With the array now deployed and already gathering data, a new world of scientific possibilities has opened. The Endurance Array contributes to a network of global ocean observing systems with partners such as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the United Nations. Other systems are in place off South America, Europe and Asia.
Coral reefs are in decline around the world. A team of scientists is trying to understand why.
Just to look at it, you’d never know Daren Keck’s handmade gizmo is a musical instrument. A flat plastic contraption about the size of a thin paperback novel, it bristles with wires of yellow, red, green and black alongside a row of stainless-steel switches. Any resemblance to, say, a violin or an oboe is nil.
If a last-minute decision led McMinds to Miami where he fell for corals, it was fate that brought him back to Oregon State.
In this package of lessons and activities, students will learn what causes a tsunami, the physics behind its movement, and how scientists know when one is forming.
Watch spinner dolphins corral their quarry and work together to feed in these animations.