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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...
Nov 29 2016 | Posted In: In the News, Publications
The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO, USA) and the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS, France) produced this booklet: The Science of Marine Protected Areas—Mediterranean Version. Core booklet content was developed in collaboration with COMPASS (www....
Nov 26 2016 | Posted In: In the News
How a brilliant real estate developer can halt the incoming tides. by Stephen R. Palumbi & Douglas McCauley The story is that in the Middle Ages, Canute the Great, King of the North Sea Empire, famously commanded the rising tide to stay back, and sat on the ocean’s shore as the waves...

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