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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...
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,...
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...
11 August 2011
  Viruses fill the ocean and have a significant effect on ocean biology, specifically marine microbiology, according to a professor of biology at UC Santa Barbara and his collaborators. Craig A. Carlson, professor with UCSB's Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, is the senior...
21 July 2011
  Scientists at UC Santa Barbara and other institutions say their new research is expected to profoundly affect the field of ecology and can assist the management of ecosystems, including forests, lakes, and oceans. And it's all because of parasites. The research, published this week in the journal...
20 July 2011
  The California Ocean Protection Council has awarded $4 million to support the initial monitoring of newly designated marine protected areas along the southern California coast. The projects, three of which are headquartered at UC Santa Barbara, will collect baseline information for up to three...
15 June 2011
  Caroline Roy has plans, and she won't let a little thing like life-threatening illness get in her way. The 17-year-old high school student from Baton Rouge, La., wants to study marine biology, and after much research decided the place where she wants to do it is UC Santa Barbara. Despite a...
11 March 2011
  Today's Tsunami warning from the Honshu earthquake extends only to Pt Conception, but the amplitudes could be up to about 1 meter. SBC's Stearns Wharf website today:http://sbc.lternet.edu/data/stearns_wharf/index.phpETA for Santa Barbara is 0817 PST. Moorea is also under Tsunami warning, and the...
3 March 2011
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The Tipton Meeting House at the University of California Sedgwick Natural Reserve has been designated one of the "greenest" buildings in the nation, earning LEED Platinum certification –– the highest sustainability rating possible –– from the U.S. Green Building Council...

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