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Online tool aids oil-spill response

Chemical oceanographer Sue Saupe said in 1990 and 1991, when she studied the long-term impact of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, she had trouble...

...which can produce the neurotoxin domoic acid."It's an indication of an imbalance," said Vera Trainer, a research oceanographer with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. "Too much of any one thing is not healthy for anybody to eat...
Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

...patterns also bring more acidic deep-ocean water to the surface, the agency said.Co-lead author of the study, NOAA oceanographer Jeremy Mathis, said the goal was to try to quantify the potential risk and impacts from ocean acidification, a question...
Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

...months, showing the wind was causing the changes to temperature, not the other way around.James Overland, a research oceanographer at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, said the study reinforced findings that the North Pacific has a lot...
Sunk, but undefeated, NYC man faces Atlantic again

...trials in the Canary Islands to make sure everything is working.He's also getting support throughout the trip from an oceanographer, Jenifer Clark, and meteorologist, Dane Clark, a husband-and-wife team in Maryland whose previous clients have included...
Bering Sea offers hope for right whales

...across their former range in the North Pacific Ocean. Yet as oceanographer Cynthia Tynan and others motored in a skiff across a glassy...ecosystem. ''They do it much better than we're able to as oceanographers,'' she said. ''They can tell us a lot when we can...
'Moby-Duck' book touches shore in Alaska

...28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author...along the paths of the Floatees and even into the future. Oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer of Seattle has speculated that the Floatees...
Buoys track ocean junk

...the National Oceanic and Aeronautical Administration, will fly about 400 nautical miles north of Hawaii to an area some oceanographers have nicknamed ''the garbage patch,'' where currents tend to concentrate debris. Future flights might occur later...
Got bots?: From Kachemak Bay to Gulf of Mexico, robots scour the sea

...with a set of joysticks on a movable console. "This is one area where playing video games will get you a day job," said oceanographer Mark Benfield. He studies marine life in the Gulf of Mexico with an industrial robot used to repair oil rigs. His work...
Arctic research vessel christened

...routes."There's going to be a lot of new information that comes from this vessel," said Terry Whitledge, a chemical oceanographer at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which will operate the vessel.Marinette Marine has completed 75 percent of the...


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