SCIENCE NEWS: Droughts and floods: California’s climate change conundrum; Sharks are dying by the hundreds in San Francisco Bay; Collaborative research project points the way to improving salmon recovery efforts on the Columbia River; and more …
In science news this week: Droughts and floods: California’s climate change conundrum; Sharks are dying by the hundreds in San Francisco Bay; IEP posts new edition of their Newsletter; Collaborative research project points the way to improving salmon recovery efforts on the Columbia River; Not just a game: Steelhead, science, and a race for survival; Cool new nesting boxes help save seabird colony; Mergansers: The plunging ducks; Spike in Southwest dust storms driven by ocean changes; What will El Nino look like in the future?
But for the first time since an unusual shark stranding was first reported in the East Bay a half-century ago, scientists say they’re close to an explanation.
… ” Read more from the Northwest Fisheries Center here: The Call of the Wild Fish Template: A collaborative research project points the way to improving salmon recovery efforts on the Columbia River Not just a game: Steelhead, science, and a race for survival: “If you ever wanted to follow a steelhead from the stream it was born in to the open ocean, now you have your chance.
And for a game with real fish to play out, scientists have to catch steelhead.
The smolts, as scientists call them, are trying to make it to the ocean.
… ” Read more from FishBio here: Mergansers: The plunging ducks Spike in Southwest dust storms driven by ocean changes: “People living in the American Southwest have experienced a dramatic increase in windblown dust storms in the last two decades, likely driven by large-scale changes in sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean drying the region’s soil, according to new NOAA-led research.
For answers, scientists look to the past: “Scientists are trying to predict the future behavior of El Niño — the formation of warmer-than-usual ocean waters in the equatorial Pacific — by looking back in time.
Detailed factsheets in the Urban Water Atlas for Europe present the state of water management in more than 40 European cities and regions, together with a number of overseas examples.
… ” Read more from Science Daily here: Urban Water Atlas for Europe: 360 degree view on water management in cities Maven’s XKCD Comic Pick of the Week … Sign up for daily email service and you’ll never miss a post!
About Science News and Reports: This weekly feature, posted every Thursday, is a collection of the latest scientific research and reports with a focus on relevant issues to the Delta and to California water, although other issues such as climate change are sometimes included.