Brace yourselves: it’s looking like the “Blob” is back in town.
Around five years ago, a vast “blob” of warm ocean water was detected in the Pacific Ocean just off the West Coast of the US and Canada.
By diving into archives, scientists confirmed that floes are melting faster than ever before.
By Marlene Cimons, Nexus Media News
When retired Canadian meteorologist Michael Purves transcribes the handwritten notes from an ancient ship’s log, he finds himself transported back in time a century, imagining he is on board an old cutter, a fast-moving patrol boat, as it sails through the Bering Sea.
By Aaron Orlowski, SeafoodSource
Scientists are tracking a marine heat wave reminiscent of the one that formed in the northeast Pacific from 2014 to 2016, memorably dubbed the Blob.
Scientists, meteorologists and ski resort employees all agree: Climate change could have devastating effects on the winter sports industry.Watch video at KGW8
Brendan Smith writes about his experience with JISAO’s Ryan McCabe, the chief scientist onboard the R/V Ocean Starr during the first leg of the NPRB Arctic Program cruise in August 2019.Read story at NPRB Blog
JISAO’s Collen Hoffman is one of 10 UW postdoctoral associates chosen to speak at UW’s Annual Research Symposium on September 20, 2019.Read more
By Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine
Five years ago, a gigantic cauldron of abnormally warm water in the Pacific Ocean wreaked havoc on marine ecosystems and contributed to drought along the western coast of North America.