
They're life-jacket orange, they're robots and they're capable of sailing the high seas without human intervention. On Tuesday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a private contractor launched a pair of unmanned “Saildrones” in Pacific Northwest waters for the first time. Their summer-long voyage to collect fish data will stretch from Vancouver Island to California. Chris Meinig is quoted
Skagit County has warmed over past 30 years
Thirty years after many Americans first heard the phrase climate change, Skagit County — and the world — is warmer on average. Locally, the North Cascades now has less glacial ice and the Sauk River has more intense winter floods. Nick Bond is quoted.
Washington warmed slowest of all states over past 30 years — but what does it mean for climate change?
Thirty years ago this week, NASA climate expert James Hansen gave groundbreaking testimony before Congress. He told them that human-caused global warming was already happening. Time has proved him right, according to a new analysis of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data by The Associated Press (AP). Nick Bond is quoted.
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.