Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are working on tracking red tides, huge blooms of toxic algae that are deadly to fish and crustaceans. The predictive mapping is[…]
In many areas of the country, you can park your car at seldom-used trailheads and hike out to remote alpine lakes that few people will ever see or hear about.[…]
An underwater microscope known as the Imaging FlowCytobot has given scientists the ability to monitor the flow of microscopic plant and animal life in the ocean. The Imaging FlowCytobot works by photographing plankton throughout the day and relaying specific information back to researchers on shore through a fiber optic cable.
The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico appears to be growing larger, but has not broken any records as scientists originally predicted in June. The 11th-largest dead zone on record, it’s approximately 3,300 square miles, the area of Rhode Island and Delaware combined.