Harbor Branch Web Developers Team With ABC News To Bring Ocean Adventure To A Computer Near You

FT. PIERCE, FL - A young researcher floats her tiny boat onto the surface of a tropical lagoon where hundreds of sharks have gathered. Soon, she will have to reach in and grab one.

Enveloped in cold and darkness, protected from deadly pressure by an acrylic sphere, a submersible crew sits three thousand feet beneath the waves. Suddenly, a bizarre, glowing creature emerges from the shadows and shows itself to the human visitors from above - it is a new species, never before seen by man. The skilled pilot gently maneuvers a robot arm to collect the delicate organism.

Thousands of miles from home, a research ship pitches in stormy seas. One tenacious scientist remains in the on-board laboratory. He has found a chemical in a deep-sea sponge that may save thousands of lives.

Episodes like these may seem like excerpts from adventure novels, but they are happening every day in the real lives of marine scientists. Two local Web developers, captivated by these breathtaking stories of discovery, have launched a new website that will bring ocean science adventures to every desktop.

"We hear remarkable stories every day." says Mary Clark, Media Lab Director at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution. "Working at Harbor Branch, we almost take it for granted that we are surrounded by people who are pioneers of inner space. They make a living studying deep-sea vents, captaining sophisticated research ships and chasing global currents. It's a very cool thing to have inside, instant access to all of these tales of adventure and high caliber marine science ... wanting to document and share these exclusive stories is what got me thinking about establishing the new website."

Clark took her ideas to Sean Kelley, Harbor Branch webmaster. "At the time, I was writing a web article about a well-known shark researcher, Samuel Gruber. He was sending me all of these outlandish photos of his research assistants reaching into the water and snatching up baby

Contact: Susan J. Hanson
561-465-2400 x 206
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Academy Harbor Consortium releases letter on mercury to President Bush
2. Microorganisms are cleaning up Boston Harbor, UMass study finds
3. 2002 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meetings
4. Harbor Branch scientist aids in Mexico manatee rescue effort
5. Harbor Branch scientists to study predation habits of jellyfish-like animals in Gulf Of Maine
6. Harbor Branch to receive $2.1 million of a $4.9 million multi-institutional grant to discover new natural product leads for cancer chemotherapy
7. Harbor Branch Scientists Discover Bioluminescent Octopus
8. Harbor Branch Web Developers Bring Adventures @Sea To Every Desktop
9. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Trains Displaced Fishermen And Women In New Careers As Aquafarmers
10. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institutions Aquaculture Division Studies Viability Of Controlled Reproduction Of Southern Flounder In Captivity
11. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution And Novartis Pharma AG Sign AgreementFor Licensing And Development Of Anti-Cancer Compound, Discodermolide

Post Your Comments:

(Date:7/2/2020)... ... July 02, 2020 , ... ... has announced a publication detailing the use of its revolutionary NEXTGENPCR endpoint ... reaction (RT-PCR) in 16 minutes. The article, titled "Ultra-fast one-step RT-PCR protocol ...
(Date:6/25/2020)... ... June 24, 2020 , ... eClinical ... clinical data services that accelerate drug development, is collaborating with Karyopharm Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ... in hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19. This is the first study of an ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... , ... June 23, 2020 , ... In its June ... interview with Dr. James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D., founder and director of stem ... company announced on June 16 that starting July 5 it would begin ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2020)... LEXINGTON, Mass. (PRWEB) , ... July 09, 2020 ... ... novel approaches to cell therapy, today announced the hiring of Allen R. Nissenson, ... executive team and oversee the clinical development of Sentien’s lead product, SBI-101. ...
(Date:7/7/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Bio-IT World has announced the winners of ... University of Chicago, Massachusetts General Hospital, Mission: Cure, and the Pistoia Alliance were ... outstanding examples of how technology innovations and strategic initiatives can be powerful forces ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... 29, 2020 , ... The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), a ... recently named BioFit Engineered Products an Awarded Vendor. Awarded Vendor status ... cafeteria tables, book trucks and carts at discounted pricing without the delay and ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 25, 2020 , ... The Indoor Lab, a leading provider ... for businesses of all types to ensure cleanliness, distancing and occupancy with its patent ... Safe Space™ enabled business will provide a health performance index system that scores all ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: