New study uncovers hidden behaviour of the Arctic Ocean’s currents that could alter future climate change predictions
Press release of 18th August 2021 from National Oceanography Centre A new study has discovered that the Transpolar Drift, a strong surface current in the Arctic Ocean, is more variable than was previously known. With the Arctic currently changing at unprecedented rates, this discovery could impact future predictions for climate… Read more19 August 2021
Press release of 1st June 2021 from University of Plymouth A team of UK and French scientists have shown a huge decline in North Atlantic krill over the last 60 years driven primarily by climate variability and North Atlantic warming. Krill, are extremely abundant crustaceans present throughout the world’s oceans.… Read more07 June 2021
With large teeth, hooks and poison glands, arrow worms have been nicknamed the tigers of the plankton world and are believed to be successful carnivorous hunters of the deep - but new evidence from a Scottish researcher has shown that the creature may enjoy its ‘greens’ too. Read more16 July 2020
With concerns around the presence of microplastics in the environment growing, two new research papers from Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) and partner research institutes in the UK and Norway have highlighted their impact on crucially important members of the zooplankton, known as copepods. Read more13 June 2019
Environmental change in the Arctic Ocean is receiving increasing attention in the news, and this is reflected by the media coverage the Changing Arctic Ocean Programme receives. Press releases are also published by the CAO Programme on a regular basis to highlight key events and important science emerging from the CAO Programme.