On March 13, the Global Drifter Program (GDP) at AOML marked a milestone in its transition from Service Argos to Iridium for its array of surface drifting buoys: more than 50% of the array is now being tracked with the Iridium satellite system. Full story>>
On April 18 to 20, 2017, a group of scientists composed of Oscar Garcia (Watermapping), Matthieu Le Henaff (CIMAS/PhOD), and Ioannis Androulidakis (RSMAS), performed field experiment at the Taylor Energy oil leak site just offshore the Mississippi Delta, as part of the GoMRI project "Influence of river induced fronts on hydrocarbon transport" led by Villy Kourafalou (RSMAS). Full story>>
A scientist holds juvenile American eels. Almost indistinguishable from the European eel, the American eel is also born in the Sargasso Sea. It makes a similar long-distance migration to North American fresh water rivers. Researchers of the new study on European eels theorize the American eel might also tune into the magnetic field to assist its migration. (Courtesy of Virginia Institute of Marine Science).
Not all eels are electric, but some might actually be magnetic. Full story>>