MBARI in the news – 2016
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||Stories related to MBARI’s article onthe giant larvacean Bathochordaeus charon:
– Live Science, “‘Mythical’ sea blob finally spotted a century after its discovery” by Tia Ghose (12-5-16)
– Science Alert, “After a century of searching, scientists have confirmed the existence of this bizarre sea blob” by Bec Crew (12-6-16)
– The Sun, “Mysterious sea monster thought to have been extinct for more than 100 years found floating off coast of California” by Danny Collins (12-6-16)
– Daily Mail, “‘Mythical sea blob’ found off the coast of Monterey for the first time since it was first spotted in 1898” by Cheyenne Macdonald (12-6-16)
– National Geographic News, “Mysterious ocean blob found for first time in a century” by Brian Clark Howard (12-6-16) [Also covered in National Geographic Australia and National Geographic Spain]
– Smithsonian.com, “Scientists finally spot giant, slimy sea blob first found over a century ago” by Jason Daley (12-6-16)
– Zee News, “Existence of mysterious ocean blob confirmed; scientists spot one for first time in a century!” (12-7-16)
|Dec 3||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“Our Ocean Backyard: Seasons of kelp and the sea”
by Dan Haifley.
|Nov 26||Teen Vogue
“5 Women in STEM fields discuss gender stereotypes”
by Emma Sarran Webster.
|Nov 22||Science Daily
“First glimpse of important, abundant ocean microbe”
[based on a news release from the University of British Columbia].
|Oct 24||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“Rare sighting of sperm whale hunting squid in the Monterey Bay” by Kara Guzman. [Also carried by Monterey Herald and San Jose Mercury]
|Oct 12||Hawaii Tribune Herald “Ocean scientist from Hawaii earns fellowship”.|
|Oct 7||US News and World Report “Top female scientists pave the way for future generations” by Roseann Hernandez-Cattani.|
|Oct 7||Gilroy Dispatch
“Taking a bite out of STEM” by Roseann Hernandez-Cattani.
|Sept 26||Monterey Herald
“MBARI fellow receives grant to continue research on plastics and the oceans” by Sukee Bennett.
|Sept 26||The Atlantic
“Mysterious ocean blobs aren’t so mysterious” by Ed Yong.
|Sept 22||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“Living Green: Get to know what facilities ring the bay at host of fall events” by Kathryn McKenzie.
“Creepy cannibals: Squid have no qualms about eating their own kind” by Laura Geggel.
|Sept 9||City Pulse
“‘Lab-in-a-can’ – Device could pioneer protection network for Great Lakes water”.
“MBARI works to solve underwater mystery in Monterey Bay–Plane wreck found on ocean floor”
by Catilin Conrad.
“Me and my drone: how automatons are changing research”
by Ramin Skibba.
“Discovery in Monterey Bay raises many questions”
by Sophia Miraglio.
“Yes, this adorable googly-eyed stubby squid Is real”
by Kate Samuelson.
|Aug 16||Christian Science Monitor
“Latest cute animal discovery is an adorable purple squid”
by Joseph Dussault.
|Aug 16||Live Science
“Googly-eyed purple squid sighting delights scientists”
by Kacey Deamer. [Carried by over a dozen media outlets nationwide]
||Stories related to US Geological Survey media release, “Congressman Upton, Scientists Retrieve Underwater Robot Studying Lake Michigan”:
– Associated Press, “Underwater robot getting info on Lake Michigan food chains” (8-8-16) [Carried by over 75 news outlets nationwide]
– WZZM-13, “Underwater robot collects data from Lake Michigan like never before” (8-9-16)
– Wood TV, “Underwater robot documents Lake Michigan aquatic life” by Rick Albin (8-9-16)
– M-Live, “A high-tech robot is zigzagging across Lake Michigan this month” by Garret Ellison (8-10-16)
– Holland Sentinel, “Up from the depths: Aquatic research vessle stops in Holland on tour of Lake Michigan” by Caleb Whitmer (8-10-16)
|July 29||San Francisco Chronicle
“Undersea habitats need protection, legislator says”
by David Perlman.
|July 16||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“Dan Haifley, Our Ocean Backyard: Exploring Sur Ridge”
by Dan Haifley.
|July 12||Monterey Herald
“MBARI receives $75K for climate study”
by Carly Mayberry. [Based on press release from representative Sam Farr’s office]
|July 10||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“‘‘Underwater eyes’: Sea drone, offered at a reasonable price, will open ocean to new explorers”
by Ethan Baron.
|July 7||Daily Californian
“‘Campus graduate student, father uncover possible secret of octopus vision”
by Lillian Dong.
