CeNCOOS announces the start of a new project to continuously monitor subsurface ocean conditions along a 300km track line off Trinidad Head. These measurements fill an important gap in oceanographic observations between Newport, OR, and Monterey Bay, CA; an area that has been identified in many California Current plans as a key sampling location.
A Message from New CeNCOOS Director, David Anderson:
CeNCOOS Winter Meeting January 20 and 21 in Santa Cruz
CeNCOOS 2015 Elections
New CeNCOOS Website!
CeNCOOS & GCOOS Collaborate on Marine Biodiversity Pilot Project
Ocean Acidification Data Portal Debuts
CalPoly Hires a New Physical Oceanographer
On January 28th, 2008, reports of 'tarballs' washing up on shorelines throughout central California arrived via beach monitoring agencies and the public. These floating bits of oil are dime to dinner plate sized.
The beaches where tarballs were found - as of January 29th, 2008 - is made available courtesy of Glen Watabayashi (NOAA) (at right). The sightings have decreased in Monterey and Santa Cruz Countiey, but continue especially in San Mateo County. The San Mateo County Dept of Environmental Health closed two beaches as a result of the oil washing ashore and warn that this may continue for months.