Science lab group template


The image above shows an experiment where we released liquid CO2 into small ‘corrals’ at a depth of 3600 m off the California coast to examine how nearby organisms would respond as the liquid CO2 slowly dissolved into seawater and drifted over the animals and seabed, bathing the organisms.

A photo is optional in this section.

This text box should be an overview of what the lab is working on.  It should be easy to read and can include mention of the research topics/projects that are in the blog post section below.

The blog post after this text box should be formatted like so:
-Display entries from a custom taxonomy
-Pick the appropriate “lab topic”
-Blog Style – Grid layout
-Grid columns – 2
-Grid layout – Title and Excerpt and Read More link
-Preview image size – manual – use Mbari 286×158
-Post number – use 2, 4, or 6 (if necessary)

Under this section is a horizontal rule and then the lab team.
-Display entries from a custom taxonomy
-Pick the appropriate “staff-lab”
-Blog Style – Grid layout
-Grid columns – 4 or 5, depending on what displays best for that lab
-Grid layout – Title and Excerpt
-Preview image size – manual – use 120×120. These will resize as needed depending on how many columns are picked
-Post number – use however many people are in the lab

There is a Publications magazine section on the right.
-Use a post tag, and pull in appropriate post (for now… this may change if we can get Endnote and WordPress to play well together)


Monitoring instrumentation suite

We use a suite of instruments, most of which are autonomous, to perform long time-series monitoring of the sea floor at Station M, off shore of the California Coast (34.5°N, 123° W).

Sargasso Sea research

Sargassum macroalgal rafts in the Sargasso Sea are vital feeding and spawning grounds for pelagic fishes, seabirds, sea turtles and whales. How might changes in ocean conditions and Sargassum habitat impact rafting animals?

Antarctic research

Global climate change is causing Antarctic ice shelves to shrink and split apart, yielding thousands of free-drifting icebergs in the nearby Weddell Sea. These floating islands of ice are having a major impact on the ecology and chemistry of the ocean around them, serving as “hotspots” for ocean life.

Station M long-term time series

The Station M study is one of the most detailed investigations of any abyssal area in the world ocean. Over this 25-year study, we have continuously monitored the amount of sinking particulate matter through the benthic boundary layer.



Upper-ocean systems
Biological oceanography
Biological oceanography research
Publication—Global modes of sea surface temperature
Chemical sensors
Chemical data
Land/Ocean Biogeochemical Observatory in Elkhorn Slough
Listing of floats
SOCCOM float visualization
Periodic table of elements in the ocean
Biogeochemical-Argo Report
Profiling float
Marine microbes
Population dynamics of phytoplankton
Microbial predators
Microbe-algae interactions
Targeted metagenomics
In the news
Upcoming events and lab news
Past talks and presentations
Join the lab
Molecular ecology
Molecular systematics
SIMZ Project
Bone-eating worms
Gene flow and dispersal
Molecular-ecology expeditions
Interdisciplinary field experiments
Genomic sensors
Ocean observing system
Midwater research
Midwater ecology
Deep-sea squids and octopuses
Food web dynamics
Midwater time series
Respiration studies
Zooplankton biodiversity
Seafloor processes
Biology and ecology
Effects of humans
Ocean acidification, warming, deoxygenation
Lost shipping container study
Effects of upwelling
Faunal patterns
Past research
Technology development
High-CO2 / low-pH ocean
Benthic respirometer system
Climate change in extreme environments
Monitoring instrumentation suite
Sargasso Sea research
Antarctic research
Long-term time series
Geological changes
Arctic Shelf Edge
Continental Margins and Canyon Dynamics
Coordinated Canyon Experiment
Monterey Canyon: Stunning deep-sea topography revealed
Ocean chemistry of greenhouse gases
Emerging science of a high CO2/low pH ocean
Submarine volcanoes
Mid-ocean ridges
Magmatic processes
Volcanic processes
Explosive eruptions
Hydrothermal systems
Back arc spreading ridges
Near-ridge seamounts
Continental margin seamounts
Non-hot-spot linear chains
Eclectic seamounts topics
Margin processes
Hydrates and seeps
California borderland
Hot spot research
Hot-spot plumes
Magmatic processes
Volcanic processes
Explosive eruptions
Volcanic hazards
Hydrothermal systems
Flexural arch
Coral reefs
ReefGrow software
Eclectic topics
Submarine volcanism cruises
Volcanoes resources
Areas of study
Microscopic biology research
Open ocean biology research
Seafloor biology research
Automated chemical sensors
Methane in the seafloor
Volcanoes and seamounts
Hydrothermal vents
Methane in the seafloor
Submarine canyons
Earthquakes and landslides
Ocean acidification
Physical oceanography and climate change
Ocean circulation and algal blooms
Ocean cycles and climate change
Research publications