MBARI in the news – 2013
|Dec 29||Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC), “New approach to Antarctic carbon research”, by Fiona Blackwood.|
|Dec 23||National Geographic News, “Lost Cargo“, by Melissae Fellet.|
|Dec 20||National Geographic News, “ For a nearly hundred-foot-long jellyfish, it’s Christmas all year“, by Jane J Lee.|
|Dec 13||Popular Science, “ROV heads to seafloor to explore lost shipping container“, by Lindsey Kratochwill.|
|Dec 9||Stories related to the MBARI News release:
Survey of supposed deep-sea chemical munitions dump off Southern California reveals trash and 55-gallon drums, but no chemical weapons
– Discovery News, “Sea life thriving in chemical weapons dump” by Tim Wall. (12-10-13)
– Red Orbit, “WWII-era Pacific munitions dump site found to be chemical-free” (12-10-13)
|Dec 9||Stories related to the MBARI News release:
Mapping the demise of the dinosaurs
– LiveScience, “Giant undersea cliff may hold clues to dinosaur-killing cosmic impact” by Megan Gannon. (12-11-13) [Carried by NBC News and several other outlets]
– Latin Post, “ Google Maps Shows Where Impact Killed Off Dinos” by Eric Derr. (12-11-13)
– World Science, “ Huge underwater cliff may hold clues to dinos’ fate.” (12-9-13)
|Nov 25||Not Exactly Rocket Science (National Geographic blog), “The second world that forms on sunken trees“|
|Nov 11||Stories related to the MBARI News release:
Feast and famine on the abyssal plain
– Discovery News, “Marine blizzards of death feed deep sea life” by Tim Wall. (11-13-13)
– Science World Report, “Seeming ‘lack’ of marine snow explained: Feast and Famine on the Abyssal Plains (Video)” by Catherine Griffin (11-13-13).
– Weird and Wild (National Geographic blog), ““Sea Snot” explosions feed deep-sea creatures” by Carrie Arnold. (11-22-13)
– Fox News, “Storms of ‘sea snot’ muck up the ocean floor” (11-26-13)
– Climate news Network, “Deep ocean offers hints of warming” by Tim Radford (11-29-13) [Reprinted on several other sites, including TruthDig and Responding to Climate Change]
– Grist, “Climate change means more sea snot” by Holly Richmond (12-2-13)
|Nov 11||Subsea world news, “MBARI conducts midwater ecology Fall 2013“|
|Nov 10||KALW-radio: Your Call, “How is global warming affecting the oceans?” by Malihe Razazan.|
|Nov 5||LiveScience, “Are ocean conditions ripe for a jellyfish takeover?” by Elizabeth Howell. [Carried by Yahoo News and other online outlets]|
|Oct 31||The Artful Amoeba (Scientific American blog), “What do vampire squid really eat? Hint: It’s not blood” by Jennifer Frazer.|
|Oct 31||Los Angeles Times, “Halloween spookiness from the deep, deep sea” by Deborah Netburn.|
|Oct 29||Good Times Santa Cruz, “Confronting the future” by Joel Hersch.|
|Oct 22||Climate Tasmania (blog), “Measuring carbon’s impact in our ocean” by Peter Boyer.|
|Oct 22||Santa Cruz Sentinel, “Visiting Santa Cruz, legislative committee hears from ocean experts” by Jason Hoppin.|
|Oct 7||Bay Nature, “Ocean acid trip: The hidden harm of climate change” by Joe Eaton. [See also: “Ocean acidification: Making sense of crabs and skeptics“]|
|Oct 3||Take Part, “Jellyfish: It’s what’s for dinner” by Willy Blackmore.|
|Sep 30||KUOW (Oregon Public Broadcasting), “Toxic Algal Blooms And Warming Waters: The Climate Connection” by Katie Campbell and Ashley Ahearn.|
|Sep 12||CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) News, “‘Jellyfish invasion’ controversial among scientists–Predictions of doom not universally shared“|
|Sep 12||Seattle Times, “Sea Change – The Pacific’s perilous turn” by Craig Welch. [Also carried by over a dozen other papers and news aggregation sites]|
|Sep 11||KOMONews.com, “Robots roaming Puget Sound could save shellfish industry millions” by Kiersten Throndsen.|
|Sept 9||PopularMechanics.com, “ X Prize Foundation Announces Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health X Prize” by Glenn Derene. [See also: Ars Technica – “Latest XPRIZE competition takes on ocean acidification“]|
|Aug 27||Stories related to the MBARI News release:
A deep-sea squid with tentacle tips that “swim” on their own
– LiveScience, “Strange squid feeding revealed in 1st video footage” by Laura Poppick. (8-27-13) [Carried by NBC News, and other media outlets]
– National Geographic Daily News, “ Noodle-armed deep-sea squid mystery solved” by Jane J. Lee (8-27-13).
