The long-living quahog clam has annual growth rings on its shell. Now, scientists are unlocking the ocean climate record written in these rings.
Last month, OTE Corporation attended the 4th International Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Symposium in The Netherlands, hosted by Delft University, Bluerise, and the OTEC Foundation. Fabien Cousteau, founder and president of the Ocean Learning Center and grandson of famed ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, attended both days as keynote speaker.
“Savannah, Georgia, October 2016. The rain kept falling. It was like never before and it just kept coming. When the rain stopped, we thought we might be okay, but it was days before the river crested and our community was underwater. Eighteen inches of rain fell in 18 hours. How could this happen here?”