Oceanography News

Right whales could be extinct in less than 30 years Quartz

North Atlantic right whales now number fewer than 500. If things don’t change, the highly-endangered species could face extinction in less than 30 years, according to a new study.Making matters worse, climate-mediated shifts are pushing their prey out of the whales’ usual feeding grounds, rendering traditional habitat-focused…

Diesel Doesn't Float This Boat

Sandia-led team designs zero-emissions marine research vesselCredit: Photo courtesy of Glosten.Rendering of the Zero-V hydrogen-powered research vessel. Credit: Photo courtesy of Lennie Klebanoff.Sandias Zero-V team: Joe Pratt (left, currently on entrepreneurial leave from Sandia) and Lennie Klebanoff (right) seen here in Norway on a trip to visit partner firm DNV GL.
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Research Trimaran to be Powered by Fuel Cell

A new research vessel for Scripps Institution of Oceanography will be powered by fuel cells fueled by liquid hydrogen that is produced using renewable energy. The Zero-V vessel design, developed in collaboration with Glosten and Sandia National Laboratories with funding from MARAD, has now received approval in principle from DNV GL.Zero-V has a tank capacity of 11…

Deep Diver: A Profile of Cindy Van Dover

Cindy Van DoverProfessor, Division of Marine Science and Conservation,Duke University Marine LaboratoryDirector of the Duke University Marine Laboratory (2006-2016)Fulbright Research Scholar (2004) and Fulbright Arctic Chair (2017)National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2000)In April 1982, the first-ever biology expedition to the East Pacific Rise set sail from San Diego.

OMG, the water's warm! NASA study solves glacier puzzle

By Carol Rasmussen,NASA's Earth Science News TeamA new NASA study explains why the Tracy and Heilprin glaciers, which flow side by side into Inglefield Gulf in northwest Greenland, are melting at radically different rates.Using ocean data from NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) campaign, the study documents a plume of warm water flowing up Tracy's underwater face…

Where Theres a Whale, Theres a Way

With estimated numbers of 500, the North Atlantic right whale is highly endangered. The traditional range of this cetacean species, including in the Gulf of Maine and the Scotian Shelf, is based on their main food source, the marine zooplankton Calanus finmarchicus. Due to anthropogenic warming, prey availability in the Gulf of Maine has been low since 2011 and is expected to further decrease…

Lots of weird science at Birch Aquarium exhibit, 'Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collections

A comic book-inspired exhibit that highlights the astonishing adaptations (aka super powers) of ocean species opens Friday, June 29 at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego"Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collections" was created in partnership with the team from the Scripps Oceanographic Collections…

Museums offers family-friendly activities this summer

With school out, finding ways to keep students occupied and entertained can be difficult. There are a number of fun events and exhibits at museums around San Diego that can help.The Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UC San Diego on Friday opens Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collection, a comic…

NOC Predicts Increase In Extreme Sea Levels

Gabby DelGattoJune 26, 2018A new study has predicted that future global warming will lead to an increase in ‘extreme sea levels’, with consequent flood risks to coastal infrastructure and human populations.Extreme sea levels occur through a combination of high tides and extreme weather events, which can generate storm surges and high wind waves.

NSF, NASA scientists explore ocean's 'twilight zone' to uncover links between carbon and plankton

IMAGE: The NSF-NASA EXPORTS project will track the fate of phytoplankton (green) in the Pacific Ocean. view more Credit: NASAEquipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, a team of scientists will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this August.The researchers' mission for…

Your Subsea News | Cellula awarded NOC contract for STEMM-CCS program

Cellula Robotics has been awarded a contract from the National Oceanography Center (NOC) in the UK. The contract covers the design, build, testing and offshore support of a tool to place a seven meter curved pipe into the seabed. This tool will be used to enable the controlled injection of CO2 at an instrumented test site…

Cellula Robotics Awarded National Oceanography Center STEM-CCS

Cellula Robotics Awarded National Oceanography Center STEM-CCS Contract VANCOUVER, B.C. (PRWEB) June 25, 2018 Cellula Robotics Ltd.