News

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...
22 February 2010
  (San Diego, Calif.) –– Marine reserves are known to be effective conservation tools when they are placed and designed properly. This week, a special issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is dedicated to the latest science on marine reserves, with a focus on where and...
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...

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