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September 18, 2013

Cables, instruments installed in the deep sea off Pacific Northwest coast

In a seven-week cruise this past summer, oceanographers and students laid 14 miles of extension cable and installed about a dozen instruments for a historic deep-sea observatory.

September 9, 2013

Breaking deep-sea waves reveal mechanism for global ocean mixing

Oceanographers for the first time recorded an enormous wave breaking miles below the surface in a key bottleneck for global ocean circulation.

August 30, 2013

New ocean forecast could help predict fish habitat six months in advance

UW researchers and federal scientists have developed the first long-term seasonal forecast of conditions for the Northwest ocean ecosystem.

July 1, 2013

Work this summer extends reach of cabled deep-ocean observatory

A UW research vessel leaves July 2 for six weeks at sea, during which oceanographers will install miles of cable for a new type of deep-sea observatory.

May 22, 2013

New documentary on cabled ocean observatory airs on UWTV

A new half-hour documentary about a UW research expedition to Axial Seamount, an underwater volcano off the Washington coast, airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. on UWTV.

May 20, 2013

Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest

A study published this week in Nature Geoscience shows that woody plant matter is almost completely digested by bacteria living in the Amazon River, and that this tough stuff plays a major part in fueling the river’s breath.

May 13, 2013

Using earthquake sensors to track endangered whales

Oceanographers are using a growing number of seafloor seismometers, devices that record seafloor vibrations, to carry out inexpensive and non-invasive studies of endangered whales.

May 6, 2013

UW research vessel Clifford A. Barnes marks its 1,000th cruise

This week marks the 1000th cruise for the UW’s Clifford A. Barnes research vessel, a converted tugboat that has spent decades exploring Puget Sound and Pacific Northwest waters and is now reaching the end of its UW career.

April 15, 2013

Preparing to install the world’s largest underwater observatory

Engineers at the UW’s Applied Physics Laboratory are under pressure to build and test parts for installation this summer in the world’s largest deep-ocean observatory off the Washington and Oregon coasts.

April 11, 2013

Space-age domes offer a window on ocean acidification

At Friday Harbor Labs, students are conducting a three-week study on the effects of ocean acidification using a strategy that’s midway between a controlled lab test and an open-ocean experiment.

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