While most items are being tied down in Bermuda this week as Hurricane Gonzalo takes aim at the island, a yellow undersea glider named “Anna” will swim straight into the storm, piloted by a BIOS scientist taking advantage of a rare opportunity to learn what happens below the ocean surface during a hurricane.
Coast Guard Research and Development Center and Rutgers University personnel operate an unmanned maritime vehicle on board Coast Guard Cutter Finback near Atlantic City, New Jersey, Oct. 9, 2014. The exercise evaluated recovery tactics and procedures that could be employed if UMV's are incorporated into Coast Guard operations.
Peter Moore, MARACOOS Stakeholder Liaison and Hank Lobe, MARACOOS Board member, traveled to Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, recently to talk scallops and ocean research with Kenny and Art Ochse, the owners and skippers of the F/V Kristian Alexa.
Today, in a coordinated effort between Rutgers, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and the U.S. Coast Guard, an underwater glider was recovered off the coast of New Jersey (NJ).
MARACOOS' Stakeholder Liaison Peter Moore joined Rutgers University professor Josh Kohut and interns Tobias Schofield and Rachael Sacatelli at the US EPA Tech Demo Day recently. The invitation to present grew from Josh's work with NJ DEP water quality monitoring for dissolved oxygen off the NJ shore. This was a great opportunity to showcase both Josh's monitoring work and the wider MARACOOS observatory capability.
8:54 a.m., Aug. 27, 2014--When fishermen are at sea to catch monkfish, fluke or other commercial seafood, much larger fish can unintentionally wind up in their nets. Hauling in sand tiger sharks and Atlantic sturgeon can be particularly problematic -- not only are they big, they are protected by strict regulations.
MARACOOS was represented at the first annual Cape May Seafood Festival by our new associates, Ashley Denson and Marcos Miranda, as well as Stakeholder Liaison Peter Moore and MARACOOS Investigators Josh Kohut and Laura Palamara.