A Last-Minute Science Dash to an Erupting Volcano
A Last-Minute Science Dash to an Erupting Volcano
Researchers plan an oceanographic expedition to understand why a phytoplankton bloom developed as molten lava flowed into the sea east of Hawaii's Big Island.
A Last-Minute Science Dash to an Erupting Volcano
A Last-Minute Science Dash to an Erupting Volcano

Researchers plan an oceanographic expedition to understand why a phytoplankton bloom developed as molten lava flowed into the sea east of Hawaii's Big Island.

Researchers plan an oceanographic expedition to understand why a phytoplankton bloom developed as molten lava flowed into the sea east of Hawaii's Big Island.

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Image of the Day: Cooperative Sponges
Image of the Day: Cooperative Sponges
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Mycale grandis teams up with microbes housed inside it to gather nutrients.
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Coral Reef Scientist Ruth Gates Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2018
Gates was director of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology and a strong advocate for coral conservation.
Hawaiian Spiders on Different Islands Evolved Same Disguise in Parallel
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In an unusual evolutionary twist, local stick spiders have come up with an almost identical repertoire of color morphs in multiple locations.
Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral
Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral
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True to its name, the corrugated coral's (Pavona varians) skeleton forms intricate patterns of alternating ridges and furrows.
Image of the Day: Call the Coral Doctor
Image of the Day: Call the Coral Doctor
The Scientist Staff | Jun 22, 2017
Scientists surveyed coral colonies in Hawaii for disease after a mystery pathogen caused tissue from the common rice coral (Montipora capitata) to degenerate.