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10 December 2015
<p>UC Santa Barbara geochemist David Valentine is among the authors of a new report about accidental spills of diluted bitumen from pipelines. The report was prepared for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.</p> <p>According to the investigators, diluted...
4 December 2015
<p>Global climate change isn’t new — the phenomenon has been around for millions of years. But now, a core from the ocean floor in the Santa Barbara Basin provides a remarkable ultra-high-resolution record of Earth’s paleoclimate history during a brief, dynamic time hundreds of thousands of...
1 December 2015
<p>For years, scientific literature, as well as fisheries management and conservation efforts, have assumed that the survival of adult fish is relatively constant through time, and that most fluctuations in the numbers of adults come from variation in the number of young fish that are...
30 November 2015
<p>In an important step toward creating a practical underwater glue, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have designed a synthetic material that combines the key functionalities of interfacial mussel foot proteins, creating a single, low-molecular-weight, one-component adhesive.</p> <p...
12 November 2015
<p>When the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, scientists knew the fallout would be far-reaching — both geographically and temporally. What investigators didn’t know until now is that the millions of gallons of chemical dispersants meant to stimulate...
3 November 2015
<p>As the University of California steps up efforts to eliminate its carbon footprint, it has named Faculty Climate Action Champions at each campus to work with students on projects aimed at building community engagement and awareness.</p> <p>The inaugural group of champions...
17 September 2015
<p>More than a decade ago, California established marine protected areas (MPAs) in state waters around the northern Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara. Several years later, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) extended these MPAs into the federal waters of...
24 August 2015
<p>Food webs are incredibly complex networks of interactions between organisms and the things they eat. One creature’s prey is another creature’s predator, while some organisms consume one type of food in their juvenile stage and another as adults.</p> <p>Thousands of modeling...
19 August 2015
<p>From now on, when UC Santa Barbara biologist Alejandra Jaramillo thinks of a bladder infection, she’ll picture her mentor, UCSB parasitologist Armand Kuris. And because she and her colleagues described and named a new myxozoan parasite that infects fish bladders, every other researcher who...
13 August 2015
<p>On May 19, 2015, near Refugio State Beach, thousands of gallons of oil leaked from a pipeline fed by offshore platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel. Within hours, UC Santa Barbara’s David Valentine and volunteers from his lab were on site collecting samples. They came back twice the next...

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