Latest Ecosystem of the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre Stories
Scientists studying the annual growth of tiny plants in the North Atlantic Ocean have discovered that this year’s growth spurt began before the sun was able to offer the light needed to fuel the yearly phenomenon.
A change in the color of ocean waters could have a drastic effect on the prevalence of hurricanes, new research indicates.
Australian and US scientists have discovered how changes in winds blowing on the Southern Ocean drive variations in the depth of the surface layer of sea water responsible for regulating exchanges of heat and carbon dioxide between the ocean and the atmosphere.
An international oceanographic research expedition to the middle of the South Pacific Gyre â€“ a site that is as far from continents as it is possible to go on Earth's surface â€“ found so few organisms beneath the seafloor that it may be the least inhabited sediment ever explored for evidence of life.
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a new climate pattern called the North Pacific Gyre Oscillation.
A few years ago, NASA researcher Watson Gregg published a study showing that tiny free-floating ocean plants called phytoplankton had declined in abundance globally by 6 percent between the 1980s and 1990s. A new study by Gregg and his co-authors suggests that trend may not be continuing, and new patterns are taking place.
- Growing in low tufty patches.