PMEL in the News
‘Warm blob’ in Pacific Ocean Linked to Weird Weather Across the U.S.
The one common element in recent weather has been oddness. The West Coast has been warm and parched; the East Coast has been cold and snowed under. Fish are swimming into new waters, and hungry seals are washing up on California beaches.
Puget Sound Restoration Fund Awarded $1.5 Million Grant
The Puget Sound Restoration Fund has been awarded a $1.5 million grant by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to investigate seaweed cultivation as a potential strategy for mitigating ocean acidification.
Predicting El Niño Then and Now
There has been a lot of excitement this past year about the development of El Niño-like conditions in the tropical Pacific. From the available observations and current seasonal forecast models, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center predicted beginning in March 2014 that it was on its way.
Pacific warm water ‘blob’ threatens salmon, seabirds
It’s being called “the blob”: a huge mass of warm water sitting on top of the usually cool Pacific along the coast from Oregon to Alaska, and while it’s encouraging sub-tropical fish to range further north, it’s hurting the animals that usually depend on the colder water.
NOAA Committed to Helping Build Resilient Communities
Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the Oso landslide, a devastating event that, along with the historic Carlton Complex wildfires and disasters such as the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, continues to shape the conversation about what it means to be resilient.