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Ocean Views

Move your cursor over and click on the objects in the diagram below to learn what oceanographers have in their toolbox. (Illustration: Studio 208) [jj-swfobject path=”http://terra.oregonstate.edu/files/2011/03/ocean-views2.swf” html_id=”banner” width=”920″ height=”540″ version=”9.0.0″] Technology extends our vision. We’ve always known that the ocean is a dynamic environment, but satellite-borne sensors, sonar, time-lapse video, moored buoys and autonomous gliders […]

Winter Storms Lead to Spring Bloom

If you separate predators from their prey, you get more prey. Now that simple relationship has been used to explain one of the most important annual events in the ocean: the North Atlantic spring phytoplankton bloom. Since the 19th century, oceanographers have sought to explain its origins and have settled on the wintertime mixing of […]