Ocean cycles and climate change
Researchers study large-scale physical and biological cycles in the ocean. Many of these cycles are related to cyclic processes in the Earth’s atmosphere, such as the seasons, El Niño events, and long-term climate changes.
MBARI scientists are making their third expedition to the Gulf of California to build on research conducted during expeditions in 2012 and 2003. They will continue many ongoing investigations in this 1,130-kilometer-long (700-mile-long) finger of water that separates the peninsula of Baja California from mainland Mexico.