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Research finds coral bleaching also influenced by location and other stressors

October 2, 2019

A study in Nature Climate Change has analyzed many factors that led to widespread coral bleaching in Indo-Pacific…
How the Pacific Ocean influences long-term drought in the Southwestern U.S.

August 9, 2019

The Southwest has always faced periods of drought. Most recently, from late 2011 to 2017, California experienced years…
Researchers find depleted seamounts near Hawaii recovering after decades of federal protection

August 8, 2019

For decades, overfishing and trawling devastated parts of an underwater mountain range in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii,…
Atmospheric rivers getting warmer along U.S. West Coast

July 4, 2019

Most of the West Coast of the United States relies on a healthy winter snowpack to provide water…
Warming Waters in Western Tropical Pacific May Affect West Antarctic Ice Sheet

June 19, 2019

Warming waters in the western tropical Pacific Ocean have significantly increased thunderstorms and rainfall, which may affect the…
Scientists discover how climate modulates fertilization of North Pacific Ocean with Asian dust

June 12, 2019

The vast subtropical “gyres” – large systems of rotating currents in the middle of the oceans – cover…
Young herring ‘go with the older fish’ a key finding in Ocean Modeling Forum’s efforts

May 30, 2019

Similar to how children learn, often unconsciously, to mimic the adults around them, a small, silvery ocean fish…
California’s Mono Lake is naturally high in arsenic and is known to host microbes that survive by breathing arsenic. The organisms that live in the marine environment are likely related to the ones on land. Image credit: Pixabay (Pixabay Licence)
Arsenic-breathing life discovered in the tropical Pacific Ocean

May 6, 2019

Arsenic is a deadly poison for most living things, but new research shows that microorganisms are breathing arsenic…
When Coral Species Vanish, Their Absence Can Imperil Surviving Corals

February 4, 2019

Waves of annihilation have beaten coral reefs down to a fraction of what they were 40 years ago,…
Researchers discover deepest known underwater volcanic eruption

October 24, 2018

A team of researchers has documented a recent volcanic eruption on the Mariana back-arc in the western Pacific…
Researchers release endangered crows into the forests of Pacific island

October 4, 2018

For more than 2 million years, the native forests on the Pacific islands of Guam and Rota were…
Cold never bothered me anyway: Pacific sea turtles’ metabolisms stay active over winter

September 25, 2018

Separate groups of loggerhead sea turtles have developed different metabolisms to cope with winters in their respective climates.…
Multi-university collaboration will use data science to find the next El Nino

September 17, 2018

The El Nino and La Nina patterns in the Pacific Ocean are notorious for their long-distance effects on…
Palmyra Atoll: Paradise Restored

August 8, 2018

When UC Santa Barbara community ecologist Hillary Young spent time at the Palmyra Atoll in 2006 to study…
Pacific Ocean’s Effect on Arctic Warming

August 8, 2018

New research, led by former Carnegie postdoctoral fellow Summer Praetorius, shows that changes in the heat flow of…
NSF, NASA scientists explore ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ to uncover links between carbon and plankton

June 29, 2018

Equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, a team of scientists will set sail…
The most remote location on Earth – thousands of kilometres without people, animals or plants

April 23, 2018

Imagine a situation – a mythical creature (some sort of a ghost) appears in front of you and…
New Control Methods Can Help Protect Coral Reefs from Invasive Species

April 9, 2018

“Coral reefs are home to a significant diversity of marine life, provide valuable economic and environmental services to millions of people,…
Team to set sail on a quest to trace ancient Pacific voyages

March 29, 2018

More than 3,000 years ago, seafaring people began crossing the Pacific Ocean to colonize western Micronesia. In one…
Saving Hawaii’s Coral

March 5, 2018

Many of Hawaii’s once-thriving coral reefs are struggling to recover from recent extreme coral bleaching caused by rising…
Learning through fieldwork on Pacific coral reefs

February 6, 2018

Mornings in Koror, the capital of the Republic of Palau, offer a striking scene, as the sun reflects…
There’s a deeper fish in the sea

November 30, 2017

The ocean’s deepest fish doesn’t look like it could survive in harsh conditions thousands of feet below the…
Seafloor sediments appear to enhance earthquake and tsunami danger in Pacific Northwest

November 27, 2017

The Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of the Pacific Northwest has all the ingredients for making powerful…
U.S. and Canadian Scientists Explore Major Undersea Earthquake Fault

October 26, 2017

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, joined by colleagues from Natural Resources Canada, the University of Calgary, and…
50 simulations of the ‘Really Big One’ show how a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake could play out

October 25, 2017

One of the worst nightmares for many Pacific Northwest residents is a huge earthquake along the offshore Cascadia Subduction…
Plate tectonics go to the core

February 1, 2017

The heat from Earth’s core has a significant effect on tectonic plate movement. The new research challenges the…
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