Author Archive: Marcie Grabowski

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Viruses in the oceanic basement

Viruses in the oceanic basement

UH Mānoa researchers provide evidence that the viruses are actively infecting the many unusual microorganisms that live deep in the rocky crust of the seafloor.

March 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
UH researchers: Current jellyfish sting recommendations can worsen stings

UH researchers: Current jellyfish sting recommendations can worsen stings

Rinsing, scraping and other common techniques can increase venom activity, which may be lethal with certain species of jellyfish.

March 20, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
Live streaming exploration of deepwater areas of Samoa

Live streaming exploration of deepwater areas of Samoa

The expedition will sample volcanoes at different stages in their development, including the young active volcano, Vailuluʻu, and the older Samoan volcanic feature that defines the island of Tutuila.

February 16, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Hottest, most buoyant hotspots draw from primordial reservoir deep in the Earth

Hottest, most buoyant hotspots draw from primordial reservoir deep in the Earth

Findings in Nature journal are based on original 2012 study by UH Manoa geologist Jasper Konter.

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
UH Mānoa receives top international ranking for earth and environmental sciences

UH Mānoa receives top international ranking for earth and environmental sciences

Research in ocean and marine sciences along with geology, geophysics and mineral physics and climate sciences contributed to the Nature Index ranking.

February 11, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
UH Mānoa oceanographer Craig Smith awarded 2016 Senckenberg Prize

UH Mānoa oceanographer Craig Smith awarded 2016 Senckenberg Prize

Craig Smith’s research led to the recognition of the importance of whale carcasses as special habitats contributing to the diversity the deep-sea fauna.

February 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
New study revises estimate of the greatest mass extinction

New study revises estimate of the greatest mass extinction

The research by UH Mānoa’s Steven Stanley introduces new methods for calculating mass extinction and provides a more accurate picture of the history of life on Earth.

February 6, 2017 | By | 4 Replies More
New ocean observations improve understanding of motion

New ocean observations improve understanding of motion

UH Mānoa oceanographer Bo Qiu determined limitations of using sea level height to calculate ocean circulation.

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
NOAA designates Heʻeia National Estuarine Research Reserve

NOAA designates Heʻeia National Estuarine Research Reserve

The estuarine reserve protects a section of an estuary and provides a living laboratory to explore and understand the important areas where rivers meet the sea.

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Environmental science undergraduate students make new Hawaiʻi discoveries

Environmental science undergraduate students make new Hawaiʻi discoveries

Mia Delano and Kaitlyn Nelson conducted research on coral’s tolerance to changing ocean conditions and the vulnerability of Hawaiʻi communities to projected sea level rise.

January 18, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More