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Jan 25 2017 | Posted In: In the News
Join us at the Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz on February 10 from 6 to 7:30 pm to honor this year's Ricketts Memorial Award winner, Dr. Fiorenza Micheli. She will be giving a talk about how natural ecosystems and coastal communities are responding to climate change, and the importance...
Dec 30 2016 | Posted In: Publications
We estimate cumulative impacts to California's Marine Protected Area. Land- and ocean-based impacts are greatest along the central and southern coast. Climate impacts are estimated to be high across the entire California coast. Climate impacts may be reduced more effectively by limiting the...
Dec 19 2016 | Posted In: In the News
Peek into a tide pool along the shore and you may see a starfish clinging quietly to a rock. But that secure adulthood comes at the expense of a harrowing larval journey. Tiny starfish larvae - each smaller than a grain of rice - spend 60 days and 60 nights paddling the open ocean, feeding to...
Dec 14 2016 | Posted In: In the News
December 12, 2016 We just completed the first hemichordate meeting at Hopkins gathering together an international group of scientists . It was a really successful few days.
Dec 8 2016 | Posted In: In the News
Most animals we study have adult-like bodies early in their development. But researchers at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine Station have found that certain marine worms live for months as little more than a head. . . .
Dec 2 2016 | Posted In: Publications
Many highly mobile species are known to use persistent pathways or corridors to move between habitat patches in which conditions are favorable for particular activities, such as breeding or foraging. In the marine realm, environmental variability can lead to the development of temporary periods of...
Dec 2 2016 | Posted In: In the News
Swimming 4 meters per second, a feeding blue whale swings open its jaws and, in four seconds, swallows 140 percent of its mass—a volume of water and krill the size of a big swimming pool or school bus. The creature then rapidly decelerates to filter that first serving and gear up for the next one,...
Nov 29 2016 | Posted In: Publications
ABSTRACT: Reductions in body size are hypothesized to be a universal response to climate warming, yet the proximate causes of change remain unresolved. In this study, we combined field evidence and demographic models to explore mechanisms relevant to temperature-related declines in the body size of...

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