MBARI in the news – 2017

July 19 PhysOrg
New robotic lab tracking toxicity of Lake Erie algal bloom” [based on news release from University of Michigan]
July 13 Paste
Sustainability Report: High-tech coral reef monitoring” by Margo Pierce
July 6 BBC – Future
The giant undersea rivers we know very little about” by Richard Gray
June 20 Quartz
In honor of Cephalopod Week, here are eight fantastic facts about octopuses and their ilk” by Corinne Purtill
June 13 Inside Philanthropy
How much money has been going to ocean philanthropy? And who’s giving?” by Tate Williams
June 5 Stories related to MBARI press release: What caused the most toxic algal bloom ever observed in Monterey Bay?
– Monterey Herald, “Research paper IDs cause of 2015 toxic algal bloom in Monterey Bay” by Tom Wright (6-6-17) [Also carried by the Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury News, and the East Bay Times]
– KSBW-TV, “What caused the most toxic algae bloom ever observed in Monterey Bay?” (6-6-17)
– KION-TV, “Moss Landing scientists discover cause of domoic acid” by Steve Fundaro (6-6-17)
– SF Gate, “Mystery of Monterey Bay’s most toxic algal bloom ever solved” by Michelle Robertson (6-9-17)
– Chemistry World, “Ocean chemistry was responsible for 2015 Monterey Bay disaster” by Jamie Durrani (6-28-17)
May 24-26 California Report
Guess these sounds from a special underwater microphone” by
Tiffany Camhi [Three-part radio series–part 1, part 2, part 3]
May 25 KSBW-TV
MBARI researchers using lasers to study gelatinous creatures” by Caitlin Conrad
May 3 Stories related to MBARI press release:Lasers shed light on the inner workings of the giant larvacean
– New York Times, “In disposable mucus houses, these zooplankton filter the oceans” by Steph Yin (5-3-17)
– Scientific American, “Slime houses of pinky-size plankton cycle carbon” by Lydia Chain (5-3-17)
– Seeker, “Pinky-sized marine animal breaks record for ocean filtration” by Jen Viegas (5-3-17)
– The Verge, “Meet the snot-dwelling sea creatures who help move food through the ocean” by Rachel Becker (5-3-17)
– Newsy (ABC news), “Filter-feeding plankton clean carbon out of the oceans” by Evan Thomas (5-3-17)
– Science News, “Sea creatures’ sticky ‘mucus houses’ catch ocean carbon really fast” by Susan Milius (5-4-17)
– Science Friday (NPR), “The house that snot built” interview by Christie Taylor (5-5-17)
– BBC News, Two interviews with Kakani Katija (5-7-17)
– Cosmos, “Larvacean life: the surprise ocean giants of global carbon capture” by Amy Middleton (5-10-17)
– Optics & Photonics News, “Lasers capture sea creatures in action” by Sarah Michaud (5-10-17)
– KPCC radio, “Giant zooplankton: Nature’s water filtering, carbon storing enigma” by Julia Paskin (5-10-17)
Apr 21 Atlas Obscura
“Why scientists drag dead whales to the bottom of the sea” by Kevin Litman-Navarro
April 10 Stories related to MBARI press release New study shows that three quarters of deep-sea animals make their own light
– UPI, “Most deep-sea animals produce their own light, research shows” by Brooks Hayes (4-10-17)
– Huffington Post – UK, “Three in four deep-sea animals are bioluminescent, breakthrough study finds” by Oscar Williams (4-11-17)
– R&D Magazine, “Study sheds light on deep-sea animals” by Kenny Walter (4-11-17)
– Science, “More than 75% of surveyed sea animals glow in the dark” by Virginia Morell (4-11-17)
– LiveScience, “Shining sea: 75 percent of ocean’s animals glow” by Stephanie Pappas (4-12-17)
– Atlas Obscura, “If you live in the ocean, odds are you’re glowing right now” by Samir S. Patel (4-12-17)
– Monterey County Weekly, “MBARI study reveals the majority of marine animals can create their own light” by David Schmalz (4-13-17)
– India Today, “Three quarters of deep-sea animals produce light: study” by Press Trust of India (4-16-17) [Carried by at least 6 other news sites in India]
-Treehugger, “Three quarters of deep-sea creatures glow in the dark” by Melissa Breyer (4-18-17)
Mar 27 Stories related to an article in Nature-Scientific Reports about a pelagic octopus that eats jellies
-Science, “This deep-sea octopus is a jellyfish junkie” by Erik Stokstad (3-27-17)
– Nature, “Rare sighting reveals deep-sea octopus’s unusual breakfast” by Jane J. Lee
(3-28-17) [also carried by Scientific American]
– KSBW-TV, “Secretive giant octopus recorded by Monterey researchers” (3-28-17) [also carried by SF Gate]
– Gizmodo, “This elusive giant octopus snacks on giant jellies” by George Dvorsky (3-29-17)
– New Scientist, “Giant octopus wears jellyfish cape after it devours its owner” by Maria Bolevich (3-29-17)
– ZME Science, “Camera-shy octopus reveals what it’s been eating” by Elena Motivans (3-29-17)
– CNET, “A rare sighting of a giant octopus reveals its lunch” by Michelle Starr (3-29-17)
– Quartz, “A “seven-armed” octopus has been caught eating jellyfish” by Akshat Rathi (3-30-17)
– CBS, “Rare sighting of giant octopus reveals a surprise” by Michelle Starr (3-30-17)
– Smithsonian, “Researchers spot giant, deep-sea octopus munching on an unusual snack” by Brigit Katz (3-31-17)
– Discover, “Jelly Belly: Elusive deep sea octopus takes its gelatinous meals to go” By Christie Wilcox (3-31-17)
– National Geographic News, “Watch as octopus eats jellyfish, then clings to it as likely weapon” By Sarah Gibbens (4-5-17)
Mar 23 Good Times
“How loud noises are leaving whales stranded”
by Brendan D. Bane
Mar 15
“Subsea lidar to map ocean floor with centimeter resolution”
[Based on a press release by 3DatDepth
Feb 13 Stories related to a Duke University press release about the unusual eyes of Histioteuthis squids
– LiveScience, “Squid survives ocean’s ‘twilight zone’ thanks to its mismatched eyes” by Laura Geggle (2-13-17) [Also carried by CBS News and Tech Times]
– National Geographic News, “Bizarre deep-sea squid has mismatched eyes” by Viviane Callier (2-13-17)
– Daily Mail, “Meet the ‘cockeyed’ squid: Bizarre creature has lopsided eyes to help it survive in the ocean’s twilight zone” by Shivali Best (2-13-17)
Feb 13 Scientific American (blog)
“Marine ecosystems are preparing for climate change”
by Kavya Balaraman
Jan 26
“Trimming power on an oceanographic lab in a can”
by Eric Brown
Jan 9 Eurekalert
“Newly discovered phytoplankton groups appear to favor warmer oceans”
(News release from Canadian Institute for Advanced Research)
Jan 5 Science Daily
“Study examines ocean acidification effects on rockfish, a key California marine prey base”
(News release from Californiat State University, Monterey Bay)
Jan 4 Stories related to an article in Nature about fossil chimaeras
– The Verge, “To figure out how ghost sharks evolved, scientists virtually reconstructed an ancient shark brain” by Rachel Becker (1-4-17)
– Gizmodo, “Bizarre ghost sharks evolved from an even weirder species of ancient fish” by George Dvorsky (1-4-17)
– International Business Times, “Inside of ancient shark skull reveals evolutionary origins of eerie ghost sharks” by Martha Henriques (1-4-17)