Campuses, Labs Close in Advance of Hurricane Laura
Campuses, Labs Close in Advance of Hurricane Laura
The category 4 storm made landfall on the Gulf Coast early this morning. Evacuation orders have students heading for safety.
Campuses, Labs Close in Advance of Hurricane Laura
Campuses, Labs Close in Advance of Hurricane Laura

The category 4 storm made landfall on the Gulf Coast early this morning. Evacuation orders have students heading for safety.

The category 4 storm made landfall on the Gulf Coast early this morning. Evacuation orders have students heading for safety.

marine biology
Marine Biologist John Pearse Dies
Marine Biologist John Pearse Dies
Shawna Williams | Aug 18, 2020
The retired University of California, Santa Cruz, professor was known for his work on invertebrate reproduction, kelp ecology, and Antarctic marine life.
Marine Biologist and Inventor John Kanwisher Dies
Marine Biologist and Inventor John Kanwisher Dies
Nancy Kanwisher | May 21, 2020
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientist developed telemetry devices to study animals’ physiology in the wild.
Ichthyologist Jack Randall Dies
Ichthyologist Jack Randall Dies
Kerry Grens | May 7, 2020
The taxonomist described more than 800 species of fish.
Researchers Discover the Largest Virus in the Oceans Yet
Researchers Discover the Largest Virus in the Oceans Yet
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2020
The ChoanoVirus genome codes for rhodopsin, perhaps giving its choanoflagellate host extra energy-harvesting capabilities.
Solar Weather Linked to Gray Whale Strandings
Solar Weather Linked to Gray Whale Strandings
Jef Akst | Feb 26, 2020
When the sun’s atmosphere is stormy, more whales end up on the beach, according to a new study. Biologists speculate it may have to do with navigation or health.
Global Ocean Circulation Is Speeding Up
Global Ocean Circulation Is Speeding Up
Ruth Williams | Feb 5, 2020
The movements of water within the ocean basins has been increasing in speed over the last 20 years, a new study shows, conflicting with prior models of climate change.
Fish Steals Bioluminescence from Prey
Fish Steals Bioluminescence from Prey
Abby Olena | Jan 9, 2020
Rather than making its own light, a shallow-water marine fish gets all the tools that it needs for bioluminescence production from eating tiny, glowing crustaceans.
Study Refutes Findings that Acidification Affects Fish Behavior
Study Refutes Findings that Acidification Affects Fish Behavior
Emma Yasinski | Jan 8, 2020
The new experiments use standardized methods and video recordings, but some researchers stand by earlier evidence that ocean pH influences coral reef fish’s response to predator cues.
Image of the Day: Tiny Fish
Image of the Day: Tiny Fish
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2019
This 1-centimenter-long frogfish is one of the many subjects of marine photographer Richard Smith.