AT A GLANCE
March 20, 2013
Killing wildlife and occasionally sickening people, harmful algal blooms can be more than just a nuisance. The ECOHAB (Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms) research program is providing key information that may one day allow researchers to predict when and where blooms are likely to occur. During March 2013, ECOHAB researchers will be conducting a month-long study of harmful algal blooms in Southern California, using a variety of oceanographic tools and techniques developed at MBARI.
February 15, 2013
A surge in jellyfish blooms over the past decade has spawned similar blooms of public fascination with these sea drifters and their apparent saturation of our oceans. Images of fish nets and nuclear-plant intake pipes clogged with gelatinous sacks of tentacles have flared concerns for fisheries and public safety. But recent work from an international team of marine scientists, including MBARI biologist Steve Haddock, suggests that this recent population explosion might only reflect half of the jellyfish story. Read more
MBARI-developed instrument launched to detect red tides in the Gulf of Maine
Follow the 2013 Southern Expedition aboard the R/V Western Flyer
Deep-sea vent animals not as isolated as they seem
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