PMEL in the News
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.
Contest Aims to Solve Mystery of Ocean Acidity
Can $2 million create enough incentive to design a device to wage war on growing acidity in the world's oceans? That's the idea behind the Ocean Health XPrize.
Here’s Where Ocean Acidification Will Hit the U.S. Hardest
U.S. coastal communities better start preparing for ocean acidification now, especially if we want scallops, oysters and other shellfish to keep appearing on our dinnerplates. That’s the message of a new study that shows that shellfisheries across the U.S. are more vulnerable to climate change’s less considered counterpart than previously thought.
Perfecting the Snap: A Prize Designer's Observations From the Field
In the wake of an epic Super Bowl, the 14 competing teams of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE, The XPRIZE Oceans Operations Staff, and I descended on Seattle--home of the Seahawks-- for phase 3 coastal trials. We had not anticipated the daily sea of purple-clad aquarium visitors streaming by our outdoor tank at the Seattle Aquarium.