Hydrostation ‘S’ Turns 70

Located southeast of Bermuda, Hydrostation ‘S’—a set of unmarked geographic coordinates (32 degrees 10 minutes North, 64 degrees 30 minutes West)—has yielded measurements of temperature, dissolved oxygen, salinity and other parameters every two weeks for seven decades.

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Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda is warmer and more acidic than ever, 40 years of observation show

Oceans are constantly changing. These changes don’t only affect marine life but also have wide-reaching consequences for land dwellers. To document them, monitoring stations in the North Atlantic Ocean have been active for decades. Now, researchers have reported on the latest changes, showing that compared to 40 years ago, the ocean near the island of Bermuda is warmer, saltier, more acidic, and has lost oxygen. Long-term monitoring can provide information about existential challenges societies will face in the near future, the researchers said.

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Study: Microbial Life Helps Warming Ocean Adapt

A conductivity, temperature, and depth instrument on a research vessel

New research reveals microbial ocean life that drives the carbon cycle in the Atlantic is adapting to warmer conditions. The findings give insight to how the ocean may adapt to warmer conditions and how to better forecast the future.

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Shipboard Teamwork

Despite pandemic-related challenges, collaboration and can-do attitudes move science forward

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BIOS-SCOPE Funding Renewed

Craig Carlson oversees the deployment of the MOCNESS off the stern of the R/V Atlantic Explorer during a BIOS-SCOPE cruise

The interdisciplinary, multi-institutional research program will continue its study into the microbial ecology of the Sargasso Sea

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