by Mark Floyd
Originally published by Oregon State University
28 September, 2017
NEWPORT, Ore. – A new study appearing this week in Science reports the discovery of a startling new role of plastic marine debris — the transport of non-native species in the world’s oceans. Continue reading Non-native species from Japanese tsunami aided by unlikely partner: plastics
July 19, 2017
Originally published by EurekAlert!
An international team of scientists digging in a sea cave in Indonesia has discovered the world’s most pristine record of tsunamis, a 5,000-year-old sedimentary snapshot that reveals for the first time how little is known about when earthquakes trigger massive waves. Continue reading Sea cave preserves 5,000-year snapshot of tsunamis
A Mw 6.9 aftershock shook the Iwaki region of the coast of Japan on November 22, 2016. Considered an aftershock, since it was within 2 rupture lengths of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake that itself ruptured a 300 km stretch of seafloor, this is just the latest shaker of the hundreds of quakes >Mw 4 that have occurred since March 11th, 5 years ago. While on the human timescale, there has been enough time for many structures to be rebuilt and life to return to normal for many, geologically speaking the M9 quake is still reasonably fresh. While aftershocks DO get more spaced out in time since the main shock, they do not necessarily become weaker and so this is unlikely to be the last tremor of this magnitude in the area. Continue reading Aftershock rattles Japan’s Fukushima region
Story by Johnathan Bartlett of Global about our sampling effort at Ogden Point Breakwater Oct. 15, 2014. Volunteers Stuart Morse and Dane Brown are interviewed about their motivations for becoming citizen scientists in support of the InFORM project.