– Running Ponies (National Geographic blog), “First footage of deep-sea squid solves mystery of lame tentacle club” by Becky Crew (8-27-13).
– Not exactly rocket science (National Geographic blog), “Squid with feeble tentacles might use them as fishing lures” by Ed Yong (8-27-13).
– ScienceNOW, “Video: Deep-sea squid goes fishing in the dark” by Sid Perkins (8-27-13).
– Nature News, “Deep-sea squid uses tentacles to attract prey” by Daniel Cressey (8-28-13). [Also carried by Huffington Post Science]
– Discovery News, “Deep sea squid pretends to be tiny…then attacks” by Jennifer Viegas (8-27-13). [Also carried by the Australian Broadcasting Company]
– Nature World News, “Rare, wimpy deep-sea squid catches prey with a wiggle” by James A. Foley (8-27-13).
– Earthtimes.org, “A squid’s intelligent mimicry technique” by Colin Ricketts (8-28-13).
– KION-TV, “Rare squid seen by cameras” (8-3013).
– United Press International (UPI), “Deep-sea squid may attract prey with ‘swimming’ tentacles“ (9-3-13).
– CBS News, “Deep-sea squids’ tentacle tips swim on their own” by Danielle Elliot (9-4-13).
– RYOT News, “Have you ever seen a squid like this?” by Chandler Smith (9-6-13).
|Aug 26||Stanford Report, “Stanford-affiliated sea-faring robot searches for toxic algae in Puget Sound” by Bjorn Carey.|
|Aug 23||National Public Radio – Science Friday, “A robot lab to survey the sea floor“; interview by Ira Flatow.|
|Aug 22||Wandering Ponies (Scientific American blog), “Puffin census, monster pyrosomes, an unfortunate crab moustache and more” by Becky Crew.|
|Aug 14||Science Daily, “Successful deployment of an autonomous deep-sea explorer to search for new forms of microbial life” [reprint of American Chemical Society press release; also carried by several chemical-industry trade web sites and Astrobiology Magazine].|
|Aug 13||Science Now, “Bone-eating worms found in Antarctic waters” by Virginia Morell.|
|Aug 13||National Geographic News, “ New species of naked bone-eating worms in Antarctica“ by Jane Lee.|
|Aug 13||The Province, “Video: Scientists surprised as crab tries to eat frozen gas bubbles off Vancouver Island coast” by Thandi Fletcher.|
|Aug 13||MailOnline, “Catch of the day! Deep sea crab gets a shock as he mistakes methane bubbles for food” by Sarah Griffiths.|
|Aug 9||LiveScience, “Methane Meal: Deep-sea crab gets an icy surprise” by Becky Oskin. [Also carried by Yahoo News, Huffington Post, Mother Nature Network, and other outlets]|
|Aug 8||Monterey Herald, “Monterey Bay affected by climate change” by Virginia Hennessey.|
|Aug 5||Washington Post, “Robots learn human capabilities” by Eric Niiler. [Also carried by Seattle Times, Salt Lake Tribune, Denver Post, and a number of other newspapers across the US and overseas.]|
|July 31||Center for Coastal Margin Observation & Prediction (CMOP) – Press Release, “CMOP advances sampling strategies of microbial communities in coastal ecosystems“ by Jeff Schilling.|
|July 19||Bellingham Herald, “New machine could help predict red tide blooms in NW waters” by Dave Gallagher.|
|July 18||King-5.com, “New robot helping keep Puget Sound seafood safe to eat” by Lori Matsukawa.|
|July 15||Live Science, “Incredible Technology: How to Explore the Deep Sea” by Tanya Lewis. [Also carried by NBC News and Yahoo News]|
|July 8||Nelson Mail, “Hi-tech ocean testing by the Cawthron Institute.|
|July||Sunset magazine, “Monterey Bay’s ecological renaissance“.|
|June 5||MBARI News release:
MBARI research shows where trash accumulates in the deep sea
– Deep Sea News, “Trash in the deep sea“ by Craig McLain (6-5-13).
