PMEL in the News
Red Crabs Swarm Southern California, Linked to 'Warm Blob' in Pacific
Red crabs, by the thousands, have invaded Southern California beaches, washing ashore from San Diego to Newport Beach. Sea surface temperatures are some 4-7 degrees warmer than normal.
Arctic Ocean Acidification May Corrode Animals' Shells
Arctic Ocean is facing a dilemma today and that is acidification. Ocean acidification is a result or a chemical reaction which happens when seawater absorbs too much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere—reducing its acidity, carbon ion concentration and saturation.
Coast Chronicles: Snow, Drought and Weather Futures
My 50-year-old memories capture a definitive shift in the weather. When I was a kid in the Yakima Valley, we routinely had several inches of snow for Christmas.
Researchers Turn to the Ocean to Help Unravel the Mysteries of Cloud Formation
In a study published in ACS Central Science, a research team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Professor Timothy Bertram peels back the mysteries of the structures of tiny aerosol particles at the surface of the ocean.
Toxic Algae Bloom Might Be Largest Ever
A team of federal biologists set out from Oregon Monday to survey what could be the largest toxic algae bloom ever recorded off the West Coast. The effects stretch from Central California to British Columbia, and possibly as far north as Alaska.