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27 May 2010
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– When the Obama administration announced this morning that the amount of oil leaking from the BP well in the Gulf of Mexico is far greater than previously disclosed, that statement was based on research conducted by a panel of government-appointed scientists that...
24 May 2010
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– While the world has reacted with shock and anger to the massive amounts of oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the Deepwater Horizon platform blowout, a UC Santa Barbara scientist has proposed that methane gas dissolved into the waters of the Gulf holds...
10 May 2010
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists have unraveled the dynamics of a deadly disease that is wiping out amphibian populations across the globe. Chytridiomycosis is caused by a microscopic aquatic fungus called Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) that attacks the skin of amphibians. This disease...
26 April 2010
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– About 10 miles off the Santa Barbara coast, at the bottom of the Santa Barbara Channel, a series of impressive landmarks rise from the sea floor. They've been there for about 40,000 years, but they've remained hidden in the murky depths of the Pacific Ocean –– until now...
22 April 2010
  Journalist Ethan Stewart from the Santa Barbara Independent visited the Hofmann Lab to get the scoop on ocean acidification and ongoing research in the lab. Please read at: Big Seas, Big Trouble?  
13 April 2010
  Herbert Waite is mentioned with other researchers in a New York Times article about sea life inspired adhesives. Please Read: Studying Sea Life for a Glue That Mends People  
25 March 2010
  NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco and the University of California, Santa Barbara Chancellor Henry T. Yang broke ground on January 11, 2010 on the new 15,000-square foot Ocean Science Education Building on the east side of the UCSB campus. The project brings together the university’s Marine...
11 March 2010
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– By studying the hydra, a member of an ancient group of sea creatures that is still flourishing, scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a discovery in understanding the origins of human vision. The finding is published in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the...
5 March 2010
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) ––Waves from the tsunami produced by the massive earthquake that struck Chile last week reached the Santa Barbara harbor roughly 14 hours after the event, according to geographers and marine scientists at UC Santa Barbara. The first tsunami waves appeared in the harbor at...
23 February 2010
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– UC Santa Barbara's Bradley Hacker, professor of earth science, and Mark Brzezinski, professor of ecology, evolution and marine biology and interim director of the Marine Science Institute, have been elected 2010 Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The AGU...

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