– Wired Science, “Deep-sea dump: ROVs expose trashed ocean floor“ by Nadia Drake (6-5-13).
– KQED Science, “Deep-sea garbage caught on video” by Amy Standen (6-5-13).
– LiveScience, “Trash litters deep seafloor, mostly recyclables“; and “Photos: Trash litters deep seafloor” by Becky Oskin (6-5-13). [Also carried by Yahoo News, NBC News, The Weather Channel, and several other outlets]
– Monterey Herald, “Garbage piling up beneath Monterey Bay, says MBARI” by Will Houston and Jason Hoppin (6-6-13). [Also carried in Santa Cruz Sentinel and Huffington Post]
– iTech Post, “Deep sea trash – A growing problem that’s being neglected” by Enozia Vakil (6-6-13).
– National Geographic News, “Pictures: Surprising amount of trash found on deep-sea floor” by Brian Clark Howard (6-6-13).
– United Press International (UPI), “Deep-sea garbage dump: ROVs reveal trash on ocean floor” by By Kristen Butler (6-6-13).
– Red Orbit, “Deep sea trash accumulating up to 4,000 meters below surface, says study” by By Brett Smith (6-6-13).
– Marketplace (NPR), “The cost of junk on the ocean floor” by David Weinberg (6-6-13).
– Scientific American – 60-second Earth, “Plastic bags litter seafloor” by David Biello (6-9-13).
– Discovery.com, “Life on the ocean floor garbage patch: Photos” by Tim Wall (6-9-13).
– KION-TV, “Down to Earth: Researchers document tons of deep sea trash” by Briana Bermensolo (6-11-13). [Also carried by KCBA-Monterey, KCOY-Santa Barbara, and KKFX-Santa Barbara]
– Sydney Morning Herald, “Trashy tales from the ocean depths” by Peter Hannam (6-17-13).
– Canadian Broadcasting Company – On the island, “Ocean Debris” – interview with Khalil Akhtar (6-24-13).
– Treehugger, “Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean seafloor is covered in trash“ by Michael Graham Richard (6-25-13).
– Daily Mail Online, “Our deep sea garbage dump: 18,000 hours of footage shows Pacific seafloor heaped in man-made trash” (6-26-13).
– Louiseville Courier-Journal, “Trash piling up on ocean floor, researchers find” by James Bruggers (7-6-13).
