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Know of any graduate students attending ASLO Ocean Sciences 2016 who might be interested in submitting an abstract for an ocean science education/outreach project?

This session at ASLO Ocean Sciences 2016 in New Orleans will be run for graduate student presenters with all graduate student co-chairs and aims to give students an opportunity to present any education and/or outreach activities with which they are involved such as after-school programs, science fairs, social media platforms, science cafes, etc. Any abstract to this session will not prohibit the presenter(s) from also presenting in a research session. Please don’t hesitate to contact me!


“Acidification due to global warming could lead to oceans with similar acoustic properties to those experienced by the dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period.

According to a presentation given by acoustics researchers David G Browning and Peter M Scheifele as part of the 164th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, changes to the baseline acidity of the world’s oceans due to global warming will have a negative effect on the absorption of low frequency sounds.

The effect occurs because the main low frequency sound absorption mechanism in seawater is a pH-dependent boron reaction. As the acidity of seawater increases, the low frequency sound absorption decreases meaning that those sounds can travel further, achieving their optimal transmission value at the acidity levels seen around 110 million years ago.”

Credit: Wired Science

I stumbled across a very interesting website, which seems to provide open access / freely available and user friendly oceanographic software, in the form of a web application, which allows one to easily access complex oceanographic data-sets from NOAA or elsewhere.  Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think!

From their boiler plate:

What is Marinexplore

In an era of big data, when 90% of the oceans are still unexplored and mobile oceanic sensors are disrupting the industry, the tools and working processes for ocean exploration have changed little over the last 15 years.

Today, most public ocean data is disconnected, often archived and never used again. Professionals across offshore, marine technology & scientific community who rely on that data, are isolated from each other, while more than 80% of the exploration time today is spent on data processing.

We’re seeking to change that.

I’m very excited to be in the final process of submitting my application to The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography for a master’s degree in Oceanography.  Thanks to everyone who has supported me and especially to those who’ve been references or written me recommendations!

Just got back from a recent visit this past Thursday to URI’s Graduate School of Oceanography.  It’s a really great program and I’m quite excited to be completing my application for next fall 2013.  Shout outs to the NOAA Ocean Explorer program and UNH grads @ URI!  More to come on this subject…

Homeward bound, heading south through the Gulf of Maine to a few more sampling stations off the coast of New Hampshire, near the bathymetric feature known as Jeffery’s Ledge. We hope to get a few more ‘Craib’ Sediment cores before steaming back to Rhode Island.


We have left the Bay of Fundy after several days of good sampling and we are headed back out to the Gulf of Maine, and eventually back to Rhode Island.