Recent Submissions

  • Relative exposure to microplastics and prey for a pelagic forage fish 

    Chavarry, Julia M.; Lavender Law, Kara L.; Barton, Andrew D.; Bowlin, Noelle M.; Ohman, Mark D.; Choy, C. Anela (IOP Publishing, 2022-06-07)
    In the global ocean, more than 380 species are known to ingest microplastics (plastic particles less than 5 mm in size), including mid-trophic forage fishes central to pelagic food webs. Trophic pathways that bioaccumulate ...
  • The annual salinity cycle of the Denmark Strait Overflow 

    Opher, Jacob G.; Brearley, J. Alexander; Dye, Stephen R.; Pickart, Robert S.; Renfrew, Ian A.; Harden, Benjamin E.; Meredith, Michael P. (American Geophysical Union, 2022-03-22)
    The Denmark Strait Overflow (DSO) is an important source of dense water input to the deep limb of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). It is fed by separate currents from the north that advect dense water ...
  • Responses of benthic calcifying algae to ocean acidification differ between laboratory and field settings 

    Page, Heather N.; Bahr, Keisha D.; Cyronak, Tyler J.; Jewett, Elizabeth B.; Johnson, Maggie D.; McCoy, Sophie J. (Oxford University Press, 2021-12-09)
    Accurately predicting the effects of ocean and coastal acidification on marine ecosystems requires understanding how responses scale from laboratory experiments to the natural world. Using benthic calcifying macroalgae as ...
  • Export of ice sheet meltwater from Upernavik Fjord, West Greenland 

    Muilwijk, Morven; Straneo, Fiamma; Slater, Donald A.; Smedsrud, Lars H.; Holte, James W.; Wood, Michael; Andresen, Camilla S.; Harden, Benjamin E. (American Meteorological Society, 2022-03-01)
    Meltwater from Greenland is an important freshwater source for the North Atlantic Ocean, released into the ocean at the head of fjords in the form of runoff, submarine melt, and icebergs. The meltwater release gives rise ...
  • Effects of ocean acidification on the performance and interaction of fleshy macroalgae and a grazing sea urchin 

    Burnham, Katherine A.; Nowicki, Robert J.; Hall, Emily R.; Pi, Joshua; Page, Heather N. (Elsevier, 2021-11-24)
    When predicting the response of marine ecosystems to climate change, it is increasingly recognized that understanding the indirect effects of ocean acidification on trophic interactions is as important as studying direct ...
  • The United States' contribution of plastic waste to land and ocean 

    Lavender Law, Kara L.; Starr, Natalie; Siegler, Theodore R.; Jambeck, Jenna; Mallos, Nicholas J.; Leonard, George H. (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2020-10-30)
    Plastic waste affects environmental quality and ecosystem health. In 2010, an estimated 5 to 13 million metric tons (Mt) of plastic waste entered the ocean from both developing countries with insufficient solid waste ...
  • Ocean acidification disrupts the orientation of postlarval Caribbean spiny lobsters 

    Gravinese, Philip M.; Page, Heather N.; Butler, Casey B.; Spadaro, Angelo Jason; Hewett, Clay; Considine, Megan; Lankes, David; Fisher, Samantha (Nature Research, 2020-10-22)
    Anthropogenic inputs into coastal ecosystems are causing more frequent environmental fluctuations and reducing seawater pH. One such ecosystem is Florida Bay, an important nursery for the Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus ...
  • Data Management in (Ocean) Sciences – Interactive Class 

    Soenen, Karen; Harden, Benjamin E. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2020-02-26)
    Ocean 101, engaging classes to help SEA students understand the frontiers of ocean climate science. This particular class focuses on data management in oceanography. Covered topics are the importance of open data, the data ...
  • Trends in physical properties at the southern New England shelf break 

    Harden, Benjamin E.; Gawarkiewicz, Glen G.; Infante, Mia (American Geophysical Union, 2020-01-21)
    We analyze 11 years (2003–2013) of repeat temperature and salinity sections from across the New England shelf break south of Cape Cod during early summer (June–July). The mean sections resolved the shelf break front which ...
  • Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made 