“‘Science academy’s new president cleared many hurdles on way to the top”
by Ellen Ruppel Shell.
|June 29||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“‘Shark Week’ caps off with Monterey Bay episode, shot by sharks and drone”
by Kara Guzman.
|June 29||Stories related to MBARI’s joint news release with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, “Researchers design new camera tag for white sharks”:
– Santa Cruz Sentinel, “Monterey scientists develop shark dorsal fin camera; hope for peek inside White Shark Cafe” by Kara Guzman (6-28-16) [Also carried by the Monterey Herald, the San Jose Mercury, and other regional papers]
– KSBW-TV, “Monterey researchers hope to solve great white shark mystery” (6-29-16)
– KION-TV, “New technology slated to track great white sharks between California and Hawaii” (6-29-16)
– KTVU-TV, “Camera developed to reveal Great White Shark mysteries” (6-30-16)
– Seeker, “New shark cam reveals stunning footage ” (6-30-16)
– Gizmag, “Scientists play high-tech “tag” with great whites” (6-30-16)
– CNET, “Take a seat at the White Shark Cafe” (7-1-16)
– Christian Science Monitor, “New camera follows sharks to ‘White Shark Cafe’ for the first time” (7-1-16)
– US News and World Report, “Scientists hope new shark cam gives insight to deep dives” (7-1-16) [Associated Press story carried by over 120 media outlets nationwide]
– KCBS-San Francisco, “Scientists hope new shark cam gives insight to deep dives” (7-1-16)
– Tech Times, “White Shark Cafe set to open to human viewers” by James Maynard (7-2-16)
– Slate, “New camera tag to help solve great white mystery” by Rachel Becker (7-2-16)
– Inquisitr, “Scientists plan to study great white shark “cafe” in Pacific” by Dustin Wicksell (7-3-16)
– Maine Times, “Great white shark tagged with camera to unveil mysterious winter behavior” by Betty Laseter (7-4-16)
– Modern Readers, “Scientists working on camera to track winter “cafe” trip of great white sharks” by Mark Kesler (7-4-16)
– Monterey Weekly, “Local shark scientists attach video cameras to Great Whites to learn more” by Nic Coury (7-4-16)
– Nature World News, “This great white shark with a camera reveals strange journey to ‘White Shark Cafe’” by Monica Antonio(7-4-16)
|June 22||Radio Ecoshock
“The raw edge of climate science”. [Interview with Peter Brewer]
“New shark fin cams offer high-def footage”
by Jen Viegas.
|June 20||Science Friday
“A shot in the dark: Alternative uses for squid ink”
by Christian Baker.
|June 20||Science Friday
“The rare sight of a brooding squid”
by Chau Tu.
|June 12||San Jose Mercury
“Researchers study fish using DNA flecks”
by Emily Benson. [Also carried in several other bay-area newspapers]
|June 9||The Scientist
“Evolution of fish bioluminescence”
by Tanya Lewis.
|June 7||Science News
“By leaking light, squid hides in plain sight”
by Susan Milius.
|June 7||Christian Science Monitor
“Florida reels in annual infestation of sea lice”
by Lucy Schouten.
|May 31||EARTH magazine
“Seeing the seafloor in high definition: Modern mapping offers increasing clarity on Earth’s vast underwater landscape”
by Timothy Oleson.
|May 30||Associated Press
“Ocean ‘robot’ to help identity toxic algae off Washington”
by Phuong Le. [Carried by at least 20 newspaper and TV web sites nationwide]
|May 28||The Ellsworth American
“Plenty of “Buzz” this summer at Schoodic Marine Center”
by Jacqueline Weaver.
“Researchers working on first of its kind shark cam”
by Caitlin Conrad.
“Pelagic red crabs return to Monterey, bad sign for fishermen”
by Steve Fundaro.
|May 10||Hakai magazine
“The secret history of bioluminescence”
by Ferris Jabr
“Life that glows”
by David Attenborough. [Features Steve Haddock and MBARI deep-sea research]
|Apr 28||Scientific American (blog)
“Robotic laboratories fan out to study the seas”
by Kyle Frischkorn.
