PMEL in the News
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.
As oceans acidify, shellfish farmers respond
Taylor Shellfish Farm’s Quilcene hatchery perches on a narrow peninsula that juts into the sinuous waterways of Washington’s Puget Sound. On the July day I visited, the hatchery and everything surrounding it seemed to drip with fecundity. Clouds banked over darkly forested hills on the opposite shore, and a tangy breeze blew in from across the bay. But the lushness hid an ecosystem’s unraveling.
Alaska ferry to host long-distance ocean acidification study
The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Columbia will be part of an international science experiment starting this fall when it resumes its weekly run between Bellingham, Wash., and Southeast Alaska.