PMEL in the News
An ocean first: Underwater drone tracks CO2 in Alaska gulf
In the cold, choppy waters of Alaska’s Resurrection Bay, all eyes were on the gray water, looking for one thing only. It wasn’t a spout from humpback whales that power through this scenic fjord, or a sea otter lazing on its back, munching a king crab. Instead, everyone aboard the Nanuq, a University of Alaska Fairbanks research vessel, was looking where a 5-foot-long, bright pink underwater sea glider surfaced. Richard Feely is quoted.
New NOAA technology to study changing ocean ecosystem
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is developing new research technology to better understand the changing ecosystems of the Arctic. It plans to debut one such piece of technology, the Oculus Coastal Glider, summer 2022 to study the Bering Sea. Phyllis Stabeno is quoted from the Strait Science seminar.
Dinosaur Apocalypse: The Last Day
In the second episode of this two-part series, the search continues for signs of what happened on the day the dinosaurs died. Vasily Titov is featured discussing tsunami at around 10:33
An Unprecedented View Inside a Hurricane
To improve future tropical cyclone forecasts, researchers sent a remotely operated saildrone into the extreme winds and towering waves around the eye of a category 4 hurricane. Written by Gregory R. Foltz, Chidong Zhang, Christian Meinig, Jun A. Zhang and Dongxiao Zhang
Into the ice: A crab boat’s quest for snow crab in a Bering Sea upended by climate change
ABOARD THE PINNACLE, Bering Sea — Through the wheelhouse window, Capt. Mark Casto spotted a white line on the horizon. The edge of an ice floe was illuminated by bow lights piercing the morning darkness of the Bering Sea. He throttled back the engines. Soon, the Seattle-based crab boat began to nose through closely packed pancake-like pieces and bigger craggy chunks, some the size of boulders, which bobbed about in the currents and clanged against the hull. Phyllis Stabeno discusses sea ice.