“In search of the unknown, This Robot to explore pitch-black ocean deep”
by Lindsey Hoshaw.
|Apr 27||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“New ROV will be available to ocean scientists worldwide”
by Claudia Meléndez Salinas. [Carried by about 10 regional papers]
“Master of escapes: How an octopus broke out of its aquarium”
by Knvul Sheikh.
|Apr 13||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“Watsonville, Aptos students present science studies at Monterey Bay Aquarium”
by Tom Leyde.
|Apr 7||Monterey County Weekly
“Moss Landing fishermen hold federal research buoy for ransom” by David Schmalz.
|Apr 5||CCST Spotlight
“MBARI makes digital Deep-Sea Guide public, providing unprecedented access to ocean images ” by Daniel Decillis.
|Apr 4||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“Citizen Science: The glimmer behind fireflies, jellyfish and other critters explained” by Mike DeGive.
“Despite winter rain, the dry season ahead may mean trouble for the drought” by Steve Fundaro.
|Mar 30||Deep-sea News
“Two California fishermen pretend they are maritime pirates and hold an oceanographic mooring for ransom” by Dr. Martini.
|Mar 30||The Daily Beast
“Fishermen ransom Uncle Sam’s sea gizmo” by M. L. Nestel.
|Mar 29||Ars Technica
“2 men take US gov’t ocean science buoy, now want to “sell” it back for $13,000” by Cyrus Farivar.
|Mar 23||Monterey Herald
“Monterey Museum of Art heads into community for first Outside the Walls Festival” by Jeannie Evers.
|Mar 23||Monterey Weekly
“Flapjack octopus is real, and appearing at Monterey Bay Aquarium” by Mark Anderson.
“Why watching comb jellies poop has stunned evolutionary biologists” by Amy Maxmen.
“Massive network of robotic ocean probes gets smart upgrade” by Jeff Tollefson.
|Mar 4||The Dodo
“You can LITERALLY see what’s going through this fish’s head” by Ameena Schelling.
|Mar 2||The Diane Rehm Show
“Environmental Outlook: Concerns about the unique warming trends in the Pacific Ocean“.
|Feb 26||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“New tool to study sound in Monterey Bay” by Bethany Augliere.
|Feb 23||San Jose Mercury
“Jellyfish app reveals secrets of tentacled tenants” by Natalie Jacewicz. [Carried by about 6 Central California newspapers]
“MBARI has new technology to gather information on harmful toxins in Monterey Bay” by Steven Fundaro.
“Underwater microphone records whale songs in Monterey Bay” by Caitlin Conrad.
“Ecogenomic Sensor Enables Researchers to Monitor Oceans in Near Real Time” by Ciara Curtin.
|Feb 21||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“New tech brings lab to ocean, will ‘transform oceanography’” by Alison F. Takemura.
|Feb 17||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“Sea cucumbers dominate seafloor off Central California’s West Coast” by Bethany Augliere.
|Feb 12||Monterey Herald
“Yellow submarine uses Monterey Canyon as training ground for possible space exploration” by Amy McDermot. [Reposting of January 12 article, with video added. Carried by San Jose Mercury and several other regional newspapers.]
|Feb 5||Los Angeles Times
“Newly discovered deep-sea worms, including one named ‘churro,’ could shed light on animal evolution” by Amina Kahn.
|Feb 5||Tech Times
“Deep-sea creature ‘Purple Socks’ may hold clue to evolution of animal life” by Ted Ranosa.
|Feb 3||Science Codex
“Scripps-led team discovers 4 new deep-sea worm species“
“Shifting colors of an octopus may hint at a rich, nasty social life ” by Nell Greenfieldboyce. [Covered by approximately 120 NPR stations across the US]
See also: Newsweek, “Octopuses more social than thought, ‘Octopolis’ denizens prove“
“How newly discovered species get their weird names” by Rachel E. Gross.
|Jan 17||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“Haifley: Site of the former Moss Landing whaling station a humpback hotspot?” by Dan Haifley. [Also carried by several other Central California newspapers, including the San Jose Mercury]
|Jan 12||Monterey Herald
“Submarine uses Monterey Canyon as training ground for possible space exploration” by Amy McDermott. [Also carried by several other Central California newspapers]
“Antarctic icebergs have surprise role in slowing warming” by Alister Doyle. [Carried by over two dozen other media outlets, including Yahoo News and Al Jazeera America]
|Jan 6||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“Explore the deep sea with a mouse click” by Samantha Clark. [Carried by at least half a dozen other Central California news sites]
|Jan 2||Santa Cruz Sentinel
“Dan Haifley, Our Ocean Backyard: ‘Western Flyer’s’ journey continues” by Dan Haifley. [Carried by several other other Central California news sites]