Monitoring Climate Change in the Oceans’ Most Studied Spot

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Over on the mainpage, I have a piece up about my trip to the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science (BIOS) in, unsurprisingly, Bermuda. The visit was part of a longer reporting trip I took to the island last week with the oceanographer and environmentalist Sylvia Earle, for a piece on ocean health I’ll be writing soon for the magazine. BIOS—a research institute that dates back to 1903–has been sending ships out to the same spot in the Atlantic Ocean, not far from Bermuda, since 1954. The result is the longest chronological series of data on the ocean deep, including temperature, salinity and oxygen levels—data that is vital for helping us understand how the oceans might respond to climate change. Check out the piece here.