All Blogs / Academics / Biology / Marine Biology / Popular


A landmark year for California’s climate leadership

A landmark year for California’s climate leadership: It’s an uncertain time for the ocean, but California’s leading the way in fighting ocean acidification and climate change. Learn about three bills that’ll help California protect our marine ecosystems and coastal communities, and how the Aquarium helped get them passed.

imperiala5ylum: Another perspective of the Kelp Forrest at the...

imperiala5ylum: Another perspective of the Kelp Forrest at the @montereybayaquarium @mbari-blog

Check out this new species of butterflyfish!

noaasanctuaries: Last week, scientists from Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument announced the discovery of a new deep-reef species of butterflyfish in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Prognathodes basabei has been observed by...Show More Summary

Careful the carnivorous chiton, whose tricks you can always rely...

Careful the carnivorous chiton, whose tricks you can always rely on. Their hairy mantle’s a trap, hat lures small shrimp to its flap, and engulfs their meal with a quick yawn!

Climate change could lead to major revenue hit for east coast fisheries: study

According to new research, fisheries in the Maritimes could be facing an eight per cent hit in revenues if climate change continues at its current pace. The finding is part of a global study released this week from the University of British Columbia. In it, researchers found that global fisheries could lose about $10 billion […]

Habitat selection by marine larvae in changing chemical environments

The replenishment and persistence of marine species is contingent on dispersing larvae locating suitable habitat and surviving to a reproductive stage. Pelagic larvae rely on environmental cues to make behavioural decisions with chemical information being important for habitat selection at settlement. Show More Summary

noaasanctuaries: Even the deep sea can have bright colors! This...

noaasanctuaries: Even the deep sea can have bright colors! This spring, scientists from NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research explored the deep waters in and around Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument. While exploring...Show More Summary

Party on the seafloor! Our intrepid colleagues at the Monterey...

Party on the seafloor! Our intrepid colleagues at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) spotted this uncommon gathering of deep sea critters living it up 6,394 feet (1949 meters) under the sea.

Too many t-shirts? Bag ‘em!Just like us, you probably have a lot...

Too many t-shirts? Bag ‘em! Just like us, you probably have a lot of old t-shirts around he house that are more nostalgic than practical. This quick, easy, and fun project, brought to you by the kids in our Teen Programs, is the perfect way to avoid using single-use plastic bags. Show More Summary

ucresearch: Waiter, there’s some plastic in my fish For a...

ucresearch: Waiter, here’s some plastic in my fish For a while now, scientists have known that fish are ingesting small pieces of plastic. But it wasn’t clear how much of that was reaching our dinner plate. Ecologist Chelsea RochmanShow More Summary

A mother-to-be swell shark in our Kelp Forest exhibit...

A mother-to-be swell shark in our Kelp Forest exhibit deposited her egg cases right in front of the window! In nine to 12 months, baby sharks will hatch—making the world a little more swell. Look for these “mermaid’s purses” in the main window of our Kelp Forest exhibit in the second panel from the left.

The sounds of silence: regime shifts impoverish marine soundscapes

Context Regime shifts are well known for driving penetrating ecological change, yet we do not recognise the consequences of these shifts much beyond species diversity and productivity. Sound represents a multidimensional space that carries...Show More Summary

Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC features new dome show, exhibit that examines life undersea

Visitors to the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College are invited to look beneath the surface in their new, ocean-themed exhibit and dome show. ‘Oceans: Acid vs. Life’ Become immersed in marine life and how coral reefs grow and thrive in “Oceans: Acid vs. Life,” the new exhibit that opens […]

Monitoring ocean acidification on the Great Barrier Reef

We’re monitoring the response of the Great Barrier Reef to changes in water chemistry, including ocean acidity, and other stressors such as warming. The Challenge Ocean acidification: As the ocean absorbs greater amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, ocean acidity increases. Ocean acidification has the potential to reduce coral growth and weaken reef structures, […]

Seminar: “Insights from a practical training course in ocean acidification and a research strategy for South Africa”, 15 September 2016, SAIAB, South Africa

Date: Thursday, 15 September 2016 Time: 10.30am Venue: Lecture Room, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), Somerset Street, Grahamstown, 6139, South Africa Carla Edworthy manages the new Aquatic Ecophysiology Research...Show More Summary

SBU researchers receive funding to study effects of ocean changes on marine life

Stony Brook researchers Dianna Padilla and Bassem Allam have been awarded funding from NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program and the Northeast Sea Grant Programs to study the effects of ocean acidification on marine life in the Northeast. Show More Summary

Study proposes explanation for how cephalopods see color, despite black and white vision

Study proposes explanation for how cephalopods see color, despite black and white vision: eartharchives: Cephalopods probably detect color by adjusting their eyes to detect different wavelengths of light, and then composite each into a “color” image of their world.

9-8-16 Surf's Up!

Thursday, September 8th...the whales were coming down, spread for miles and moved through the area slowly...that is until a power boat left a wake that became play time or lesson time for one mom and her young one...

kqedscience: Blue Whale Recovery Signals Improving Ocean...

kqedscience: Blue Whale Recovery Signals Improving Ocean Conditions First mate Marshall Stein offers me his front-row swivel seat and moments later, there’s a wave of excitement as one, two, three, four blue whales come into focus. Mouth...Show More Summary

sciencefriday: ri-science: A waterspout is a vortex appearing...

sciencefriday: ri-science: A waterspout is a vortex appearing over a body of water: a terrifying link from cloud to sea. These sketches are from a 1798 pamphlet in our archives. This image is the foot of a spout from 6 January 1789.Show More Summary

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC