Marine Microbiologist Andreas Teske PhD Marine Sciences faculty member with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on his 2016 research expedition to Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California

UNC Marine Sciences Professor co-authors study on the metabolic pathways of oil-degrading bacteria

Marine Sciences Professor, Andres Teske, co-authored a study with UT Austin and Scottish collaborators for the Gulf of Mexico Research Institute on the metabolic pathways of oil-degrading bacteria. There is an interesting nature to the study they are conducting, Andreas … Continued

Photo of Kicker Rock in the Galapagos Islands by Caitlin Moffat

Marine Sciences in the Galápagos

The highlights and experiences of Caitlin’s trip to the Galápagos as part of a Marine Sciences experiential learning summer course can be read in the blog post below: As we boarded the plane to the Galápagos, known by locals as the “mosquito” for its small … Continued

Sara Davies was a Postdoctoral Researcher at UNC-CH Department of Marine Sciences before she left to begin a new chapter as a professor of biology at Boston University.

Former UNC Marine Sciences Post-Doc publishes paper on corals in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Before departing to her new residency as a professor of biology at Boston University, Dr. Sarah W. Davies was the lead author of a paper published on the settlement responses of corals in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary … Continued

Zena Cardman is a UNC Marine Sciences graduate and former Teske Lab member who is now part of incoming class of new NASA astronaut candidates

UNC Marine Sciences graduate in new class of NASA astronauts

Newly minted NASA astronaut candidate and UNC Marine Sciences graduate Zena Cardman remarks on her time at UNC, as a member of the (Andreas) Teske Lab and the path from the University of North Carolina to the National Aeronautics and … Continued

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Why reefs matter

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

Weida Gong collects a water sample for sequencing from the Neuse River. Photo by Mary Lide Parker

New technique of comparative metatranscriptomics improves understanding of algal blooms

UNC Department of Marine Sciences graduate student Weida Gong along with coauthors Jamie Browne, Nathan Hall, David Schruth, Hans Pearl and Adrian Marchetti have published a study in the ISME Journal. The study explores combining traditional methods with molecular approaches … Continued

Andreas Teske Guaymas Basin 2016 Research Cruise

UNC Professor Andreas Teske leads Guaymas Basin expedition

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

APS Gallery of Fluid Motion 2016 Milton van Dyke Award winning poster by Pierre-Yves Passaggia

Pierre-Yves Passaggia receives second Milton van Dyke Award from the Gallery of Fluid Motion

2016 APS/DFD Milton van Dyke Award winning poster presented at the DFD Gallery of Fluid Motion: Turbulent Horizontal Convection at High Prandtl Numbers (P0028)   Ocean circulation is a network of currents that flows around the world. The thermohaline circulation, … Continued