Don’t Krill My Vibe: A Tri-Trophic Mutualism in the Southern Ocean
Guest Posts / Marine Life

Don’t Krill My Vibe: A Tri-Trophic Mutualism in the Southern Ocean

This guest post was written by Julie Geyer.  Julie is a research technician in Joel Fodrie’s lab at the UNC Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences, where her work focuses on the ecology of seagrass beds. She graduated from Cornell University in 2014, where she worked in both Nelson Hairston’s lab, as well as in … Continue reading

Pope Francis’ Radical Guide to Climate Change
Energy / News / Policy / The HumanitSEAS

Pope Francis’ Radical Guide to Climate Change

Pope Francis released an encyclical on the environment in June, and your first thought was probably, “Should I care?”  Your second may have been, to quote 1920s presidential candidate Al Smith, “What the hell is an encyclical?”  Quick answers: 1) yes, no matter who you are, and 2) read on. Let’s start with the basics, … Continue reading

Do corals have the genetic ammunition for climate change?
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Do corals have the genetic ammunition for climate change?

Guest post by Sarah W. Davies Ph.D. In 2012 I spent a month on Orpheus Island on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in Australia. It was here that my Ph.D. advisor Mikhail V. Matz, Line Bay from the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS), and myself embarked on a research project that would end up … Continue reading

Adulterated Science: Why not all Sci Comm is GOOD Sci Comm
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Adulterated Science: Why not all Sci Comm is GOOD Sci Comm

By now if you are a human (or cylon, I won’t judge) who has used the internet more than once, I expect you to have stumbled upon IFL Science. You probably come across it “on the regular” on your Facebook page. IFL Science is great for the lay person. It provides tons of scientific information … Continue reading

Solar Roadways Revisited: No longer just a viral internet fad, Dutch solar road tests prove their mettle
Energy / News

Solar Roadways Revisited: No longer just a viral internet fad, Dutch solar road tests prove their mettle

Remember that Indiegogo campaign last year to raise money for solar roads? We do (because we blogged about it). You can check out the ad for the US solar roadway campaign below: This project is still in testing and thanks to crowd funding (of over $2 million) is still in the works. However, across the … Continue reading

What I did this summer: how corals can teach us about climate (Castillo Lab Field Work 2015)
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What I did this summer: how corals can teach us about climate (Castillo Lab Field Work 2015)

As those of you who follow myself (@jbaumann3), the blog (@underthecblog), or my lab (@castillocorals) on social media may know, our lab has spent the better part of our summer in field collecting coral cores. The coral cores in the image above were extracted from various reefs across the Florida Keys. Before I tell you … Continue reading

Scientist of the Month – Dr. Sarah Davies
How do we science? / Science / Scientists in Action!

Scientist of the Month – Dr. Sarah Davies

This week we’re reviving our Scientist of the Month feature with an interview with Dr. Sarah Davies, a postdoctoral researcher in Karl Castillo’s coral reef ecophysiology lab. Davies studies how corals and their algal symbionts alter the expression of their genes in response to ocean warming and acidification. To learn more about her research, check out … Continue reading