New research suggests that a key part of Antarctica is warming up fast; the finding could help change the outlook for sea level rise this century. ESS‘ Eric Steig is included in this interview; check out the audio, video, and transcript here!
All work and no play makes researchers… cold, maybe. Check out these fun videos from JISAO‘s Bering Sea Synthesis Project, capturing both research and recreation as these scientists seek to understand the impact of sea-ice on the ecosystem and climate of the eastern Bering Sea. No one can watch just one!
Just in time for the winter when your kids are cooped up inside all weekend, check out this entertaining and informative video on ocean acidification, complete with a do-it-yourself experiment! This video was created by ATMO‘s Atmospheric Sciences Outreach group, with assistance from Dargan Frierson!
Talk about an extreme web-cam. Tune in every day through September 25 to share the view of a robot exploring volcanoes at 4,000 feet underwater! JISAO‘s Joe Resing is leading a team of scientists to explore submarine volcanoes in the Western Pacific’s Lau Basin, centered between Samoa, Fiji and Tonga. Read more about this project here, or in this UW News digest; and check out the video that’s being transmitted right now!
Scientists at the University of Washington have been working with the shellfish industry since the turn of the 20th century. This productive partnership has brought innovations in hatchery technology, oyster seasonality and more. Now, ocean acidification threatens the shellfish industry, and UW scientists like WSG‘s Joth Davis and SAFS‘ Emma Timmins-Schiffman are collaborating closely with growers to figure out how to adapt. Watch the below video to learn more!
Did you get a chance to attend Conservation Remix this year? Would you like to check out — or revisit — the provocative talks that the bevvy of awesome speakers delivered? Well, okay then — Conservation Remix video series can be found here. Enjoy!
With overfishing, habitat loss, pollution, the proliferation of dams, and now climate change, the salmon that are a crucial part of so many of the Pacific Northwest’s indigenous peoples’ cultures are in severe decline. Learn about the work of the Tribes to counteract a future with no fish; Alan Hamlet and the Climate Impacts Group are mentioned.
Also check out this video showing the retreat of the South Cascade Glacier in Washingon, a “water tower” providing summer habitat for salmon: