Over the past five years winter atmospheric conditions that influence the Bering Sea have been markedly different from previous years. Strong, warm winds out of the south—sometimes lasting more than 30 days—have forced sea ice northward. Water
A new report from NOAA Fisheries identifies challenges and recommendations to better detect, understand, assess, and manage shifting distributions and changing productivity of marine species with changing climate and ocean conditions.
The ocean off the West Coast is shifting from several years of unusually warm conditions, toward a cooler and more productive regime that may boost salmon returns and populations of other ocean predators, according to a new NOAA Fisheries report.
Recently the waters of Long Island Sound awoke with new life. The spring bloom has begun—an ecologically important annual occurrence in the temperate North Atlantic Ocean, sub-polar regions, and coastal waters.