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The Black Sea is a Goldmine of Ancient Genetic Data
New Study Reconstructs the Past Ocean ‘Paleome.’
When Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) marine paleoecologist Marco Coolen was mining through vast amounts of genetic data from the Black Sea sediment record, he was amazed about the variety of past plankton species that left behind their genetic makeup (i.e., the plankton paleome).
Arctic Ocean 'acidifying rapidly'
The Arctic seas are being made rapidly more acidic by carbon-dioxide emissions, according to a new report.
Scientists from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) monitored widespread changes in ocean chemistry in the region.
RV Zeeleeuw donated to Kenya – first oceanographic research vessel East African coast
On the 3rd of May, 2013, the handover of the RV Zeeleeuw to the Republic of Kenya became a fact. The oceanographic research vessel of the Flemish Government will now sail under the Kenyan flag and will be named RV Mtafiti, Swahili for ‘researcher’.
The "Guariroba" is deployed - the first of the ATLAS-B Buoys moored in the SW Atlantic
On April 22nd the "Guariroba" was deployed. This is the first of the ATLAS-B buoys planned to be moored in the SW Atlantic as part of Brazilina PIRATA and GOOS Programs. This buoy is also intended as a contribution to the International OceanSITES program.
Assistant Research Scientist at GERG, Texas A&M University
Duties include contributing to the research mission of the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group (GERG) and the Department of Oceanography at Texas A&M University through research involving ocean observing systems including the design, fabrication, deployment, data acquisition, data modeling, and data management.