Oceans/marine

UC Davis professor and marine ecologist Steven Morgan prepares to deploy yellow "robot larvae" off the coast of Bodega Bay.

Robot larvae deployed at sea

"Minion"-like robots reveal surprising ways marine larvae move, and what that means for the ocean.

UC San Diego reef sharks

Why sharks need a new soundtrack

Scary sharks may be box-office hits, but a study shows ominous music could be harming conservation efforts.

UC Berkeley foam

Carcinogen in drinking water traced to firefighting foam

Highly fluorinated compounds found near industrial and military sites, affecting millions.

Capuchin monkey UCLA

15 national treasures and the UCLA scientists working to save them

Experts from a variety of fields are developing new knowledge to help save these creatures.

UC Davis ozone pollution

10 powerful climate change insights for improving the planet

UC Davis research could solve pressing issues in health, economics and sustainability.

UC Santa Barbara cod

A recipe for saving cod

Scientists make a breakthrough that could help the poster child of fishery science.

Pacific Ocean at Scripps

Researchers can now monitor global warming due to human activity in real time

Scientists find the human impact on global warming can be distinguished from natural variability.

Climate change language UC ANR

Loss for words: Art, language and the challenges of living on a changing planet

Is climate change too abstract? A UC analyst says the right vocabulary can help us grapple with the problem.

Sea creatures UC San Diego

Underwater microscope provides views of sea creatures in their natural setting

UC San Diego provides a fresh look at coral — up close and personal.

A mussel lays down byssal threads to anchor itself to rocks in pounding surf. UC Berkeley bioengineer Philip Messersmith synthesized the bivalve’s tough glue in hopes of using it to close surgical incisions.

Fetal surgery stands to advance from new glues inspired by mussels

Lessons from bivalve's superglue-making techniques could help prevent deaths among youngest patients.

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