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23 April 2012
From UCSB's Office of Public Affairs - A new, free iPhone application developed to engage and educate the curious about the wonders of California tidepools has been released. Users can download the California Tidepools application and find out about the creatures that live and feed in the rocky...
20 April 2012
From UCSB's Office of Public Affairs - On the second anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform blowout, a national panel of researchers is providing new insight into what happened in the disaster, as well as a guide for how to deal with such events in the future, and why existing tools were...
9 April 2012
From UCSB's Office of Public Affairs - The trade in live plants from around the world has become a major industry in the United States, with new imports now valued at more than $500 million annually. According to a study conducted by researchers at UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological...
22 March 2012
From UCSB's Office of Public Affairs - The "locavore" movement is helping America's farmers. Could it also help our fishermen? A new study led by a UC Santa Barbara researcher will look at whether new business models stand to benefit the region's fishing communities. The two-year project is being...
21 March 2012
From UCSB's Office of Public Affairs - A research collaboration involving UC Santa Barbara, Greenpeace, and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has documented abundant corals in the world's largest underwater canyons in Alaska's Bering Sea, and demonstrated their use as...
20 March 2012
From UCSB's Office of Public Affairs - UC Santa Barbara resource economists Christopher Costello and Robert Deacon will be examining the ongoing effects of a fisheries management system implemented by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in January 2011. Their effort is funded...
5 March 2012
From UCSB's Office of Public Affairs - The ocean is becoming an increasingly crowded place. New users, such as the wind industry, compete with existing users and interests for space and resources. With the federal mandate for comprehensive ocean planning made explicit in the National Ocean Policy,...
5 March 2012
From UCSB's Office of Public Affairs - What good is half an eye? Evolutionary biologists studying the origins of vision get that question a lot, and new research out of UC Santa Barbara points to a possible answer. Findings appearing today in the journal BMC Biology indicate that, even in the...
12 February 2012
From UCSB's Office of Public Affairs - Jeffrey Krause, an assistant research biologist with the Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara, has received a $453,487 award from the National Science Foundation for his research on "Group-Specific Diatom Silica Production in a Coastal Upwelling System...
22 August 2011
Longnose Skate, Shortspine Thornyhead, Roughjaw Frogfish, Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker –– these are a but a few of the more than 1,500 species of fish that make their home in the waters along the Pacific Coast, from Alaska to the tip of Baja California. They are also among the 490 included in a new...

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