July 2017 PME Newsletter

Read about our new product launch, a new case study, and the latest aquatic environmental news from PME!

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aquatic conservation, and the latest in water monitoring research.

Introducing the miniPAR logger

miniPAR logger

miniPAR logger

PME’s new miniPAR logger, modeled after the durable and portable miniDOT, logs photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), temperature, and orientation, ensuring the integrity of data at every measurement interval.

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Array of miniDOTs endures Superstorm Sandy

miniDOT logger in stream

Researchers from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies used miniDOT loggers to track stream metabolism around Baltimore, Maryland, in this new case study, and were surprised to see the devices that rode out the 2012 storm surge emerge unscathed.

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Better understanding requires oceans of data

ocean Argo float
Analysis study confirms oceans warming rapidly
A comparison of ocean heat content (OHC) analyses shows warming trends since the 1970s, but also illustrates challenges in understanding data discrepancies.
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turtle with bleached coral
3-year coral bleaching event may be winding down
Warm temperatures in the Indian Ocean are no longer widespread, NOAA says, but reefs in the Atlantic and Pacific are still stressed by bleaching, which has lasted 3 years.
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PME gets visit from Chile distributor

Gustavo Rival at PME

Gustavo Rival, an aquaculture engineer with Casco Antiguo Chile, visited PME’s Vista offices in June. Casco Antiguo supplies diving and oceanography equipment in Spain, Portugal, and Central and South America. Pictured are:

  • PME CEO Kristin Elliott
  • Gustavo Rival (holding a Cyclops-7 logger with new miniWIPER)
  • PME Director of Business Development Greg Kyle

PME’s sensors are used worldwide in aquaculture, an important industry in Chile.

Assessing dead zone, algae bloom risks

Lake Erie algae 2015

New study examines lake climate tipping points
A study published in Scientific Reports helps identify which lakes are most vulnerable to sudden algae blooms triggered by increasingly warmer waters.
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ocean oxygen sensors

Scientists predict third-largest Gulf dead zone
A NOAA and USGS forecast based on nutrient discharge data predicts that a hypoxic area in the Gulf of Mexico this summer will be the size of New Jersey.
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York River algae bloom

Chesapeake Bay dead zone expected to be larger
Cleanup and runoff mitigation efforts have paid off in the U.S.’s largest estuary, but increased rainfall means more nutrients in the bay this year, scientists say.
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