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2 October 2009
  Dear Colleagues: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Steven Gaines as our new dean of the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, effective January 1, 2010, pending approval by President Yudof and the Regents. Professor Gaines has been a distinguished member...
1 October 2009
 MSI’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Draws Crowds of Supporters More than 200 people visited Marine Science Institute labs….examined sea critters….learned about paleoceanography….."printed" fish.....viewed a 40 year retrospective slide show and much more, during MSI’s 40th Anniversary celebration...
29 September 2009
  A D.C. author and science writer, Deborah Shapley,  visited Goleta Beach and the REEF recently. This post on her blog recounts what she learned about kelp from Jenny Dugan, MSI Associate Research Biologist, and what she saw with Scott Simon at the REEF.  
16 September 2009
  UCSB’s World Renowned Marine Science Institute Celebrates 40 Years of Ocean Discovery (Santa Barbara, CA)…..This year marks the 40th anniversary of the UCSB’s Marine Science Institute, a research unit established in 1969. To celebrate the milestone, MSI will hold an Open House and Reception on...
15 September 2009
  National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence, former Chief Scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the face behind Google Oceans; Environmental Advocate, Oceanographer, and TED Prize-winner Monday, October 19 / 8 p.m. at UCSB's Campbell Hall                    ...
3 September 2009
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Tucked away in a room beneath the bleachers at the south end of UC Santa Barbara's Harder Stadium, the 100,000 specimens stored in the herbarium of the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) are about to get a much-needed new home. Thanks to...
27 August 2009
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have found strong evidence that niche differences are critical to biodiversity. Their findings are published online in this week's issue of the journal Nature.Jonathan Levine"Ecologists have long assumed that species differences in how...
27 August 2009
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists have joined forces in a groundbreaking assessment on the status of marine fisheries and ecosystems. The two-year study, based at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and led by Boris Worm of Dalhousie University and Ray Hilborn of the University of...
27 August 2009
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The green mussel is known for being a notoriously invasive fouling species, but scientists have just discovered that it also has a very powerful form of adhesion in its foot, according to a recent article in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The stickiness of the...
27 August 2009
    The Invasive Green Mussel May Inspire New Forms of Wet Adhesion August 27, 2009    <!-- beginReplace " " -->Click for downloadable imageFlorida Green Mussel credit: Rod Rolle<!-- endReplace -->  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– The green mussel is known for being a notoriously invasive...

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