    Geyer, Roland; Jambeck, Jenna; Lavender Law, Kara L. (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2017-07-19)
    Plastics have outgrown most man-made materials and have long been under environmental scrutiny. However, robust global information, particularly about their end-of-life fate, is lacking. By identifying and synthesizing ...
  • Comparative mitochondrial and chloroplast genomics of a genetically distinct form of Sargassum contributing to recent “Golden Tides” in the Western Atlantic 

    Amaral-Zettler, Linda A.; Dragone, Nicholas B.; Schell, Jeffrey M.; Slikas, Beth; Murphy, Leslie G.; Morrall, Clare E.; Zettler, Erik R. (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-12-20)
    Over the past 5 years, massive accumulations of holopelagic species of the brown macroalga Sargassum in coastal areas of the Caribbean have created “golden tides” that threaten local biodiversity and trigger economic losses ...
  • The biogeography of the Plastisphere : implications for policy 

    Amaral-Zettler, Linda A.; Zettler, Erik R.; Slikas, Beth; Boyd, Gregory D.; Melvin, Donald W.; Morrall, Clare E.; Proskurowski, Giora; Mincer, Tracy J. (Ecological Society of America, 2015-12)
    Microplastics (particles less than 5 mm) numerically dominate marine debris and occur from coastal waters to mid-ocean gyres, where surface circulation concentrates them. Given the prevalence of plastic marine debris (PMD) ...
  • Influence of Central Pacific oceanographic conditions on the potential vertical habitat of four tropical tuna species 

    Deary, Alison L.; Moret-Ferguson, Skye E.; Engels, Mary; Zettler, Erik R.; Jaroslow, Gary E.; Sancho, Gorka (University of Hawai'i Press, 2015-10)
    Climate change has resulted in the geographic and vertical expansion of oxygen minimum zones but their impact on the vertical distribution of commercially important species, such as tunas, is not well understood. Although ...
  • Seabirds, gyres and global trends in plastic pollution 

    van Franeker, Jan A.; Lavender Law, Kara L. (Elsevier, 2015-04-11)
    Fulmars are effective biological indicators of the abundance of floating plastic marine debris. Long-term data reveal high plastic abundance in the southern North Sea, gradually decreasing to the north at increasing distance ...
  • Corrigendum 

    Leslie, William R.; Karnauskas, Kristopher B.; Witting, Jan H. (American Meteorological Society, 2014-12)
  • Oligotyping reveals community level habitat selection within the genus Vibrio 

    Schmidt, Victor T.; Reveillaud, Julie; Zettler, Erik R.; Mincer, Tracy J.; Murphy, Leslie G.; Amaral-Zettler, Linda A. (Frontiers Media, 2014-11-13)
    The genus Vibrio is a metabolically diverse group of facultative anaerobic bacteria, common in aquatic environments and marine hosts. The genus contains several species of importance to human health and aquaculture, including ...
  • Gooseneck barnacles (Lepas spp.) ingest microplastic debris in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre 

    Goldstein, Miriam C.; Goodwin, Deborah S. (PeerJ, 2013-10-22)
    Substantial quantities of small plastic particles, termed “microplastic,” have been found in many areas of the world ocean, and have accumulated in particularly high densities on the surface of the subtropical gyres. While ...
  • The Equatorial Undercurrent and TAO sampling bias from a decade at SEA 

    Leslie, William R.; Karnauskas, Kristopher B. (American Meteorological Society, 2014-09)
    The NOAA Tropical Atmosphere Ocean (TAO) moored array has, for three decades, been a valuable resource for monitoring and forecasting El Niño–Southern Oscillation and understanding physical oceanographic as well as coupled ...
  • Distribution of surface plastic debris in the eastern Pacific Ocean from an 11-Year data set 

    Lavender Law, Kara L.; Moret-Ferguson, Skye E.; Goodwin, Deborah S.; Zettler, Erik R.; DeForce, Emelia A.; Kukulka, Tobias; Proskurowski, Giora (American Chemical Society, 2014-04-07)
    We present an extensive survey of floating plastic debris in the eastern North and South Pacific Oceans from more than 2500 plankton net tows conducted between 2001 and 2012. From these data we defined an accumulation zone ...
  • Shipboard ADCP profiles, central equatorial Pacific Ocean, 2003-2012 

    Karnauskas, Kristopher B.; Witting, Jan H. (2014-07-17)
    This data set contains 23 individual NetCDF files, each containing subsurface zonal and meridional velocity profiles (along with time/space coordinates) measured by shipboard ADCP.

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