– Oakland Tribune, “Do plastic bag bans really reduce litter?” by Paul Gabrielsen (7-16-13). [Also carried by Santa Cruz Sentinel, San Jose Mercury, and Contra Costa Times]
|June||Australian Antarctic Magazine, “Building a future ocean”.|
|May 28||Chemical and Engineering News, “Iron from Antarctic rocks fuels algae growth” by Mark Schrope.|
|May 21||Popular Mechanics, “Mobile robotic laboratory will track ocean toxins” by Allie Wilkinson.|
|May 19||Associated Press, “‘Laboratory in a can’ monitors red tide off Maine.” by Clarke Canfield [Carried by several TV and newspaper web sites in the northeastern US].|
|May 15||Penninsula Press, “Stanford scientists develop underwater labs to study coral and climate change.|
|May 12||Huffington Post, “‘Zombie worms’ devour whale bone with skeleton-melting acid, new study finds [from a press release by Scripps Institution of Oceanography].|
|May 8||Red Orbit, “Robotic sensor helps track and manage toxic red tides” by April Flowers [based on a press release from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution].|
|May 8||Off 68, “From the Monterey Bay to the Mount Toro antenna.” by Robert Walch.|
|May 7||Biozine, “One whale of a worm.“|
|May 2||Science News, “Evolutionary enigmas–Comb jelly genetics suggest a radical redrawing of the tree of life.” by Amy Maxmen.|
|Apr 24||KION (Salinas TV), “Monterey County students take top honors in science.” by Jasmine Viel.|
|Apr 21||Wall Street Journal, “Squid sells SeaWorld.“ by Al Lewis.|
|Apr 19||Wired-UK, “Gallery: killer parrots, the pigbutt worm and other extraordinary animals.” by Kadhim Shubber.|
|Apr 10||National Geographic Wild, “Seriously sea-through” [Featured in “World’s Weirdest,” episode III].|
|Apr 5||Wired, “Starving sea lion pups still washing up by the hundreds in California.” by Nadia Drake.|
|Apr 5||Greenwire, “New technologies take climate research out of the lab and into the sea.” by Laura Petersen.|
|Apr 2||Coast Report Online, “OCC goes under the sea – Students are receiving hands-on experience with AUVs.” by Beau Nicolette.|
|Apr 1||Yahoo News, “Deep-sea vent life not living fossils” by Becky Oskin.|
|Mar 27||Nature News, “Private research ship makes waves” by Alexandra Witze.|
|Mar 8||Science, “A Sea Change for U.S. Oceanography” by Eli Kintisch.|
|Mar 4||San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, “Filmmaker Q&A: Sheraz Sadiq” [featuring QUEST video “Exploring Corals of the Deep”].|
|Feb 26||San Francisco Bay Guardian, “Light-up wonders, deep sea explorers, jelly apps: Marine biology at the Bone Room” by Jessica Wolfrom.|
|Feb 14||Good Times, “Mini microbes make a big splash” by Lorrie Klosterman.|
|Feb 13||Mail Online, “Could the sea be conscious? Research reveals how tiny plankton behave like a marine ‘megamind’” by Damien Gayle.|
|Feb 5||Santa Cruz Sentinel, “Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute scientists help to capture day in life of microscopic communities” by Kelly Servick. [Also carried in San Jose Mercury]|
|Jan 31||Marketplace (PBS), “That battery in your cell phone packs a lot of history” by Scott Tong. [Carried on PBS stations across the U.S.]|
|Jan 30||Daily Mail, “Captured dead or alive: Astonishing pictures of the bizarre creatures that lurk deep beneath the ocean waves” by Damien Gayle.|
|Jan 29||Monterey County Weekly, “MBARI Discovers New Species of Carnivorous Sponge” by Diana LaScala-Gruenewald.|
|Jan 23||Science Daily, “Microbiologists eavesdrop on the hidden lives of microbes” (from MIT news release by Denise Brehm). See also: Scientists track ocean microbe populations in their natural habitat.|
|Jan 23||Design World, “Servomotor controllers help underwater vehicle maneuver longer“ by Terry Persun.|
|Jan 22||The Weather Channel online, “Freaky fish has see-through head“.|
|Jan/Feb||Discover Magazine, “Meet the oddest new creatures of 2012“ by Amy Barth.|
|Jan 3||NBCnews.com, “30-year Kilauea eruption bursts with scientific discoveries” by Becky Oskin.|