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Oct 24 2016 | Posted In: In the News
Try to imagine what the world will look like if human-caused carbon-dioxide emissions aren’t curbed. If your imagination and scientific knowledge can’t take you there, virtual reality can. The Stanford Ocean Acidification Experience, a free science education tool (download here), can take you to...
Oct 24 2016 | Posted In: In the News, Publications
At a proximal level, the physiological impacts of global climate change on ectothermic organisms are manifest as changes in body temperatures. Especially for plants and animals exposed to direct solar radiation, body temperatures can be substantially different from air temperatures. We deployed...
Oct 24 2016 | Posted In: In the News
Highlights Technological advances provide new insights into marine mammal behaviour. We highlight four areas of technological advances. Aerial systems, radiotelemetry, passive acoustics and acoustic recording tags. These methods allow comparison between marine mammal behaviour and theory. These...
Oct 24 2016 | Posted In: In the News
Scientists along the Pacific coast are investigating how these microscopic ocean drifters, which look like tiny spaceships, find their way back home to the shoreline, where they attach themselves, grow into spiny creatures and live out a slow-moving life that often exceeds 100 years.
Oct 24 2016 | Posted In: In the News
Our own Director Stephen Palumbi assisted in this effort.
Oct 24 2016 | Posted In: In the News
In the next few years, Monterey Bay might officially become world class. William Douros, the West Coast regional director for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, has nominated the waters off the Central California coast for UNESCO World Heritage site status. “It seems like everyone thought...
Oct 24 2016 | Posted In: In the News
Whales are the biggest animals to ever have existed on Earth, and yet some subsist on creatures the size of a paper clip. It’s a relatively common factoid, but, in truth, how they do this is only just being uncovered, thanks to new technologies.
Oct 24 2016 | Posted In: In the News
The study shows that the release of 4 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon disaster during peak spawning season for Atlantic bluefin tuna could have both near- and long-term impacts on the population.

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