Tag: UC Santa Cruz
The longest core ever taken from Cuban coral arrived in Santa Cruz today. The core contains data on past environmental changes that will tell scientists why Cuban reefs are so healthy and how corals might respond to future climate change.
Sea otters aren’t just cute -- they’re a vivid example of life on the edge. Unlike whales and other ocean mammals, sea otters have no blubber. Yet they're still able to keep warm in the frigid Pacific waters. The secret to their survival? A fur coat like no other.
But the virus isn't new to sea stars, so what triggered the current outbreak remains a mystery.
Two new papers shed light on the deepest earthquakes: one by documenting the largest deep event yet recorded, the other by reproducing these events at the nanoscale in the high-pressure lab.