Stories tagged "oceanography"

King crabs invade Antarctic shelf

October 28th, 2011 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

A large population of king crabs is consuming its neighbors and altering the habitat by digging in the soft sediments of the Antarctic shelf.

Kelly Benoit-Bird receives genius award

January 4th, 2011 | by Kymber-Lee Char | 1 Comment

Zoology alumna receives MacArthur genius grant for work on animal behavior in the ocean food web.

C-MORE plumbs the depths of the microbial ocean

January 3rd, 2011 | by Maureen OConnell | 1 Comment

UH-lead team seeks to advance field of microbial oceanography.

C-MORE Hale supports microbe research

October 27th, 2010 | by Cheryl Ernst | 2 Comments

New facility will support microbial oceanography research on essential marine bacteria and viruses.

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Open ocean plants get food from the depths

October 14th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | 1 Comment

Oceanographer David Karl and colleagues publish research about how microalgae flourish in open ocean areas where the nitrate they feed on is scarce.

Mapping the longterm impact of the Gulf oil spill

July 7th, 2010 | by Jeela Ongley | Comments Off

A team of researchers at UH Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science Technology have produced a computer simulation of how far the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig could travel.

Climate change from Antarctica

March 1st, 2010 | by Albert Lanier | Comments Off

Mānoa Professor Craig Smith and postdoctoral student Laura Grange are part of an international team conducting research on climate change in Antarctica.

Carbon dioxide emissions affect ocean acoustics

January 21st, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | 1 Comment

Increased carbon dioxide absorption by the oceans makes seawater more transparent to low-frequency sounds existing in nature and created by humans.

Finding puts heat on carbon dioxide emission data

September 25th, 2009 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

Sediment samples suggest carbon dioxide alone can’t explain the marked increase in global surface temperatures 55 million years ago.

Whale bone habitats similar to hydrothermal vents

September 23rd, 2009 | by Malamalama Staff | 1 Comment

Whale carcasses create a rich life-supporting deep-sea ecosystem similar to the chemosynthetic habitats found at undersea cold seeps and hydrothermal vents.