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Feb 7 2017 | Posted In: Publications
In this study, responses to experimental seawater acidification were compared among six populations of purple sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) inhabiting areas that differ in their frequency of low pH exposure and that prior research suggests are locally adapted to seawater pH....
Feb 7 2017 | Posted In: In the News
An amazing video featuring a project on starfish larvae that started in Chris Lowe’s mini-course last year on embryology and development at the Hopkins Marine Station. The paper, in Nature Physics in December, was further developed by students in Manu Prakash’s lab. Not only does the video have the...
Feb 7 2017 | Posted In: Publications
Understanding and solving complex ocean conservation problems requires cooperation not just among scientific disciplines but also across sectors. A recently published survey that probed research priorities of marine scientists, when provided to ocean stakeholders, revealed some agreement on...
Feb 6 2017 | Posted In: In the News
. . . He also worked with the Tuna Research and the Conservation Center of Stanford University and with the Monterey Bay Aquarium where he was again a pioneer. He developed the surgical techniques for placing "archival" tags in tuna to record their trans-oceanic sojourns in stunning detail. Tom...
Feb 3 2017 | Posted In: In the News
There remains a question as old as the sea: Why do blue whales, the largest animals on earth, eat tiny krill? The answer: Because they can. But really, how can they? It takes a tremendous amount of energy to sustain a 150-ton whale, let alone provide the additional nourishment needed to support...
Jan 31 2017 | Posted In: In the News, Publications
Research from Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station has identified a substance in oil that's to blame for the cardiotoxicity seen in fish exposed to crude oil spills. More than a hazard for marine life exposed to oil, the contaminant this team identified is abundant in air pollution and...
Jan 31 2017 | Posted In: Publications
Animals’ exchanges are considered the most effective route of between-farm infectious disease transmission. However, despite being often overlooked, the infection spread due to contaminated equipment, vehicles, or personnel proved to be important for several livestock epidemics. This study...

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