Corals Can Grow “Bones” In Acidic Water

Climate change is a big problem for corals, the colony-forming animals that provide a home to an estimated 25% of marine life. Ocean acidification in particular, caused as the ocean absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, is a grave concern for stony corals, because it makes it harder for the...

Mesohux 2017 Bergen, Norway

Kim Thamatrakoln and Kay Bidle, with some of their students and post docs, as well as scientists from other universities, are currently running a mesocosm experiment at the University of Bergen Marine Station, Norway. Information about the project, the people and updates are on the MesoHux2017 blog: https://fjordphytoplankton.wordpress.com/science-team/ Social media...

Congratulations Class of 2017!

On May 15, friends and families came together to celebrate the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences' Class of 2017 convocation. Over 750 degrees were awared and the ceremony was held at Passion Puddle. Dean of Academic Programs Rick Ludescher served as Master of Ceremonies while Executive Dean Bob Goodman addressed...

RUCOOL Gains New Jersey Senate Recognition

The Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership, also known as RUCOOL, was commended in Senate Resolution SCR-144 by the New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee on March 13 for its contributions to ocean research, data collection, technology and forecasting. In part, SCR-144 recognized RUCOOL’s “leadership role in developing...

Rutgers Marine Science at Delaware Estuary Science Summit

Rutgers Marine Sciences was well represented at the recent Delaware Estuary Science Summit in Cape May, NJ. Ben Horton was an invited keynote speaker to speak about his research on sea level rise. One of his messages to the audience was that “It takes 10,000 years to form the Antarctic...

RU 29 Challenger Mission: Indian Ocean

For the latest information on the Challenger Mission, check out the Mission Blog RU 29, Challenger, is back in the water after the completion of the South Atlantic Circumnavigation for our next mission: to go from Perth, Australia to Sri Lanka, to South Africa and back to Australia over the...

You’re The Expert with Oscar Schofield

Come join in the fun and laughs with WBUR's You're the Expert, hosted by Chris Duffy, and with special guest Rutgers' oceanographer, Professor Oscar Schofield. When? Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at George Street Playhouse at 7 pm. This is a live show, podcast, and public radio program on 90.9 WBUR,...

RUCOOL Opens doors to A New World Underwater

In Celebration of the 250th anniversary of Rutgers University, Rutgers Today, an online source for news around the university has periodically released articles celebrating Rutgers people and innovations that have changed lives around the world. The following is an article by Ken Branson on the impacts RUCOOL has made world...

Congratulations Jacqueline McSweeney and Greg Seroka

This past week Jacqueline McSweeney and Greg Seroka successfully defended their Ph.D theses: Jacqueline's defense was titled "Sediment Transport Dynamics in Delaware Estuary" Greg's defense was titled "Stratified Coastal Ocean Interactions with Hurricanes and the Sea Breeze in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic" Congratulation again!