John Burns is a systems biologist who considers biological problems across scales from the molecular to the cellular through global scales. He works in a variety of biological systems on linking genomic information to the functions, forms, and behaviors of cells and whole organisms (www.protistsystems.org). His research provided the first predictive model of the complex … Continued
Speth, D., Yu, F., Connon, S., Lim, S., Magyar, J., Pena, M. et al. (2021). Microbial community of recently discovered Auka vent field sheds light on vent biogeography and evolutionary history of thermophily. BioRxiv, doi: 10.1101/2021.08.02.454472. [This article has been published sas OPEN ACCESS].
“Our goal is to learn about the different types of animal and microbial communities that occur off Southern California. We’re actually in exploration mode: many of these areas have not been visited or studied before. Some of them have not even been mapped accurately.” Take a behind-the-scenes look into the #BiodiverseSCB expedition in this video.
My name is Tanya Young. I am a painter and a science illustrator. I have been painting ever since I can remember. I grew up attending the Young Artists’ Studio Saturday art classes for kids, held in the Art Institute of Chicago basement. I later went to college at the School of the Art Institute … Continued
Oxford, UK/ Palo Alto, CA – Ocean exploration organizations Nekton and Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today that they have entered into a new partnership to work collaboratively on expeditions and to advance public understanding of the ocean by engaging cultural sectors such as fashion, food, and sports. The two not-for-profit organizations released a white paper, … Continued
The deep sea hosts minerals that contain high quantities of elements that are valuable for human societies. Countries around the world are preparing to develop extractive practices for deep-sea minerals, and baseline biological data are needed to further assess the life that may dwell on or around minerals in different benthic environments. To examine the trade-offs … Continued
Devin is a second-year M.S. student studying Biological Oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He is currently working with Dr. Lisa Levin and her amazing team of deep-sea scientists. His research is focused on the megafauna communities in the Southern California Borderland (SCB) and their affinity for phosphorite and ferromanganese crusts. Devin has previously … Continued
People are curious by nature and drawn to frontier settings. Marco Polo, Davey Crockett, Ernest Shackleton, Jacques Cousteau, and Captain James Kirk are testimony to the human desire to go where no man has gone before. This desire is no different in regards to the deep sea, a place of mystery and isolation. It is, … Continued
It is likely most of you have never heard the word “corallivory,” and fair enough – it is not in the mainstream. But arguably, it should be! You may be familiar with the word “herbivory,” for example. Corallivory as a concept is similar and simply put, is the consumption of living corals by predators. See … Continued