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Coral Larvae Use Sound to Find a Home on the Reef

Researchers found that the soundscape of a reef—the combined sounds of all animals living nearby—might play a major role in steering corals towards healthy reef systems and away from damaged ones.

Greenland Ice Sheet Melt 'Off the Charts' Compared With Past Four Centuries

Surface melting across Greenland’s mile-thick ice sheet began increasing in the mid-19th century and then ramped up dramatically during the 20th and early 21st centuries, showing no signs of abating, according to new research published Dec. 5, 2018, in the journal Nature.  The study provides new evidence of the impacts of climate change on Arctic melting and global sea level rise.

 

Flounder Now Tumor-free in Boston Harbor

In the late 1980s, more than three-quarters of the winter flounder caught in Boston Harbor—one of the most polluted harbors in America—showed signs of liver disease, many of them with cancerous tumors. But now, a scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has documented a dramatic rebound in flounder health spurred by decades of remediation efforts.

Alvin Submersible Makes 5,000th Dive

Alvin, the country's only deep-diving research submersible capable of carrying humans to the sea floor, reached another milestone in its long career on Nov. 26, 2018, when the sub made its 5,000th dive during an expedition to the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California.

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