The Rutgers Climate Institute and the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance have put together two videos that do a nice job illustrating the impacts of climate change on the Jersey shore and fisheries:
As part of her postdoc fellowship, Becca is helping kids get down and dirty with fish, climate change, and science. One of our local papers just ran an article about the field trip last week!
Patrick is answering questions about the ocean right now on Twitter! (3-5pm EDT, 6/8/2015). Label your tweets with #MyOceanQ to reach him and other ocean experts convened by the Ocean Leadership group.
Every wondered where you favorite fish is? In collaboration with NOAA Fisheries, we’ve launched a new website today called OceanAdapt that provides information on climate related changes in the distribution of the nation’s valuable marine fish stocks. There is growing concern that more needs to be done to prepare for and adapt to these changing conditions, but much of the basic information on what’s happening out in the ocean has historically been scarce and hard to find. For scientists, the website also provides easy access to the NOAA bottom trawl survey data.
NOAA has a nice article about the website, plus it was first on their splash page for a few days.
OceanAdapt is featured in the newly launched U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit (also here).
The indicators on the website are also slated to be part of the National Climate Indicators System, which is designed help track climate impacts across the U.S.
We have a bit of press generated on the site as well:
National Marine Fisheries Service
New Jersey 101.5