What is Your Marine Science Destiny?
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What is Your Marine Science Destiny?

Here at UndertheC, we finally have the answer to the question you’ve always been asking yourself…what is your marine science destiny? When you finally take the plunge and decide to become a marine scientist, what will you research? Take our highly scientific, extensively thought-out quiz below and find out!   Charismatic Megafauna: The ocean may in … Continue reading

Drones from the Deep: How Will Underwater Robots Help Us Learn More About the Ocean?
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Drones from the Deep: How Will Underwater Robots Help Us Learn More About the Ocean?

In the past year or so, the idea of drone robots filling our skies has captured our collective imagination. Drones have already been used for not-so-great things, such as the U.S’s drone strikes, but they have also been used to collect scientific data, in filmmaking, as a part of search and rescue operations, to prevent … Continue reading

Thinking Outside the BOX: Scientists Bring Oxygen Back to Our Oceans
Marine Life

Thinking Outside the BOX: Scientists Bring Oxygen Back to Our Oceans

Oxygen is (as you’re all probably aware) important to life on land–but it’s extremely important to marine life as well. Most sea creatures, such as fish, “breathe” water and extract oxygen using their gills. Without oxygenated seawater, the vast majority of life in our oceans, other than phytoplankton and some specially adapted bacteria, would cease … Continue reading

The Marchetti Lab Goes to the Galapagos!
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The Marchetti Lab Goes to the Galapagos!

My lab group looks at small stuff–for example, our organisms of choice are microscopic, single-celled plantlike creatures called diatoms. But because gosh darn it that just ain’t small enough, we like to look at the genetic machinery (DNA, RNA, all that jazz) inside those organisms. So a lot of our time is spent in the … Continue reading