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Dr. Frank Schwing

Director , Science Information Division

National Oceanic and Atmospheric

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Washington, District of Columbia 20230

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NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages our coastal and marine resources. The NOAA Marine Debris Program, housed within the Office of Response & Re ... more

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Employment History

Oceanographer With the Administration

National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Member, Environmental Research Division

National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Director of Environmental Research

Southwest Fisheries Science Center


Southwest Fisheries Science Center




Dalhousie University

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Watershed Currents - Issues Impacting Northern California Watersheds - First Quarter, 2008 [cached]

To explain the lack of marine food production, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration oceanographer Frank Schwing said, "The upwelling that we normally expect in the springtime hasn't kicked in.

National Federation of Regional Associations for Ocean Observing [cached]

Franklin Schwing, Director, NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Environmental Research Division

Watershed Currents Archive - 4th Quarter, 2007 [cached]

A strong, cold upwelling in the Pacific Ocean this summer also produced ample food along the California coast, resulting in a bumper crop of herring, sardine and anchovy, said Frank Schwing, director of environmental research at the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Santa Cruz, a division of the National Marine Fisheries Service.

But there's a gaping hole in that news: Schwing said the population of krill has mysteriously crashed in the ocean. This zooplankton, which resembles a tiny shrimp, is a key salmon food.
Several bird species that depend on krill have also crashed, Schwing said, such as the Cassin's auklet, a seabird that nests on the Farallone Islands. Also, whales that normally gorge on krill shifted to eating fish.
"Historically there's a strong relationship between abundance of krill and the amount of upwelling that occurs," said Schwing.
"We're trying to understand what's going on out there," said Frank Schwing, an oceanographer with NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla (San Diego County).

"That's something we're seeing along the ... [cached]

"That's something we're seeing along the California coast," said Frank Schwing, an oceanographer with the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Pacific Grove.

Although large bodies of oxygen-poor water far offshore are normal, the rapid expansion of these waters is not. And scientists link it, in part, to climate change, Schwing said.
But the expansion of these large volumes of hypoxic water far off the California coast does increase the odds they could reach the coastline, Schwing said. It also narrows the band of oxygen-rich surface waters far offshore that can sustain life.
"The implication is it's easier to create these hypoxic events," Schwing said.

Orca Network News Archive [cached]

"The upwelling that we normally expect in the springtime hasn't kicked in," said Frank Schwing, a NOAA oceanographer.

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