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Geologic History of Ayeyawady River Delta Mapped for the First Time

A team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has collaborated with Myanmar scientists to present the first extensive view of the  Ayeyawady River delta’s history, revealing how its floodplains and shorelines on the Andaman Sea have grown and shrunk over the past 10,000 years.

Fueling a Deep-Sea Ecosystem

Miles beneath the ocean’s surface in the dark abyss, vast communities of subseafloor microbes at deep-sea hot springs are converting chemicals into energy that allows deep-sea life to survive—and even thrive—in a world without sunlight. Until now, however, measuring the productivity of subseafloor microbe communities—or how fast they oxidize chemicals and the amount of carbon they produce—has been nearly impossible.

Awards and Recognition

MARE and its staff are nationally recognized for their efforts in increasing ocean sciences education!

Read more about the following awards:

Catherine Halversen, 2009 National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) President's Award

Catherine Halversen, 2007 QuickScience Ocean Science Leadership Award for Informal Teaching Excellence from the University of Southern California-Quicksilver QuickScience Partnership 

Craig Strang, 2005 National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) Educator of the Year Award

Communicating Science, 2005 University of California, Berkeley Educational Initiatives Award