Happy International Polar Bear Day!

Happy International Polar Bear Day!

 Everyone loves those cute cuddly polar bears that we see on TV commercials that look like the most harmless white puffballs. Well unfortunately, that portrayal is far from the truth. Polar bears are the largest terrestrial carnivores alive...

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Hydrometers: Measuring Oceans Salinity

Hydrometers: Measuring Oceans Salinity

Hydrometers are used to measure the oceans salinity, or how “salty” the ocean is. To use a hydrometer you must fill up the tool with saltwater and then observe how much the lever is raised by the salinity. We like to use the measurement PPT or...

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Why You Gotta Be So Dense

Why You Gotta Be So Dense

Cooking 101: What happens when you put oil into a pot of water? Well, as any pasta lover should know, the oil floats to the surface creating its own layer that rests right above the still water beneath. But why is that? The answer to this...

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Salinity and Water Density

Salinity and Water Density

When swimming in salt water you can make observations on more than just the salty taste. An observation you may have made is that you are more buoyant, or you float more, in salt water than in fresh water. This is a result of the oceans salinity...

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