January 16, 2020 – Little red jellies are commonplace near the deep seafloor in Monterey Bay. Now scientists are finding that their evolution and relationships to one another are probably incorrect.
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January 13, 2020 – Deep-Sea Connect provides a new and relatively inexpensive method for connecting instruments to MBARI’s MARS ocean observatory.
December 12, 2019 – Using advanced echosounders, MBARI researchers are measuring the distribution, abundance, type, size, and movement of predators and their prey in the deep sea.
December 9, 2019 – During a recent survey off the coast of Big Sur, MBARI researchers discovered thousands of mysterious holes or pits in the seafloor.
November 28, 2019 – In a new paper in Science magazine, researchers describe an experiment that turned the seafloor cable on MBARI’s MARS ocean observatory into the equivalent of 10,000 seismic stations on the ocean floor.
October 22, 2019 – Ocean lovers can now listen to the sounds of Monterey Bay live on the web or through Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa.
October 17, 2019 – MBARI researchers recently found that animals living on the deep seafloor are much less likely to produce light than those swimming or drifting in the “midwater.”
October 8, 2019 – A new exhibit at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center features recordings from MBARI’s deep-sea hydrophone.
October 2, 2019 – MBARI Senior Research Technician Roman Marin III passed away unexpectedly last month.
September 16, 2019 – A new study shows how the amount of humpback song in Monterey Bay varies over days, months, and even years.
September 12, 2019 – A new paper summarizes the quirky sexual and reproductive behaviors of octopuses, squids, and their relatives.
August 28, 2019 – MBARI celebrates the 150th deployment of its first long-range autonomous underwater vehicle, Tethys.
August 26, 2019 – Researchers from MBARI and NOAA are using underwater robots and a robotic laboratory to study potentially toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie.
August 19, 2019 – A new research paper by MBARI and Taiwanese researchers shows how mysterious hills and pits may have formed in the deep seafloor off Taiwan.
August 5, 2019 – In late June researchers from MBARI joined engineers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to test a new breed of undersea robot.
July 25, 2019 – A new paper shows how strong currents carry sand-sized particles 50 kilometers down Monterey Canyon.
July 3, 2019 – Researchers are developing computer models to learn how comb jellies evolved to live at different depths in the ocean.
June 6, 2019 – A new study shows that microplastic particles are not only common from the surface to the seafloor, but they’re also being incorporated into marine food webs.
May 31, 2019 – Ocean acidification makes some snails more susceptible to being eaten by invasive (and predatory) green crabs.
May 29, 2019 – During MBARI’s Spring 2019 CANON experiment, researchers will study the vertical migration of ocean animals using sound, video, DNA, and conventional sampling equipment such as nets.
Research programs at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) encompass the entire ocean, from the surface waters to the deep seafloor, and from the coastal zone to the open sea. The need to understand the ocean in all its complexity and variability drives MBARI's research and development efforts.