Woods Hole Oceanographic Conducts Search For Nuclear Fallout

An international research team is reporting the results of a research cruise they organized to study the amount, spread, and impacts of radiation released into the ocean from the tsunami-crippled reactors in Fukushima, Japan. The group of 17 researchers and technicians from eight institutions spent 15 days at sea in June 2011 studying ocean currents, and sampling water and … [Read more...]

Drilling Into The Tsunami – An Update From The Chikyu

Reaching from Chile up to the Bering Sea, then down again to New Zealand, the fault lines circling the Pacific Ocean are named The Pacific Ring of Fire and are collectively responsible for many fo the world's most devastating earthquakes, including the giant tsnumai that obliterated seaside communities in Japan last year.   The scientific community is fighting back with a plan … [Read more...]

WOC – We need your help in tracking marine debris from Japan’s tsunami

The World Ocean Council (WOC) is reaching out to the maritime community and vessels transiting between Japan and North America for information and observations of marine debris from the tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, 2011. “Reporting on the tsunami debris is an important and immediate opportunity for leadership companies to support the better understanding … [Read more...]

Tracking Marine Debris from the Japanese Tsunami

By NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan were tragic events, but you can help NOAA in the aftermath of these disasters by staying on the lookout for debris washing up in Hawaii, Alaska, and along the West Coast. Watch this video for a quick summary about the debris from the Japan tsunami headed toward the United … [Read more...]