Tag: "oceanographer" at biology news
URI oceanographers to build laboratory to study subseafloor life
...D'Hondt, Arthur Spivack, and John King, biological oceanographer
David Smith, and biomedical scientist David C. Rowley. The laboratory will be fully outfitted for microbiological and biogeochemical sampling of diverse subsurface environments. The facility will be used to sample subsurface life from diverse marin...
Impact of Earth's rising atmospheric carbon dioxide found in world oceans
...percent of the ocean," said Christopher Sabine, an oceanographer
at NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) in Seattle, Wash. Sabine is the lead author of one of the papers. "The ocean has removed 48 percent of the CO 2 we have released to the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels and cement manufa...
'Anti-plume' found off Pacific Coast
... of the journal Nature . Oregon State University oceanographer
Robert Dziak said the discovery is important becau...ling depths. Last year, in an unrelated study, OSU oceanographer
Martin Fisk and a team of researchers found bacteria in a hole drilled 4,000 feet through volcanic r...
URI oceanographer awarded NSF grant to study function of jellyfish in coastal ecosystems
URI Graduate School of Oceanography biological oceanographer
Dr. Dian Gifford and collaborators Dr. John Costello, Providence College, and Dr. Sean Colin, Roger Williams University, have been awarded an $860,400 grant by the National Science Foundation to study the ecological function of small jellyfish (hydro...
Goal of ocean 'iron fertilization' said still unproved
...on dioxide was proposed in 1990 by John Martin, an oceanographer
at Moss Landing Marine Laboratory in California, who died before he could test the idea. Barber, a long time colleague of Martin's, served as chief scientist on an initial cruise, to the equatorial Pacific, to evaluate how marine life would respond...
Ocean life depends on single circulation pattern in Southern Hemisphere
...at it is today," said Jorge Sarmiento, a Princeton oceanographer
who led the study published in the Jan. 1, 2004, issue of Nature. Marine organisms account for half all biological productivity on Earth. The discovery helps oceanographers settle a longstanding question about what keeps the world's oceans fertile. M...
Collapse of seals, sea lions & sea otters in North Pacific triggered by overfishing of great whales
...a lions and most recently sea otters. Springer, an oceanographer
who was investigating causes of marine mammal collapse due to food limitation and ocean changes, approached coauthor Jim Estes (University of California, Santa Cruz) to explore the possibility that the declines might also be linked to the historical ...
Trawlers threaten ocean's biodiversity
...e evolution of new species," says Karen Stocks, an oceanographer
with the University of California at San Diego. A...s first trawled them, says John Dower, a fisheries oceanographer
at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Stocks organised an international sympos...
Microbe from depths takes life to hottest known limit
... a University of Washington team led by biological oceanographer
John Baross. Baross's crew, also supported by NSF, used a remotely operated submarine to retrieve it from the Pacific Ocean's Juan de Fuca Ridge, a lightless seascape where vents called "black smokers" rise up like three- and four-story chimneys and ...
From sardines to anchovies and back in 50 years
...tire Pacific Ocean. Francisco Chavez, a biological oceanographer
at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and lead author of the study, combined a hundred years of data on physical oceanography, marine biology, and meteorology to examine long-term cycles in different parts of the Pacific Ocean. He p...
URI biological oceanographers test shallow marine systems' response to increased nutrients
...lex systems. The research team includes biological oceanographer
Dr. Scott Nixon, research associates Betty Buckley and Steven Granger, and recent Ph.D. graduate Joanne Bintz. According to a recent article in the journal Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, the scientific team summarized data from 30 systems wit...
A drop of ocean water tells a story
...the whole planet, says co-author Craig Carlson, an oceanographer
at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Carlson is an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology. About ten thousand bacterioplankton of the type SAR 11 are found in every drop of seawater. And yet, as expl...
Asian dust storm causes plankton to bloom in the North Pacific
... aquatic plant life. A group of scientists led by oceanographer
James K. Bishop of Lawrence Berkeley National Labo...hus helps regulate global climate. In the 1980s, oceanographer
John Martin gathered these facts in his "iron hypothesis," which proposed that by fertilizing plankt...
Grant from Vetlesen Foundation supports URI Graduate School of Oceanography Climate Research
...rant Fellowship for a GSO student. GSO biological oceanographer
Edward Durbin and physical oceanography postdoctoral fellow Yiyong Luo were awarded $35,000 to study pathways for transport of the copepod Calanus finmarchicus between the Labrador Sea and areas in the northwest Atlantic, such as Georges Bank. Calanu...
DNA may hold clues to Red Tide origins
...aters originate? That's what Texas A&M University oceanographer
Lisa Campbell is trying to find out as she attempts to use DNA markers known as microsatellites to identify the genetic diversity with blooms of Karenia brevis, the species of phytoplankton causing Red Tides. Red tides occur unpredictably in the Gul...
UCI Samueli School researchers to study wetlands impact on coastal water quality
...ject are UCI environmental engineer Brett Sanders, oceanographer
Clinton Winant and biological oceanographer
Lisa Levin of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, and marine ecologist Richard Ambr...
Forecasting jellyfish in Chesapeake Bay
...al organisms for evaluating this approach," writes oceanographer
Christopher W. Brown, lead author of the study, because their occurrence is closely related to salinity and sea-surface temperature, two variables that are already observed in near-real time. He hopes that once the forecasting model has been refined ...
Underwater show stoppers
It's hard for ONR's oceanographer
Steve Ackleson to believe he hadn't thought of it before: imaging underwater in fluorescent light.* But the first time he did so on a Floridian coral reef, he couldn't believe his eyes. Corals in brilliant colors not visible under sunlight illumina...
URI oceanographer to assess impact of climate change on ocean ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles
.... URI Graduate School of Oceanography physical oceanographer
Lewis Rothstein and a team of 15 scientists from s...he Partnerships principal investigator, biological oceanographer
James Yoder is also part of the team from URI. Other academic institutions include Oregon State...
URI oceanography models migration and foraging strategies of North Atlantic right whales
...ds are concentrated into high-density patches. URI oceanographer
Robert D. Kenney is studying how right whales find their feeding grounds and, once there, how they locate dense zooplankton patches. He conducted his study with Charles A. Stormy Mayo of the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Massachusetts, ...