Research vessel for New England oceanographers is named
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new research vessel for oceanographers in New England has been named the RV Resolution.
Rhode Island Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says the Resolution will replace RV Endeavor, a research vessel operated by the University of Rhode Island. The Endeavor is more than 40 years old.
Collection of fish species grows at Western New Mexico
SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — The collection of preserved deep-sea fish at Western New Mexico University has expanded to include ones with long teeth and glowing organs.
The Silver City Sun-News reports the school's Department of Natural Sciences recently received 18 jars of rare specimens. The donation came from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
University of Rhode Island opens tuna research facility
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island has opened a new tuna research facility.
The Newport Daily News reports URI's Graduate School of Oceanography hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon in Narragansett for the Greenfins Aquaculture Tuna Center of Excellence. Officials say the program will include research on breeding and larval culture.
Researchers seek insight from January’s Michigan meteor
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan seismologists are studying a meteor that exploded in the atmosphere over the state in January with the help of scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego.
Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves.
Off the San Diego coast, scientists earlier this month recorded all-time high seawater temperatures since daily measurements began in 1916.
"Just like we have heat waves on land, we also have heat waves in the ocean," said Art Miller of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has selected a group of oceanographers in New England to operate a new research vessel.
The University of Rhode Island said Thursday the $100 million vessel will be delivered to its Graduate School of Oceanography in 2021.
URI, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and the University of New Hampshire formed the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium to apply for one of three new research vessels awarded nationwide.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Oceanographers in New England have asked the National Science Foundation for a new research vessel so members of a research consortium can explore the ocean together.
The foundation is looking for institutions to operate two new research vessels.
The University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and the University of New Hampshire formed the East Coast Oceanographic Consortium to apply for a vessel.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Students from the University of Rhode Island will answer questions about oceanography during live broadcasts from the school's research vessel.
Eight students from the honors program leave Tuesday for a six-day oceanographic research expedition on the RV Endeavor. They're studying whale and zooplankton interactions with the environment that occur in waters off Rhode Island.
The broadcasts are scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday.
UAF launches center focusing on salmon, society
KENAI, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska is diving into broad social issues tied to salmon, with the hope of finding solutions to longstanding conflicts and future challenges.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks' College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences is launching the Alaska Center for Salmon and Society, focused on engagement, research and education. That includes a broad range of topics within salmon fisheries, oceanography, anthropology and politics.
Student-scientists get to use Florida marine research vessel
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — About 40 Florida Gulf Coast University students got hands-on experience in offshore marine research, thanks to a collaboration between FGCU and the Florida Institute of Oceanography.
The opportunity came through a local visit by FIO's brand-new ship, the 78-foot-long R/V W.T. Hogarth.
Scientists hope smart phone app yields clues in shrimp study
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Scientists on the Georgia coast are documenting an affliction in shrimp known as black gill as part of an ongoing research project.
The University of Georgia's Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has been involved with the research for several years, and now scientists hope a new smart phone app yields more insight.
Bigelow Lab in Maine picks VIMS professor as new president
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — A Maine ocean science laboratory says its new president and chief executive officer will be a professor from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences says Deborah Bronk will take over as the new president and CEO on March 1. She has also previously worked as division director for the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences and as president of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.
Georgia team studying currents off N Carolina’s Outer Banks
SALVO, N.C. (AP) — A four-year project examining currents flowing off the Outer Banks could help with issues that include search and rescue, why Shelly Island formed this year off Hatteras Island and the best time for fishing.
The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia reports the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is working on the project, which studies the relationship between the continental shelf and deep ocean.
Georgia team studying currents of N Carolina’s Outer Banks
SALVO, N.C. (AP) — A four-year project examining currents flowing off the Outer Banks could help with issues ranging from search and rescue to the best time for fishing.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — James Stewart, a pioneering scuba diver who explored the sites of hydrogen bomb blasts and taught generations of scientists to dive for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has died. He was 89.
The San Diego institute says Stewart died Wednesday in Irvine, Calif.
Stewart was a longtime breath-hold or free diver when he first took up scuba.
Scientist who expanded Maine ocean research lab dies at 58
EAST BOOTHBAY, Maine (AP) — The executive director of Maine oceanography center Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences has died at age 58.
Graham Shimmield led Bigelow Laboratory for about nine years. Officials with the lab say he transformed the facility by developing a new marine research and education campus in East Boothbay.
2 from Pennsylvania chosen as Rhodes scholars
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aspiring oceanographer from West Chester and a northeast Philadelphia native planning a medical and research career are among those selected as Rhodes scholars to pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University.
"It feels really incredible and very, very humbling," Stanford University senior Meghan Shea, of West Chester, said Sunday about her selection.
Marine research center to break ground in Port of Gulfport
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Officials say a groundbreaking ceremony will be held for a new marine research center in the Port of Gulfport.
The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/2f6h3g3 ) reports the ceremony for the Port of Gulfport Marine Research Center will take place Monday. The center will have several elements of the University of Southern Mississippi's new School of Ocean Science and Technology.
UIC students to travel, study on Arctic’s Northwest Passage
CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois at Chicago students will travel across the Canadian Arctic's remote Northwest Passage with the help of a $3 million research grant.
The National Science Foundation is funding the three-year climate and marine research program.
Students and ocean scientists will take a 17-day journey in August aboard a 200-foot sailing vessel.
URI ocean research ship celebrates 40 years
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its ocean research vessel, the Endeavor, with all-day tours and science exhibits.
Gov. Gina Raimondo is among the guests scheduled to attend a Saturday morning celebration at the school's Narragansett Bay Campus.
Doug Inman, a La Jolla scientist who became known as the founder of coastal oceanography for his insights about the subtle and brutal ways that nature and people shape the world’s coastlines, died on Feb. 11 at Thornton Hospital. He was 95.
Inman died of natural causes, said officials at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where he was on the faculty for about 60 years.
His career sprang from lessons he learned about the coastal zone when he was...