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Nov 30 2017 | Posted In: In the News
By Danielle Venton     NOVEMBER 29, 2017 If you fear shark attacks, you’re not alone. Even though accidents involving toasters kill more people each year, there’s something unnerving about the thought of being in the water with a predator.  
Nov 27 2017 | Posted In: In the News, Publications
In a paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers report that shark species have evolved diverse physical attributes to help them thrive in different ocean ecosystems. Lead author Adrian Gleiss, Ph.D., a biologist at Murdoch University Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research,...
Nov 22 2017 | Posted In: In the News
By Tim Stephens The lunge feeding of blue whales is an extraordinary biomechanical event in which the largest animal on Earth accelerates and opens its mouth under water, expanding its enormous throat pouch to engulf a huge volume of water, then filtering out its prey (small crustaceans called...
Nov 21 2017 | Posted In: In the News, Original Articles
Two recent studies show octopus may have eyes in the back of their head November 06, 2017 Hannah Rosen Cephalopods (squid, octopus, and cuttlefish) are known for their incredible color changing abilities, which they use to blend in with their surroundings. Unsurprisingly, their eyes are also very...
Nov 17 2017 | Posted In: In the News
By Alex Shashkevich [of note to Hopkins folks, one of the ten books is Between Pacific Tides, still used in our classrooms today]Between Pacific Tides Edward F. Ricketts and Jack Calvin 1939
Nov 7 2017 | Posted In: Publications
Noah H. Rose, Rachael A. Bay, Megan K. Morikawa, Stephen R. Palumbi
Nov 2 2017 | Posted In: In the News, Publications
Cool-water corals can adapt to a slightly warmer ocean, but only if global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. That's according to a study published November 1 in the journal Science Advances of genetic adaptation and the likely effects of future warming on tabletop corals in the Cook Islands.