Earth Science, Earth's System, ES 1: Geochemical Cycles (HS), ES 1: Materials/Energy Flow (MS), ES 4: Carbon Cycling (HS), ES 5: Life on Earth (HS)

Frequency of Microplastics in Mesopelagic Fishes from the Northwest Atlantic

Frequency of Microplastics in Mesopelagic Fishes from the Northwest Atlantic SUMMARY: In this experiment, the researchers sampled dead mesopelagic fish from the Northwest Atlantic Mid-Ocean area (between Ireland and Newfoundland). The water and the fish guts were strained for microplastics. Researchers found that 73% of the fish had microplastics in their stomach. Most of the… Continue reading Frequency of Microplastics in Mesopelagic Fishes from the Northwest Atlantic

Earth Science, W&C 1: Weather Conditions (MS), Weather and Climate

Understanding Ocean Currents in the Atlantic Ocean

North Atlantic Ocean Circulation and Decadal Sea Level Change During the Altimetry Era SUMMARY: This article talks about the changes in the temperature of the North Atlantic Ocean in the last two decades due to the North Atlantic Oscillation (a weather phenomenon that is caused by the way water circulates in the ocean). Researchers want… Continue reading Understanding Ocean Currents in the Atlantic Ocean