Why reefs matter

January 31, 2017

Title: Why reefs matter no matter where you live Author: Justin Baumann You’ve probably heard that coral reefs are in worldwide decline. If you read this blog that probably matters to you intrinsically, which is great. But what if you were … Continued

UNC Professor Andreas Teske leads Guaymas Basin expedition

December 12, 2016

The objective of the Guaymas Basin expedition is to collect samples – using the deep-sea submersible Alvin – to explore the genomic potential, physiological capabilities and biogeochemical roles of key uncultured microorganisms from Guaymas Basin sediments. The Guaymas Basin is … Continued

Marine Science student Adam Rok’s Gulf Research Cruise

November 9, 2016

Understanding the Gulf Environment: Adam Rok’s Research Expedition This fall I participated in a gulf research cruise as part of the ECOGIG Gulf Ecosystem Research Project. This Mooring and Lander cruise was conducted in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 130 – 150 miles … Continued

Dr. Arnosti’s Svalbard Research Cruise

November 8, 2016

Summer 2016 Svalbard Research Cruise by Carol Arnosti, UNC Marine Sciences Professor and Principle Investigator of the Arnosti Lab (Dr. Arnosti’s work focuses mainly within Chemical Oceanography including Microbial Biogeochemistry, Marine Organic Geochemistry; Reactivity of Organic Macromolecules; Role of Bacteria in Degradation) … Continued

Assistant Professor Wei Mei’s new paper on Typhoon Intensity

October 10, 2016

UNC Marine Sciences Assistant Professor, Wei Mei co-authored a new paper on the increasing intensity of typhoons titled “Intensification of landfalling typhoons over the northwest Pacific since the late 1970s” which was published in the journal Nature Geoscience  9, 753–757 (2016) doi:10.1038/ngeo2792. … Continued

How UNC Institute of Marine Science prepares for hurricanes

October 9, 2016

Hurricane Preparation, Down to a Science by Kathleen Onorevole, UNC Marine Sciences M.S. student in Dr. Michael Piehler’s lab (Kathleen also contributes to the UNC Marine Sciences graduate student blog: underthecblog.org) As Hurricane Matthew spins toward North Carolina, most UNC employees … Continued

Discussing Algal Blooms with Dr. Paerl

September 20, 2016

Dr. Hans Paerl is an expert on algae and algal blooms and has spoken to the press a number of times this year about the causes and effects of these blooms, how they are influenced by rising temperatures as well as where and … Continued