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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...
25 August 2009
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– New research by scientists at UC Santa Barbara indicates a possible Antarctic location for ice that seemed to be missing at a key point in climate history 34 million years ago. The research, which has important implications for climate change, is described in a paper...
20 July 2009
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Steven Gaines, professor of ecology, evolution and marine biology at UC Santa Barbara, has received the inaugural Marc J. Hershman Excellence in Mentoring Award from the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative. Gaines is also director of UCSB's Marine Science Institute. The...
10 May 2009
  Dr. Armand Kuris,a Professor in EEMB and MSI researcher, was awarded two awards. He received the Eminent Parasitologist Lectureship and the Clark P. Read Mentor Award.  The Eminent Parasitologist Lectureship honors someone of eminence and international visibility for a substantial contribution to...
30 March 2009
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– This is what can happen when marine life and geospatial scientists collide: You get a smart, easy-to-use Web-based program that one day soon might help protect the world's fragile marine ecosystems. William McClintock, a project scientist at UC Santa Barbara, and other...
2 February 2009
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– You don't have to get wet, or seasick, to find out what is going on in Marine Protected Areas worldwide. Just tune in through your computer. This morning at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, Ocean in Google Earth –– available to computers everywhere –– was launched at the...
2 February 2009
  Lukmaan A. Bawazar, a Ph.D. candidate in Professor Dan Morse’s group in the Biomolecular Science and Engineering Interdepartmental Program, has been awarded the Nejat B. Ezal Fellowship for 2008. Luke hails from Ohio and obtained his M.S. and B.S. in Material Science and Engineering at Ohio State...
9 December 2008
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) ––Thousands of feet below the bottom of the sea, off the shores of Santa Barbara, single-celled organisms are busy feasting on oil. Until now, nobody knew how many oily compounds were being devoured by the microscopic creatures, but new research led by David Valentine of...
18 September 2008
  September 18, 2008 (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – A study published in the September 19 issue of Science shows that an innovative yet contentious fisheries management strategy called "catch shares" can reverse fisheries collapse. Where traditional "open access" fisheries have converted to catch shares...
17 September 2008
  (Santa Barbara, Calif.) – It's no secret that humans are having a huge impact on the life cycles of plants and animals. UC Santa Barbara's Steven D. Gaines and fellow researcher Dov Sax decided to test that theory by studying the world's far-flung islands. Their research, published this month in...

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