OMG Irma. It is going through the Caribbean and slamming everything in its path. I’ve been getting updates from friends in the Virgin Islands and…View More A quick look at the data from inside Hurricane Irma
On the first day of Christmas NASA Earth Science gave to me: advance warning of Hurricane Activity. On the second day of Christmas NASA…View More The Twelve Days of Christmas – NASA Earth Science Edition
It is no secret that I find many denizens of the deep icky. Crustaceans are among them. But this video of a swarm of crabs is…View More CRAB SWARM!
First, let’s give a shoutout to these two dudes who found a washed up mooring and, like adults, gave it back to MBARI. Now I…View More Two California fishermen pretend they are maritime pirates and hold an oceanographic mooring for ransom
Oh little pufferfish. Your tiny little fins are no match for a mini-ocean maelstrom. You and your buddy are trapped in a small ocean vortex that keeps…View More Ocean spin cycle traps hapless pufferfish.
Imagine you are yodeling whilst snowshoeing in a majestic mountain range. All of a sudden you hear a rumble. You look up to see a white…View More ROV gets caught in turbidity current, lives to tell the tale.
Biomixing, where the ocean is mixed by swimming animals, has long been a hot topic in oceanography. Some people think all that biological flapping and stroking…View More Are swimming zooplankton driving ocean currents? Sort of.
It’s springtime, and just like the phytoplankton in the seas, the internet is blooming with some serious love for “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.”…View More Zissou my Ocean
I’ve been waiting to write this post for a long time. The problem was, up until now I just didn’t know of a good example…View More Charismatic Mega Turbulence
Typically turbulence mixes seawater and the things in it. Turbulence takes isolated patches of increased salt, heat, sediment, even plankton, and spreads them out so…View More Wanna throw a phytoplankton party? Then call in turbulence to help round up your buddies!