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Resting 200 meters under water at the base of the Axial Seamount, the Cabled Shallow Profiler Mooring science pod hovers above its docking station.  Soon it will begin its ascent toward the surface, sampling the water column using the instruments (black cylinders) attached to the pod.  Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/ISS; Dive R1842; V15

NOTICE: Endurance Array Oregon Offshore Cabled Shallow Profiler Mooring Disabled

On 16 September 2017 the Endurance Array Oregon Offshore Cabled Shallow Profiler Mooring was accidentally pulled off position and apparently damaged by fishing trawler gear. Communications to shore ceased. Subsequent survey efforts located the damaged infrastructure and the mooring’s science pod has been recovered. Planning is underway to recover the mooring. Portions of the damaged […]

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This plot shows zooplankton (in green) making an extra trip to the ocean surface (in red) during the eclipse. Normally, they come up to feed only at night. (Jonathan Fram / Ocean Observatories Initiative)

[OOI in the News] LA Times – Poor little zooplankton – they got totally punk’d by Monday’s eclipse

(From Los Angeles Times / Deborah Netburn) We humans weren’t the only life-forms to be affected by the Great American Eclipse on Monday. Tiny marine creatures known as zooplankton got all mixed up as the sunlight grew increasingly dim along the path of totality. One hour before the sky went dark, the gradual change in […]

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[OOI in the News] LA Times – Will the Great American Eclipse make animals act strangely? Science says yes

(From Los Angeles Times / Deborah Netburn) It’s not just humans who will be affected by the Great American Eclipse coming on Aug. 21 — expect animals to act strangely too. Anecdotal evidence and a few scientific studies suggest that as the moon moves briefly between the sun and the Earth, causing a deep twilight […]

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Using Big Data in Teaching Undergraduates Using the OOI

Rutgers hosted two Teaching with Data Workshops (New Brunswick, New Jersey, May 19-21, 2017 (chemistry focused), and June 2-4, 2017 (geology focused) in an effort to bring together undergraduate professors, from both community colleges and universities, from ten states to learn the software and explore classroom activities that use OOI data.

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