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The Equatorial Undercurrent and TAO sampling bias from a decade at SEA
(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 ...
Influence of Central Pacific oceanographic conditions on the potential vertical habitat of four tropical tuna species
(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 ...
Segmentation and crustal structure of the western Mid-Atlantic Ridge flank, 25°25′–27°10′N and 0–29 m.y.
(American Geophysical Union, 1997-05-10)
We conducted a detailed geological-geophysical survey of the west flank of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between 25°25′N and 27°10′N and from the ridge axis out to 29 Ma crust, acquiring Hydrosweep multibeam bathymetry, HAWAII ...
Gooseneck barnacles (Lepas spp.) ingest microplastic debris in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre
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 ...
(American Meteorological Society, 2014-12)
Seabirds, gyres and global trends in plastic pollution
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 ...
High apex predator biomass on remote Pacific islands
On coral reefs in Palmyra—a central Pacific atoll with limited fishing pressure—total fish biomass is 428 and 299% greater than on reefs in nearby Christmas and Fanning Islands. Large apex predators –groupers, sharks, ...
Oligotyping reveals community level habitat selection within the genus Vibrio
(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 ...
Distribution of surface plastic debris in the eastern Pacific Ocean from an 11-Year data set
(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 ...
The biogeography of the Plastisphere : implications for policy
(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) ...