polar regions

Major research expedition prepares to set sail

RRS James Clark Ross

Scientists from the National Oceanography Centre are preparing to set sail to sub-polar regions on a very technical and scientific challenge – to measure the currents of the northern North Atlantic Ocean from the surface to the seafloor.

Webinar – 12 December 2013 – Matt Mowlem

GPS Station, Lake Ellsworth

The webinar will be broadcast Thursday 12 December 2013 11:00 AM EST (8:00 AM PST). Registration is required for the seminar at www.oceanmysteries.net. This is part of Blue Marvel Series – there is no charge.

A Probe for Measurement and Sampling of Pristine Subglacial Lake Ellsworth Antarctica

Antarctic fjords are diversity hotspots in a rapidly warming region

Andvord Bay, Antarctica – fjord hotspot of seafloor marine life (credit: Craig Smith, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa)

Rapid climate change is threatening marine communities, but scientists have found that marine life is flourishing in Antarctic fjords despite warming in the region.

New study helps predict impact of ocean acidification on shellfish

Emiliania huxleyi, a globally important species of marine algae or phytoplankton

An international study to understand and predict the likely impact of ocean acidification on shellfish and other marine organisms living in seas from the tropics to the poles is published this week in the journal Global Change Biology.