Oceanography, climate & fisheries

By S. McClatchie | Scientific information on climate variability, multidisciplinary ocean science and fisheries resources from a non-advocacy view point.

Expanding a 300-Year Record of Marine Climate

Since the 1600s, mariners have measured the weather and surface ocean conditions as part of daily operations of merchant and naval vessels. Early …

Climate Change

Future Extreme Sea Levels Could Endanger Europe's Coasts

Massive coastal flooding in northern Europe that now occurs once every century could happen every year if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, …

Climate Change

Sun Glitter Provides a Detailed Map of Ocean Waves

Children use glitter in arts and crafts. Manufacturers put glitter in cosmetics. Scientists use glitter to learn more about the ocean.<p>Wait…what?<p>It …

Underwater mountains help ocean water rise from abyss

At high latitudes, such as near Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, the ocean’s surface waters are cooled by frigid temperatures and become so dense …

Oceans

NASA Study Improves Forecasts of Summer Arctic Sea Ice

A new NASA forecasting model based on satellite measurements is allowing researchers to make better estimates.

NASA’s Aerial Survey of Polar Ice Expands Its Arctic Reach

For the first time, the campaign will expand its reach to explore the Arctic’s Eurasian Basin through two research flights based out of Svalbard, a …

Study Finds Massive Rogue Waves Aren’t as Rare as Previously Thought

MIAMI— University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientist Mark Donelan and his Norwegian Meteorological Institute …

University of Miami

Just HOW EARLY is spring arriving in your neighborhood? Find out . . .

Release Date: February 23, 2017<p>Get your flip-flops and shorts out because spring is arriving very early this year . . . at least 2-3 weeks early …

Climate

Diet and Global Climate Change

You are what you eat, as the saying goes, and while good dietary choices boost your own health, they also could improve the health care system and …

Climate Change

U.S. Desert Songbirds at Risk in a Warming Climate

Rising temperatures and heatwaves are putting songbirds at greater risk for death by dehydration and mass die-offs.

A New Long-Term Ecological Research Site Announced for the Northeast U.S. Shelf

• Press Room<br>• News Releases<br>• A New Long-Term Ecological Research Site Announced for the Northeast U.S. Shelf<p>SHARE THIS:<p>March 1, 2017The Atlantic Ocean off …

Biodiversity

Declining Arctic sea ice does influence European weather – but is not a cause of colder winters

The dramatic loss of Arctic sea ice through climate change is unlikely to lead to more severe winter weather across Northern Europe, new research has …

Global Warming

Arctic Ocean acidification | UDaily

Ocean acidification (OA) is spreading rapidly in the western Arctic Ocean in both area and depth, according to new interdisciplinary research …

Oceans

Late winter 'heatwave' hits the U.S. in February

It has been warm this winter for much of the country. But even with that said, temperatures recorded during a four-day period in late February 2017 …

Global Warming

The First-Ever Global View of Transshipment in Commercial Fishing

<b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:</b> February 22, 2017<p>Contacts:<br>Kimbra Cutlip, Kimbra@skytruth.org +1.443.871.1632<br>David Kroodsma, DavidK@skytruth.org, …

Hot spots of marine biodiversity most severely impacted by global warming: Climate impacts on global hot spots of marine biodiversity

Climate impacts on global hot spots of marine biodiversity<p>A new study aimed at identifying areas of highest conservation priority in the world's …

Warming temperatures could trigger starvation, extinctions in deep oceans

"The increase in temperature will increase the metabolism of organisms that live at the ocean floor, meaning they will require more food at a time …

Climate Change

Study Targets Warm Water Rings that Fuel Hurricane Intensification in the Caribbean Sea

MIAMI — Last year’s devastating category-5 hurricane—Matthew—may be one of many past examples of a tropical storm fueled by massive rings of warm …

Oceans

Last year's El Niño waves battered California shore to unprecedented degree

Discovery<p><b>2015-2016 El Niño resulted in severe erosion along Pacific coastline</b><p>Big waves affect beach access and ocean bluffs at the Isla Vista, …

Climate

Proposed Policies Could Make America Overfished Again

The United States is one month into its 115th Congress, and that governing body has already earned a reputation for dismantling environmental laws. …

Government

Is China’s Hands-Off Approach to Fisheries Producing More Fish?

China, the world’s largest seafood producer, has a reputation for being a fish vacuum, its trawlers sucking up nearly 15 million tonnes of fish …

Giant crack in Antarctic ice shelf spotlights advances in glaciology

Rift through Larsen C ice shelf has grown to 175 kilometres, and collapse of nearby ice shelves could offer a glimpse of its future.<p>A massive crack …

Global Warming

Mounting Litter Spotted on Arctic Seafloor

Litter isn’t only a problem on land—it’s also found deep in the ocean. Despite an international treaty banning waste disposal at sea, trash from …

Swirling Eddies in the Antarctic May Have Global Impacts

Around the South Pole, Earth wears a swirling salty belt known as the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC). This wind-driven current is the planet’s …

What are atmospheric rivers? | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Extreme fluctuations in forage fish populations

California sardine stocks famously crashed in John Steinbeck's 'Cannery Row.' New research, building on the pioneering work of Soutar and Isaacs in …

Fish

Scientists have just detected a major change to the Earth’s oceans linked to a warming climate

A large research synthesis, published in one of the world’s most influential scientific journals, has detected a decline in the amount of dissolved oxygen in oceans around the world — a long-predicted result of climate change that could have severe consequences for marine organisms if it …

Climate Change

Antarctic sea ice shrinks to smallest ever extent

Data contradicts climate change sceptics, who have pointed to earlier increases in areas of sea ice to support their views<p>Sea ice around Antarctica has shrunk to the smallest annual extent on record after years of resisting a trend of manmade global warming, preliminary US satellite data has …

Global Warming

'Extraordinary' levels of pollutants found in 10km deep Mariana trench

Presence of manmade chemicals in most remote place on planet shows nowhere is safe from human impact, say scientists<p>Scientists have discovered “extraordinary” levels of toxic pollution in the most remote and inaccessible place on the planet – the 10km deep Mariana trench in the Pacific Ocean.<p>Small …

Environment