Ever wondered what actually happens to the ocean when upwelling occurs? This ODFW research footage caught some of the action and this video explains a bit of the oceanographic processes behind it.

Upwelling on the South Coast

It was the first day of a five-day research expedition in and around Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve. The wind had been blowing hard from the north for several days, but had tapered off by the first day of the research trip. On the days that followed, researchers watched underwater as the ocean color changed from crystal clear blue to a murky, pea-soup green. Read More