Tag: oceanography

Ocean ‘Breathability’ Key to Past, Future Habitat of West Coast Marine Species

May 15, 2020 By Hannah Hickey UW News
A new study led by the University of Washington finds that the animals’ ability to breathe in that water may be key to where and when they thrive. The study, published May 15 in Science Advances, uses recent understanding of water breathability and historical data to explain population cycles of the northern anchovy. The results for this key species could apply to other species in the current.

Global warming is speeding up Earth’s massive ocean currents

February 5, 2020 By Paul Voosen Science Magazine
The oceans’ great continent-wrapping currents, each one moving as much water as all the world’s rivers combined, can rightly be considered the planet’s circulatory system. And this circulation, it appears, has started to thump faster: For nearly 25 years the currents have been rapidly speeding up, partly because of global warming.