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
You might think that to clean up the problem of plastic in the ocean, you should place your cleanup device where there is the most…View More Where is the best place to put your ocean cleanup device? Not where currently proposed.
You know I love a good visualization and this one of the Southern Ocean is no slouch. I forgive the somewhat standard narration for the…View More Tour the deep Southern Ocean from the safety of your couch
In December 1866, the U.S. Coast Survey (NOAA’s predecessor agency) began printing tide tables as an independent, annual publication. The first edition, for the…View More First Tide Table Publication
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.
What seems to be debris from the Malaysian Air flight MH370 that mysteriously vanished in March 2014 has washed up on on the island of Réunion…View More How currents pushed debris from the missing Malaysian Air flight across the Indian Ocean to Réunion
El Niño has been playing with my heart for a whole year now*. It’s coming. It’s not coming. It’s gonna be huge. It’s not coming…View More Are the ocean and atmosphere finally cooperating and is El Niño really here? Probably.
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.
The latest results from the Fukushima radiation citizen science project Our Radioactive Ocean have just been released. NO Cesium-134 has been detected on West Coast shores, but it…View More Fukushima radiation detected 100 miles from California Coast. Still not harmful.
INTRODUCTION This is the second of a two-part post. In the first installment, Kim presented alternatives to this project. This installment is a collaboration between…View More The Ocean Cleanup, Part 2: Technical review of the feasibility study