Hazards


Up All Night- Atlantic hurricanes

BBC Radio

BBC radio host Rhod Sharp and Jeff Donnelly of WHOI’s Coastal Research Lab trace the history of hurricanes in the Atlantic and discuss the frequency of intense storms. New sediment records indicate that historically unprecedented levels of intense hurricane activity impacted the eastern seaboard of the United States and northeastern Gulf Coast in the last two millennia.
(segment begins at 02:05:00)

Everything you need to know about toxic algae blooms

Los Angeles Times

The type of toxin released depends on the species causing the bloom. Some of the most common ones affect the liver or the nervous system, said Donald Anderson, director of the U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms and a senior scientist at WHOI.

This new nanotech could help clean up Earth’s microplastics

PBS NewsHour

“Trying to understand the big picture on plastic and be able to weave a story together is going to take decades,” said Christopher Reddy, an environmental chemist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who was not involved in the study.

Watch What You Eat

Shellfish

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) can take a variety of forms, each with a distinct and disturbing impact on human health.…

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Tsunamis

Even Hollywood-scale waves fall short when depicting a tsunami’s full size and power.

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Volcanoes

These eruptions of molten rock and ash can be destructive to human settlements, but vitally creative for the rest of the planet.

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Hazards

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Our ocean planet is dynamic and constantly changing, sometimes resulting in dramatic threats to humans.

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Hurricanes

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When wind moves from high pressure to low over a vast reservoir of heat and water, such as an ocean, the forces quickly escalate.

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Lava Flows

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What is Lava? When a volcano erupts, the molten rock (or magma) that comes out of the Earth is called…

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