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16 September 2010
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, a team of scientists led by UC Santa Barbara's David Valentine and Texas A&M University's John Kessler embarked on a research cruise with an urgent mission: determining the fate and impact of...
14 September 2010
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered a caste of genetically identical "warrior worms" –– members of a parasitic fluke species that invades the California horn snail. The findings are reported in the early online version of the Proceedings of the Royal Society...
21 July 2010
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– On April 22, 2010 –– Earth Day –– the gigantic drilling rig Deepwater Horizon sank in the Gulf of Mexico, some 40 miles off the Louisiana coast. The rig went down two days after an explosion took the lives of 11 crewmembers, starting the worst offshore oil disaster in...
3 June 2010
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution has awarded its first Innovation in Technology and ECR Award to the MarineMap Consortium, a group that brings together partners from UC Santa Barbara, Ecotrust, and The Nature Conservancy. The award was presented...
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  

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