The Adelie penguin populations are in fast decline along the Antarctic Peninsula, largely due to warming temperatures. The environmental group Oceanites has been monitoring wildlife here for the past twenty years.
UM Rosenstiel School Associate Professor Lisa Beal and her research team are headed to the waters off of South Africa to study one of the world’s strongest ocean currents – the Agulhas Current.
Beal’s research team embarked today on a month-long expedition to monitor the Agulhas. The expedition is part of the Agulhas Time-Series Experiment, a three-year, NSF-funded study to understand how the current’s behavior is both affected by climate change and also has an effect on climate change.